Fort Worth, TX (March 9, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the signed agreement for the sale of four Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world. The aircraft will be operated by Air Evac Lifeteam for HEMS missions. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016.
"It’s extremely important to give patients access to definitive healthcare and these aircraft will help us do just that,” said Seth Myers, president of Air Evac Lifeteam. “We are pleased to add the four Bell 206L-4s to our fleet.”
Air Evac Lifeteam is headquartered in O’Fallon, Missouri, and provides air medical service to people who generally live at least 70 miles from the closest Level 1 or 2 trauma center. Air Evac Lifeteam currently has 117 bases in 15 states, and operates the world's largest fleet of more than 130 medically equipped Bell 206 LongRanger helicopters.
“The aircraft not only provide superior performance and trusted reliability, but are designed to support these operators’ demanding and life-saving missions,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president of North American sales. “It’s a privilege and an honor to continue this relationship with AMGH into the future.”
Announced in 2013, AMGH signed for a landmark agreement for 30 Bell helicopters that included 24 Bell 407 and six Bell 206L-4 helicopters. This new deal for four Bell 206L-4s will add to this existing contract.
The dependable and reliable Bell 206L-4 provides operators a multi-mission capable helicopter with low operating costs. With seven place seating and more than 2,000 lbs of useful load, the Bell 206L-4 delivers mission flexibility. The Bell 206L-4 offers superb visibility for difficult scene landings with large cabin windows and wrap-around windows for pilots.
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