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Air Methods Delivers EC 145 to Mayo Clinic

 - February 18, 2008, 5:30 AM

Air Methods (Booth No. 1043) has delivered to Mayo Medical Transport of Rochester, Minn., a “comprehensively equipped” EC 145 EMS helicopter, the first of that model completed for an operator other than Air Methods’ own aeromedical transport divisions. The new EC 145 is the first of two for the Mayo Clinic. The air medical interior by Denver-based Air Methods can accommodate two critical care patients and three medical attendants. It features advanced litter and external seven-liter liquid oxygen systems, with a two-pilot IFR dual EFIS cockpit including night-vision-goggle-compatible lighting, tactical and satellite communications, datalink, EGPWS and TCAS.
Air Methods designs, builds, installs and holds STCs for aeromedical interiors and avionics through its FAA-designated alteration station, and it is the nation’s largest provider of hospital and community-based air medical services, operating more than 330 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.