Air Methods Places Its First EC 130

 - October 12, 2007, 7:43 AM

As evidence of a continual, albeit gradual, increase in the sale of commercial helicopters, multi-ship purchases are on the upswing. One of the most notable in recent months has been Air Methods’ order for a half-dozen Eurocopters–five AS 350B2s and one EC 130B4. All six will be delivered before the end of this year and receive EMS interiors and completion work at the products division of Air Methods in Englewood, Colo. The EC 130 will be Air Methods’ first such model, and after outfitting it, will go to MediFlight in Oklahoma City. Originally designed with the air-tour industry primarily in mind, the spacious single is finding acceptance in the EMS market.