Air ambulance provider Global Medical Response (GMR) has signed a purchase agreement for three additional Bell 407GXi helicopters for delivery by year-end. “Bell is fully committed to GMR’s mission, and we are proud to continue supporting them with these versatile aircraft,” said Lane Evans, Bell director for North American sales. Nearly 500 air ambulance-configured Bell helicopters operate daily and have accumulated more than one million flight hours.
GMR operates 220 Bell helicopters throughout North America and is the largest medical transport company in the world with 39,000 employees in more than 4,000 communities. GMR-affiliated brands include American Medical Response, Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, Reach Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation, AirMed International, and Guardian Flight. In 2021, GMR transported more than 125,000 patients.
The Bell 407GXi turbine single features the Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck, providing connectivity to tablets and smartphones, high-definition imagery, and advanced displays. More than 1,600 Bell series 407 helicopters are in service worldwide.