Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania-based Paradigm Aerospace Corp. (PAC), a subsidiary of Metro Aviation (Booth C1023), is displaying the fourth EMS-configured Airbus EC135P2+ for Wake Forest Baptist Health’s AirCare program this week at Heli-Expo. AirCare serves patients in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist is the only Level 1 trauma center in the region and has one of only two burn centers in North Carolina.
PAC refurbished the EC135's interior for EMS per Metro Aviation’s standard specifications, including crew and medical attendant seats, storage pouches, and a composite medical floor with a Ferno 28A-1 litter. The helicopter received a custom paint package and upgraded windows. The AirCare team chose upgraded technology to enhance its missions including Garmin's GDL69 SiriusXM weather receiver and the Outerlink Iris system for flight tracking and data monitoring.
“We completed the first three aircraft for this program early last year and are pleased to be adding this fourth aircraft to the AirCare Wake Forest program,” said Marty Blough, PAC's manager of completions and projects.
“Our fourth aircraft is a dedicated spare that will also be utilized as the primary aircraft for Nascar races and other special events without disrupting customer service at our three bases. All four aircraft have identical avionics and medical interiors,” said Billy Haynes, program manager of AirCare Critical Care Transport.