Air Methods, the largest civil fleet operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide, has signed another HCare maintenance support contract with the OEM, this time to cover its fleet of 80 EC135 light twins. It is the largest Airbus HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date and brings the number of Air Methods helicopters covered by HCare to 111.
U.S.-based air ambulance provider Air Methods flies more than 70,000 patients annually and operates a fleet of more than 400 aircraft. “To support our high demand operation, we value strong working partnerships with industry OEMs and this contract formalizes and optimizes the process between Air Methods and Airbus to focus on delivery, results, and a path to continuous improvement,” said Leo Morrissette, Air Methods executive v-p of operations.
Airbus supports a regional fleet of more than 3,100 helicopters with a local presence dating back more than 50 years. HCare support and service allows customers to choose customizable plans from maintenance and technical support to the supply of spare parts, tools, consumables, flight operations, and training.