News > ProMedica purchases second American Eurocopter EC135
New aircraft to provide coverage for Northeast Ohio
October 24, 2012
Seattle, Washington â€“ ProMedica Air is adding a new EC135 P2e to its fleet. The aircraft is slated to go into service in April 2013, joining ProMedica Airâ€™s Toledo, Ohio-based EC135 and BO105.
â€śProMedica Air looks forward to the addition of a second EC135 to our fleet,â€ť said ProMedica Transportation Network Administrative Director, Jack Morasch. â€śThe EC135 format is time proven and in conjunction with our aviation vendor, Metro Aviation, has proven to be a safe, reliable and efficient aircraft that has addressed the multi-mission needs of our organization.â€ť
Established in 1986, ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, offering a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s services. Today, ProMedica â€“ a committed team of dedicated experts, passionate volunteers and inspired advocates â€“ is recognized nationally for the consistent, high-level care provided.
â€śI am very appreciative that ProMedica has selected American Eurocopter as their long term Air Medical Transport solution,â€ť said American Eurocopter Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Treg Manning. â€śThe team at ProMedica exemplifies professionalism and dedication to delivering the best health care value and patient care. We are proud that they see the EC135 as part of this equation and look forward to supporting them for many years.â€ť
The technologically advanced EC135 helicopter combines a wide, unobstructed cabin with Eurocopterâ€™s Fenestron tail rotor and bearingless variable-speed main rotor for excellent performance, range and payload capacity â€“ along with low-noise operation and multi-mission capability. Oversized sliding side doors and rear clamshell doors enable fast loading/unloading of passengers and equipment, with energy-absorbing crew and cabin seats installed as standard.
About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.
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