Newsletter #414 | News
United Rotorcraft Receives Chinese CAAC Validation For Bell 429 Medical Interior
United Rotorcraft received CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) Validation for its FAA STC of the Bell 429 emergency medical interior.
Air Methods, January 16, 2017 - DENVER, CO – United Rotorcraft received CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) Validation for its FAA STC of the Bell 429 emergency medical interior.
The validation supported the delivery of the first EMS Bell 429 into the Chinese EMS market. The aircraft was completed at Bell Helicopter Canada and delivered to an operator based in Beijing.
United Rotorcraft’s CAAC validated B429 medical interior consists of a machined aluminum floor overlay with “anti-skid” surface and United Rotorcraft’s aerospace designed and manufactured Roll-on/Fold-up (ROFU) litter, which allows the patient to have headrest up for all aspects of flight, enhancing patient care and access. The kit also includes medical crew seating and advanced life support systems such as liquid oxygen, integrated compressed air, suction, and electrical power.
“This delivery and CAAC validation represents two years of effort to bring our product into China and we’re delighted to work with Bell to make it happen,” stated Frank Graham, Sr. Director of Global Sales & Marketing. “We look forward to future opportunities in China made available to us because of this product’s CAAC validation.”
United Rotorcraft continues to pursue CAAC Validation for its other products as well as continues to develop interiors for up and coming airframes such as the Bell 505, Leonardo Helicopter 169, and the Marenco SkyE.
For more information regarding the United Rotorcraft Bell 429 interior or any other United Rotorcraft products, please contact Frank Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Bell Helicopter: Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has additional plants in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada. We maintain key logistics supply and service centers in Europe, Canada, and Singapore as well as in the United States. As the world’s premier provider of vertical lift aircraft, Bell Helicopter continues to provide every customer with products, service and support second to none.
About United Rotorcraft: United Rotorcraft, An Air Methods Division, specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. United Rotorcraft offers a full range of completion, paint, and MRO services and products for Emergency Medical Services, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Utility, VIP, and Military operators.
About Air Methods: Air Methods Corporation is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provides helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
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