Air Methods Delivers Medical Bell 429 to UNC
United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, delivered the first of two Bell 429 emergency medical helicopters to the University of North Carolina (UNC)
Air Methods, January 18, 2016 - United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced they delivered the first of two Bell 429 emergency medical helicopters equipped with a next generation EMS interior for the University of North Carolina (UNC).
The first completed aircraft was delivered from United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colorado where the aircraft completion took place.
The supplemental type certification (STC) approved interior was amended to include the new machined aluminium floor, additional medical crew seating configurations and various product improvements to improve functionality and durability.
“Redesigning the floor and addressing product improvement reinforces our commitment to our customers by listening to their needs,” stated Frank Graham, senior director of Global Sales & Marketing. “The Bell 429 continues to be a popular twin platform for the helicopter air medical industry, and we are confident the new products will facilitate international opportunities, as well as augment our domestic business.”
United Rotorcraft will deliver the second aircraft - “Tar Heel 2” - before the end of the first quarter to compliment “Tar Heel 1” when it enters into service.
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