American Eurocopter has equipped various EMS units with new airborne tools in recent weeks. The manufacturer has delivered an AS350B2 (shown here) to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section in Long Island, N.Y. It joins a fleet of two AS350B2s and an EC145.
EastCare, which provides air medical in eastern North Carolina, recently incorporated two EC145s and one EC135P2+ into its fleet. Air Methods supplies pilots and mechanics for the University Health Systems service helicopters, which replace a fleet of three BK117s.
Eurocopter has also received an order for one EC145 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. PHI Helicopters will operate the EC145 under the hospital’s Department of Helicopter Transport AirCare program, based in Jackson, Miss. (From December 2010 Rotorcraft Report)