StandardAero has received a five-year maintenance contract from Air Methods for its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 engines. The announcement was made at the Heli-Expo show in early March. The contract covers Air Methods’ current fleet of 53 engines, which will add about 20 engines over the next several years.
Archie Gray (left), senior vice president of aviation for Air Methods with Kim Olson, senior vice president of helicopters and energy engineering for StandardAero. Photo courtesy of StandardAero.
Additionally, Air Methods has reached an agreement with FlightSafety International to utilize its Dallas-based Eurocopter EC135 Level D qualified full flight simulator. The simulator features FAA-approved night vision goggle (NVG) qualification, the first of its type under the National Simulator Program’s Guidance Bulletin 10-01. Air Methods pilots will also undergo training on FlightSafety’s Eurocopter AS350 Level B simulator and several Eurocopter advanced aviation training devices (AATD).
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