Critical-care airlift services from Turkey’s THK Gokcen Aviation are now at their full-up capability following completion of Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of EC135 to this commercial arm of the Turkish Aeronautical Association. Handover of the final EC135 occurred at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility, where the twin-engine rotorcraft was assembled. This final delivery brings the total number of EC135s in the operator’s fleet up to 17. The EC135 has logged more than 2,000 flight hours in THK Gökçen Aviation’s emergency medical services (EMS) missions since its first mission in 2013. THK Gökçen Aviation is utilizing its EC135s in the framework of a five-year EMS contract with the Turkish Ministry of Health.
Airbus EC135. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters
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