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Able to Service Air Evac Lifeteam for the Next 7 Years

By S.L. Fuller | November 2, 2017

Photo courtesy of Able Aerospace Services

Photo courtesy of Able Aerospace Services

Air Evac Lifeteam has renewed its contract with Textron Aviation’s Able Aerospace Services, Able said. The two companies have been working together for 15 years. The deal extends that partnership seven years.

This new deal is an extension of a five-year contract, which named Abled as sole support for the 206 fleet. During the life of the five-year contract, Able said it provided maintenance service son more than 7,000 components on every aircraft in the fleet.

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In March, Able’s maintenance center delivered its 100th flight deck upgrade for some of Air Evac Lifeteam’s Bell 206s and Bell 407s. The upgrade made the operator compliant with the FAA’s mandates for helicopter terrain and warning systems, ADS-B and flight data monitoring systems. Although not required by mandate, the operator chose to add the Garmin 650/500 glass cockpit, HeliSAS autopilot system and electronic flight bags.

Read more about how helicopter EMS operators are complying with the FAA’s FDM mandate — deadline April 2018 — in the November/December issue of R&WI.

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