Airbus and Air medical Group Holdings announce a deal for 21 H125 and H135 aircraft. (D. Bond / Airbus)
Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will order a total of 21 Airbus helicopters, bringing its total fleet of Airbus aircraft to 106. The order consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the order confirmed in 2018 and deliveries planned over three years beginning next year.
“This order will support our company’s fleet replacement and growth in the air medical market. In our operation across the United States we perform a critical care transport for a patient every ten minutes and must always be ready at any moment,” said Fred Buttrell, president and CEO of AMGH. “The H125 and H135 offer an ideal configuration for our various missions, and bring along with them the high level of support we have come to expect from Airbus.”
In 2018, AMGH merged with ground ambulance operator American Medical Response (AMR) to form Global Medical Response (GMR), operating in total some 306 helicopters, 7,000 ground vehicles, 100 fixed-wing aircraft and 111 fire vehicles. The company transported 13 million patients in 2018.
“The GMR teams are one of the best in the business. We are committed to fully supporting their current fleet, as well as their upcoming H125 and H135 deliveries, while they focus on finding the best solutions to support their rotary-wing operations,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters and head of the North America region.