Med-Trans Corporation Takes Delivery of 24th H135
Med-Trans Corporation, a leading provider of air medical transport services, has taken delivery of a new H135 helicopter, the 24th Airbus Helicopters, Inc. H135 to be placed into service for Med-Trans since 2007.
“We have been very pleased with the H135 as we continue to expand our fleet as our business grows,” explained Rob Hamilton, COO of Med-Trans Corporation. “We selected the H135 for the aircraft’s dependability and resourcefulness. This particular aircraft provides an adaptable platform that meets the needs of our ever-expanding customer base.”
Headquartered near Dallas, Med-Trans Corporation is a leading provider of air ambulance programs throughout the U.S., offering an array of customized air medical program designs including hybrid, community-based, and traditional hospital-based models. The company’s extensive fleet rapidly delivers teams of highly trained professionals to patients, striving to provide patients with the best possible outcome.
The new H135, the 14th of a 16-aircraft Med-Trans order placed in 2012, is also the first Med-Trans H135 with the Airbus Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) installed from the production line. The IBF will provide significant protection from compressor erosion in harsh environments.
“Airbus Helicopters is proud to continue the support of Med-Trans in their life saving missions with the safest, most reliable and cost effective light twin helicopters,” said Treg Manning, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. “We are grateful to Med-Trans for the continued trust and confidence they have shown in the H135 and in our company.”
The H135’s high endurance, extended range and outstanding maneuverability enable it to perform a full range of mission requirements, while carrying a larger payload over longer distances than any aircraft in its class. With its shrouded Fenestron tail rotor system, the H135 is extremely quiet, making it popular with operators that regularly fly over densely populated areas.
There are currently 207 H135s providing emergency medical service in the U.S., accounting for roughly 75 percent of all H135s operating in the U.S. Since the series introduction in 1996, the H135 fleet has logged about 2.6 million flight hours.