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Helijet has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, and will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the BC ambulance service which is operated by BCEHS.
Under the new agreement, a current Sikorsky S-76A helicopter used as a backup aircraft will be replaced with a newer model Sikorsky S-76C, to provide consistency throughout the air ambulance fleet.
One of the four S-76C aircraft will continue to be based at Helijet’s Seal Cove, Prince Rupert facility, while the other two and the back-up will operate from its Vancouver International airport facility. BCEHS also has another contracted helicopter based in Kamloops, plus seven fixed-wing aircraft in its air ambulance fleet to serve British Columbians. All of these aircraft continue to provide air ambulance service for patients around the province on a 24/7/365 operation.