Air Methods Corporation (AMC) has entered into an agreement with Heli-Trading Network (HTN), a Salus Aviation company, for fleet management. The agreement, which will be facilitated through HTN's Boulder City, Nevada, facility, positions the company as AMC's preferred provider of fleet management services which include assessment, refurbishment and divestment of AMC's legacy aircraft and inventory. These will help reduce AMC's direct maintenance costs while also providing AMC with strategic sourcing and procurement support for aircraft and parts.
This agreement extends the Salus Group's reach into the US market, providing HTN with quality EMS aircraft and parts to manage within the US market and beyond. As well as fleet management, other services that will be provided to AMC by the Salus Group include aircraft storage and aircraft maintenance on operational and non-operational fleets.
Leo Morrissette, executive VP of AMC, says: “Our partnership with HTN is a first for our organisation, and we are looking forward to the experts in its core business helping us be more efficient and cost conscious with our fleet. We have been working over the past year to outline an activity that benefits both organisations, and we are proud of the outcome.”
Nick Mair, chief executive of Salus, sees the agreement as highly beneficial for both parties: “This long term, strategic agreement provides HTN and the greater Salus group with the opportunity to further solidify our relationship with AMC as its preferred fleet management service provider, which will ultimately enable the operator to reduce costs, manage fleet disposals and partner with an organisation that is well equipped to deliver value across its large, complex operations."
The Salus Group provide a full complement of helicopter and fixed wing services with teams in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. The group also includes Heli Parts Nevada (HPN), Oceania Aviation Limited and Gisborne Helicopters. Salus Aviation is focused on growing its presence in key global markets through strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers.