Austria-based aeromedical service ÖAMTC Air Rescue is to purchase two H135s from Airbus Helicopters. This comes after it signed an initial contract for five H135s at the end of 2020.
"It's a matter of course for us to constantly develop and improve our fleet so that we can provide our patients with comprehensive care at the highest possible level of quality and safety," says CEO Marco Trefanitz. "The H135 with Helionix is perfectly tailored to our needs and proves itself day after day, and night after night, in operations throughout Austria. The significantly more powerful helicopter, which is certified for instrument flight and has an autopilot, brings us a decisive step closer to our vision of being able to help anywhere, at any time and in any weather."
"We are proud to have been a partner of ÖAMTC Air Rescue for more than 40 years with our helicopters and services," adds Thomas Hein, head of Europe region at Airbus Helicopters. "I would like to thank ÖAMTC Air Rescue for its continued confidence in our H135 helicopters. We're looking forward to many more years of successful cooperation."
ÖAMTC Air Rescue operates 31 H135s from 17 permanent bases and four additional winter bases in Austria. Last year, the operator flew more than 20,000 missions, with an average of 52 missions per day. It began providing air rescue services in Austria in 1983 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.