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Affordable air ambulance services to soon save lives in India

Affordable air ambulance services to soon save lives in India
Aviators Air Rescue selects three Airbus H130 helicopters for dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

India will soon benefit from world-class helicopter ambulance services provided by Bengaluru based Aviators Air Rescue with a fleet of three Airbus H130 helicopters. The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently notified stringent guidelines for offering Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in India, allowing single-engine helicopters for daytime operations.

Aviators is set to become the first dedicated HEMS provider in India. This pioneering service is the result of a tripartite agreement between Aviators Air Rescue, Air Medical Group Holdings Inc., a leading air medical provider in the United States and Airbus Helicopters. 
Xavier Hay and Arun Sharma, announce affordable air ambulance services 

All three H130 will be put to use for medical missions only and will come equipped with specialised equipment for emergency transportation of patients, organs, neo-natal and other time critical medical missions.

Helicopter deliveries are scheduled to commence in the second half of 2016. Aviators plans to launch the service from October 2016.AMGH and Aviators have options to acquire additional helicopters for use in this venture.

The service rollout – including the training of pilots and medical personnel along with the definition of practices and procedures – will be supported by Airbus Helicopters and Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. The service will be offered to state governments, rescue groups, hospitals, clinics, public and private companies, and also to individuals through subscription.

“With the support of Airbus Helicopters and Air Medical Group Holdings, we will provide India with top-notch air medical services that will be affordable and accessible for everyone. These services will be on par with the established HEMS operations in the US and Europe,” said Arun Sharma, Managing Director of Aviators Air Rescue.

“It is an honour that Aviators and world-renowned Air Medical Group Holdings have put their faith in our helicopter to rescue Indian lives threatened by emergency medical situations. We will bring to bear our global expertise in medical helicopters and our India-based support and services team to ensure that these H130s are always ready to respond to a call,” said Xavier Hay, President of Airbus Helicopters in India.

The H130 is a global reference among single engine helicopters for air ambulance missions. In addition to the pilot and the co-pilot or a technical crew, both of whom can be seated in the cockpit unlike any other helicopter of its class, the H130 can accommodate a stretcher and seat three more attendants or para-medical staff in the cabin. The low internal sound and vibration level and the flat cabin floor offer a suitable environment to install both sensitive and bulky medical equipment.  Airbus Helicopters’ signature Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor design allows the H130 to land in congested areas with protection against impact collision and also makes it safer for medical personnel working in the vicinity of the rotor. 

The H130 comes from the proven Ecureuil family of Airbus helicopters. More than 5,500 Ecureuil helicopters have been delivered till date, clocking more than 23 million hours of flight time in various missions including HEMS, passenger transport, law enforcement, etc.

Additional information on Aviators is available at www.airrescue.in.

About Airbus Helicopters (www.airbushelicopters.asia)
Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion Euros.

About Air Medical Group Holdings
Air Medical Group Holdings Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of air ambulance programs throughout the United States. A proven solution to our partners, Air Medical Group Holdings Inc., offers an array of customized air and ground medical program designs. The company’s extensive fleet rapidly delivers teams of highly trained professionals to patients, striving to provide the patient with the best possible outcome.

For more information please contact:

Sunny Guglani                                                                        Neha Adhikari
Airbus Group India                                                                Airbus Group India
Tel: +91 11 4580 1176                                                          Tel: +91 4580 1139
Mob: +91 852 736 4488                                                          Mob: +91 813 011 2220

Sridhar Baratalla
Aviators Air Rescue
Tel: +91 80 2221 9838 / 39
Mob: +91 789 992 1822


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