Heli-Expo 2011: Air Medical Resource Is Launch Customer for New Eurocopter AS350 B3e
Air Medical Resource Group ordered seven Eurocopter AS350B3e rotorcraft at Heli-Expo, becoming the launch customer for the new model AStar introduced at this year’s convention. A more powerful version of the AS350B3, it’s powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D turboshaft engine and new generation Fadec. Certification is planned for this summer and deliveries are scheduled to begin by year’s end.
“As part of our growth strategy, we needed to find powerful and reliable helicopters,” said Joseph Hunt, CEO of Air Medical Resource Group, based in South Jordan, Utah. “We held a very intense evaluation process with input from all disciplines from the air medical field.”
Said Marc Paganini, president and CEO of American Eurocopter, “Air Medical Resource Group is a new American Eurocopter customer, and the enhanced AS350 B2e will certainly help them expand their business.”