Bell Helicopter’s sales machine ran at full throttle here at Heli-Expo. Among the many orders announced was a three-ship Bell 430 contract signed by Dr. Wayne Hilliard, president of San Antonio Air Life of Texas. The airmed operator currently has a fleet of three Bell 412s and one 206 and recently passed a milestone of 30,000 patients transported.
Bristow Group celebrated its new brand identity with the unveiling of a redecorated S-76 at the Sikorsky Aircraft booth (No. 2537) yesterday. The company was formerly known as Offshore Logistics, but a survey among customers and employees last year confirmed that the Bristow brand name was stronger and should be applied to all the company’s business units, said Bristow president and CEO William Chiles.
Lifeport, of Woodland, Wash., announced that it has developed new stretcher, seat and armor systems for helicopters.
The company’s quick-change secondary patient stretcher kit for the Agusta A109 Power and the A119 Koala can be used in dedicated and nondedicated EMS helicopters.
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