Sikorsky orders medical module for Black Hawk

DENVER, 8 August 2005. Air Methods Corp. today announced it has received a contract in excess of $4.8 million from Sikorsky Aircraft Co. for the production of 11 HH-60L Multi-Mission MedEvac Interior Systems.

Aug 8th, 2005

DENVER, 8 August 2005. Air Methods Corp. today announced it has received a contract in excess of $4.8 million from Sikorsky Aircraft Co. for the production of 11 HH-60L Multi-Mission MedEvac Interior Systems. The work is expected to be completed in the next ten months.

The HH-60L Black Hawk is a specialized multi-mission helicopter that can support medical, personnel or cargo transport missions. The aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art medical systems to provide critical care for up to six patients. Medical systems include a Patient Litter System, an on-board oxygen generation system, medical suction, patient monitors and high intensity NVG compatible lighting. The aircraft is also equipped with advanced avionics and special mission systems to assist the crew in locating and rescuing injured personnel. Specialized equipment includes a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system and an external rescue hoist.

One of the kits will be integrated into the new HH-60M Black Hawk, which is the medical evacuation configuration of the newest version of the Black Hawk. The HH-60M provides additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, better handling, active vibration control and improved survivability over past versions.

Air Methods Corp. is a leader in emergency aeromedical transportation, medical services and technology. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals. The LifeNet division is the largest community-based provider of air medical services. The Products division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The company's fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 190 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. For more information, see www.airmethods.com.

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