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Air Methods Orders 42 New Aircraft

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Delivery of the aircraft will start in 2013 and continue into 2015.

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Manufacturing Group January 2, 2013

Air Methods Corp.,the global leader in air medical transportation, has entered into agreements to purchase 20 Bell 407s, 10 Eurocopter EC130s, six Eurocopter AS350s, and six Eurocopter EC135s. These new aircraft will directly support Air Methods' commitment to maintaining a modern air medical fleet as well as future growth opportunities. Delivery of the aircraft will start in 2013 and continue into 2015.

"Air Methods continues to devote financial resources to improve the quality and safety of our services and these new aircraft will have a direct and immediate impact on that commitment," says Aaron Todd, CEO, Air Methods. "Maintaining a modern fleet with leading-edge performance and safety technologies has been and will continue to be a focus. These four airframes have a proven combination of safety, performance and reliability and are outstanding platforms for our mission profile."

The installation of the medical interior and cockpit avionics is expected to be completed by the company's internal United Rotorcraft Division. The design of the United Rotorcraft medical interiors ensures clinicians can provide critical life-saving care to patients.

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