Airmedic, a privately-owned air medical provider in Quebec, Canada, purchased three Airbus EC145e aircraft from Metro Aviation for air medical transport, which will support lifesaving missions. The new helicopters bring Airmedic’s fleet to nine aircraft dedicated to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and, Metro says, will be the first EC145e models in that area. Metro Aviation will also provide the training for Airmedic’s instructors and pilots with the EC145 Level D full-motion simulator at Metro’s Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The aircraft will feature Metro’s EMS interior and Genesys Aerosystem’s Helisas 3-axis autopilot stability augmentation system and Genesys’ EFIS system for single/dual pilot Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operation. Genesys and Metro expect an IFR certification for HeliSAS in late December, and will then pursue the Transport Canada certification.
The first two aircraft will be delivered to Airmedic in first quarter of 2019, with the final helicopter delivered in the third quarter.