Helicopters Global Medical Responses orders six Bell 407GXi helicopters

Bell Textron has released, that operator Global Medical Responses has ordered six Bell 407 GXi helicopters.

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GMR has signed the purchase agreement for six Bell 407 GXi aircraft to expand its HEMS operations within North America. Deliveries of the first six aircraft are expected to be completed by 2023. In addition, the operator holds purchase rights for nine more aircraft by the end of 2024.

Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas, commented: “Global Medical Response is the largest Air Medical Services operator in world, and we are proud they have put their trust in Bell and the Bell 407GXi to support their industry-leading operations […] We remain committed to GMR’s mission and look forward to supporting them now and into the future with the Bell 407GXi.”

Rob Hamilton, president of the GMR Alliances Group, added: “Our fleet of Bell helicopters is a big reason our air medical teams are able to provide care to the world at a moment’s notice […] We value our relationship with Bell, and appreciate the reliability, safety and capability these aircraft provide.”

Bell is a leading manufacturer in the Helicopter Emergency Service (HEMS) industry. Today, nearly 500 HEMS-configurated Bell helicopters are being operated. The global fleet has accumulated 1 million flight hours.

The Bell 407 GXi plays an important role in this segment with its capabilities when transferring patients. Through advanced avionics and modern communication suites like the Garmin G1000 HXi Integrated Flight Deck, the aircraft reduces pilot workload and higher situational awareness of the crew.

GMR is industry-leading in air ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed transportation in the medical segment. More than 38,000 employees work for the company. Operating brands are REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corp., Guardian Flight and Air Evac Lifeteam. Together, these operators transported more than 125,000 patients last year.

With these new six and possible 15 helicopters, GMR shows commitment and satisfaction toward the 407 GXi and will integrate these aircraft in the already existing fleet to allow its operators to perform more rescue flights in more areas.

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