Fort Worth, TX (6 Feb. 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for three additional Bell 407GXi aircraft to Global Medical Response (GMR) with delivery expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The three Bell 407GXis will join GMR’s exclusive 220 Bell helicopter fleet used for emergency medical operations throughout North America.
“As one of the largest air medical service operators in the world, we are honored that GMR has chosen to add the Bell 407GXi to its emergency services fleet,” said Lane Evans, director, North American Sales. “Bell is fully committed to GMR’s mission, and we are proud to continue supporting them with these versatile aircraft.”
GMR is the largest medical transport company in the world with 39,000 employees servicing more than 4,000 communities. As a partner with large-scale emergency medical organizations such as American Medical Response, Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation, AirMed International and Guardian Flight, GMR plays an integral role in providing safe transport to communities. In 2021, GMR transported more than 125,000 patients for life-saving care.
“As we grow our fleet to better serve our communities, these Bell 407GXi aircraft will better enable our emergency medical responders to reach those who need care at a moment’s notice,” said Ted Van Horne, Chief Operating Officer of Global Medical Response. “Our fleet of Bell aircraft are essential to our crews of flight nurses, pilots, paramedics and the emergency support we provide. We appreciate the partnership we have with Bell and their support in our life-saving emergency missions.”
Bell proves its unparalleled support to the Air Medical Services industry with nearly 500 HAA-configured aircraft operating daily, accumulating over 1 million flight hours. The Bell 407GXi provides critical capabilities when transferring patients with advanced avionics and communication suites through its Garmin’s G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck, complete with high-definition imagery and faster processors. The advanced displays offer increased brightness and clarity, faster startup and map rendering as well as connectivity to tablets and smartphones.
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.
We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of advanced air mobility.
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