February 7, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Global Medical Response signed a purchase agreement for three additional Bell 407GXi aircraft with delivery expected to be complete 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 honoured that GMR [Global Medical Response] 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.”
GMR is described as the largest medical transport company in the world with 39,000 employees servicing more than 4,000 communities. GMR is 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. 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.”
Bell provides support to the Air Medical Services industry with nearly 500 HAA-configured aircraft operating daily, accumulating more than one million flight hours. The Bell 407GXi integrates Garmin’s G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck, complete with high-definition imagery and faster processors.