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United Rotorcraft Solutions delivers AS350B3 to Hospital Wing

24th January 2011 - 06:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a completed Eurocopter AS350B3 to Hospital Wing of Memphis, TX on Friday January 14, 2011.

The AS350B3 helicopter was customized for air medical operations. The avionics and communications integration included a Garmin GNS 530AW, Garmin GNS430AW NAV/Comm/GPS, GTX330 Transponder, the GEA-43 Encoder, Honeywell Radar Altimeter along with the Technisonic TFM500 FM system, Avydine TAS 610E Traffic Warning System, Garmin GTS 800 HTAWS, the DAC MD-076 Weather Receiver, Outerlink's CP31 Flight Tracker and a NAT audio system.

Also installed were the Sagem 2-Axis Autopilot, Reduced Instrument Panel, DART aft baggage door hinge system, and Airframe fuel filter. URS outfitted the helicopter with the Lifeport air medical interior, URS Custom Pilot Barrier, Monitor Mount, Med Wall and Oxygen system, Air Comm air conditioning, AAI Night Scanner and the URS Lead Acid Battery Maintainer. The Lifeport litter base was modified to fit Hospital Wings existing Ferno litter. URS finished the aircraft with Hospital Wing's customized exterior paint scheme.

Hospital Wing (Memphis Medical Center Air Ambulance Service, Inc.), formed in July 1986, operates five Eurocopter AStar AS350B3's equipped to transport critically ill and injured patients. "The Wing" is a non-profit air medical transport which provides inter-hospital transfers as well as emergency scene calls within 150 mile radius of Memphis. This area includes West Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and Kentucky. Hospital Wing aircraft are configured to carry a flight crew of three and one patient.

"We at United Rotorcraft Solutions were very excited to have been awarded this contract" says David Brigham, President. "Allen Burnett and the Hospital Wing staff are truly a pleasure to work with; working with the "Wing" is a great honor."

Source: URS

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