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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eurocopter EC135 Selected for Turkish EMS Operations

The Turkish Ministry of Health's air ambulance service will feature a fleet of Eurocopter EC135s, after THK Gokcen Aviation selected the twin-engine rotorcraft to begin operations in August. 
 
 
EC135 in flight. Photos courtesy of Eurocopter
 
THK Gokcen Aviation, the commercial arm of the Turkish Aeronautical Association, will initially receive five EC135s, followed by a build-up to a fleet of 17 EC135s. 
 
 
Left to Right: Unsal Ban, Rector of the University OF THK-Aeronautics & Astronautics, F. Volkan Yilmazer, general manager of THK Gokcen Aviation, Osman Yildirim, president of THK and vice president of FAI, and Luisa Alberti, Marquard Heimhofer, Peter Feyerabend and Reiner Heimbach with Eurocopter
 

Eurocopter estimates about 25 percent of EMS helicopter operations worldwide feature the EC135. 

Related: Air Medical News 

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