Airbus Helicopters completes deliveries of EC135 to Turkish EMS
Airbus Helicopters completes the order for 17 EC135 aircraft to Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation for emergency medical services.
Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of the final EC135 helicopter in a 17 aircraft order from Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation at Donauwörth in Germany.
Olivier Lambert, senior vice president for sales and customer relations at Airbus Helicopters, said: “This rapid fleet build-up – with all helicopters phased in during 12 months – confirms the operational excellence of THK Gökçen Aviation, and also validates the EC135’s capabilities as the reference rotorcraft for EMS operations.”
Osman Yildirim, president of THK, said: “Our EC135s are performing very well, with high reliability levels in the full range of operating conditions across Turkey.”
The EC135 helicopters have already flown over 2,000 hours since the helicopter was introduced in 2013. THK Gökçen Aviation has a five-year EMS contract with the Turkish Ministry of Health.