CALSTAR orders up to eight EC135 helicopters


California Shock Trauma Air Rescue plans to standardise fleet by purchasing up to eight Eurocopter EC135s

CALSTAR logoAmerican Eurocopter has
announced that California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), with headquarters at
McClellan, CA, has agreed to purchase up to eight EC135
helicopters. CALSTAR operates nine full-time bases in northern and central California.

With this order, it will
replace its older, non-Eurocopter aircraft and will become an all-Eurocopter

“We performed a very
detailed review of our mission profile and our requirements so that we could
begin the process of upgrading and standardizing our fleet,” explained Lynn
Malmstrom, president and chief executive officer of CALSTAR. “Once we evaluated
all the aircraft, the EC135 was the best suited for our current and future
mission needs.”

“CALSTAR has been a valued
customer for many years,” said Marc Paganini, American Eurocopter’s president
and chief executive. “Lynn and his team have done a tremendous job preparing
for the standardization of their fleet. They obviously did their research and
their selection of the EC135 emphasizes the strength of this platform and the
trust that top organizations like CALSTAR have in our products and our company.”

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