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Air Methods Receives $17 Million Contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Company
Date:10/27/2008

Company will provide medical interior systems for HH-60M Black Hawk

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DENVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, today announced its Products Division has been awarded a contract in excess of $17 million from Sikorsky Aircraft Company for production of 48 HH-60M Black Hawk Multi-Mission Medevac Interior Systems. Production has started and is anticipated to be completed by the third quarter 2010.

"Through this contract, Air Methods is pleased to continue to be part of the U.S. Army's historic efforts to modernize its air ambulance fleet," said Art Torwirt, vice president, Air Methods Products Division. "Our interior system allows this proven airframe to convert from one configuration to another in a matter of minutes which maximizes the effectiveness, utility, and overall value of the HH-60M."

The HH-60M is the medical evacuation configuration of the newest version of the Black Hawk. The HH-60M provides additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, better handling, active vibration control and improved survivability over past versions. The aircraft can support medical, personnel or cargo transport missions and is equipped with state-of-the-art medical systems to provide critical care for up to six patients. Medical systems include a Patient Loading System, an on-board oxygen generation system, medical suction, patient monitors and high intensity NVG compatible lighting. The aircraft is also equipped with advanced avionics and special mission systems to assist the crew in locating and rescuing injured personnel. Specialized equipment includes a Forward Looking Infrare
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