Air medical operations with helicopters began in the U.S. in the 1970s, with the Airbus Alouette starting off as the first air medical helicopter. Over the years, the technologies have advanced, the aircraft have changed, but the mission has remained the same: to save lives. More than 80% of all twin-engine helicopters delivered for air medical operations in North America since 2007 have been delivered by Airbus, which is proud to continue to play a role in supporting these missions that save lives when minutes matter most.
“This year has been such a challenge with the pandemic, being sheltered in place, and with friends and loved ones being sick, and that’s why for us it felt so natural to go above and beyond for Bodhi,” Flores said. “This has been an amazing experience for everyone involved. I hope this story inspires all in the HEMS industry to stay positive and hopeful with our hearts and skills we use every day in saving lives, as we will overcome the most unimaginable virus affecting millions of people.”