Airbus Helicopters formally handed over the first H145 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS) at an official ceremony at Helitech.
The event — attended by senior representatives of Airbus Helicopters, MAAC and Babcock MCS — marked the latest milestone in Airbus Helicopters’ support for U.K. Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations.
The aircraft, which has been acquired by MAAC to further extend their HEMS operations, will see Babcock MCS provide the Bucher medical interior as well as operate the aircraft on behalf of the charity. The new addition to MAAC’s fleet, which is equipped with Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix advanced avionics and autopilot suite, has a maximum range of more than 403 nautical miles and a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 3700 kilograms.