Beijing 999 signs agreement for first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999), a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed an agreement on May 4 with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its kind to be configured with a hoist for medical and search-and-rescue (SAR) in China. The rotorcraft is scheduled for delivery by 2019.

Beijing 999 currently operates two H135s, the first fully-equipped air ambulance in the country, providing emergency medical services (EMS) around Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei region in China.

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