EagleMed adds new helicopter to modernize fleet

EagleMed will take delivery this month of a new Eurocopter AS350 AStar helicopter outfitted with advanced technology and the latest medical equipment, the company said.

Metro Aviation in Shreveport, La., configured the interior, which includes a transfill oxygen system, medical inverter system and flip-up seats.

It is also equipped with night vision and digital autopilot.

A spokesman for the company declined to say where the helicopter will be based.

EagleMed, based in Wichita, is an air medical transport operation with more than 30 locations in 10 states.

It operates 15 medically equipped Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, 15 Beechcraft King Airs and six ground ambulances. It employs more than 400.