Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second Airbus H130

Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters H130, which will augment the service´s fleet of seven other Airbus Helicopters aircraft, the company said.

The H130 acquisition is part of Hospital Wing´s strategy to transition its entire fleet to that model helicopter. Hospital Wing also operates three earlier model H130-series helicopters and three AS350 B3 AStars.

Hospital Wing serves a consortium of Memphis-area hospitals. It operates from five bases in the mid-south, serving 27 hospitals and provides service to residents in a 200 nautical mile circle. The Wing transports an average of 250 patients per month, 35 percent of them trauma-related cases.

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is the US affiliate of Airbus Helicopters and a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters Inc. manufactures H125 and UH-72A helicopters and markets, sells and supports civil and para-public helicopters offered in the US.