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  • Eurocopter EC135

    Our Meridian-based aircraft is a 2008 year model EC 135 P2+.  

    • Aircraft maximum gross weight - 6,415 lbs. Speed - 137 kts. (165 mph).
    • Useful load - 2,125 lbs. (fuel, equipment, Pilot/RN/Paramedic/1 patient).
    • Instrument flight capability: 3 axis autopilot, 2 GPS satellite navigation systems. Two-way satellite communication equipment. Satellite weather systems and active onboard color weather radar systems. Terrain and ground proximity radar systems. Night vision-friendly interior lighting.
    • Night vision goggles are worn by the pilot and medical crew during all night operations.
    • Capability to transport two patients. Stretcher weight limit - 400 lbs.

    Onboard medical equipment/capabilities

    • Two oxygen sources
    • One suction unit
    • Extensive list of medications for the critical care setting
    • LTV-1200 ventilator
    • Three-channel IV pumps
    • Philips HeartStart MRx monitor (Pacing/defib, 12-lead, ECG, arterial line, central venous, ICP, ETCO2, pulse oximetry, and temperature monitoring capability)
    • Intra-aortic balloon pump
    • Neonatal isolette / nitric oxide therapy
    • O-negative packed red blood cells for emergency transfusions
    • Peripheral arterial line insertion / monitoring
    • RSI intubation / emergency airway devices
    • Portable¬†ultrasound for FAST exam of trauma patients