For Immediate Release
The contract will operate two new Bell 412EPs for operations on the Islands of Oahu and the Big island of Hawaii at the Pohakuloa Training Area. Crews will maintain a 24-hour standby alert to provide air medical evacuation services and wildland fire suppression support response. The helicopters are specially equipped for Night Vision Goggles operations, rescue hoists and a full complement of medical support devices for onboard patient support.
“Evergreen Helicopters is very pleased to have the opportunity to provide our turn key service to the U.S. Army in Hawaii. We have a long history of providing safe and effective aviation services which protect life and property in communities of all sizes in the U.S., and throughout the world,” said David Rath, President of EHI. “We are very excited about this latest contribution in support of U.S. Military and DoD personnel, and look forward to expanding our capabilities to include the support of Hawaii residents and visitors on all the islands.”
EHI has partnered with Priority 1 Air Rescue, of Kauai, Hawaii, to provide emergency medical services on board the aircraft.
“Evergreen and Priority 1 share a dedication to the aviation industry and a passion for using our constantly improving capabilities to protect life. We have a proven track record of successful teaming on various other assignments, and are confident that our combined expertise will benefit this area, as well,” said Ron Selvy, Executive Vice President of EHI.
About Evergreen Helicopters, Inc.
Evergreen’s fleet is active in many diverse helicopter markets for a broad range of customers worldwide, including aerial application, cargo and personnel shuttle, construction, disaster relief, emergency medical services, firefighting, forestry, marine services and pilot transfers, peacekeeping, petroleum support, powerline, heavy lift, and search and rescue.
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