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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced the signed purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi aircraft to Global Medical Response (GMR) with delivery expected to be complete by 2023 and an option by GMR to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024 to expand HEMS operations in North America.
“Global Medical Response is the largest Air Medical Services operator in world, and we are proud they have put their trust in Bell and the Bell 407GXi to support their industry-leading operations,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “We remain committed to GMR’s mission and look forward to supporting them now and into the future with the Bell 407GXi.”
GMR is an industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed medical transportation organization with more than 38,000 employees. GMR delivers care through multiple operating brands, including Air Evac Lifeteam, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corp., and REACH Air Medical Services. These operations transported more than 125,000 patients in 2020. This latest order will add to GMR’s current Bell fleet of 214 helicopters.