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This year the annual trade show for the Association of Air Medical Services in the U.S. takes place in Tampa, Florida, from Oct. 24 – 26, enabling Leonardo to share, with other community players, thoughts and perspectives about the many challenges faced by critical care transport providers.
Leonardo is back to AMTC, the annual tradeshow for the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) focusing on the newest technologies and the most innovative products and services for the medical transport industry. This year the exhibition, called AMTC2022 Elevated, takes place in the Gulf Coast of Florida, in Tampa from October 24 – 26.
Attendees are emergency medical and critical care professionals of air and ground medical transport services: physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pilots, Part 135 operators and aircraft manufacturers.
Along with providing the opportunity to gather with other community players to share thoughts and perspectives about the many challenges faced by critical care transport providers, Leonardo’s attendance at AMTC will feature the EMS mock-up of the AW609, along with the static display of an AW169 in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) configuration.
In the North American EMS market Leonardo has a fleet of over 100 helicopters, across of AW119s, AW109s, AW169s and AW139s, and globally there are over 650 Leonardo search and rescue and emergency medical service helicopters, saving lives every day in more than 50 countries.
The AW609 EMS interior mock-up
The Leonardo booth will feature an EMS mock-up of the AW609. The AW609 Medical Equipped Cabin can board up to five medical crew members and one patient on a stretcher. The smooth, low vibratory flight profile and pressurized cabin, capable of sea level pressurization, enables a higher level of life saving care to be administered if needed. Flying twice as fast as conventional helicopters, the AW609 doubles the reach in the critical “golden hour”, the period of time during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical and surgical treatment will prevent death, while its long range enables direct patient or organ transfer between hospitals, greatly reducing the number of loading and offloading cycles.