Salus Aviation Group Announces Strategic Agreement with Air Methods Corporation to Become Preferred Fleet Management Services Provider
aerobd.news : Heli-Trading Network (HTN), a Salus Aviation company, has announced an agreement with Air Methods Corporation (AMC) to provide Fleet Management for the air medical service provider. The agreement, which will be facilitated through HTN’s Boulder City facility, positions the company as AMC’s preferred provider of Fleet Management services which include assessment, refurbishment and divestment of AMC’s legacy aircraft and inventory. These will help reduce AMC’s Direct Maintenance Costs (DMCs), whilst also providing AMC with strategic sourcing and procurement support for aircraft and parts.
This agreement extends the Salus Group’s reach into the US market, providing HTN with quality EMS aircraft and parts to manage within the US market and beyond. As well as Fleet Management, other services which will be provided to AMC by the Salus Group include aircraft storage and aircraft maintenance on operational and non-operational fleets.
Nick Mair, Chief Executive of Salus Aviation, sees the agreement as highly beneficial for both parties, saying; This long term, strategic agreement provides HTN and the greater Salus group with the opportunity to further solidify our relationship with AMC as their preferred fleet management service provider that will ultimately enable AMC to reduce operating costs, manage fleet disposals and “partner” with an organisation which is well equipped to deliver value across its large, complex operations.
Leo Morrissette, Executive Vice President of Air Methods Corporation, says “Our partnership with HTN is a first for our organization, and we are looking forward to the experts in their core business, help us be more efficient and cost conscious with our fleet. We have been working over the past year to outline an activity that benefits both organizations, and we are proud of the outcome”.
About Salus Aviation and Heli-Trading Network :
The Salus Group provide a full complement of helicopter and fixed wing services with teams in the United States of America, New Zealand, and Australia. The Group includes Heli Parts Nevada (HPN), Oceania Aviation Limited, Heli-Trading Network (HTN) and Gisborne Helicopters. Salus Aviation is focused on growing its presence in key global markets through strategic partnerships with both customers and suppliers. HTN is the trading entity of HPN, which was acquired by Salus in July 2019 to expand and leverage parts and service offerings to both HPN customers in New Zealand, and Oceania Aviation customers in the USA.
About Air Methods :
Air Methods is the leading air medical service, delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. With nearly 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft is the Company’s products division specializing in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features more than 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.