New Mercy Air 5?

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Brian
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Postby Brian » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:10 am

These might be some other ones with MERCY AIR paint jobs still flying....

N405LN 33025 BELL 412 - WELLS FARGO BANK NORTHWEST NA TRUSTEE
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=405LN
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... arch=33025

This photo was taken in 9-29-07
http://www.alecbuck.com/mediagallery/al ... 956&page=1
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N431MA 47504 Bell 222U
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... rch=N431MA
http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php ... rch=N431MA

The company owns and operates over 17 helicopters and 2 fixed-wing aircraft
http://investing.businessweek.com/resea ... pId=765680

Other

N402MA is now gone too! (video 11/3/2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9adiOL6TG5s

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:35 am

I received the following current information from somebody who knows.

N401MA - Bell 412 - Mercy Air 14 - Mojave

N402MA - Bell 222 - Area 1 spare

N405LN - Bell 412 - Mercy Air 2 - Victorville

Brian
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Postby Brian » Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:53 pm

FAA searches links:

AIR METHODS
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... t_option=5

MERCY
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... t_option=5

Make sure you read the NAME on the right side.
Looks like it list some old info on the FAA search page.

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:26 pm

N402MA is listed as being owned by CFS Air LLC which is a leasing company. Air Methods must be leasing it from them.

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Postby ChrisK » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:42 pm

According to my source Mercy Air 5 is a Eurocopter EC135, registration unknown. He says it broke down on the Scripps pad a few days ago, so the Bell 222 that was seen may have been a temporary replacement.

According to him, the pilots and mechanics "love it" but the crew doesn't like the small cabin.

Air Methods has several of these around the country, but supposedly this is the first one that Mercy Air is using.

At least two Air Methods EC135s have crashed in the past few years, one last May in Wisconsin.

Brian
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Re: New Mercy Air 5?

Postby Brian » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:35 pm

Confirmed today at Palomar Hospital.

Mercy Air 5 Crew got a nice holiday gift from Air Methods this 2008 holiday season! They got the new ship back!
myaviation.net - Mercy Air 5 N241AM Photo:
http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_ ... d=01423346

FAA Info: - 241AM
Registered Owner Name: CFS AIR LLC
Serial Number: 0573
Manufacturer Name: EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Model: EC 135 P2+
Certificate Issue Date: 10/15/2007
Type Engine: Turbo-Shaft
Mode S Code: 50431702
MFR Year: 2007
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=241am

Facts:
EC135 P2+ = Latest production version with 498 kW (667 shp) PW206B2 (new power ratings based on a FADEC software upgrade), plus a 2,910 kg (6,415 lbs) M.T.O.W. upgrade, extended component time between overhaul (TBOs), and a change in the main transmission lubricating oil.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_EC_135

10 ? in service with Air Methods for air ambulance purposes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eu ... _operators

ChrisK
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Re: New Mercy Air 5?

Postby ChrisK » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:34 am

Thanks for the info. I had seen it from a distance once, but the photo is great.

Mercy Air 2 landed at Sharp Memorial the other day while I was at Montgomery Field. I didn't get a good view of it, but it looked like a Bell 412.


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