Hanga Talk CSI Aviation Achieves Key Medical Transport Accreditation

CSI Aviation, recently announced the company has received a key accreditation for its medical flight services division from the National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) Accreditation program. NAAMTA is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedural guidelines for developing systems focused on transport safety, patient care, quality management, and continuous improvement.

“CSI has been safely providing air transportation services around the world for more than 30 years,” said William “Rock” Collins, CSI COO and president.

“To have a third-party accreditation

entity recognize our commitment to quality and safety in our recently-launched medical flight services division is definitely gratifying. We look forward to continuing to grow our customer base in this market and working with the NAAMTA organization to improve the industry as a whole, by promoting best practices.”

In order to receive certification, CSI underwent a rigorous twelve- month site and administrative audit process that included a full review and assessment of company policies and procedures. This is a three-year certification required by the State of New Mexico and solidifies CSI Aviation’s long-term placement in the medical flight services marketplace.

“CSI Aviation’s commitment to excellence in providing worldwide medical transport services is evident in their aircraft, equipment, application of policies and procedures, and the skill and abilities of employees throughout the organization. CSI’s compliance with national and international industry standards is confirmed through NAAMTA Accreditation. Their ongoing participation in continuous compliance demonstrates their pledge of quality to existing and potential customers,” said Roylen Griffen, NAAMTA executive director.

Bell Helicopter Prague Delivers First Fully Customized Aircraft From New State-of-the-Art Facility

Bell Helicopter recently announced the

completion of the first fully-customized aircraft

from its new European state- of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly-customized Bell 429 EMS- configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague.

“We celebrated the installation of our brand new paint facility and delivery center earlier this May,” said Joachim Goldenberg, general manager of Bell Helicopter in Prague. “We now have the ability to provide full customization, including maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, offering a bespoke delivery experience for all of our European customers.” “Europe remains a key market for us to continue to grow and develop our balanced business,” said Jakub Hoda,

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regional director for Europe and Russia. “Establishing the Bell Helicopter facility in Prague lends to our anticipation


further market growth in addition to the introduction of the new Bell 505 and Bell 525. With this growth, we intend to have the people, products, and facilities necessary to continue to win in the region and support our growing footprint.” Over the

past several years, Bell

Helicopter’s fleet across Europe has grown significantly, particularly in the parapublic and emergency medical service segments. There has been increased demand for the Bell 429, Bell 407GXP and Bell 412EPI throughout the region. Most recently, Bell Helicopter achieved the sale of a Bell 429 for emergency medical services operations. In addition, the first Bell 407GXP was announced for a private customer in Belgium and the first Bell 412EPI was announced in Western Europe.

With a unique design concept accounting for minimum space area utilization, the paint facility in Prague is state-of-the-






exceptional quality. The size of the new paint booth has been designed to enable paint operations for all Bell Helicopter commercial products ranging from legacy

products to those currently in

development. And by integrating the latest requirements for safety of operations, ease of maintenance, energy sustainability, environmental

and ergonomics – Bell

Helicopter has been able to vastly improve the paint process.

For more than 40 years Bell Helicopter has supported customers in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa from its Amsterdam Supply Center. The Prague facility is the latest in a growing network of support and service facilities Bell Helicopter has located throughout Europe.

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