Eurocopter sells 17 EC135s to THK Gökçen Aviation
Eurocopter’s EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association’s THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm.
Operations are to begin this August with an initial five EC135s, followed by a build-up to the full complement of 17 rotary-wing aircraft. The EC135 was selected for these services by the team of THK Gökçen Aviation and Saran Holding – which won a five-year air ambulance service tender from the Turkish Ministry of Health.
To date, some 500 EC135 have been delivered in EMS configurations out of the total 1,095 helicopters in service around the world.