Air Methods Corporation has ordered 12 helicopters from American Eurocopter in a new deal.

Made up of eight EC130 and four AS350 B3 helicopters the order will serve to upgrade the corporation’s present fleet.

The AS350 family of helicopters provides economical cost of operation, reliability and performance capabilities for mission requirements.

The EC130 is equipped with dual hydraulics, dual channel FADEC, VEMD and a Fenestron tail rotor, that provides safety advantages and low noise operation.

The new helicopters will join the air transport provider’s fleet of 330 helicopters, providing emergency medical services in the US.

TEMPSCO helicopters and Suffolk County Police have also ordered for one AS350 B3 each, while Papillon helicopters will also add an EC130 to its fleet.