The Greater Paris air ambulance service has taken delivery of the first Eurocopter EC135T2 light twin helicopter. The T2, which is powered by the 475kW (640hp) Turbomeca Arrius 2B2, will be operated by French emergency medical service operator Helicap and will join 12 other EC135s in service with the Ile-de-France SAMU, with another joining early next month. The first EC135 powered by the competing uprated engine, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2, was delivered to the Swedish police in August 2001.

Source: Flight International