SIKORSKY HAS chosen Air Methods to supply aeromedical interiors for more than 90 UH-60Q medical-evacuation helicopters planned for the US Army and National Guard.

Air Methods supplied the interior for a proof-of-concept UH-60Q completed in 1993, but had to bid competitively for production. The Denver, Colorado-based company will supply two interiors in 1996 and 1997, with options for two more to be delivered in 1997 and early 1998, and for 87 units to be delivered between 1998 and 2002.

Funds to convert the first two UH-60As to Q configuration are included in the Army's 1996 budget, and Congress has provided money for at least four more in its mark-up of the 1997 budget.

Air Methods says that the Army and National Guard have requirements for more than 350 UH-60Qs over the next ten to 15 years.

Source: Flight International