Flight For Life Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado will launch a new critical-care helicopter next year designed specifically to transport and care for the state’s smallest children in the event of life-threatening emergencies.

Supplied by Englewood-headquartered Air Methods Corp. (Nasdaq: AIRM), the Airbus H130 T2 helicopter will have more interior space for an incubator and will be staffed at all times by teams trained specially to care for neonates and children, including nurses and respiratory therapists. It will be used for transport to all of the Children’s Colorado facilities in the Denver area and will pick up patients from a 120-mile radius.

“Children transported by specially trained teams, such as those at Children’s Colorado/Flight For Life Colorado, have improved outcomes and fewer complications,” said Joe Darmofal, director of flight team, outreach and education at Children’s Colorado. “Meeting the needs of our families and communities was a big part of our decision to select this larger aircraft, which can not only handle Colorado’s high altitudes and hot summers, but is also quieter and more fuel efficient.”

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