New MSP helos delayed

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maus92

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The delivery of the first two new MSP AW139 helicopters scheduled for May 1 is being delayed. The MSP and MIEMSS have decided to alter the fit of some EMS specific equipment. The change order has postponed the delivery indefinitely. However, the program is on budget, and there is sufficient contingency funding to cover the change order.

Gazette.Net: Delivery of new Medevac helicopters, scheduled for May 1, put on hold

There is discussion in a separate article about problems with the Aerolite medical interior - which is what is being installed on the MSP AW139s. Apparently there are clearance issues when personnel need to perform CPR - which is weird because the AW139 is a rather large helicopter.

http://www.helihub.com/2012/02/09/aw139-ems-interiors-its-not-just-an-ornge-problem/

Police Aviation News reports that other issues are involved as well regarding the certification / operation of single or dual pilot IFR, a decision that has been apparently deferred. Worst case scenario see delivery in December 2012.
 
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The first six aircraft - giving FAA N registration and AW serial are...
N381MD (41276) (ModeS:A46018) - FAA link - test flown as N307YS (ModeS:A33B8A)
N382MD (41287) (ModeS:A463CF) - FAA link
N383MD (41289) (ModeS:A46786) - FAA link
N384MD (41290) (ModeS:A46B3D) - FAA link
N385MD (41291) (ModeS:A46EF4) - FAA link
N386MD (41292) (ModeS:A472AB) - FAA link

Registrations are reserved although the aircraft type is not stated.
N387MD - (ModeS:A47662) - FAA link
N388MD - (ModeS:A47A19) - FAA link
N389MD - (ModeS:A47DD0) - FAA link
N391MD - (ModeS:A48797) - FAA link

They already have a fixed wing N390MD.
http://helihub.com/2012/10/07/maryland-state-police-unveil-new-medevac-aw139/
http://helihub.com/tag/maryland-state-police/

Some videos on the facebook page. Under the October 5th , 6th date.

http://www.facebook.com/MarylandStatePolice
http://www.facebook.com/MarylandStateFiremen
 
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