The first of the Flight For Life Transport System's two new
EC145s has entered into service. The aircraft was inaugurated on
Tuesday, during a ceremony at Flight For Life's Waukesha, Wisconsin
headquarters, where the helicopter will be based. The aircraft, as
well as the second EC145, was completed by Helicopter Specialties
(HSI) in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Bell Helicopter has filed a counter suit against rival
Eurocopter in patent infringement battle over the sleigh-type
landing gear on its model 429 aircraft. Eurocopter says Bell is
infringing on a 1999 patent for the skids.