Mercy unveils new helicopter ambulances
Mercy on Tuesday introduced three brand new helicopters that will be used for emergency flights. The $12 million investment promises to bring faster and safer health care to those who need it in an emergency. They are equipped with technology that will allow them to fly when the weather conditions may not have allowed there outgoing helicopters to liftoff. "These new helicopters mean we'll be able to fly when there's reduced visibility and low clouds," said DJ Satterfield, director of Mercy Life Line Air Medical Service. "We'll be able to operate under the FAA's Instrument Flight Rules, just like commercial airlines-allowing the technology to help guide us." A chaplain with Mercy Pastoral Services blessed the helicopters during the brief ceremony.
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Mercy unveils 3 new helicopters with advanced technology