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A.I.R. Timeline

Date Event
July 1, 1990 Began operations as an air medical service; Helicopter: Bell 206L-3 Longranger Operated by Mountain Rotors; Airplane: Mitsubishi II J Operated by Rocky
July 6, 1990 First patient transport via helicopter Lake Hospital to EIRMC; cardiac patient
August 13, 1990 First transport via airplane; Lake Hospital to EIRMC; abdominal aneurysm
February 21, 1993 Delivered first baby
April 1998 Agusta A109-K2 helicopter acquired: Tail Number N911RX Operated by Airlink, Inc.; first to operate in North America
February 1995 Featured on cover of premier issue of Air Med magazine
April 1998 New Agusta A109-K2 helicopter acquired: Tail Number N129AL; Operated by Airlink, Inc
February 2003 Critical Care Ground services started in conjunction with IFFD
June 2003 Yellowstone National Park contractual agreement for transport services with Medcore
October 2004 NVG program implemented
April 2005 Agusta A109-K2 leased for an additional 7 years
May 2005 Membership program implemented
October 2005 Added neonatal and maternal transport capabilities
June 1, 2008 Transitioned to a Community Based Service owned and operated by Omniflight, Inc
February 2009 Added dedicated airplane base at Idaho Falls Airport
August 1, 2011 Transitioned to Air Methods, Inc
January 17, 2012 Bell 407 placed in service
March 28, 2013 Dispatch services consolidated to Omaha, NE