Air Methods Successfully Renews Department of Defense Commercial Airlift Review Board Approval

Air Methods Successfully Renews Department of Defense Commercial Airlift
Review Board Approval

DENVER, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation
(Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today
announced that it has received U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Commercial
Airlift Review Board (CARB) approval to continue participation in the DOD Air
Transport Program.

Conducted by the DOD Commercial Airlift Division, the CARB audit continuously
monitors and oversees commercial air carriers that perform air transport for
the DOD. The DOD's CAD survey and analysis office extensively examined all
areas of the Company, including safety, flight operations, maintenance, and
quality. Air Methods has continuously held CARB approval since 2009, and
currently supports air medical, personnel transport, and hoist operations at
several military bases throughout the country.

"Air Methods is extremely proud of this accomplishment and we look forward to
continuing to work with the U.S. military to transport military personnel
during medical emergencies," said Aaron Todd, chief executive officer, Air
Methods. "This achievement, along with reaching the highest level in the
Federal Aviation Administration's voluntary Safety Management System program,
are both outstanding testaments from U.S. federal agencies that our safety and
quality initiatives are making a difference."

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air
medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest
provider of air medical transport services for hospitals and one of the
largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft
Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and
aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance
Helicopters, Inc., which provides helicopter tours and charter flights,
primarily focusing on Grand Canyon tours. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased
or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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