Air Methods Completes Medically Equipped Bell 407GX Helicopter

Air Methods Completes Medically Equipped Bell 407GX Helicopter

DENVER, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation
(Nasdaq:AIRM) today announced that its United Rotorcraft Division completed
and delivered the first of four medically-equipped Bell 407GX helicopters to
CareFlite, a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation providing medical transport
across North Texas. The other three medically-equipped Bell 407GXs are
anticipated to be completed and delivered to CareFlite by the end of the year.

"United Rotorcraft is honored to have earned CareFlite's trust in completing
the medical interior for their four new Bell 407GXs," said Mike Slattery,
President, United Rotorcraft. "We were able to leverage our unique internal
Federal Aviation Administration Organization Designation Authorization status
to quickly obtain Supplemental Type Certification approval for the medical
interior and avionics suite and complete the work on this first unit in only
90 days."

Each Bell 407GX is equipped with United Rotorcraft's HEMS medical interior,
which includes medical mounts for a ventilator, infusion pump, defibrillator,
and balloon pump. The avionics suite features the Garmin G1000H flight deck,
which includes high-resolution LCD screens, hosting primary flight display,
and multi-function display information, as well as an Integrated Avionics
System with Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System, Helicopter Synthetic
Vision Technology, Traffic Information Systems, and more. United Rotorcraft
also modified each of the Bell 407GXs for night vision operations. The paint
was custom designed per CareFlite's specifications and applied by United
Rotorcraft, with the heart logo being painted in Chrome Allusion
color-shifting paint.

Air Methods Corporation (www.airmethods.com) is the global leader in air
medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest
provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The 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.

Forward Looking Statements: Forward-looking statements in this news release
are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release that are
"forward-looking statements", including statements regarding anticipated
completion and delivery dates, are based on current expectations and
assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors,
including those set forth in the Company's filings with the SEC. The Company
is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or
alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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CONTACT: Tracey Budz
         Director
         Corporate Communications
         (303) 256-4122
         tbudz@airmethods.com

Air Methods Corporation
 
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