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Bell Aircraft for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) and Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

When every second counts

Bell offers solutions for air medical services with a range of products customized to your needs. Dating back to the original Model 47, Bell helicopters have been involved in the medical aviation industry for decades. When speed and time are critical, Bell aircraft deliver high cruise speeds that allow air medical operators to respond within the golden hour and maximize patient survivability. 

We are in a business where we measure our patient's survivability in minutes not miles. What matters is getting there in time and with certainty.

Kit Brown

Mercy One

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Bell Solutions for HEMS Missions


Bell 429

As the newest light twin on the market, the Bell 429 was designed by HEMS customers, pilots and operators for HEMS customers. Its large and flexible cabin, class-leading cabin opening, clamshell doors combined with an unparalleled smooth ride delivers maximized loading and unloading efficiency with patient outcomes as priority #1.


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Bell 505

With a range of 306nm, the Bell 505 is the only HEMS-capable short light single aircraft in the market with the speed and range to aid global communities and save lives. A range of cabin configurations from a quick change casualty evacuation system to a complete HEMS interior, provide the flexibility to meet your mission.


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Bell 407 GXi

The Bell 407GXi is a proven IFR-capable platform for HEMS operators across the globe. With patient care as paramount, the widest door opening in its class and ease of configurability provides medical staff a capable and reliable solution.


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Subaru Bell 412EPX

The Subaru Bell 412 EPX provides an open and flexible cabin with room for crew and specialty medical equipment. Driven by a legacy of upgrades and modernization over four decades, the 412EPX delivers improved transmission and power in hover.


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Bell 525

The Bell 525 sets the standard for the future of flight. With its expansive and easily customizable cabin, it provides HEMS operations the flexibility and the space for complex missions and specialty equipment.


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Meet our segment manager

Steve Soliz serves as the Helicopter Air Ambulance Safety Segment Manager for Bell. Steve has worked in the air evacuation industry since 1988 and plays an integral role in supporting Bell’s sales team as a subject matter expert in air ambulance operations. In this role, Steve brings both line and leadership experience as a civilian and military flight nurse to support customer needs with Bell solutions.

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Steve began his aviation career in the late-1980s serving in the U.S. Air Force as a flight medic, eventually becoming a flight nurse. In the last three decades, Steve served as a flight nurse instructor, examiner, Chief Nurse, Director of Operations and Squadron Commander. He worked as a pediatric transport nurse and was an essential part of exponential growth of a Bell 206 EMS program in the early 2000’s. Steve has helped develop military and civilian doctrine and served for six years as the President of the Texas Association of Air Medical Services. Steve has been an appointed member of the Texas Governor’s EMS and Trauma Council Air Medical Committee and the Disaster and Emergency Planning Committee.


Steve earned his BS in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1992 and his MBA in Leadership at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008.

Explore HEMS interior options

At Bell, we pride ourselves in working with our customers to assist in developing the best configuration for their missions. The sales team along with our HEMS segment manager and configuration team will support you in refining your HEMS configuration.



Hear from emergency medical providers and operators

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Why Air Zermatt relies on the Bell 429 for high-altitude rescues

Hear why Air Zermatt relies on the Bell 429 to execute high-altitude rescue missions.

Bell 407 Testimonial with Stephan Kruger

Hear from Stephan Krueger on the 407 for HEMS and multi-mission uses.

Getting Helicopter Snobby with Brandy

Hear from Brandy Bartholemew, Flight Nurse and Manager of Quality Patient Care, on how the 429 drives mission success when patients are in need. Hospital-based system Air St Luke's is driven by their iCare values. We are proud to be on Team Air St. Luke's.

Classic Air Medical: Maintainability and Parts Availability

Tony Henderson, CEO of Classic Air Medical, discusses the longstanding relationship Classic maintains with Bell.

Classic Air Medical: History and Legacy

Tony Henderson, CEO of Classic Air Medical, walks us through the genesis of Classic's HEMS operations and their longstanding relationship with Bell.

Air St. Luke's Mission, Values and Dedication

St. Luke's Hospital System and Air St. Luke's discusses their phenomenal operation in partnership with Idaho Helicopters.

Bond Durham on 407 HEMS Operations

Hear from Bond Durham on the power, flexibility and pilot-friendlyfeatures of the Bell 407 for HEMS operations. 

CareFlite’s HEMS 429 Walkaround

Travis from CareFlite walks you through the HEMS interior of the 429. The large and flexible cabin combined with speed and power of the 429support the priority on patient care.