AgustaWestland2009-10-26 08:28:15

AgustaWestland Announces the Arrival of a Custom Chopper

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce the arrival of the custom-built, Ornge-inspired motorcycle created by Orange County Choppers. The custom chopper will be on display at AgustaWestland's booth #331 during the Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose, California, October 26th through the 28th.

Based in Newburgh, New York, Orange County Choppers is one of the world's premier builders of custom choppers. Earlier this year, Orange County Choppers partnered with Ornge to create the custom-chopper with the goal of raising awareness to Ornge's story and mission. With support from AgustaWestland, the project has included a site visit to the Ornge headquarters in Toronto, where Paul Teutul Sr, met with Ornge staff and patients and heard from them directly on how important and vital these services are to the people of Ontario. In addition, Paul Sr. visited the AgustaWestland Philadelphia production facility where he had a first hand look at one of Ornge's AW139s on the production line. Both visits were intended to inspire the custom bike which will be on display at AMTC this week.

The story of Ornge and the making of this custom chopper form the basis of an upcoming episode of American Choppers which will air on TLC, November 12th at 9pm EST.

Ornge is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates from a number of bases across the province of Ontario and performs more than 18,000 admissions annually. It coordinates all aspects of Ontario's aero medical transport system, the new critical care land transport program, and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals. Ornge is dedicated to the provision of high quality patient care through innovative transport medicine.

In 2008, Ornge signed for twelve AW139 helicopters. The first AW139 is scheduled for delivery in early 2010 and will feature a full aero-medical interior along with a de-icing system for operations in adverse weather.

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