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STARS News Release

STARS celebrates 27 year partnership with Eurocopter Canada

June 12, 2013

Edmonton, AB, June 12, 2013 – STARS air ambulance celebrated a 27-year partnership with Eurocopter Canada today, by unveiling the organization’s logo on a BK117 aircraft at the STARS Edmonton base. The logo will be placed on all STARS helicopters in recognition of more than $500,000 that Eurocopter has contributed to STARS since 1986.

STARS has operated the Eurocopter BK117 helicopter since 1985, flying nearly 24,000 emergency missions in that time.

“We are pleased to play a role in supporting STARS through charitable donations, said Guy Joannes, President & CEO, Eurocopter Canada. “We will continue to provide support for their operations and we remain dedicated to fulfilling our commitment.”

“The BK117 helicopter is an exceptional aircraft that has enabled our crews to safely care and transport thousands of critically ill and injured patients,” says Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO. “Eurocopter has been a strong partner over the years, and we truly appreciate their continued support.”

Eurocopter Canada Limited has operated in Canada since 1984 and is a subsidiary of Eurocopter, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of civil and military helicopter ranges in the world. As one of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturers, Eurocopter proudly offers a more extensive product range than any of its competitors, supplying one third of the world’s helicopter fleet. Eurocopter Canada provides a broad range of services including; aircraft sales, manufacturing, engineering, repair and overhaul and 24/7 nation-wide customer support.

STARS is a charitable, non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our physicians, nurses, paramedics and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS operates from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

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