One Mission.
One Team.

Our Story

In 1980, Roy Morgan founded Air Methods after a personal experience convinced him that properly-equipped and staffed air medical service helicopters were a must. With one helicopter and a single hospital contract in Colorado, he pledged his commitment to safety and outstanding patient care. 

Today, we hold those same values and are always ready to respond when it matters most. Annually, we conduct over 65,000 transports amassing over 150,00 flight hours.

Roy Morgan sitting on helicopter.

1980

Air Methods is Founded by Roy Morgan.

Historical image of helicopter taking off.

1991

Air Methods becomes publicly traded.

Military helicopter taking off.

1993

First contract for military helicopter multi-mission iteriors

Air Methods' aircraft loading up a patient.

1994

George Besley becomes CEO; transforms company from aviation to healthcare services.

1995

Product department (later named United Rotorcraft) is established.

Mercy Air helicopter on launchpad.

1997

Air Method's acquires Mercy Air, giving us healthcare competencies in dispatch, billing, medical staffing and markting.

Air Idaho helicopter landed on mountain.

1997

Community Based Services (CBS) operations commence.

Arch helicopter on landing pad.

2000

Air Methods acquires ARCH Air Medical Services, expanding CBS model into St. Louis market.

Air Methods dispatch center.

2002

Acquisition of Rocky Mountain Holdings, doubling company size and establishing national dispatch center.

Nose of helicopter with sky in background.

2003

Aaron Todd becomes CEO

Helicopter pilot in cockpit.

2005

Air Methods responds to Hurricane Katrina to evacuate Tulane Medical Center.

Air Methods employee working on computer.

2005

Operational Control Center is established.

Air Methods' logo on aircraft.

2007

Air Methods acquires CJ Systems Aviation Group.

Native Air helicopter at sunset.

2011

Air Methods acquires Omniflight Helicopters

Clinical operations in the back of helicopter.

2012

Clinical Operations established as centralized function and core competency.

Air Methods employee standing in front of simulator.

2012

Full-motion simulator use begins for AS350 pilots.

2012

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters, commencing its Tourism Division.

Blue Hawaiian helicopter flying over volcano.

2013

Blue Hawaiian joins the Tourism Division.

Pilot wearing night vision goggles.

2013

Air Methods' entire fleet becomes NVG-equipped.

Helicopter staff standing by stretcher.

2014

Air Methods reaches $1 billion in revenue.

Maintenance working repairing helicopter.

2015

Maintenance Control Center is established.

CareFlight helicopter on landing pad.

2015

Air Methods acquires Tri-State CareFlight.

Abstract image of side of helicopter.

2017

Air Methods becomes privately-held by American Securities.

Stephen Gorman headshot.

2018

Stephen Gorman becomes CEO

JaeLynn Williams headshot.

2020

JaeLynn Williams becomes CEO.

Ready to Answer the Call to Save Lives?

We are growing fast and are always looking for talented folks to join our team. From administrative to aviation, learn more about current open position on our careers page.

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