We are trying to buy and import to the country a number of new helicopters, Amir Mohsen Ziaee, head of the society announced on Sunday on the sidelines of an international conference on rescue and relief operations in Tehran on Sunday.
Ziaee stated that talks to buy 6 new helicopters have started, adding that Iranian Red Crescent Society also aims to buy another 22 helicopters to enlarge its air ambulance fleet.
Last month the Defense Ministry handed its first domestically-made Bell-412 helicopter to the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
The helicopter is made by Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) and complies with all international and national aviation standards.
This week a helicopter belonging to the Iranian Red Crescent Society crashed into the mountain in the northern Tehran area of Darband while performing rescue drills.
All three on board the aircraft died in the accident.