AW1179 AW119Kx Life Flight Network
Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland announced today that it has built and delivered from the Philadelphia assembly line the 15th AW119Kx for Life Flight Network, the latest addition to their Pacific Northwest-based fleet of aircraft.
The AgustaWestland engineering and production teams achieved tremendous success by integrating the Garmin G1000HTM flight deck system into the proven AW119 platform, certifying the new avionics suite, and delivering 15 helicopters to launch customer Life Flight Network in less than two years. The new avionics system includes a synthetic vision system, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems for enhanced situational awareness and safety.
The achievements by AgustaWestland have resulted in the timely delivery of the most modern and efficient EMS helicopter fleet in service today.
Nearly 240 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by over 100 customers. The new AW119Kx, like the AW119Ke, is perfectly suited to perform many roles including EMS, VIP/corporate transport, utility, fire-fighting, offshore transport, law enforcement and government duties.
Life Flight Network provides air and ground critical care transportation for seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an illness or accident or from one hospital to another. The company is known for quality medical care, a commitment to strong relationships with area EMS and hospitals, and an overall dedication to excellence.
Life Flight Network strategically positions bases throughout the Northwest and Intermountain West to provide maximum coverage to the communities it serves. LFN has safely transported over 90,000 patients over three decades of operation and has bases in Aurora, Eugene, La Grande, Redmond, Pendleton and Ontario, Oregon; Longview and Dallesport, Washington; Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Pocatello, Sandpoint and Lewiston, Idaho; and Butte, Montana.