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Life Flight Network Achieves IS-BAO Level 2 Accreditation

Life Flight Network Achieves IS-BAO Level 2 Accreditation

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, has been awarded Level 2 of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).  Level 1, earned just 15 months ago, ensured Life Flight Network’s safety infrastructure was established and activities were appropriately targeted. Achieving IS-BAO Level 2 confirms safety risks… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-May-17

Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is opening a new rotor-wing base in Newport, OR, to be operational in the next 60-90 days. The rotary wing aircraft will provide ICU level care while in the air, serving Lincoln, Lane, Tillamook, Polk, and Benton counties, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Tuesday for their efforts to improve safety and quality of service. BJ Miles, Director of Safety and Risk Management for Life Flight Network in Aurora, Ore., received the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is pleased to announce BJ Miles, Life Flight Network’s Director of Safety and Risk Management, has been recognized by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) as this year’s recipient of the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The Jim Charlson Aviation… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 04-Dec-16

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Oct-16

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. As a result of this expanded program, Life Flight Network will open new helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Wash. and add a fixed-wing aircraft to an existing… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 17-Mar-16

Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Conference in Louisville, KY, Life Flight Network (LFN) received recognition for earning two distinguished safety accreditations. LFN is the first air medical operator in the world to receive the HAI Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) designation for helicopter air ambulance operations. Simultaneously, LFN received International Standard for Business… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 02-Mar-16

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Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) announced Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network (LFN), has been named the 2015 Program Director of the Year. At an awards ceremony last night in Long Beach, California, Griffiths was praised for his achievements in bringing industry leading air ambulance service to rural populations. The award is… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 21-Oct-15

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Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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Life Flight Network AW109 Begins Operations at Astoria in Oregon

Life Flight Network AW109 Begins Operations at Astoria in Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it has opened its newest base at the Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon. The base will provide 24/7 emergency medical air transport to residents and visitors of the Oregon and Washington Coast. Directly benefitting from an emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Life Flight, 19-May-15

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Life Flight Network CEO nominated for entrepreneur award

Life Flight Network CEO nominated for entrepreneur award

EY today announced Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Pacific Northwest Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Michael was… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 04-May-15

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Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

AgustaWestland announced today it has entered into an agreement with Life Flight Network, the United States’ largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, for up to ten additional aircraft. The agreement includes four firm orders and two options for AW119Kx EMS-configured helicopters and preliminary agreements for up to five AW109 Trekkers. Full execution and delivery will bring… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base in Astoria, Oregon. The base will begin 24/7 operations May 15, 2015. The LFN base in Astoria will significantly improve access to air medical resources along the Oregon and Washington Coast. Columbia Memorial… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 12-Feb-15

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Life Flight Network Takes Delivery of 15th AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Takes Delivery of 15th AW119Kx

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 teamsachieved tremendous successbyintegrating the GarminG1000HTM flight deck system into the proven AW119 platform, certifying the new avionics suite, anddelivering15… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 11-Sep-14

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Life Flight Network to open Idaho base at Coeur d’Alene

Life Flight Network to open Idaho base at Coeur d’Alene

Life Flight Network (LFN) announced plans today to base an air medical helicopter at Pappy Boyington Field in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho beginning May 23rd, 2014. Dominic Pomponio, Regional Director, states, “We are excited to expand our service in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding communities. The new base is receiving tremendous support from local care providers…. Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 16-May-14

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Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service, receives the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award at a March 11th, 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C. AAMS presents this award annually to recognize an exceptional emergency medical transport organization who demonstrates broad-based continuing commitment to the communities they serve. LFN is recognized… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Mar-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying with predictable maintenance costs. The long-term contracts include the Fleet Management Program (FMP®), the Event Cost Plan (ECP®), the Zero-Time Exchange and Overhaul Program (ZIP) and the T&M Engine Services… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Life Flight Network’s base In Butte, Montana now operational

Life Flight Network’s base In Butte, Montana now operational

Life Flight Network (LFN) announced the opening of its newest base of operations at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana today. The base is home to a new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” air medical helicopter, and 14 employees. The helicopter will extend air ambulance service to more communities in Montana and Eastern Idaho, allowing for… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Jan-14

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Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

According to Tim Rawlings, manager of competitor Life Flight Network, both Air Methods’ bases at Ontario and La Grande closed late last week after only about three months operating.  See full story

Source: Argus Observer, 08-Jan-14

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Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announced plans today to open a new base at Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana by approximately January 15, 2014. Michael Griffiths, LFN’s CEO, states, “Life Flight Network seeks opportunities to provide much-needed air medical resources to rural… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Dec-13

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Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-13

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Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear

Source: KGW, 14-Oct-13

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AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the 10th aircraft in support of Life Flight Network’s air medical transport missions. The aircraft is also the 150th AW119 from the Philadelphia assembly line. “As we mark the occasion of the 150th AW119 built by AgustaWestland, I want to take the time to thank… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-13

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Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announces new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” medical helicopters developed for the company have been placed into service at its Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon bases. These top-of-the-line helicopters provide the fastest air medical transport for critically ill or injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Aug-13

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Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

With multiple locations and over 200 employees covering thousands of miles throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Life Flight Network says that they had outgrown the usefulness of spreadsheet crew scheduling. “The spreadsheet did not allow for individual employee schedule changes without involving managers/schedulers. The option of empowering the employee to self-submit availability, make trades, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 31-May-13

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Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Flight Network has accepted its first of fifteen AW119Kx sinngle engine helicopters during al ceremony held at Heli-Expo 2013 (Las Vegas) today. All aircraft are expected to be delivered by year end to perform emergency medical service missions with this first aircraft set to be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Life Flight Network buys 12 C-MAC PM Video Laryngoscopes at AMTC 2012

Life Flight Network buys 12 C-MAC PM Video Laryngoscopes at AMTC 2012

Life Flight Network (LFN), an award-winning, not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announced the purchase of 12 Storz C-MAC PM “pocket monitor” video laryngoscopes at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in the Washington State Convention Center. The ability for a critical care medical team to safely and quickly insert a… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Oct-12

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AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the launch of the AW119Kx, the latest evolution of the proven and successful AW119 single engine helicopter, which features the Garmin G1000H glass integrated flight deck system and the very latest avionics, including synthetic vision, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems, to improve… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Oct-12

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Life Flight Network honoured as Best Large Non-Profit to work for in Oregon

Life Flight Network honoured as Best Large Non-Profit to work for in Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), a not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, was honored as the Best Nonprofit to Work For in Oregon (large category) by Oregon Business magazine at an awards banquet in downtown Portland late last week. The statewide publication’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project celebrates… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 07-Oct-12

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Life Flight Network to close Mountain Home base

Life Flight Network to close Mountain Home base

After five years of service in Mountain Home, the Life Flight Network closed its air ambulance base at the city airport on 31st May (see full story)

Source: Mountain Home News, 04-Jun-12

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Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Northwest and Intermountain West, announced today they will open a new helicopter base in Pendleton, Oregon on June 1, 2012. “Our decision to open a base in Pendleton follows dialogue with area healthcare professionals to confirm introducing our air medical capabilities into the… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-May-12

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Life Flight Network names new Communications Center Director

Life Flight Network names new Communications Center Director

Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, has named Brian Howerton as its new Communications Center Director. Life Flight Network’s Communication Center in Boise, ID operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It is responsible for receiving and coordinating all incoming requests for transports… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Mar-12

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Life Flight Network to open new Oregon base

Life Flight Network to open new Oregon base

February 15, 2012 – Aurora, OR… Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, announced today they will open a new helicopter base in Redmond, Oregon on February 22, 2012. “Our decision to open a base in Redmond follows substantial research and dialogue with area healthcare professionals… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 16-Feb-12

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Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed a contract for 15 AW119Ke helicopters to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland’s CEO during a ceremony held at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. Aircraft… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-12

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09-Feb-12 N809LF Eurocopter AS350B3 Oakesdale, US-Washington

20 minutes into flight, weather rapidly changed putting helicopter in Inadvertent IMC.  Location is estimated based on cruise speed of aircraft and stated routing from Spokane to Lewiston

09-Feb-12

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Life Flight Network to open new base in Idaho on March 1st

Life Flight Network to open new base in Idaho on March 1st

Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, announced today they will open a new helicopter base in Sandpoint, Idaho on March 1, 2012. “Our decision to proceed follows substantial area research and dialogue with a number of community leaders and healthcare professionals to confirm there was… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Jan-12

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Life Flight Network closes McCall base in Idaho

Life Flight Network closes McCall base in Idaho

Life Flight Network  closed its McCall base on Dec. 31. Emergency air service by the medical transportation provider in the McCall area will come from Treasure Valley bases instead. (see full story)

Source: Idaho Statesman, 06-Jan-12

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Life Flight Network contracts with Blue Cross of Idaho

Life Flight Network contracts with Blue Cross of Idaho

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members with the best value in health insurance, Blue Cross of Idaho today announced the addition of the Life Flight Network (LFN) as a contracting provider for Blue Cross of Idaho’s preferred provider organization (PPO), traditional and managed care networks, effective September 1, 2011. “Our members can… Read more »

Source: Blue Cross of Idaho, 28-Oct-11

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Portneuf Medical Center transitions Life Flight program into Life Flight Network

Portneuf Medical Center transitions Life Flight program into Life Flight Network

Portneuf Medical Center announced their decision to transition their flight program into Life Flight Network effective April 1st.  Life Flight Network will maintain a base of operation at Pocatello Medical Center.

Source: Idaho State Journal, 05-Mar-11

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Life Flight Network to open new Idaho base in April

Life Flight Network to open new Idaho base in April

Life Flight Network, an air medical provider serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West from nine locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, announced today they will be establishing a new base in Lewiston, Idaho. The critical care trained flight crew and their new high performance aircraft are expected to begin offering lifesaving service to the… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 18-Feb-10

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Life Flight Network earns program of the year award

Life Flight Network earns program of the year award

American Eurocopter congratulates the Life Flight Network on earning the prestigious air medical Program of the Year award from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).  A Life Flight Network EC135 will be proudly displayed in the American Eurocopter exhibit (1617) during the Air Medical Transport Conference, Oct. 26-28.

Source: American Eurocopter, 28-Oct-09

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Life Flight Network earns “Air Medical Program of the Year” award from AAMS

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Jul-09

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