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 the dedicated production team who has contributed to the aircraft’s success both in the US and internationally,” said Bill Hunt, CEO of AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation. “The new technology introduced in the AW119Kx will allow Life Flight Network and customers across all market segments to complete their missions safely and reliably.”
“We are excited to be here to celebrate this milestone with our friends and partners at AgustaWestland,” said Life Flight Network CEO Mike Griffiths. “As our aircraft have begun to enter into service, AgustaWestland has ensured that the AW119Kx’s operated by Life Flight Network are the most modern lifesaving EMS helicopters in the nation.”
Unveiled in October 2012, the AW119Kx is the latest evolution of the proven AW119 single engine helicopter which features the Garmin G1000HTM integrated flight deck system while keeping the AW119’s outstanding performance, cabin space and payload. 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.
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, law enforcement and government duties.
Life Flight Network, the launch customer for the AW119Kx, exists to provide 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 60,000 patients over three decades of operation and has bases in Aurora, Hillsboro, Eugene, La Grande, Redmond, Pendleton and Ontario, Oregon; Longview and Dallesport, Washington; and Boise, Mountain Home, Pocatello, Sandpoint and Lewiston, Idaho.
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