14-Jul-2022 Source: Life Flight Network
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft to Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network currently operates a fleet of 53 aircraft and with the addition of these four aircraft, will be the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.
“The Bell 407GXi with certified IFR operations allows Life Flight Network to expand its HAA service area safely with increased performance and reliability,” said Lane Evans, managing director, Americas. “Bell is honored Life Flight Network continues to put its trust in Bell, and we look forward to supporting their mission for many years.”
Life Flight Network is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with 27 rotor-wing bases and 10 fixed-wing bases throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. For over 44 years, Life Flight Network has provided ICU-level care to patients in need of emergency medical transport, supporting hospitals, EMS, local police, fire departments, and emergency responders to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
“Last year, Life Flight Network announced the order of 12 Bell 407GXi, the first two of which have already arrived. We are proud to announce the purchase agreement of four additional aircraft,” said Ben Clayton, CEO for Life Flight Network. “The Bell 407GXi with IFR capabilities allows Life Flight Network to expand our performance and safety of operations to better serve our rural communities with air medical transport.”
Bell proves its mature production and sustainment support capability with more than 1,600 Bell 407s globally, logging six million flight hours across the fleet and actively performing flight training as well as military and para-public missions. The 407GXi’s Garmin G1000H™ NXi Flight Deck enhances situational awareness and reduces pilot workload by delivering easy-to-read information at a glance. The Bell 407GXi’s new IFR capability will allow all-weather operations while continuing to provide multi-mission capability safely, reliably, and effectively.