Bell have announced that Life Flight Network has signed an agreement to purchase four 407GXi the new order is in addition to the 12 it ordered last year. Life Flight, which operates a fleet of 53 aircraft will be the type’s largest operator in the US Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions when the additional four helicopters join its fleet.
Life Flight Network is the United States’ 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.
Commenting on the announcement Life Flight CEO Ben Clayton said, “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, The Bell 407GXi with IFR capabilities allows us to expand our performance and safety of operations to better serve our rural communities with air medical transport.”