South Texas, US-based HALO-Flight, a nonprofit charitable organization, has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to add to its existing Bell aircraft fleet.
“We are excited to announce that HALO-Flight added the first Bell 407GXi HEMS operator with IFR flight capabilities to its fleet. This will give our customer more of an advantage in the air during tough weather conditions,” said Doug Schoen, Managing Director, North America. “Bell is proud to support HALO-Flight and the important missions they fly. We look forward to working together for many years.”
“We are proud to add an IFR configured Bell 407GXi helicopter to our current fleet. This aircraft will be extremely beneficial for our EMS missions and allow us to reach our patients in all-weather conditions.” said Tom Klassen, Executive Director, HALO-Flight. “Bell provides us with safe, quality, and reliable aircraft which helps us be the connection between a patient and the treatment they need.”
Arrow Aviation will be installing Helifab’s articulated EMS litter installation which provides litter restraint for transportation of ambulatory person and articulates to either a 45° or 90° loading position. It is certified for taxi, takeoff, and landing with backrest inclined 30°, a Lexan Patient/Pilot Guard, Aft radio audio panel mount and cargo track equipment mount provisions. Other features include:
- Helifab’s medical oxygen system provides that up to 115 cu. ft. of gaseous oxygen storage
- A single pump medical vacuum with two in-cabin outlet ports medical air system
- over patient oxygen port outlet enclosure, with IV hangers,
- 500-watt 115V AC inverter with two AC outlets
- Two twin port USB chargers in cabin
- A 120V shore power system with external shore power access door.