The Bell 407GXi will be critical for Life Fight Network’s established missions of providing emergency aerial response to those in need. Life Flight Network’s current Bell fleet consist of four Bell 429 and five Bell 407GXi helicopters to provide critical care transportation to those in need. Full aircraft delivery is expected to be complete by 2023.
The company is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with 25 rotor-wing bases, nine fixed-wing bases, and two neonatal and paediatric bases throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. For nearly 44 years, Life Flight Network has provided ICU-level care to patients in need of emergency medical transport, and has supported hospitals, local police, EMS, fire departments, and emergency responders to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
“The Bell 407GXi is a reliable helicopter with an advanced avionics suite,” said Ben Clayton, Interim CEO and COO at Life Flight Network. “Adding the Instrument Flight Rules configuration will allow us to answer calls when we normally may be grounded because of inclement weather.”