Bell Textron has announced that Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet. “The Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi deliver exceptional speed and readiness. These aircraft provide reliability for important missions. Bell is proud to support Life Flight Network and the work it does. We look forward to working together for many years,” said Doug Schoen, Managing Director, North America.
Life Flight Network will use the Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi helicopters to provide critical care transportation to those in need. The company is the nation’s largest nonprofit air medical transport service with 31 bases throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. For more than 41 years, Life Flight Network has provided ICU-level care to patients in need of emergency medical transport, and support to hospitals, local police, EMS, fire departments, and emergency responders to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
“We are proud to add Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi helicopters to our current fleet. These aircraft will ensure we are there when our communities and patients need us,” said Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network CEO. “We have an unyielding commitment to safety, quality, and excellence, and these Bell aircraft meet our standards with proven reliability in the kind of demanding situations our crews face every day.”