Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical program in the United States, will add four additional Bell 407GXi helicopters. This will bring Life Flight Network’s operating fleet to hold a total seven Bell 407GXi aircraft and strengthen its position as the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.
“Life Flight Network has continued to see the value and performance the Bell 407 platform has provided in the last several years,” said Lane Evans, director, North America Sales. “The additional four Bell 407GXis with certified IFR [Instrument Flight Rules] capabilities will grow their state-of-the-art transport resources.”
Life Flight Network’s total Bell fleet will consist of four Bell 429s and 25 Bell 407GX-series helicopters. The organization holds 27 rotor-wing bases, 10 fixed-wing bases, and two neonatal and pediatric bases across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
For more than 44 years, Life Flight Network has been providing ICU-level care to patients in need of emergency medical transport, supporting local hospitals and EMS.
Bell has delivered 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. With a Garmin G1000H NXi Flight Deck,the Bell explains 407GXi’s new IFR capability will allow all-weather operations while continuing to provide multi-mission capability safely, reliably, and effectively.