PRESS RELEASE – 23 November 2016
LEONARDO: LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK OF US ORDERS TWO ADDITIONAL AW119KX HELICOPTERS.
- Fleet will be comprised of 21 AW119Kx helicopters by year-end
- Life Flight Network has just reached 20,000 hours in its AW119Kx fleet
- Over 115 AgustaWestland EMS helicopters now in service across North America
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached by operator’s AW119Kx EMS fleet and the occasion was marked with the presentation of a plaque congratulating Life Flight Network on the milestone, which was achieved within three years of the first deliveries.
“We are proud of the partnership with Leonardo-Finmeccanica and look forward to operating additionalAW119Kx helicopters as we continue to grow,” stated Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network. He adds, “The AW119Kx is an excellent helicopter for the environment we operate in and provides clinicians with full body access to the most critical patients.”
Life Flight Network è stato il cliente di lancio della versione AW119Kx del monomotore di Leonardo dotato di unnuovo cockpit digitale, caratteristica che ha contribuito al crescente successo del prodotto in tutti i segmenti di mercato. Gli AW119Kx di questo cliente sono dotati di visori notturni e di interni con equipaggiamenti medicali allo stato dell’arte. Oltre a questo modello, Life Flight Network opera anche un bimotore AgustaWestland AW109 Power. Con quest’ultimo ordine la flotta di elicotteri di Leonardo dedicati all’elisoccorso in Nord America, comprendente i modelli AW119, AW109 e AW139, sale a 115.
Life Flight Network was the launch customer for the glass-cockpit outfitted AW119Kx, a feature that has contributed to the strength and success of the aircraft in all market segments. Their AW119Kx helicopters are NVG-capable and feature a state-of-the-art medical interior. Customer’s fleet also includes one AW109 Power. Life Flight Network contributes to Leonardo Helicopters’ expanding presence in the North American EMS market, which now totals 115 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, and AW139s.