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Life Flight will add four 407GXis for airmed
Last year Life Flight ordered 12 Bel 407GXi helicopters, the first two have already arrived. An order for four more with IFR capabilities allows it to expand both performance and safety of operations.
The 407GXi's Garmin G1000H NXi flight deck enhances situational awareness and reduces pilot workload, and its new IFR capability will allow all-weather operations while continuing to provide multi-mission capability safely, reliably and effectively.

Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft with Bell Textron. Life Flight currently operates a fleet of 53 aircraft and, with the addition of these four aircraft, will be the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the US Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West regions.

“Last year, Life Flight Network announced the order of 12 Bell 407GXi, the first two of which have already arrived. We are proud to announce the purchase agreement of four additional aircraft,” says CEO Ben Clayton. “The Bell 407GXi with IFR capabilities allows Life Flight Network to expand our performance and safety of operations to better serve our rural communities with air medical transport.”

Life Flight Network is the nation's largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with 27 rotor wing bases and 10 fixed wing bases. For over 44 years, it has provided ICU-level care to patients in need of emergency medical transport, supporting hospitals, EMS, local police, fire departments and emergency responders to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

“The Bell 407GXi with certified IFR operations allows Life Flight Network to expand its HAA service area safely with increased performance and reliability,” says managing director, America Lane Evans. “Bell is honoured Life Flight Network continues to put its trust in Bell, and we look forward to supporting its mission for many years.”

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