Life Flight orders 15 AW119Ke

AgustaWestland and Life Flight signingAgustaWestland has
announced that the Life Flight Network has signed a contract for 15 AW119Ke
helicopters. The contract was signed by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight
Network’s chief executive and Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland’s chief
executive during a ceremony held at Heli-Expo in Dallas. Aircraft deliveries will start in
late 2012 and continue through to 2014.

Bruno Spagnolini
chief executive, AgustaWestland, said at the ceremony “Life Flight Network is
recognised as one of the best EMS organizations in the United States,
so it gives us great pleasure that they have selected the AW119Ke to meet their
future requirements. We are sure the AW119Ke will exceed their expectations and
deliver an enhanced capability which will allow Life Flight Network to deliver
even greater levels of patient care.”

“Life Flight
Network’s substantial investment in the purchase of 15 AW119KE helicopters will
lead our air medical program into the future with helicopters that are safe,
reliable, powerful and fast,” said Michael Griffiths, chief executive, Life
Flight Network.

He added
“AgustaWestland is working in partnership with us to ensure we will be able to
maintain the consistent level of excellence our EMS
and hospital partners expect and our patients deserve. Our new AW119Ke
helicopters will provide us with valuable benefits like a state-of-the-art
avionics package, a spacious patient cabin capable of transporting two patients
with full body access and reduced operating costs.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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