New AgustaWestland AW119Kx helicopters for Life Flight Network

The air medical transportation service, Life Flight Network, begins service with new AW119Kx Koala helicopters at its Pendleton and LeGrande, Oregon bases.
AgustaWestland AW119Kx Pendleton

Life Flight Network’s new AgustaWestland AW119Kx helicopter

Life Flight Network has started providing emergency critical care air medical transport throughout most of southern Washington, northern Oregon and western Idaho from its bases in Pendleton and La Grande, after accepting delivery of new AW119Kx Koala helicopters.

Michael Griffiths, CEO Life Flight Network, said: “Our new Koala helicopters are designed to assist our critical care teams in delivering the highest quality air transport care in the nation. LFN employs Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics with a minimum of five years’ experience, the highest experience level required in the region. These Koala helicopters provide our teams with the finest suite of mobile critical care medical equipment available and have a spacious medical cabin capable of transporting two critical care team members and two patients with full-body access.”

Terry Spruce

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