AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the 10th aircraft in support of Life Flight Network’s air medical transport missions. The aircraft is also the 150th AW119 from the Philadelphia assembly line.
“As we mark the occasion of the 150th AW119 built by AgustaWestland, I want to take the time to thank the dedicated production team who has contributed to the aircraft’s success both in the US and internationally,” said Bill Hunt, CEO of AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation. “The new technology introduced in the AW119Kx will allow Life Flight Network and customers across all market segments to complete their missions safely and reliably.”
“We are excited to be here to celebrate this milestone with our friends and partners at AgustaWestland,” said Life Flight Network CEO Mike Griffiths. “As our aircraft have begun to enter into service, AgustaWestland has ensured that the AW119Kx’s operated by Life Flight Network are the most modern lifesaving EMS helicopters in the nation.”
Unveiled in October 2012, the AW119Kx is the latest evolution of the proven AW119 single engine helicopter which features the Garmin G1000HTM integrated flight deck system while keeping the AW119’s outstanding performance, cabin space and payload. The new avionics system includes a synthetic vision system, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems for enhanced situational awareness and safety.
Source: AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Oct 3, 2013