Life Link III Signs for 7th AW119Kx
- Aircraft will add to existing fleet in Northwest United States, with delivery expected by the end of 2015
- Life Link IIIaEUR(tm)s AW119Kx fleet upgrade has led to improved helicopter EMS capabilities and expanded coverage areas
- Over 250 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by over 100 customers.
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015.
Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the AW119Kx to the fleet has allowed the organization to expand its coverage area and provide a critical transportation link for injured patients. The addition of the seventh aircraft demonstrates the work of Life Link III and the AgustaWestland customer support network to collaboratively ensure the highest levels of operational availability and best serve patients in need. The aircraft features a customized EMS (emergency medical service) interior and advanced life-saving equipment in a spacious cabin, improving the capabilities and care available during the narrow window of time known as the “golden hour.”
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Integrating the Garmin G1000HTM flight deck system into the proven AW119 platform, certifying the new avionics suite, and delivering the next-generation helicopter to customers in the US, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and other countriesover the course of two years was a testament to the success of the AgustaWestland design engineering and production teams and has contributed to the strength of the aircraft across all market segments.
Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)