Emergency Vehicle Fleet
Life Flight Network has a fleet of 21 Agusta-Westland
AW119Kx “Koala” helicopters. The Koala cruises
at 166 miles per hour and comes equipped
with a state-of-the-art Garmin G-1000H cockpit.
The Garmin G1000H is simple, intuitive, and
provides exceptional situational awareness
to the pilot. The aircraft has the capability to
transport two patients or a specialty team with
unencumbered full-body access.
The Agusta-Westland AW109E “Power” twin-engine helicopter is one of the fastest in its class, capable of flying under instrument flight rules. Its performance capabilities make it well suited for various operating environments from “wet and windy” coastal areas to the interior plains of Washington.
The Eurocopter EC135 twin-engine helicopters
are popular aircraft in the air medical industry.
Similar to the Agusta-Westland aircraft, the
EC135 is capable of transporting a specialty
team. The rear patient care compartment
is separate from the pilot area. The EC135
also has an enclosed tail rotor. Life Flight
Network utilizes seven EC135 helicopters, acquired
through the merger with Northwest MedStar. The fleet consists of two P1s, one P2, and
four P2+s. P2+s are capable of flying under instrument flight rules, which is beneficial in the often
foggy and cloudy region west of the Cascade Mountains.
The Pilatus PC-12 is widely used in the air medical industry. This fixed-wing
aircraft is very versatile, and capable of operating from short unimproved
runways to large international airports. The PC-12 cruises at 310 miles per
hour and has a range of over 1800 miles. Whether the flight is short or long,
the spacious flat floor cabin provides comfort for the patient and medical
crew. The large cargo door provides unhindered loading and unloading,
no matter the type of patient. The PC-12 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, which fully integrate with the aircraft. The Honeywell Primus
APEX avionics suite is simple, intuitive, and provides exceptional situational
awareness to the pilot. LFN utilizes eight PC-12 aircraft.
The Cessna Citation CJ4 is the most recent addition to Life Flight Network’s fleet. The
CJ4 has increased range and enhanced speed so we can respond to
more patients and save more lives. The CJ4 is capable of operating
at altitudes up to 45,000 ft which allows flight over most weather and
keeps the aircraft out of congested lower flight levels. The CJ4 is
considered a light jet but has the speed and range of mid-sized jets
without incurring the costs. The Proline 21 Avionics suite is pilot friendly
and greatly enhances situational awareness.
Life Flight Network operates a fleet of ambulance in various markets. In addition to our own ambulances, we have excellent working relationships with many local fire and EMS transport agencies.