AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced that Life Link III has signed a contract for six AW119Kx single-engine helicopters plus six options. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will assemble the helicopters and install the aeromedical interiors at their Northeast Philadelphia Airport facility. Deliveries will start in late 2013 with the aircraft being used to provide air medical transport in Minnesota and surrounding locations. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will also provide aircrew and maintainer training for Life Link III at its Training Academy.
Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP Sales & Marketing, said “We are delighted to have another leading air medical transport provider in North America select the AW119Kx for its future needs. The AW119Kx, with its advanced Garmin G1000H avionics systems, outstanding performance and class leading cabin space, will enable Life Link III to provide exceptional levels of service for the benefit of the patients and communities they serve.” Edward R. Eroe, Life Link III President and CEO, said after the signing, “Life Link III evaluated several aircraft and concluded that the aviation performance, safety features, clinical space capability, and economics of the Agusta were the best options for the patients we serve in the North Central Midwest. We are very excited by what the AgustaWestland 119kx will bring to our operations and how it will enhance our mission far into the future.”
Agusta Westland press release