Life Flight Network Adds Four Bell 407GXi Helicopters

 - February 6, 2023, 10:29 AM
Air ambulance provider Life Flight Network has grown its Bell helicopter fleet to 29 with the addition of four Bell 407GXi turbine single-engine helicopters. (Photo: Life Flight Network)

Air ambulance operator Life Flight Network (LFN) is adding four Bell 407GXi turbine single-engine helicopters, bringing its overall Bell fleet to 29 with four 429 light twins and 25 407GX-series machines. LFN operates from 27 rotor-wing, 10 fixed-wing, and two neonatal and pediatric bases across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. It is the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.

“Life Flight Network has continued to see the value and performance the Bell 407 platform has provided in the last several years,” said Lane Evans, Bell's director of North America sales. “The additional four Bell 407GXis with certified IFR capabilities will grow their state-of-the-art transport resources, allowing Life Flight Network to further increase community access to industry-leading critical care transport.”

More than 1,600 Bell 407s have been produced and the installed global fleet has logged six million flight hours, flying diverse missions including flight training, military, and para-public missions. The 407GXi features the Garmin G1000H NXi flight deck with available IFR capability.