Intermountain Life Flight Adds Three New Helicopters To It’s Fleet
October 12, 2010 -
Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with
options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to
provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit
from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to
fly in a helicopter of this class.
Intermountain Life Flight, Intermountain Healthcare’s aviation division,
these aircraft will join two A109K2’s already in service performing
critical medevac missions in .
is AgustaWestland next generation of helicopters, with a new digital
glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage.
The GrandNew is AgustaWestland next generation of helicopters, with a new digital glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage.
The Chelton FlightLogicTM Synthetic Vision EFIS and a new 4-axis digital duplex autopilot provide the pilots with situational awareness and flight management capabilities never achieved before on the light twin class. Designed using the latest technology, the GrandNew offers high performance capabilities, a large cabin and low environmental footprint for a wide range of roles while retaining the attractive economics typical of the light twin category.
Health Care, Inc., DBA as Intermountain Healthcare, and formerly known
as Intermountain Health Care (IHC), is a non-profit healthcare system
and is the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West.
Intermountain Healthcare provides hospital and other medical services in
"This is a
wonderful opportunity for Intermountain Life Flight to reach its goal of
fleet standardization while benefiting from AgustaWestland's
technological advances and enhanced operations with the GrandNew," said
Jerry Morrison, Executive Director, Intermountain Life Flight.
GrandNew marks a world first and the start of a new technological era
for commercial helicopters with the integration of advanced vision
systems to deliver a new level of situation and terrain awareness to
pilots, greatly enhancing safety.
provides the pilot with three dimensional guidance and detailed terrain
maps, resulting in an advanced operating capability which sets a new
benchmark in safety. The GrandNew also already meets the latest NTSB/FAA
received over 50 orders for the GrandNew helicopters have been made so
far by customers worldwide. Intermountain Healthcare has received
extensive praise from many in the healthcare community, including the
President of the
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