Commercial

LifeFlight of Maine Gets EMS GrandNew

By Amy Kluber | July 13, 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has sold three GrandNew EMS helicopters to LifeFlight of Maine. The aircraft will transition into a mixed fleet of aircraft to deliver care and to transport patients.

The helicopters are equipped with a comprehensive EMS interior and will feature night-vision goggle compatibility. The first will enter service this year; the others in 2017 and 2018.

LifeFlight of Maine Executive Director Tom Judge said the new aircraft will extend the service's range and capacity.

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The sale represents the growing share of AgustaWestland helicopters in the North American EMS market, which now totals 115 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, and AW139s. The GrandNew also recently has been placed in other countries, including Japan, the U.K. and Turkey.

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