AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has delivered in January 2012 the first of two AW109 Power helicopters to Keystone Med-Flight LLC. These aircraft will be used to perform flight management operations for the Hahnemann University Hospital’s, Tenet Health System – “MidAtlantic Medevac” Air medical Transport System in Pennsylvania.
The AW109 Power helicopter is equipped with a LifePort designed medical interior, Liquid Oxygen system, Garmin GNS430 system that provides IFR GPS, Com, VOR, LOC, and glide-slope with colour moving map, Bendix/King KMD850 multi-function display, Terrain Awareness and Warning System and a NVG compatible cockpit. AgustaWestland is currently outfitting the second AW109 Power at its facility in Philadelphia to the exact same configuration as the first in service aircraft. The AW109 Power medical fit-out and completion was conducted at Keystone Med-Flights sister company, Uniflight West Penn.
“We are very pleased to have formed this very mutually beneficial partnership with AgustaWestland, Hahnemann and ourselves,” said Rick Hinkle, President of Keystone Med-Flight. “The helicopter has already performed very well for us and we have received numerous compliments from the customer and first responders on its beauty and medical performance.”
AgustaWestland success in the American commercial helicopter market continues to grow with strong sales in recent years across its complete product range for a wide range of applications including medical transport, corporate transport, offshore transport, law enforcement and fire fighting.
Today Keystone Med-Flight is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, a Morgantown, PA, based private equity sponsor. Hawke Aerospace was formed to focus on growing middle market aerospace companies, with a niche specialization in the rotorcraft segment of the industry. Recently Keystone Med-Flight was contracted to provide flight management operations for the Hahnemann University Hospital’s (Tenet Health System) “MidAtlantic Medevac” Air medical Transport System .