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Friday, October 24, 2014

Summit Receives First of Two AgustaWestland AW119Kx

By Andrew Drwiega, International Bureau Chief

Summit Air Ambulance has taken delivery of the first of two EMS-equipped AgustaWestland AW119Kx. Summit already has a number of twin AW109E Power helicopters in addition to its fixed wing fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Both of the helicopters will feature the certified Garmin G1000HTM flight deck system which includes a synthetic vision system, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems for enhanced situational awareness and safety.


Photo courtesy AgustaWestland

Summit Air Ambulance is located at a new base in Meridian, Idaho, after relocating from its old base in Caldwell this summer. However, it also operates from bases in Bozeman and Helena in Montana as well as from Elko and Reno in Nevada. 

Other customers for the AW119Kx are located in Brazil, Chile, and Australia.

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