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CareFlite Bell 429 and 407GXi fleet for EMS missions

CareFlite Bell 429 and 407GXi fleet for EMS missions
CareFlite Air Ambulance Bell 429

CareFlite representatives shared positive feedback of their Bell 429 and 407GXi fleet in support of their EMS missions, and highlighted their long-established business relationship with Bell.

Every quarter, hundreds of Bell Helicopter employees gather to collaborate on ground-breaking ideas and emerging technologies during Company’s Innovation and Commercial Business team meeting with helicopter operators. During the most recent meeting was turn of CareFlite Air Ambulance representatives.

“Bell has played an important role in providing CareFlite with the ability to quickly and safely transport people while they receive vital medical care,” said Jon Paul Legèr, director of flight operations, CareFlite. “We have a strong working relationship with Bell. Since we started working with Bell, our aircraft have been in service longer, and maintenance services are easily accessible due to Bell’s after-market support.”

During the meeting, the Bell team asked about how they could better support CareFlite’s missions. “When CareFlite shares the need for new or increased capabilities on their Bell aircraft, we work with them to create and implement solutions that meet their needs and exceed their expectations,” said Michael Thacker, executive vice president, Bell. “We are also fully committed to providing customer-focused aftermarket support that best serves our customers’ unique needs.”

In April, CareFlite added a Bell 407GXi to its air ambulance fleet. Pilots can use its IFR-certified configuration kit and high-tech displays to easily navigate between narrow hospital structures and in challenging weather conditions. The spacious and customizable cabin is designed to accommodate medical equipment, enabling Emergency Medical Services professionals to provide life-saving treatment to patients in flight.

“CareFlite’s recent purchase of the Bell 407GXi will allow us to significantly expand our emergency fleet capabilities and better serve our patients in North and Central Texas,” said Chris Boss, chief pilot, CareFlite.


For over 30 years, CareFlite has been a customer of Bell Helicopter by owning six Bell 407 and two Bell 429 aircraft for its Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) fleet.

Operating out of various large-scale hospitals such as Baylor Scott & White, Texas Health Resources, Methodist Health System, Parkland Hospital, and JPS Health Network, CareFlite is the only integrated medical transport company in North Texas and responds to calls from hospitals, law enforcement agencies and EMS units in more than 100 counties.

Since 1979, CareFlite’s 700-person EMS team has transported over 1.15 million patients by air and ground for emergency medical services with the help of Bell aircraft.

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