The Life Flight Fleet
The Life Flight fleet consists of six EC-145 twin-engine
helicopters covering five bases. Each Life Flight helicopter is capable
of transporting two patients and is equipped with Packed Red Blood cells,
Liquid Plasma, ultrasound, hemostatic gauze, pelvic binders, the JETT
tourniquet (created by Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth physicians), and ISTAT (in-flight lab analysis).
Life Flight also
regularly deploys specialty flights staffed with pediatric nurses, neonatal
nurses and perfusionists for IABP and ECMO flights.
The fleet also includes
fixed-wing aircraft and is available for patient transportation around the
Medical Team at Life Flight undergoes extensive training in Critical
care transport, which includes altitude physiology and fixed-wing
safety. We can fly patients from the Houston area to the destination of
choice, bring patients back to Texas from overseas, or follow any other
itinerary needed to serve your needs.