Life Flight receives Aviation Safety Award

Life Flight was selected in recognition of its development of safety risk assessment tools to help guide flight decisions and flight crew status. The tools help evaluate the health, well-being, and readiness of flight crew members.

Since it began service in 1978, Life Flight has transported more than 90,000 patients by helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance to hospitals across Utah and the Intermountain West. Intermountain’s air medical teams include adult, pediatric, neonatal, and respiratory specialists.

An industry committee judges the competition, and the award is presented by Airbus Helicopters.

Intermountain’s Life Flight medical transport service recently received the 2015 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. The award recognizes a program or company that has demonstrated a commitment to aviation safety, spotlights specific safety initiatives, and encourages the sharing of ideas so others in the industry may learn from them.