Erlanger Health System Opens LIFE FORCE 6 Base In Andrews, N.C.

Friday, August 11, 2017
LIFE FORCE 6, an Airbus H-135 helicopter, will be based at the Andrews Airport in North Carolina
LIFE FORCE 6, an Airbus H-135 helicopter, will be based at the Andrews Airport in North Carolina

Erlanger Health System’s LIFE FORCE 6 officially begins taking missions on Tuesday at 7 a.m. from the Western Carolina Regional Airport. 

“Erlanger is pleased to have its sixth air ambulance based in North Carolina,” said Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, president and CEO of the Erlanger Health System. “Being located in this area will allow us to provide faster aeromedical services to the citizens and visitors in this region.” 

Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE provides the critical care team for medical operations, and Med Trans Corporation provides pilots and mechanics for the aeromedical service. Med Trans equips the LIFE FORCE fleet with Airbus H-135 helicopters and Bell 407 helicopters. The H-135 model will be stationed at the Andrews base. 

In addition to the Andrews location, LIFE FORCE has five other bases operating throughout the region to serve those within a 150-mile radius of Chattanooga. With headquarters at Erlanger’s downtown hospital at 975 East Third Street in Chattanooga, LIFE FORCE also provides emergency helicopter transport from bases in Sparta, Winchester and Cleveland, Tenn., and Calhoun and Blue Ridge, Ga. 



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