Based at the Covenant Emergency Care Center is LifeNet of Michigan’s new state-of-the art BK117 twin engine helicopter. The B-117 series helicopter has a proven record of top performance for air medical transport because of its superior performance, cruising speed of 176 miles per hour and generous unobstructed patient cabin space.
The helicopter's interior is designed as an airborne critical care unit specifically configured to support the care and controlled transport of a patient in an intensive care environment. The BK is equipped with the most advanced life support equipment to stabilize a trauma patient at an emergency scene or manage the most complex medical emergencies during an inter-hospital transfer.
Additionally, the helicopter has the most current safety features to include satellite tracking, in flight weather reporting, and collision avoidance.