Our Program

We are a community based program that provides air medical transport service throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  We have ten aircraft strategically located across our service area:

  • LifeNet 7-1 is located at South Albany Airport in Albany County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-2 is located in the Town of Glen, Montgomery County, NY
  • LifeNet Air 2 is located at Kobelt Airport in Ulster County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-5 is located at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Sullivan County, NY
  • Guthrie Air is located in the Town of Sayre, Bradford County, PA
  • LifeNet 7-7 is located at the Sidney Municipal Airport in Delaware County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-8 is located at the Hornell Airport in Stuben County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-9 is located at the Potsdam Damon Field Municipal Airport in St. Lawrence County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-10 is located at the Watertown International airport in Jefferson County, NY
  • LifeNet 7-12 is located at the Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca County, NY
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The LNNY flight crew consists of a Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic and Pilot. In addition each aircraft has a certified mechanic assigned to it to provide 24/7 maintenance.

There has been a continuous air medical service operating 24/7 in the Hudson Valley since 1992. The history of our formation into the program we are today begins with Albany Medical Center’s MedFlight program that transitioned into a community based model in 2002 with the addition of the Glen ship in 2003. Westchester Medical Center’s STAT Flight program with 2 aircraft transitioned into a community based model in 2004. At this time LifeNet of New York was born. The addition of our 5th aircraft occurred in January of 2007 providing access to the western part of our service area. Two additional aircraft were added in 2009.  In June of 2012 our first Northern, NY base was added to the LifeNet of NY Program in Jefferson County, followed by a second base in October of 2012 in St. Lawrence County. Together these bases will provide accredited critical care air medical services to Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and surrounding Counties in the North Country. In August of 2012 Air Methods contracted with Fort Drum to provide service to the Military Base. The newest addition to our family is Life Net 7-12 providing service to the Finger Lakes area since May of 2014. In July of 2014 our services in the North Country were diversified with a Pilatus PC-12 airplane replacing the helicopter at our Potsdam NY location in St. Lawrence County.

We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This accreditation is based on the highest standards in safety, clinical practice, quality assurance and training.

Our program is owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, based in Englewood CO. Air Methods Corporation (www.airmethods.com) is a leader in emergency aeromedical transportation and medical services. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals. The LifeNet Division is the largest community based provider of air medical services. The Products Division specializes in the design, manufacturing, and installation of aircraft medical interiors and other aerospace or medical transport products. The Company's fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features approximately 404 helicopters and 20 fixed wing aircraft.

What We Do

To give more tomorrows by extending the reach of critical care access to anyone, anywhere, across the nation. We accomplish this through the vast experience and ingenuity of our people to create comprehensive solutions supported by our innovation, adaptability and financial stability.

Our Beliefs

Safe Return

Though we celebrate each opportunity to extend and enhance a patient’s life, our greatest celebration is the daily, safe return of each member of our team to their loved ones—this is our highest priority. At times, this may require the courage to stop or not accept a mission due to factors in the moment that exceed what we believe, and have been taught, are unacceptable risks for our team.

Patient Champion

We skillfully and passionately serve those who have unexpectedly found themselves threatened by life’s unforeseen situations. We devote ourselves—safely and prudently—to ensuring patients get our full expertise, resources and focus to preserve and enhance their lives until they are delivered to definitive care. This is at the heart of what we do.

Fiscal Balance

With our passion and commitment to "giving more tomorrows,” comes a balance of ensuring we have the financial wherewithal to do it. Platitudes of greatness and aspiration are empty without the stable, unrelenting focus of the financial integrity of our efforts. This balance is evident of our current success and essential for our future growth.

Accountable To Each Other

We believe our greatest accomplishments are not only in the things we do as a company, in general, but more importantly in the day-to-day decisions we make, individually, to do the right thing, to make a difference, to be the strongest link in the performance of our individual duties. We depend on each other to do our best—to have each other’s back—to ensure we are safe, impactful and successful. This is more important than hierarchy, status or personal agenda.

One Mission , One Team

As team members, we celebrate each other’s strengths, abilities and contributions because in total, united, we are better together. We have chosen each other because of our mutual skills of leadership, ingenuity, experience and extraordinary performance: all of which help us be the world’s experts in patient critical care logistics.

Customer Advocates

We see ourselves as partners, in the highest order, with our customers, sharing in their success and struggles, finding ways to effectively solve their challenges regardless of who owns the program, regardless of what business model they choose. We are their champions, solution collaborators and biggest fans. It is our goal to bring measurable value to every relationship.

Core Values

  • Accountable
  • Ethical Standards
  • Stewardship
  • Respectful
  • Innovation
  • Empowered Decisions
  • Leadership