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Established 1983 when the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission approves Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) application to start Middle Tennessee's first air medical transport service.

As of 2015, Vanderbilt LifeFlight provides air medical transport within 150 miles of Nashville, Tennessee using EC145, EC135 and EC130 with one used as a backup. There are six bases located in Lebanon, Tullahoma, Clarksville, Smyrna, Mt Pleasant and Henry County covering all of Middle Tennessee, parts of West Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.

Operated by Air Methods since 2015

On June 2018 opened 9th base at Humboldt Municipal Airport

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News of Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Vanderbilt LifeFlight App for Emergency Responders, 26-May-17 : Tennessee based Vanderbilt LifeFlight, operated by Air Methods, developed a new app for iOS and Android that allows for emergency responders to request a helicopter at the tap of a button

Growth Prompts Restructure for Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 16-Jan-17 : Tennessee’s Vanderbilt LifeFlight will increase the program’s director or management positions to better handle current and future growth

Vanderbilt LifeFlight New Base in Cookeville, Tennessee, 28-Apr-16 : Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will add an emergency helicopter base in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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Airbus Helicopters H130 / EC130T2
Eurocopter EC130B4
Eurocopter EC135T2+
Eurocopter EC145

List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
9039 ec145 2003 N101VU : Vanderbilt University at Nashville, TN Mar05-Apr15, test serial D-HMBP; Va+
Air Methods N101VU : Air Methods from Apr15
9044 ec145 2004 N102VU : Vanderbilt LifeFlight at Nashville, TN; Vanderbilt University Medical Cent+
9054 ec145 2004 N103VU : Vanderbilt University at Nashville, TN Mar05-Apr15; Vanderbilt LifeFlight
Air Methods N103VU : Air Methods from Apr15
0704 ec135t2+ 2008 N104VU : Vanderbilt University at Nashville, TN Dec08-Dec15; Vanderbilt LifeFlight
Eurocopter USA N587AM : American Eurocopter, to N104VU
Air Methods N104VU : Air Methods from Jan16
0724 ec135t2+ 2008 N105VU : Vanderbilt University at Nashville, TN Dec08-Jul14; Vanderbilt LifeFlight
Eurocopter USA N887AM : American Eurocopter Oct08
Air Methods N105VU : Air Methods from Jul14
7275 ec130b4 2011 N106VU : Vanderbilt LifeFlight, TN Jun12-Aug15; /5 air ambulance
Eurocopter USA N106VU : American Eurocopter Dec11;
Life Flight N106VU : 22sep14 at Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) 2014, Nashville, TN
- N116VU : PNC Bank NA Trustee from Sep15
7996 h130 2014 N106VU : Vanderbilt LifeFlight, TN from Sep15
Airbus Helicopters USA N183AH : Airbus Helicopters Nov14
8109 h130 2015 N107VU : Vanderbilt University at Nashville, TN 2016 op by Air Methods; Vanderbilt+
Airbus Helicopters USA N130LV : Airbus Helicopters Jul15
Air Methods N107VU : Air Methods from Feb16

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