Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas, 21-Mar-13
While winding roads and steep inclines provide much of Northwest Arkansas’ (NWA) beauty and allure, the landscape makes medical transport difficult. Thanks to Mercy and Air Methods Corporation’s partnership, area residents have a new emergency medical helicopter featuring the latest technology and safety advancements. Whether it’s a heart attack, stroke or serious automobile injury, the [...]
Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 07-Mar-13
Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, AR, has agreed to purchase 2 47GT-6 helicopters and also signed up to become their dealer and customer service facility for the United States Southwest Region. The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced by SB47 at the start of the Heli Expo 2013 [...]
Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D™ helicopters for its Angel One® intensive care medical transport unit, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today from the Heli-Expo Industry Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The new aircraft will replace the two S-76® helicopters already flying the Angel One team as [...]
Source: Arkansas Matters, 15-Aug-12
The City of Little Rock is bolstering it’s police force with yet another crime-fighting tool. The department is re-introducing it’s helicopters to deter crime from above. (see full story). Although the report does not mention the helicopter type, HeliHub.com research notes that the city Police Department has had two Bell OH-58s – registered N900PD and [...]
Baxter County Sheriff has acquired two ex-military surplus OH-58s from Arkansas State Police, where they had become surplus to requirements after acquisition of a Bell 407. The two aircraft are N528SP and N529SP. The photo shows Baxter County have tried to disguise their registrations for the road trip! Baxter will merge the two into one usable [...]
Source: Times-Herlad, 15-Apr-11
According to a press release from Air Evac, the decision to move the office was made to better align the company with its service area.
Source: Hot Springs Village Voice, 07-Oct-10
The Hollis Volunteer Fire Department will dedicate its new helicopter pad on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m
Source: KAIT, 05-Aug-10
The unit’s JetRanger comes close to needing its engine overhauled, with no budget in place to action that necessary move.
Source: AMT, 04-Nov-09
In a first for a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service provider (HEMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) received FAA approval for their HFDM/FOQA program
Source: Arkansas Times, 09-Oct-09
The state has announced $9.6 million in federal stimulus money will go to state and local law enforcement needs, including $3.5 million for a new State Police helicopter with a hoist to use in rescue efforts in remote areas.
Source: KATV, 16-Jul-09
Source: THV, 07-May-09
Source: Free Republic, 14-Apr-09
Source: Daily Record, 13-Mar-09