Source: FOX 17, 02-May-13
There’s a new buzz around West Michigan and you may have heard it flying above your home. Michigan State Police have a new helicopter. (See Full Story)
Source: Ehextra, 18-Apr-13
Construction set to begin in less than a month at Enstrom Helicopter will not only drastically change the business, it will change the face of the west side of Menominee (see full story).
Source: Air Care, 12-Apr-13
Marks Air Care’s 20th anniversary and we wish to express our thanks to all healthcare providers in the region for so many years of teamwork and for helping keep us safe. Since our first mission in 1993, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing critical care and rapid trauma interventions to patients in Southwest Michigan and Northern [...]
Source: M Live, 05-Apr-13
Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Chris McIntire, commander of the Rockford post, and Sgt. Jerry King, a pilot in the aviation unit, talk about the helicopter patrols over West Michigan (see full story).
Source: Monroe News, 09-Jan-13
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has added a second military helicopter to its aviation unit – a no-cost aircraft from the Kansas City Police Department (see full story) File photo
Source: MIchigan Live, 05-Nov-12
The complaint says the pilot operated the chopper “in a reckless and negligent fashion” etc (see full story)
The Detroit Police Department, after nearly a decade of pursuit, has been granted a helicopter from the U.S. Military. (see full story) File photo
Source: Observer & Eccentric, 07-Oct-12
St. Mary Mercy’s new air ambulance helipad is adjacent to the hospital’s newly constructed three-story, 154,000-square-foot addition that features a new emergency center and private patient rooms. The hospital will move its emergency center and services and open the new air ambulance helipad when the new building officially opens to patients in early November. (see [...]
Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle, 27-Sep-12
Some Benzie County residents launched a new weapon in their efforts to block rural wind turbine development: helicopters. (see full story)
Source: Detroit Free Press, 06-Sep-12
Two owners of classic cars at the Woodward Dream Cruise said their vehicles were damaged — and one said two of his children suffered minor injuries — after a helicopter from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office churned up a hail of dust and rocks when it hovered over their party of more than 100 people [...]
Source: Beaumont Health System, 15-Aug-12
With an expanded organ transplant program and an increase in patients from outside Southeast Michigan, Beaumont Health System is taking to the skies with a new air medical transportation service, Beaumont One. The twin-engine EC135helicopter will transport patients within Michigan and northern Ohio. The service was launched Aug. 13. Beaumont is contracting with PHI Air [...]
Source: University of Michigan, 14-Aug-12
Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System’s hospitals. The arrival of three newAmerican Eurocopter 155helicopters marks the beginning of a new era for the 29-year-old U-M Survival Flight program, which was the first medical [...]
Source: Bell, 23-Jul-12
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that 429 launch customer Mercy One of Des Moines, Iowa will receive a second Bell 429 helicopter from Air Methods. Mercy One currently operates an air medical critical care configured Bell 429 and will add a second helicopter, equipped with United Rotorcraft emergency medical services [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12
The estate of a Michigan man killed in an R44 accident last September have filed a lawsuit claiming negligence contributed to the accident. Relatives of passenger Mark May initiated the claim, accusing the estate of the late pilot Dan Logghe of negligence, and that company Logghe Stamping Co – founded by Logghe’s grandfather Morris Logghe [...]
Source: US Coast Guard, 10-Oct-11
The public is invited to attend a free open house at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Oct. 15, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the open house is to highlight the air station’s missions, equipment and highly-trained personnel who serve the Great Lakes region, as well as to celebrate [...]
Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Oct-11
Survival Flight conducted an initial review of the EC155 B1 aircraft last week. On the agenda for the configuration team was to approve the final paint layout and review the medical system installation. With the approval of the new paint scheme and the medical system configuration, Metro Aviation, Inc. continues to proceed with an on [...]
Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Jun-11
American Eurocopter announced that it has shipped the first EC155 bound for the University of Michigan’s Survival Flight program to Metro Aviation, the air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist based in Shreveport, LA, for completion. This aircraft is the first of three EC155s to be delivered this year. It is currently scheduled to [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-11
Lansing Community College’s aviation mechanics program is the centre of an investigation involving a Bell OH-58A Kiowa. Harry Whitehead, the lead faculty member who ran the aviation program before he was fired last month, allegedly tried to sell the helicopter to a long-time acquaintance two years ago. He was expecting a running OH-58 in exchange [...]
The 80,000-square-foot building will be built on county property on Tooley Road, just north of M-59 in Howell Township. The 13-acre site, the former Hubbel farm, has access to the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport.
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11
The Big Rapids City Commission met recently to consider a resolution approving the lease agreement with AeroMed for use of the community hangar at Roben Hood airport. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the 20 year deal. Commissioner Terry Harper said she was happy with the deal and it will help paying off the cost that [...]
Source: MLive.com, 24-Jan-11
USCG plans to use the specially designed hangar at the Norton Shores airport through September. But the federal budgeting process holds the fate of funding for helicopter operations beyond that. This SAR facility has been on the federal chopping block in previous years
Source: Spinal Column, 11-Nov-10
Oakland Air’s aviation station at the Oakland International Airport in Waterford Township will now be home base for a new $5-million Superior EMS Flight Med-1 emergency response helicopter.
Source: Henry Ford Hospital, 01-Oct-10
Henry Ford Hospital introduced today the Air Med 1 aeromedical helicopter as a new service for transporting critically ill and trauma patients to its facility from within a 150-mile radius in Michigan and Ontario. With demand growing for caring for critically ill patients, the air ambulance service positions Henry Ford to provide fast, emergency one-way [...]
Source: MI Live, 11-Aug-10
If convicted, the Detroit resident who made the prank call could face up to six-years in prison, a $250,000 fine and liability for the full cost of the Coast Guard operation.
Source: American Eurocopter, 19-May-10
Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that University of Michigan’s Survival Flight program has ordered three EC155s to upgrade its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and replace its current fleet. “This order demonstrates that the state-of-the-art EC155 is the aircraft of choice for the future of helicopter emergency medical services,” said Marc Paganini, [...]
Source: Corydon Times, 07-Apr-10
The helicopter and crew came to let hospital staff and others get a look at the new helicopter. After three years of planning and development, Mercy Medical Center Des Moines took delivery of the $5.3 million Bell 429 on March 24.
Source: CharterX, 14-Nov-09
The University of Michigan has signed a multi-year agreement with Pentastar Aviation to provide management and support for all emergency medical operations for the Survival Flight program. The Survival Flight fleet includes a Citation Encore jet airplane and three Bell 430 helicopters.
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