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CareFlite Plans New North Texas Medical Centre Base

CareFlite Plans New North Texas Medical Centre Base

CareFlite, one of the oldest joint use air medical transportation service in the nation has decided to open a base at the North Texas Medical Centre, and is basing their Bell 407GX there by the end of this July. The placement of their air medical helicopter in Gainesville is the “next logical step in CareFlite’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-17

CareFlite orders second Bell 429

CareFlite orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Oct-15

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Bell announces service of four Bell 407GXs for DFW CareFlite

Bell announces service of four Bell 407GXs for DFW CareFlite

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today CareFlite®, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation providing fully integrated medical transport across North Texas, is now fielding four Bell 407GX helicopters, with two aircraft currently in the field and others preparing to enter service later this year. These aircraft will transport ill or injured patients… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Apr-14

Texas – CareFlite to base AW109 at Lake Whitney Medical Center from February

Texas – CareFlite to base AW109 at Lake Whitney Medical Center from February

Whitney Hospital Authority President Jim Cato said the new CareFlite helicopter stationed at Lake Whitney Medical Center will allow the struggling hospital to provide better emergency service while adding jobs to the surrounding area. see full story

Source: Waco Tribune, 21-Jan-14

CareFlite decides to retain helicopter at Frisco

CareFlite decides to retain helicopter at Frisco

CareFlite has decided to keep its medical helicopter in Frisco, CareFlite’s vice president told the city of Frisco in a letter –  see full story

Source: Community Impact, 02-Aug-13

CareFlite Orders Four Bell 407GX

CareFlite Orders Four Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the supply of four Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite®, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation providing fully integrated medical transport across North Texas. The aircraft will transport ill or injured patients to critical care facilities, serving more than 100 counties within a 150-mile radius of the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Jul-13

CareFlite to operate facility at Denton Enterprise Airport

CareFlite to operate facility at Denton Enterprise Airport

Medical transportation provider CareFlite will have a new home in Denton this August, where it will lease space in a brand-new hangar at Denton Enterprise Airport. (See Full Story)

Source: Denton RC, 10-Jun-13

30-Sep-12 N144CF AgustaWestland AW109E Eastland, US-Texas

Pilot tried to divert to a local airport because of limited visibility due to bad weather. Helicopter crashed in open field and was extensively damaged.  All three “minor to moderate” injuries – Pilot Scott Wallace and medics Teresa Campbell and Rhett Drahe.

30-Sep-12

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04-Dec-11 N146CF AgustaWestland AW109E Southlake, US-Texas

Main rotor blade struck street sign

04-Dec-11

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13-Nov-11 AgustaWestland AW109E Elkhart, US-Texas

While emergency crews were working the first crash scene, an intoxicated car driver bypassed emergency vehicles and crashed into the tail fin of a Careflite helicopter that had landed in the middle of Highway 287. The helicopter was disabled and unable to transport the original crash victims to hospitals.

13-Nov-11

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Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, announced today $205 million in transactions. With this announcement, which was made at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, Milestone has closed on 20 new and pre-owned helicopters totalling $141 million as well as signed Letters of Intent… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 06-Mar-11

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CareFlite 222 crash evidence points to mechanical failure

CareFlite 222 crash evidence points to mechanical failure

The rotor mast was fractured in two places — up high, several inches below the rotor hub, and farther down, just above the transmission.  Investigator Tom Latson declined to offer possible explanations for the mast to have fractured in such a way, but noted that the tailboom, which was also found intact and 400 feet… Read more »

Source: Star Telegram, 17-Jun-10

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02-Jun-10 N515MK Bell 222 Midlothian, US-Texas (2F)

02-Jun-10

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CareFlite celebrates 30 years of medical air transport in Texas

Source: Fort Worth Business Press, 30-Jun-09

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CareFlite integrating WAAS into approaches

Source: AIN, 25-Feb-09

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