Emergency rescue flights will no longer start their runs from MetroHealth Medical Center, as they have for nearly three decades.LifeFlight, the region’s largest critical care transport service, moved the last of its helicopters and crews to the Lorain County Regional Airport on Wednesday.
Columbia Helicopters, the world leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations, is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary in the operation of tandem-rotor helicopters. The company acquired its first three Boeing Vertol 107-II helicopters from Pan Am Airlines on April 10, 1969, followed by the purchase of four more from New York Airways in 1972.
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was launched a year ago and has already flown 1,200 missions, saving hundreds of lives and providing vital cover to more than 1.4 million people.
The UAVs, which were sidelined for six Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters, worth more than R30 million, would have been purchased as part of the R650 million SAPS procurement drive for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Ornge has purchased from Canadian Helicopters the current fleet of eleven medically equipped Sikorsky S-76 helicopters, and aviation assets including four hangars located in Ottawa, Moosonee, Kenora and London for an aggregate purchase price of Cdn$30 million.