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Fatal EagleMed Crash in Talihina Leads To Changes

Fatal EagleMed Crash in Talihina Leads To Changes

The National Transportation Safety Board says the company that operated a helicopter involved in a fatal crash in 2013 has made changes as a result of it. See Full Story

Source: Newson6, 17-Sep-15

EagleMed to Fly Bell 407 in WSU Shocker Colors

EagleMed to Fly Bell 407 in WSU Shocker Colors

EagleMed critical care air medical service is flying an air medical helicopter outfitted in Wichita State University’s black and gold Wu Shock livery over the skies of south central Kansas. The special design celebrates successes of the WSU Shocker athletics program. Based at EagleMed headquarters in Wichita, the Textron Bell 407 is equipped with an… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 27-May-15

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EagleMed Names Robin Welch Wichita Area Program Manager

EagleMed Names Robin Welch Wichita Area Program Manager

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has appointed Robin Welch as Program Manager for the Wichita area. She will lead the company’s Wichita-based Fixed Wing and Rotor Wing Critical Care Air Medical Transport operations in terms of public relations, business development, and service integration with the regional hospitals and emergency medical services for the… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 20-May-15

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed LLC has begun critical care air medical service operations in Salida, Colo., for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital providing extensive diagnostic capabilities, treatments and rehabilitation services. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Colorado hospital. The base employs 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 13-May-15

EagleMed President Reassures Oklahoma Hospital That Service Safe

EagleMed President Reassures Oklahoma Hospital That Service Safe

The leader of an air medical transport company with four fatal crashes in Oklahoma in the last five years assured McAlester Regional Health Center officials last week that the helicopter service is safe. See Full Story

Source: Times Record, 07-Apr-15

30-Mar-15 Eurocopter AS350 Wilburton, US-Oklahoma

Turned back after takeoff to check a malfunctioning gauge and landed back at departure point. Infant patient then ferried to destination by another helicopter

30-Mar-15

12-Mar-15 N919EM Airbus AS350B2 Stidham, US-Oklahoma (1F)

flying to McAlester from Tulsa when it crashed, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and no patients were on board.  Timed at around 11.25pm 3 POB, 1 Fatal

12-Mar-15

Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that EagleMed LLC, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), is committed to growing its fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopters. EagleMed has ordered three AS350s and taken delivery of two since May 2014, including one delivered Feb. 19. Delivery of the third aircraft is scheduled… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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MSSU’s EMS program open house includes helicopter demonstration

MSSU’s EMS program open house includes helicopter demonstration

Missouri Southern State University’s emergency medical services department will host an open house and helicopter landing demonstration Monday in and around the Julio S. Leon Health Sciences Building. See Full Story

Source: Joplin Globe, 02-Mar-15

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EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company is co-sponsoring an aviation hazards seminar for general aviation pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts scheduled Jan. 23, 2015 in Wichita. Co-sponsors are the National Weather Service office in Wichita, and the Kansas Army National Guard. The seminar on Convective Weather Effects (thunderstorms and their hazards) will be held… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 19-Jan-15

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EagleMed Air Medical Transport Company Grows During 2014

EagleMed Air Medical Transport Company Grows During 2014

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company performed well in 2014, adding locations, aircraft and employees. During the year, EagleMed employment grew from about 400 to more than 475, serving at 30 locations in 13 states throughout the United States. The company added critical care air medical transport operations in Houston, Texas; Cody Wyo.; and Butte,… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 05-Jan-15

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EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed’s AS350 B3 at the Bert Mooney Airport, where a dedicated hangar is under construction. EagleMed Photo EagleMed LLC has begun flying critical care air medical transport flights throughout southwest Montana from its newest base at Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport. The company will lease a new dedicated 10,000 square foot hangar that is being built… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 14-Nov-14

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EagleMed Receives Coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating

EagleMed Receives Coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest and most prestigious ARGUS safety rating, demonstrating EagleMed’s passionate and ongoing commitment to safety. EagleMed is the largest air medical transport company to achieve the ARGUS Platinum Rating. To award a Platinum Rating, aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. conducts… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 25-Sep-14

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EagleMed Reaches FAA Safety Management System Level 3

EagleMed Reaches FAA Safety Management System Level 3

EagleMed LLC has entered Level 3 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS), reflecting the company’s unwavering commitment to safety. The critical care air medical transport company initiated its participation in the government-designed safety program several years ago. In adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety in the air medical transportation… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 10-Jul-14

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23-Jun-14 N407EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Leary, US-Texas

Substantially damaged in field landing

23-Jun-14

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EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed LLC critical care air medical transport company has selected Metro Aviation as its preferred provider of helicopter simulator training for its pilots. EagleMed will conduct this important training at Metro Aviation’s Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, La., utilizing a Eurocopter AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device. “EagleMed’s unconditional commitment to safety is further… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Jun-14

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EagleMed taps Baldwin as additional safety resource

EagleMed taps Baldwin as additional safety resource

EagleMed LLC has enlisted Baldwin Safety & Compliance as an additional resource for the critical care air medical transport company’s safety management system needs. Baldwin Safety & Compliance, headquartered in South Carolina, is a recognized leader in customized safety management and business solutions. “We are pleased to have the added services of a leader in… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 17-Jun-14

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Family sues Airbus, Honeywell and Soloy for EagleMed AS350 crash

Family sues Airbus, Honeywell and Soloy for EagleMed AS350 crash

The widow and children of pilot Mark Montgomery have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Tarrant County, Texas alleging that the helicopter crashed after losing power, as a result of a defective and negligently designed Honeywell LTS-101 engine.  See full story See also 22-Feb-13 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Oklahoma City, US-Oklahoma (2F)

09-Apr-14

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EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

EagleMed, a critical care air medical transport provider, has ordered 11 Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) AS350 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBF), joining a growing number of air medical operators relying on Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s IBF systems to protect the engines on their helicopters and support the completion of their critical missions. The IBFs… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 25-Feb-14

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EagleMed closes Kansas base at Garden City due to low volumes

EagleMed closes Kansas base at Garden City due to low volumes

“EagleMed’s reason for pulling the helicopter was their inability to build a sufficient regional volume of flights to make the helicopter service cost effective here,” said Scott Taylor, president and CEO of St. Catherine Hospital.   see full story

Source: Garden City Telegram, 03-Feb-14

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Baldwin Safety & Compliance to help AMGH harmonize SMS program across group

Baldwin Safety & Compliance to help AMGH harmonize SMS program across group

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leader in providing air medical services throughout the United States, has engaged Baldwin Safety & Compliance as its safety management system (SMS) provider for all AMGH subsidiaries. Texas based AMGH, the world’s largest privately held air medical services provider operates through five subsidiaries: Med-Trans Corp, Air Evac Lifeteam, EagleMed,… Read more »

Source: AMGH, 29-Jan-14

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EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Gold Certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety. To award a Gold Rating, aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. conducts comprehensive research into numerous databases and other reputable sources. It compiles historical safety ratings, aircraft and pilot background checks, and on-site safety audits to… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 10-Dec-13

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EagleMed Safety Director Receives AAMS Chairman’s Award

EagleMed Safety Director Receives AAMS Chairman’s Award

EagleMed’s Director of Safety Lance Hofmann has received the Chairman’s Award from the Association of Air Medical Services, Alexandria, Va. Hofmann earned the honor for his actions, commitment to safety and leadership at the organization’s Safety Management Training Academy and for his service as the association’s Safety Committee vice chair, according to past chair Gerald… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 26-Nov-13

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EagleMed Joplin Marks 10 Years with Freeman Health System

EagleMed Joplin Marks 10 Years with Freeman Health System

This month EagleMed LLC air medical transport is observing its 10th anniversary of service from Joplin, Mo. EagleMed bases a twin-engine medically equipped Eurocopter AS355N in Joplin to support Freeman Health System serving Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The helicopter is based at Freeman Hospital West, which has two helipads located outside Freeman Heart &… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 16-Oct-13

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Profile: EagleMed’s Wichita operations

Profile: EagleMed’s Wichita operations

EagleMed now has 29 locations in 10 states, and Wichita is at the heart of it all.  See full profile

Source: Wichita Business Journal, 08-Oct-13

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EagleMed reaches FAA SMS Level Two

EagleMed reaches FAA SMS Level Two

EagleMed LLC has entered the second level of the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Management System (SMS), demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to advancements in safety. The critical care air medical transport company began working with the FAA on the process more than 18 months ago. By adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 01-Aug-13

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EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed LLC has begun air medical service operations in Cody, Wyo., for West Park Hospital, a primary, full-service medical center serving communities throughout Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Wyoming hospital. When fully staffed, the base will have approximately 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 24-Jul-13

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11-Jun-13 N935EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Talihina, US-Oklahoma (1F)

Crashed close to hospital helipad on take-off for transfer to Tulsa.  Patient on board, 1 fatal, 2 critical, 1 minor.  Post crash fire.  Fatality was the patient, Michael Wilson, 49, although unclear whether that was due to the accident or his previous medical condition (following a serious workplace injury)

11-Jun-13

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Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

Metro Aviation recently delivered a new Eurocopter AS350 to EagleMed as the result of a base expansion in Cody, Wyoming.  The aircraft was completed at Metro’s headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. The AS350 is equipped with Metro’s EMS kit that includes the transfill oxygen system with two outlets, medical inverter system, flip up seats, and LEMS… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Apr-13

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22-Feb-13 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Oklahoma City, US-Oklahoma (2F)

Crashed close to buildings.  Pilot Mark Montgomery and crew member Chris Denning killed, third crew member Billy Wynn is critical. (names were released here) Two explosions after the helicopter crash landed in upright position.  Completely burnt out in post-crash fire.

22-Feb-13

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REACH Air Medical Services acquired by AMGH

REACH Air Medical Services acquired by AMGH

This is the press release confirming the story HeliHub.com ran FIVE WEEKS ago!  – see California’s REACH sold to AMGH REACH Medical Holdings LLC, parent company of REACH Air Medical Services with headquarters in Santa Rosa, has been wholly acquired by Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH). As of December 5, 2012 REACH joins a… Read more »

Source: REACH, 06-Dec-12

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California’s REACH sold to AMGH

California’s REACH sold to AMGH

Word is reaching the HeliHub.com office that Air Medical Group Holdings have bought REACH Mediplane in California. Air Medical Group Holdings refers to itself as “the largest independent provider of air medical services in the world”, operating through subsidiaries Air Evac Lifeteam, Med-Trans and EagleMed We are expecting a formal press release today, or possibly… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-12

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Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Today, at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced air medical transport service providers in the Midwest United States, has purchased an AS350® B2 and an AS350 B3. The aircraft will join EagleMed’s all-Eurocopter rotor wing fleet and will be utilized to service growth… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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29-Apr-12 N406EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hugo, US-Oklahoma

Annual check ride with NVGs in EMS helicopter.  After a satisfactory slope landing, the PIC repositioned the helicopter to a flat area and performed a hovering autorotation, which  resulted  in  a  hard  landing.  After the flight, during a post-flight examination,  substantial  damage  was  discovered  to the tail boom and the aft portion of the fuselage

29-Apr-12

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EagleMed adds Garden City helicopter service

EagleMed adds Garden City helicopter service

Wichita-based EagleMed and St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City have a new partnership to provide critical-care air medical transport services. (see full story)

Source: Wichita Eagle, 17-Nov-11

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EagleMed purchases an AS350B3

EagleMed purchases an AS350B3

From the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC has purchased an AS350 B3 helicopter. EagleMed primarily serves the Midwest with its fleet of fixed and rotor wing aircraft that includes eleven Beechcraft King Air airplanes and now thirteen Eurocopter AStar helicopters. This will be the first AS350 B3 in its… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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04-Jun-11 N917EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Wichita, US-Kansas

Aircraft lost power in towering take-off at 25ft agl. Returned to pad and taken out of service for inspection

04-Jun-11

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Bain Capital buys Air Medical Group Holdings for around $1 billion

Bain Capital buys Air Medical Group Holdings for around $1 billion

Air Medical was previously owned by private equity firms Florida-based Brockway Moran & Partners Inc and Pennsylvania-based MVP Capital Partners. It operates through three subsidiaries: Air Evac Lifeteam, Med-Trans Corporation, and EagleMed

Source: Reuters, 05-Sep-10

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EagleMed Announces New President

EagleMed Announces New President

After more than thirty years of building and operating the most successful air medical transport company in the Midwest, the founders of EagleMed have announced their planned retirement from the company. Jim and Iva Ballard are set to retire from EagleMed by early September. With this announcement, EagleMed is pleased to name the newest member… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 17-Aug-10

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22-Jul-10 N918EM AS350B2 Kingfisher, US-Oklahoma (2F)

Abrupt manoeuvre by pilot (allegedly to demonstrate a coyote hunt according to the NTSB report) when it struck trees.  Pilot and one paramedic killed.  The other paramedic, who was still in the process of fixing his seatbelt, survived by being thrown clear in the impact.

22-Jul-10

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EagleMed selling to national air medical transportation company

Source: Wichita Business Journal, 28-Jul-09

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EagleMed closes base at Guymon, Oklahoma

EagleMed closes base at Guymon, Oklahoma

The city of Guymon no longer has a medical helicopter readily available. EagleMed left its base in Guymon, OK with only a days notice about a month ago.

Source: MyHighPlains, 16-Jul-09

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EagleMed closes base at Bentonville Municipal Airport

Source: Daily Record, 13-Mar-09

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EagleMed opens Oklahoma City helicopter base

Source: Wichita Eagle, 04-Feb-09

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