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WellSpan York Hospital opens new, state-of-the-art helipad

WellSpan York Hospital opens new, state-of-the-art helipad

WellSpan York Hospital, today, officially opened its new, state-of-the-art helipad as part of the hospital’s ongoing $50 million overhaul of its emergency department, enhancing the hospital’s ability to provide advanced, life-saving specialty care to the region’s sickest and most seriously injured patients. WellSpan York Hospital is the only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center in… Read more »

Source: WellSpan, 01-Mar-15

Toll Group Signs for Eight AW139s

Toll Group Signs for Eight AW139s

AgustaWestland and Australia’s Toll Group are pleased to announce the purchase of eight AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. The aircraft will be operated to perform Emergency Medical Service (EMS) missions in the Southern Region of New South Wales from newly constructed bases in Bankstown (Sydney), Orange, Wollongong and from the existing base in Canberra as part… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-Mar-15

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 27-Feb-15

Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement for the aircraft was announced at the end of last year, and is a milestone win for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-15

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

UK Air ambulance charities receive share of £5M banking sector fines

Air ambulance charities across the country are to receive grants of £250,000 each from a banking fine fund.  See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 27-Feb-15

Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its first AW139

Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its first AW139

AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the delivery of the first AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in EMS configuration for Ambulance Victoria. The fleet of six helicopters will soon start to replace the existing Ambulance Victoria helicopters with the   transition being completed in early 2016. Australian Helicopters’ Managing Director, John Boag, says “the internal… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Feb-15

London’s Air Ambulance launches Life Saving Dispatch App

London’s Air Ambulance launches Life Saving Dispatch App

A revolutionary new mobile app and EE’s 4G network are helping London’s Air Ambulance save lives by reducing the time it takes to dispatch the charity’s advanced trauma teams by up to two minutes. Developed by mobile app developer Mubaloo and EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, the app increases emergency dispatch efficiency… Read more »

Source: LAA, 25-Feb-15

LCI to Lease Four AW139s to Westpac Rescue in Australia

LCI to Lease Four AW139s to Westpac Rescue in Australia

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has entered into a multi-year agreement to lease four new AW139 helicopters to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The helicopters will be delivered in the second half of 2016 and, following fit-out for EMS operations, will be deployed in Northern New South Wales… Read more »

Source: LCI, 25-Feb-15

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Review of Global Air Ambulance Market 2015-2019

Review of Global Air Ambulance Market 2015-2019

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/scb82h/global_air) has announced the addition of the “Global Air Ambulance Market 2015-2019” report to their offering. The Global Air Ambulance market to grow at a CAGR of 9.57 percent over the period 2014-2019. Air ambulance services are sophisticated and advanced medical services provided in a mobile environment. These services have become an… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 19-Feb-15

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Decision to move medevac helicopters away from Roanoke paying off

Decision to move medevac helicopters away from Roanoke paying off

You’ve seen them in the air before and you may have even ridden in one yourself. Carilion’s Life-Guard Air Ambulance program has been a staple in Southwest Virginia since 1981, when it became the first Air Ambulance in the Commonwealth of Virginia. See Full Story

Source: WDBJ7, 19-Feb-15

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NTSB: Icing caused fatal Mercy Air Med crash

NTSB: Icing caused fatal Mercy Air Med crash

Icing was the probable cause of a Mercy Air Med helicopter crash near Ventura that killed three people on Jan. 2, 2013, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. See Full Story.

Source: Globe Gazette, 17-Feb-15

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Ornge considering dropping AW139

Ornge considering dropping AW139

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced today it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for helicopter fleet renewal. As part of its three year strategic plan, Ornge has been assessing whether the organization has the most effective and efficient aircraft for its mission moving forward. While the current Ornge fleet… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 13-Feb-15

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Sikorsky Employees Build and Donate Bicycles to Miami Children’s Hospital Patients

Sikorsky Employees Build and Donate Bicycles to Miami Children’s Hospital Patients

Earlier this month, Sikorsky Aircraft employees assembled and donated 50 bicycles to patients at Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The bicycles were assembled during Sikorsky’s Worldwide Sales Conference held recently in Miami, and were donated to 50 patients from Miami Children’s Hospital Doral… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Feb-15

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INAER EMS pilot fails breath test

INAER EMS pilot fails breath test

Various Spanish websites including ABC, Efe and ELDiA  are reporting that an EMS pilot based at Tenerife Sur airport (=Reina Sofia Airport) has failed a breath test.  INAER, who have a zero tolerance approach to the taking of drugs or alcohol, called the Guardia Civil to conduct the breathalyser test, and the pilot reportedly showed positive… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-15

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Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base in Astoria, Oregon. The base will begin 24/7 operations May 15, 2015. The LFN base in Astoria will significantly improve access to air medical resources along the Oregon and Washington Coast. Columbia Memorial… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 12-Feb-15

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Alberta – Helipad at Disbury Hospital for completion late summer

Alberta – Helipad at Disbury Hospital for completion late summer

The new helipad at the Didsbury hospital should be completed by the late summer of this year, according to officials involved with the project. See Full Story    

Source: Didsbury Review, 12-Feb-15

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Enloe puts world’s first EMS EC130T2 to work

Enloe puts world’s first EMS EC130T2 to work

Enloe Medical Center’s FlightCare Program became the first in the world to use an EC130 T2 EcoStar helicopter as an air ambulance this month. The single-engine aircraft is retrofitted with the latest aviation safety technology and features a more powerful engine, a spacious cabin with new medical equipment, and a quieter sound signature. “This is… Read more »

Source: Enole, 11-Feb-15

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Tristate Careflight and Baldwin Safety and Compliance Will Collaborate on Enhancing Operations

Tristate Careflight and Baldwin Safety and Compliance Will Collaborate on Enhancing Operations

TriState Careflight, which offers critical care transport services in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada announced today that it will team with Baldwin Safety and Compliance, headquartered in Hilton Head, South Carolina, to enhance and grow its existing safety management system. “This collaboration with one of the nation’s most respected Safety Management System development organizations… Read more »

Source: TriState Careflight, 11-Feb-15

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Gothenburg’s HEMS to join state organization

Gothenburg’s HEMS to join state organization

The emergency medical helicopter in Gothenburg will join the new local HEMS federation that is being established in Värmland and Dalarna. Adding to this, the federation, which is currently known as “Kommunalförbundet Ambulanshelikopter Värmland-Dalarna” (KAVD), will change name to “Svensk Luftambulans” according to a press release from Värmland’s County Council. The EMS helicopter service in… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 10-Feb-15

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AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

Air Ambulance Technology (AAT), the Austrian based specialist for customized EMS, VIP and Mission Intereriors for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, recently received an FAA Validation for its successful AW 139 interior solutions in quick change configuration. The validation was granted based on an earlier issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA and covers a… Read more »

Source: AAT, 10-Feb-15

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AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

AgustaWestland announced today it has completed the delivery of the Italian Police’s AW139 intermediate twin helicopters at the end of December 2014. Deliveries started in mid-2013 and now eight aircraft are in service at five different bases in central and southern Italy comprising three aircraft in Pratica di Mare close to Rome, two helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Feb-15

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Heli Charter appoint new Group Chief Pilot, responsibility includes Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Heli Charter appoint new Group Chief Pilot, responsibility includes Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Pilot Steven Judd, who will oversee the operation of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s pioneering new helicopter, says he is joining at an exciting time in the charity’s history. The charity’s new helicopter is the first Bell 429 to operate as an air ambulance in the UK. It leases the helicopter from Heli Charter and Steven has… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 04-Feb-15

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London’s Air Ambulance launches £4.4M campaign for second MD902

London’s Air Ambulance launches £4.4M campaign for second MD902

We are calling on the people and organizations of London to join together in owning the solution to London’s vital need for a second emergency medical helicopter.  In our largest ever fundraising drive, the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign is hoping to raise the remaining £4.4 million needed to acquire and sustain a second helicopter… Read more »

Source: LAA, 04-Feb-15

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Germany – DRF missions down just 1% in 2014

Germany – DRF missions down just 1% in 2014

When every minute counts 37,811 missions for German air-rescue organization Shortness of breath, sudden crushing chest pain – heart attack. A typical emergency for DRF Luftrettung,which is alerted every day to provide patients with medical care.In 2014 its crews flew a total of 37,811missions (in 2013: 38,180) from its 30 HEMS bases in Germany and… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 03-Feb-15

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Welsh EMS helipads get night upgrades

Welsh EMS helipads get night upgrades

A number of hospitals in Wales have existing helicopter landing sites but only three currently support 24-hour-a-day landings – Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor; Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, in Rhyl and Morriston Hospital, in Swansea. The £180,000 investment announced today means helicopter landing sites, which have already been cleared for day landings, will become available for night… Read more »

Source: Welsh, 02-Feb-15

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Work starts on London’s third rooftop hospital helipad

Work starts on London’s third rooftop hospital helipad

The facility at King’s will be London’s third helipad, and serve a trauma population of 5.5 million people across south east London and Kent. The multi-million pound helipad will speed up the time it takes helicopters to transfer critically ill patients to King’s. The helipad will be built on top of an existing tower-block on… Read more »

Source: King’s College Hospital, 02-Feb-15

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Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

Henry County Medical Center is likely to see an air ambulance based here sometime this year. The question is which of the two entities petitioning the hospital’s board of trustees will be chosen. See Full Story

Source: PI, 02-Feb-15

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London £4.4m fundraising campaign begins for air ambulance

London £4.4m fundraising campaign begins for air ambulance

The Your London Your Helicopter scheme wants to buy a second helicopter by the end of the summer to provide rapid trauma care for the capital. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 02-Feb-15

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ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

For sale: Four air ambulances from ORNGE. Price? Just under $7 million. See Full Story

Source: The Star, 30-Jan-15

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Helipad takes flight at Jackson South

Helipad takes flight at Jackson South

Jackson South Community Hospital celebrated the opening of its new helipad with an inaugural helicopter landing Friday, Jan. 23. The new helipad will allow air ambulance transfers between Jackson South and other hospitals. See Full Story

Source: The Miami Times, 30-Jan-15

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EURAMI re-accredits Scandinavian Air Ambulance

EURAMI re-accredits Scandinavian Air Ambulance

We congratulate the staff of Scandinavian Air Ambulance on their successful reaccreditation! They have received Regional Fixed Wing Accreditation and HEMS, SAR & Inter-Hospital Transport for their Rotor Wing service. Both with Medical endorsements for Adult & Paediatric Critical Care. They were accredited according to the standards 4.0(2013). The certificate is valid until the 16th of December 2017.

Source: EURAMI, 27-Jan-15

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Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport, more commonly known as Säve Airport, will be closed for airline operations, says state-owned airport operator Swedavia. The company issued a press release earlier today where it announced that it has taken over the remaining shares in the company that runs the airport and that it has decided to initiate a gradual… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jan-15

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MedEvac Foundation to Fund In-Depth Sleep Study for EMS Clinicians

MedEvac Foundation to Fund In-Depth Sleep Study for EMS Clinicians

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce it has approved grant funding for Dr. Daniel Patterson to investigate sleep-wake patterns and real-time fatigue reduction in EMS Clinicians. The medical transportation community requires that emergency care be available 24-hours a day. Shift work requires the prehospital emergency clinician to diverge from normal circadian sleep cycles… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 22-Jan-15

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Air Evac Lifeteam pilots celebrate 1000 flights

Air Evac Lifeteam pilots celebrate 1000 flights

Three pilots with the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Pauls Valley are celebrating a milestone in their careers — 1000 patient flights. Mike Kendrick, Ken Capitol and Base Pilot Supervisor Tom Knoblauch recently received their 1000th flight pins from Program Director Steve Bates. See Full Story

Source: The Ada News, 22-Jan-15

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Helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre is on course

Helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre is on course

A helipad at the Queen’s Medical Centre is a step closer to being built after plans were submitted to Nottingham City Council. See Full Story

Source: Nottingham Post, 21-Jan-15

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Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

Helicopter operator Pawan Hans Ltd has posted its highest turnover of Rs 530 crore in the last year, around 15% increase from Rs 465 crore last year. See Full Story

Source: dna, 21-Jan-15

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State Government confirms Monash Children’s Hospital will have helipad

State Government confirms Monash Children’s Hospital will have helipad

THE new Monash Children’s Hospital will have a lifesaving helipad, the State Government has confirmed, after yesterday saying plans for it had been ditched.  See Full Story

Source: Herald Sun, 20-Jan-15

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United Rotorcraft receives first FAA STC for EMS EC130 T2

United Rotorcraft receives first FAA STC for EMS EC130 T2

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of an Airbus EC130 T2 Emergency Medical helicopter equipped with a next generation state-of-the-art medical interior and avionics suite.   The first completed aircraft was delivered from United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colo. The STC was completed in… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Jan-15

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Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

Great North Air Ambulance gets grant to carry blood

Thanks to the magnificent fundraising efforts of the Henry Surtees Foundation and its supporters, the charity is now able to support the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and the local Blood Bike groups As of this week, the Air Ambulance service now has the capacity to deliver fresh blood supplies to… Read more »

Source: GNAAS, 19-Jan-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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CWRU to install first US helicopter simulator for flight nurse training

CWRU to install first US helicopter simulator for flight nurse training

Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at Case Western Reserve University, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art simulator built in an actual helicopter. The simulator creates the sense of treating critically injured patients from takeoff to landing. The helicopter simulator was installed at the university’s Cedar Avenue Service… Read more »

Source: CWRU, 19-Jan-15

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UnityPoint Health – LifeFlight Expansion Base to be located at Trinity Regional Medical Center

UnityPoint Health – LifeFlight Expansion Base to be located at Trinity Regional Medical Center

Trinity Emergency Services is excited to announce a partnership with UnityPoint Health – LifeFlight based in Des Moines. Beginning early May, a LifeFlight expansion base will reside in Fort Dodge providing air ambulance services 24/7 to the Trinity Regional Medical Center region. The new LifeFlight base will allow Trinity to provide improved emergency transportation services… Read more »

Source: UPH, 16-Jan-15

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance patients benefit from new casualty bag

Yorkshire Air Ambulance patients benefit from new casualty bag

Paramedics at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have partnered with suppliers of polar expeditions to design a unique casualty bag. The air crew have worked closely with specialist company Snowsled Polar Ltd to re-design their successful standard casualty bag to specifically meet the requirements of the rapid response emergency charity. Almost all Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire, 16-Jan-15

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SADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Air Methods

SADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Air Methods

SADIF Investment Analytics, announces a new summary due diligence report covering Air Methods Corp (AIRM). The report uses SADIF’s powerful StockMarks™ stock rating system and contains important analysis for any current or potential Air Methods Corp investor. Report Summary: Air Methods Corp ($AIRM) is an above average quality company with a neutral outlook. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Jan-15

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Norwalk Hospital seeks approval to modify helicopter flight paths

Norwalk Hospital seeks approval to modify helicopter flight paths

Helicopters serving Norwalk Hospital could be flying in over a residential neighborhood from the northwest — if only a few times a year — under a proposed new flight path plan. See Full Story

Source: The Hour, 13-Jan-15

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Council unanimously rejects helipad at new Atrium Health Center Mason

Council unanimously rejects helipad at new Atrium Health Center Mason

There will be no helipad construction in Mason. See Full Story

Source: WCPO, 13-Jan-15

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Relocation of emergency Air Idaho base could save more lives

Relocation of emergency Air Idaho base could save more lives

Air Methods Corp. announced Thursday that it would be relocating its Air Idaho Rescue base from Idaho Falls to Driggs. See Full Story

Source: Local News8, 13-Jan-15

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Beijing’s Highest Helipad Put into Use for Emergency and Sightseeing

Beijing’s Highest Helipad Put into Use for Emergency and Sightseeing

Beijing’s highest helipad located on the 81st floor of China World Summit Wing was formally put into operation and is expected to provide both emergency rescue and sightseeing services after its successful test flights on Tuesday, Jan. 6. See Full Story

Source: Yibada, 12-Jan-15

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India – King George’s Medical University proposes EMS helicopter

India – King George’s Medical University proposes EMS helicopter

In an ambitious plan, King George’s Medical University is looking at starting an air ambulance facility on its premises. See Full Story

Source: Times of India, 12-Jan-15

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Commission unanimously approves rooftop helipad at Aventura Hospital

Commission unanimously approves rooftop helipad at Aventura Hospital

Commissioners in Aventura Tuesday unanimously approved a heliport on the roof of its local hospital, despite protests from officials in neighboring Hallandale Beach claiming that the proposed flight plan could disrupt business development. See Full Story

Source: Miami Herald, 12-Jan-15

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Hospital helipad public hearing set for Monday

Hospital helipad public hearing set for Monday

A proposed hospital helicopter landing pad that’s drawn opposition from nearby residents and business owners is set for a public hearing Monday, Jan. 12, before Mason’s City Council. See Full Story

Source: Cincinnati, 09-Jan-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance gets approval to fly Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance gets approval to fly Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is pleased to announce that its new helicopter will begin operating on January 9th 2015. The charity was given the go-ahead for the helicopter, a Bell 429, to undertake Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions following a visit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today (January 8). The Bell 429 is… Read more »

Source: WAA, 08-Jan-15

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OSHA forces Air Methods to reinstate pilot and pay $158K in back wages

OSHA forces Air Methods to reinstate pilot and pay $158K in back wages

Faced one night with a trip over mountainous terrain in a medical transport helicopter with a faulty emergency locator transmitter, a pilot refused to fly the unsafe aircraft and was later terminated in retaliation for doing so. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration followed. As a result, Air Methods… Read more »

Source: Dept of Labor, 08-Jan-15

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TVACAA hits prime time TV!

TVACAA hits prime time TV!

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) will be coming to your living room this month, in a newly commissioned primetime television series.  Sky 1’s Air Ambulance ER is a six-part documentary featuring the day-to-day work of TVACAA , where 365 days a year the highly skilled crew bring hospital-standard emergency care and equipment to… Read more »

Source: TVACAA, 08-Jan-15

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TV series to showcase work of Great North Air Ambulance

TV series to showcase work of Great North Air Ambulance

A PRIMETIME television series will go behind the scenes at the region’s air ambulance charity. Sky television will broadcast the six part documentary series Air Ambulance ER featuring the work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) from Tuesday, January 6. Glasgow-based production firm Tern TV spent four months over last summer filming with… Read more »

Source: GNAAS, 08-Jan-15

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Air Evac Lifeteam opens Beckley base in West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam opens Beckley base in West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a fifth base in West Virginia. See Full Story

Source: wvva, 08-Jan-15

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California – Enloe Flightcare ready to launch EC130T2

California – Enloe Flightcare ready to launch EC130T2

Enloe FlightCare will begin its 30th year of air ambulance service with a new helicopter: a single-engine EC130 T2 EcoStar, featuring the latest in aviation safety technology, new medical equipment, a roomy cabin and a quieter sound signature. The program will be the first in the world to use the EC130 T2 EcoStar for Emergency… Read more »

Source: Enloe, 07-Jan-15

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South Mumbai to get one more helipad, 3 spots selected

South Mumbai to get one more helipad, 3 spots selected

In a move that may help corporate heads, industrialists, VIPs and VVIPs visiting the city, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) plans to build a new helipad, with parking space for two choppers, in south Mumbai. See Full Story

Source: Hindustan Times, 06-Jan-15

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Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-­‐for-­‐profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base at the Rexburg-­‐Madison County Airport (Rexburg, Idaho). The base is scheduled to begin 24/7 operation February 20th, 2015. Basing an aircraft in Rexburg will reduce the time it takes to transfer critical patients… Read more »

Source: Life Flight, 06-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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Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

AgustaWestland announced today that the Carabineros de Chile has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The aircraft, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Jan-15

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Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-14

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Rescue helicopters trial blood transfusions

Rescue helicopters trial blood transfusions

Auckland’s rescue helicopters can now administer blood transfusions to critically-injured people at the scene of accidents or en route to hospital. See Full Story

Source: Radionz, 23-Dec-14

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Heli Charter not ready for 1st January start with Wiltshire Bell 429

Heli Charter not ready for 1st January start with Wiltshire Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance should start operating their new Bell 429 on 1st January, and their recent press release which stated “a delay of a week or so while we enhance our safety training on the Bell 429 and satisfy the Civil Aviation Authority of our mission readiness” was indeed very carefully worded.  For some non-aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Dec-14

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New South Wales splits EMS cover into two contracts

New South Wales splits EMS cover into two contracts

Contracts have been signed with the two preferred proponents to deliver the state’s new Helicopter Retrieval Network – one of the largest of its type in the world, Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced today. Mrs Skinner said the new network is made up of two regions, which will improve response times and deliver better patient… Read more »

Source: NSW Health, 22-Dec-14

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Great North Air Ambulance to carry blood from January

Great North Air Ambulance to carry blood from January

Roadside blood transfusions will be available in the region for the first time after the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) revealed plans to carry blood from January. GNAAS will become one of only a few air ambulances in the world to perform the life-saving procedure after forging links with another charity and one of… Read more »

Source: GNAAS, 22-Dec-14

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Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

The county councils in Värmland and Dalarna announce that they have signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for two new EC 145 T2 helicopters. The agreement includes an option for eight more helicopters to the counties’ joint HEMS federation. – This permanent solution improves patient safety and increase the ability to provide equitable health… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-Dec-14

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Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

When Classic Air Medical launched its Bell 407 helicopter for it 100th mission flight from Northwest Colorado on Dec. 8, it traveled a little bit out of its usual territory to transfer a 20-year-old woman having seizures from Rangely District Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  See Full Story

Source: Craig Daily Press, 19-Dec-14

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Magpas HeliMedix not affected by Wyton closure

Magpas HeliMedix not affected by Wyton closure

While there is no longer any operational flying on the Station, RAF Wyton is home to a number of flying training units. These include: University of London Air Squadron (ULAS), Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS) and No 5 Air Experience Flight (No 5 AEF). They are part of No 3 Elementary Flying Training School who… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-14

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Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Ennetbürgen, Switzerland – Aerolite is pleased to announce the new dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for EC135 T3/P3! The requirements of Aiut Alpin showed the need for a dedicated, lightweight EMS equip-ment designed specifically for the new EC135 T3/P3 helicopter. Aerolite has developed an EMS equipment which allows different seat and stret-cher configurations, easy access to… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 17-Dec-14

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REACH Air Medical Services Recognizes Contributions of Long-Term Employees

REACH Air Medical Services Recognizes Contributions of Long-Term Employees

REACH Air Medical Services would like to acknowledge the dedication and accomplishments of its long-term employees, extendingspecialrecognition to those crew members who have achieved a substantial number of patient transports during their tenure. These individuals include: • Ken Suzuki, Helicopter Pilot, REACH 1, Santa Rosa – 3,000 flights • Terry Gowen, Flight Paramedic, REACH 6,… Read more »

Source: REACH, 17-Dec-14

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Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

[electronic translation] Rega has successfully completed the upgrading and certification of their mountain helicopter on the instrument flight procedures (IFR). This is another important step towards the realization of the Rega vision: to save people in need in any weather. A new video clip illustrates how this next chapter of Swiss Air Rescue should look like Some… Read more »

Source: Rega, 17-Dec-14

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Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for two latest-generation EC135 T3s for emergency medical service (EMS) operations. “Air ambulances save lives every day.  Adding these new EC135 T3s to our fleet will help us to deliver vital EMS missions for our customers,”… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

[electronic translation] The Board of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega has included the Urner lawyer Gabi Huber and the Bernese advocate Franz Stämpfli to the Board. Replace the retiring by the end of 2014 Franz Steinegger and Paul Maximilian Mueller. Gabi Huber is familiar as a former Councillor of the Canton of Uri, today’s National Councillor… Read more »

Source: Rega, 16-Dec-14

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RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

The future of community helicopter rescue services in Queensland has been assured for a further 10 years. See Full Story

Source: SMH, 15-Dec-14

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