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REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH Air Medical Services announced today that it has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., this award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company whose air ambulance program most clearly… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Oct-15

8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-15

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Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain HealthCare Life Flight of Salt Lake City is the 2015 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for its development of safety risk assessment tools to help guide flight decisions and flight crew status. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to Intermountain representatives Monday… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-15

Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that it has received orders from Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) for three H125 and two EC145 helicopters. The new helicopters will be put into service with AMRG’s community and hospital-based air medical transport programs. Two of the H125s are to be delivered to AMRG later this month, with the other… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Oct-15

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-15

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are helping operators of more than 275 Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125B3/B3e dual hydraulic aircraft protect their engines — and now, new certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has cleared the way for H130T2 operators in Brazil to realize the same benefits. Donaldson Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 20-Oct-15

LifeFlight of Maine moves into new hangar facility

LifeFlight of Maine moves into new hangar facility

LifeFlight of Maine is known for providing critical care transport to all who need its resources.See Full Story

Source: WCSH6, 19-Oct-15

UK HELP Appeal makes second grant to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham

UK HELP Appeal makes second grant to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham

Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Saving Lives Helipad Appeal has received a significant boost thanks to another generous donation from the HELP Appeal. Launched in July 2014, the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal is raising £3 million to build an onsite helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), so that critically-injured patients can be transferred to the East… Read more »

Source: Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 19-Oct-15

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Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will feature the newest, most innovative and highly capable single-engine helicopter for air medical transport services when AMTC 2015 opens Monday in Long Beach. The leading provider of air medical transport service helicopters in the U.S. market, Airbus Helicopters Inc. (Booth 727) will exhibit two leading helicopter models. The featured aircraft is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Oct-15

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UK HELP Appeal makes first grant for Scottish helipad

UK HELP Appeal makes first grant for Scottish helipad

A £700,000 donation from the HELP Appeal is providing real benefits for patients being brought to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) by air ambulance. To thank the charity, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, Andrew Robertson met the charity’s Chief Executive, Robert Bertram, to unveil a special plaque thanking the charity for its… Read more »

Source: HELP, 16-Oct-15

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AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

Jupiter Avionics Corporation announced today that Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) has selected Jupiter Avionics to equip their fleet with various JA95 Audio controllers. “We have had numerous companies come to us and talk about their products and discuss our needs with us, but no one had designed a product that met our requirements before,”… Read more »

Source: Jupiter Avionics, 16-Oct-15

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Australian proposal would limit high-rise buildings near EMS helipads

Australian proposal would limit high-rise buildings near EMS helipads

SIX air ambulance flight paths around busy hospitals will be protected, with proposed bans on high-rise developments in inner-city areas to protect hospital helipads. See Full Story

Source: Herald Sun, 15-Oct-15

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Essex Herts Air Ambulance takes expertise to Denmark

Essex Herts Air Ambulance takes expertise to Denmark

A Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) team from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) took their expertise to Aarhus University in Denmark recently to address an international audience of students and clinical experts on how the life-saving Charity operates to bring cutting-edge medical treatment to the pre-hospital scene. More than 250 delegates attended the… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 14-Oct-15

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Hospital CEO raises concern over proposed helicopter ban

Hospital CEO raises concern over proposed helicopter ban

The head of a northern Idaho hospital says a proposed ban on helicopters could possibly interfere with hospital services. See Full Story

Source: KTVB, 13-Oct-15

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Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

Talk continues about the possibility of a new hangar for medical helicopters at the Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport. See Full Story

Source: The GreeneVille Sun, 13-Oct-15

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Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Police are investigating after vandals struck the helicopter pad lights at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance early Sunday. See Full Story

Source: Chatham Daily News, 13-Oct-15

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Air Methods appointed as Preferred Provder to Bayflite

Air Methods appointed as Preferred Provder to Bayflite

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical transportation, commenced operations under the Bayflite preferred provider agreement as of Oct. 5. In May, Air Methods announced that it was entering into a preferred provider relationship with Bayfront Health and its Bayflite air medical transport program. The County licenses have transferred and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Oct-15

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Spectrum Aeromed to Host Book Signing at AMTC 2015

Spectrum Aeromed to Host Book Signing at AMTC 2015

Spectrum Aeromed announced today they will host a book signing and Q&A session with Situational Awareness Matters author and retired Fire Chief Dr. Rich Gasaway at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Long Beach, California at booth 112 immediately following his class. Dr. Gasaway will teach his Flawed Situational Awareness session at AMTC Tuesday… Read more »

Source: Spectrum, 13-Oct-15

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UK – Lincs Notts Air Ambulance to replace Explorer with AW169

UK – Lincs Notts Air Ambulance to replace Explorer with AW169

Today we can announce that we will be taking delivery of a new helicopter next summer, an AgustaWestland AW169, subject to satisfactory completion of contract negotiations.  The AW169 aircraft will replace our current MD902 Explorer, which Specialist Aviation Services provides and operates on our behalf.  Our CEO Peter Aldrick confirmed the charity’s decision on Wednesday… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 12-Oct-15

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Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Something very interesting is happening at Ornge. See Full Story

Source: Toronto Sun, 12-Oct-15

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LCI finalises $200M long-term debt facilities

LCI finalises $200M long-term debt facilities

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has finalized two long-term debt facilities to support over US$200m of incremental fleet growth in Australia. Westpac Banking Corporation will act as sole lender, security trustee and agent to support LCI’s recent multi-year agreement to lease four new AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter… Read more »

Source: LCI, 09-Oct-15

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance prepares to launch new H135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance prepares to launch new H135

The first H135 in the UK, acquired and operated by Bond Air Services on behalf of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, is imminently entering into service in the Thames Valley region.  The public launch of the aircraft, to take place in Oxfordshire on Monday 12th October, will see the start of the H135’s first operations in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Oct-15

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Signs for H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Signs for H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulances (YAA) has today signed an agreement for a new H145 from Airbus Helicopters in the UK.  The aircraft is a step up in capability, offering YAA an increased range, payload and cabin space with which to provide critical care service across all Yorkshire.  The agreement also includes the provision of a long-term… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Oct-15

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Norwegian Air Ambulance orders three H135s

Norwegian Air Ambulance orders three H135s

The Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) will be the first operator to purchase the technically improved H135. Three units have been ordered with the option for further helicopters in the future. The first delivery is planned for 2017. The Norwegian emergency medical services (EMS) operator will benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ enhancements to the versatile… Read more »

Source: Air Bus, 07-Oct-15

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Air Methods Acquires San Antonio AirLIFE

Air Methods Acquires San Antonio AirLIFE

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has acquired San Antonio Air LIFE, owned by Baptist Health System of San Antonio/Tenet Corporation, and Bexar County Hospital District doing business as University Health System. “We value our long-term relationship with San Antonio Air LIFE,” said Aaron Todd,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 06-Oct-15

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Lancaster General Hospital to relocate helipad for two years

Lancaster General Hospital to relocate helipad for two years

Lancaster General Hospital is relocating its helipad for two years while it builds a new patient tower. See Full Story

Source: Lancaster Online, 06-Oct-15

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PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

PHI Air Medical shut down services in Paducah. A spokeswoman out of Virginia says the base didn’t have enough volume to continue putting money into operations. See Full Story

Source: WPSD LOCAL 6, 06-Oct-15

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AAMS states its position on drones

AAMS states its position on drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAV/UAS) may be known by a number of names, to include model aircraft, drones, or remote-piloted aircraft (RPA).  UAV/UAS operators include aviation hobbyists, as well as commercial operators who wish to use new and emerging technology in more creative ways to satisfy consumer demand.  In the United States, and on an international… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 30-Sep-15

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Devon Air Ambulance gives new role to retiring 7,890 mission pilot

Devon Air Ambulance gives new role to retiring 7,890 mission pilot

The helicopter pilot who has the longest service record and the most mission flights with a single Air Ambulance charity is to use his vast accumulation of knowledge and experience to become the Safety Manager at Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Captain Rob Mackie has flown with DAAT for 23 years recording an amazing 7890… Read more »

Source: Devon, 30-Sep-15

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Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-15

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STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

Rawlco Radio Ltd. has announced a gift of $250,000 to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Saskatchewan. The donation reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. This… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Sep-15

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New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

A new helipad at Cottage Grove Community Medical Center moves air ambulance service just that much closer to the facility. See Full Story

Source: KVAL, 28-Sep-15

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Air Methods sixth largest shareholder wants company SOLD

Air Methods sixth largest shareholder wants company SOLD

A large shareholder in Air Methods Corp. calls the company’s shares “a crummy stock” and wants the Denver-area air-ambulance company sold. See Full Story

Source: Biz Journal, 25-Sep-15

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance appoints new Chief Executive

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has appointed David Craig as its new chief executive. See Full Story

Source: TFN, 25-Sep-15

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UT Lifestar moves from Sweetwater base

UT Lifestar moves from Sweetwater base

UT Lifestar will move its medical helicopter from its current base at Sweetwater’s Fire Hall No. 2 on the new Highway 322 Connector to a new location at Interstate 75’s Exit 60, Mayor Doyle Lowe said. Lifestar has had a base at the Fire Hall for a decade. Lowe said the move will take a… Read more »

Source: UT Lifestar, 24-Sep-15

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Kubota equipment company supports UK air ambulances

Kubota equipment company supports UK air ambulances

Kubota has teamed up with the 20 air ambulance charities across the UK to launch ‘Working Safely, Saving Lives’ – a national campaign that aims to raise £250,000 for these life saving charities whilst also promoting the importance of health and safety in the workplace. The UK agricultural and construction sectors are two of the… Read more »

Source: Kubota, 24-Sep-15

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000th mission

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000th mission

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) is celebrating after completing its 16,000th mission during the first ever Air Ambulance Week. See Full Story

Source: The Courier, 24-Sep-15

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UK – Rooftop helipad planned for Manchester hospitals

UK – Rooftop helipad planned for Manchester hospitals

As part of National Air Ambulance Week (21-27 September) Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity (CMFT Charity) launches its new £3.9 million Charity Appeal to build a dedicated helipad on site at the Trust. Using the strapline, ‘Time Saves Lives’, the Helipad Appeal will enable the creation of a brand-new 24-hour access primary… Read more »

Source: CMFT, 23-Sep-15

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

Scotland is the only part of the UK to have Government-funded EMS helicopters, and two H145s are now flying as G-SASN and G-SASS in this role.  Additionally, a charity-funded air ambulance was launched in November 2012 by the predictably worded Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, and started operating in May 2013 with an aging Bo105.  Ironically… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-15

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Wiregrass Life Flight to launch soon in Alabama

Wiregrass Life Flight to launch soon in Alabama

The landing of an emergency medical helicopter at Westgate Park Wednesday morning will signal the beginning of a new business venture in Dothan. See Full Story

Source: Dothan Eagle, 22-Sep-15

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HIV-infected paramedic sues Air Evac Lifeteam

HIV-infected paramedic sues Air Evac Lifeteam

An HIV-positive man is suing a St. Louis-area air ambulance service in federal court, alleging he was wrongly removed from his job as a paramedic and reassigned to a dispatch center because of his illness. See Full Story

Source: Star Advertiser, 22-Sep-15

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East Anglian Air Ambulance to upgrade Cambridge base

East Anglian Air Ambulance to upgrade Cambridge base

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is getting a brand new base at Cambridge airport – which will mean better facilities for the crew and more space for training. See Full Story

Source: Cambridge News, 18-Sep-15

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UK – Helipad planned at revamped Luton and Dunstable hospital

UK – Helipad planned at revamped Luton and Dunstable hospital

The redevelopment of a university hospital could see it become the first in the county with a dedicated helipad. See Full Story

Source: Luton On Sunday, 18-Sep-15

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Air Evac Lifeteam closes Parkersburg base

Air Evac Lifeteam closes Parkersburg base

Parkersburg loses an air ambulance base, but will remain partners with the company. See Full Story

Source: The News Center, 17-Sep-15

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New Life Flight helipad opens in Crosby, Texas

New Life Flight helipad opens in Crosby, Texas

Before the official grand opening of the new Helipad in Crosby, it was used twice the night before due to serious accidents in the community. See Full Story

Source: The Observer, 17-Sep-15

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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

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Voce Capital Sends Letter to Board of Air Methods

Voce Capital Sends Letter to Board of Air Methods

Voce Capital Management LLC (“Voce”), the beneficial owner of approximately 4.9% of Air Methods Corporation (“Air Methods” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AIRM), today sent a letter to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).  In a detailed letter, Voce outlines the following: Voce believes the Company’s public ownership structure is increasingly problematic and has led… Read more »

Source: Voce Capital, 17-Sep-15

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance – new livery revealed

Thames Valley Air Ambulance – new livery revealed

The new Airbus H135 helicopter for Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been revealed and shows a much greater attention to branding than the previous unimaginative red and yellow scheme.  Our photo here by Dave Webb shows the aircraft returning from a pre-delivery flight test at Gloucestershire Airport, The helicopter arrived into the UK on 5th… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-15

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Australia – NSW Ambulance to build $19M new base at Bankstown Airport

Australia – NSW Ambulance to build $19M new base at Bankstown Airport

THE $19 million helicopter ambulance base at Bankstown Airport is hoped to set a world standard in transporting patients to emergency care. See full story 

Source: Daily Telegraph, 14-Sep-15

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Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

Jewish Hospital is debuting its new helipad. See full story

Source: Whas11, 14-Sep-15

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CEO agrees with Norsk Luftambulanse board, and resigns

CEO agrees with Norsk Luftambulanse board, and resigns

[electronic translation] Syver Leivestad (pictured) resigns as CEO of Norwegian Air Ambulance AS (NLA AS). Chairman Kobberstad been appointed acting CEO until a new CEO is hired. Syver Leivestad continues in another role in the company. Board of NLA AS and CEO Syver Leivestad have agreed that he will resign as head of the company…. Read more »

Source: Norsk Luftambulanse, 13-Sep-15

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AW169 selected for Jämtland-Härjedalen’s EMS

AW169 selected for Jämtland-Härjedalen’s EMS

Yesterday Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA) signed an emergency medical helicopter contract with Region Jämtland-Härjedalen for the continued operation of the EMS helicopter in Östersund, Sweden. The region has agreed with SAA and its subsidiary Scandinavian MediCopter to replace its current AS 365 N2 Dauphin with a brand new AgustaWestland AW169 from early 2017. The contract… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 11-Sep-15

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Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La. has contracted to purchase six EC145e twin-engine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. Metro is the first North American customer for this new lighter weight and lower cost version of the highly successful Airbus Helicopters EC145. Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Metro have launched an extensive North America demonstration tour to show… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Sep-15

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Med-Trans launches EMS Bell 407GX in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans launches EMS Bell 407GX in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Corp. has launched McAlester Regional Air Care, a critical care air medical helicopter flight program to serve McAlester Regional Health Center. The McAlester-based helicopter carries a medical flight crew consisting of a pilot, registered nurse and paramedic trained to provide superior clinical care. “Med-Trans is pleased to begin service in McAlester to serve McAlester… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 10-Sep-15

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MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters today, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Sep-15

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Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

The Minister said: “I believe that the time is right to transform our major trauma services with the development of the new Critical Care Building at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the supportive public debate on the need for a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service providing the opportunity for this. “I am therefore announcing today my… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland Executive, 08-Sep-15

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NZ helipad to be built in Twizel after $150,000 donation

NZ helipad to be built in Twizel after $150,000 donation

An ambulance turnaround doubling as a helicopter pad will be built at the new Twizel Medical Centre thanks to an additional $150,000 of funding. See Full Story

Source: Stuff, 08-Sep-15

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Great Western Air Ambulance now carrying blood on board

Great Western Air Ambulance now carrying blood on board

GWAAC is carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicles which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) to fund the initiative. WAA is also carrying blood on its helicopter. This means that the two air ambulances are… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 07-Sep-15

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New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

The Northland Emergency Services Trust is the first rescue helicopter operation in New Zealand to get approval to undertake maintenance on its own aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Scoop, 07-Sep-15

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STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Sep-15

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Haynes Life Flight to add second Alabama base

Haynes Life Flight to add second Alabama base

Haynes Life Flight officials say just a year after cutting the ribbon on the company’s first base in the Wetumpka area, it’s expanding. The company announced Tuesday that it’s preparing to introduce a second helicopter and base, this one to service the Troy area. See Full Story

Source: WSFA, 04-Sep-15

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SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

The SouthCare helicopter has just completed its busiest ever year since it began operating in 1998. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 04-Sep-15

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Lauderdale County hears Air Evac service proposal

Lauderdale County hears Air Evac service proposal

Lauderdale County commissioners are considering a proposal that would provide air ambulance service for county employees and their families as part of their benefits package. See Full Story

Source: Times Daily, 04-Sep-15

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Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Dr. James “Red” Duke Jr., Houston’s iconic, cowboy-style doctor who delivered homespun health advice on nationally syndicated television and founded the Life Flight helicopter ambulance system, died Tuesday. He was 86. See Full Story

Source: Chron, 03-Sep-15

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has expanded its footprint into West Tennessee by adding an emergency helicopter base at the Henry County Airport. Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) CEO Thomas Gee said he and his team at HCMC were very excited to have Vanderbilt LifeFlight in the county. “We are excited to welcome Vanderbilt Lifeflight to Paris,” Gee… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 03-Sep-15

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24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

Each day the number of medical emergency calls varies for HealthNet Aeromedical Services at Greenbrier Valley Airport. For each flight, a nurse, paramedic and pilot must respond. After accepting a call, the helicopter can be airborne within 12 minutes. See Full Story

Source: WVVA, 03-Sep-15

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Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

Rick Perry and Mark Pierce, who work for the Air Evac air ambulance service, spoke at the Quota club’s luncheon meeting Aug. 26 at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. See Full Story

Source: Paris P I, 03-Sep-15

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Med-Trans Begins Air Medical Service in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Begins Air Medical Service in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Corp. has launched McAlester Regional Air Care, a critical care air medical helicopter flight program to serve McAlester Regional Health Center. The McAlester-based helicopter carries a medical flight crew consisting of a pilot, registered nurse and paramedic trained to provide superior clinical care. “Med-Trans is pleased to begin service in McAlester to serve McAlester… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 03-Sep-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

PRE-hospital blood transfusions can now be given to patients treated by Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Critical Care Paramedics. On August 17 2015 Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) began carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicle, which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-15

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Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Tasmania is the only state without a helipad at its major tertiary hospital and there are plans to construct one as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 28-Aug-15

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LifeStar becomes first in Connecticut to carry blood

LifeStar becomes first in Connecticut to carry blood

On June 29, 2015, LIFE STAR crew members made history.They performed the first blood transfusion in the    state    to a critically injured patient while en route to Hartford Hospital’s Level-One Trauma Center. Weeks earlier, LIFE STAR began carrying blood products on board the Hartford Hospital-based aircraft. On July 7th, LIFE STAR II began carrying blood… Read more »

Source: Hartford Hospital, 27-Aug-15

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Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

The recent decline in OIL PRICES has affected dozens of support industries that provide services used in producing oil and natural gas. See Full Story

Source: Cit, 27-Aug-15

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INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

The latest evolution of the well-known helicopter EC145 of Airbus Helicopters, the H145 model, made its debut these days at INAER’s EMS base in Pieve di Cadore, officially entering into service for SUEM 118 of Belluno. The official ceremony of inauguration was organised on August 10th at the EMS base in Pieve, at the presence… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation is ensuring their pilots are as safe and efficient as possible by introducing Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) to their fleet of more than 120 aircraft.  The EFBs will allow pilots to access charts, maps, company manuals and a variety of weather and flight planning resources.  In addition, enterprise software will allow central control… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Aug-15

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King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, launched the “direct service” of the Air Ambulance Centre, which is the first center of its kind in the region, and has been established following royal directives to create an air paramedics service in Jordan. The center, to which the King has donated two helicopters and will cover… Read more »

Source: Jordan News Agency, 25-Aug-15

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