RSS Feed for this search

Ems+news

U-M Survival Flight wins international title

U-M Survival Flight wins international title

If you think caring for severely injured patients is hard work, imagine doing it 2,000 feet above the ground and at 175 miles per hour. And if that doesn’t sound bad enough, perform all of those same caring techniques in front of hundreds of fellow medical professionals, video crews, and of course, judges. U-M Survival… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Nov-15

UK – HELP Appeal pledges $1 Million for Manchester hospital helipad

UK – HELP Appeal pledges $1 Million for Manchester hospital helipad

The HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to delivering helicopter landing pads at all Major Trauma Centers and key A&E hospitals across England and Scotland – has pledged £1 million to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) Charity’s new helipad appeal. A huge kick start to its fundraising campaign,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 06-Nov-15

Visit our website - http://www.milestoneaviation.com
Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com
HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Nov-15

Era Group Announces Q3 2015 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q3 2015 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release third quarter 2015 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 5, 2015, to begin at 10:00… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 04-Nov-15

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics is getting a new helistop in hopes of cutting down transportation times for patients who need critical care. See Full Story

Source: Herald Net, 02-Nov-15

Baldwin Aviation partners with Avera McKennan for air ambulance safety

Baldwin Aviation partners with Avera McKennan for air ambulance safety

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center’s air ambulance service serves a widely-dispersed population in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota from its Sioux Falls location and, as with any emergency response organization, timeliness and precise information are critical components to its success.  That’s why Avera McKennan’s aviation operation has chosen to team… Read more »

Source: Baldwin Aviation, 29-Oct-15

Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation will welcome a new operations customer in November.  Metro and Cooper University Health Care are partnering to launch a new air medical service throughout seven counties of southern New Jersey. “Cooper Air Med is a crucial part of Cooper’s emergency medical services continuum,” said Steven E. Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM, Vice Chairman, Department… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Oct-15

Spectrum Aeromed named in Entrepreneur award list

Spectrum Aeromed named in Entrepreneur award list

Spectrum Aeromed was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Spectrum Aeromed is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 29-Oct-15

Tags: , , , ,

Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

HeliHub.com was the first media outlet to confirm that Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance were going to update from their Bo105 to the larger EC135 helicopter, in our article on 22nd September, the day after the EC135 was registered by the Civil Aviation Authority as G-SCAA.  What we can now reveal is the colour scheme of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

The new Airbus Helicopters H135 G-HIOW was delivered to Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance at Thruxton on Saturday 24th October, and is currently working alongside the previous EC135T2 G-KRNW – which in turn is better known for the time it spent in Cornwall. G-HIOW is seen photographed here (and © Copyright 2015) by Keith C… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Lombardia Capital Partners quadruples investment in Air Methods

Lombardia Capital Partners quadruples investment in Air Methods

Lombardia Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Air Methodsoration (NASDAQ:AIRM) by 304.19% based on its latest Q3 2015 regulatory filing with the SEC. See Full Story

Source: Financial Magazin, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , ,

Herts Air Ambulance opens its first charity shop

Herts Air Ambulance opens its first charity shop

Christmas shoppers in Ware will be in for a treat from early December as Herts Air Ambulance opens the doors to its first Charity Shop, just in time for Christmas. The Charity Shop located at 3, High Street in Ware, will be a huge boost to the Charity – helping to ensure its life-saving helicopters… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , ,

Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation recently reached a major milestone for its operations division. The air medical operator received certification from the Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) to operate as an approved air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The recently completed initial audit and future continuing audits are conducted by the DOD Commercial Airlift Division… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , ,

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced the delivery of a completed Airbus H130 (formerly EC130 T2) air medical transport service demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas.   The aircraft was completed at the United Rotorcraft Decatur, Texas facility and includes medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and three-color paint scheme was designed… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Spectre of negative PR may lead to Bond name change

Spectre of negative PR may lead to Bond name change

We are hearing more and more that Bond will change its name to bring it in line with parent company Babcock.  The onshore element Bond Air Services, along with Bond Offshore Helicopters, were both represented under the Babcock name at the recent Helitech International event in London, and Bond staff told us there that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

STARS and the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) are now able to transport emergency patients faster, thanks to a new temporary medical helicopter landing pad on the University of Saskatchewan campus. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , ,

Midwest MedAir brings new EC135 to Columbus

Midwest MedAir brings new EC135 to Columbus

Columbus Community Hospital held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, October 23 to celebrate the acquisition of a new medical helicopter to the area. See Full Story

Source: Columbus News Team, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

Work has begun on the first of two permanent air ambulance helicopter bases at the Henry County Airport. See Full Story

Source: The Paris Post Intelligencer, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

The Children’s Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to recruit regular donors to the charity using DRTV, its first use of TV. See Full Story

Source: UK fundraising, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Great Western Air Ambulance celebates one year of EC135

Great Western Air Ambulance celebates one year of EC135

The GWAAC helicopter is celebrating one year of saving lives across Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and parts of Wiltshire. Our Eurocopter 135, callsign Helimed 65, arrived at our Filton base on 16th October 2014. To celebrate her first birthday we’re going to have a party! We’re planning to surprise our crew on… Read more »

Source: Great Western, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Air Methods pilot wins NEMSPA Pilot of the Year award

Air Methods pilot wins NEMSPA Pilot of the Year award

National EMS Pilot Association (NEMSPA) today announced the winner of the 2015 Pilot of the Year Award – Ann Lowell of Air Methods, currently serving the Haiti Air Ambulance program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Each year, NEMSPA accepts nominations for this award from the nationwide emergency air medical community to recognize an individual who stands out… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 26-Oct-15

Tags: , , , ,

AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

It was a dream of the Pilcher family for the better part of 50 years. Owners of Pilcher’s Dothan Ambulance Service, the family envisioned air transport to complement their ground service. It didn’t happen overnight, but it did eventually materialize.  See full story

23-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

CALSTAR orders five H135

CALSTAR orders five H135

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that California Shock Trauma and Rescue (CALSTAR) has ordered five H135 air medical helicopters. CALSTAR is the first U.S. customer for this significantly improved and updated variant of the most popular twin-engine helicopter chosen by air medical transport service operators. The order announcement was made Monday in a ceremony at the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa has signed a contract for three AW119Kx EMS-equipped helicopters to expand their existing fleet of five AW119Ke aircraft. The contract also includes an option to acquire five additional units. The initial three aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gama Aviation opens new base to manage Scottish EMS contract

Gama Aviation opens new base to manage Scottish EMS contract

Gama Aviation (LSE:GMAA), the global aviation services company, has opened a new purpose built base at Glasgow airport to support its contract with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The base will house Scotland’s national specialist transport and retrieval service (SCOTSTAR) for critically ill NHS patients and will be the first time anywhere in the UK… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 22-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

HeliHub.com continues to build on its reputation of unearthing key facts about the helicopter industry by monitoring production data very closely.  Our team crank the numbers on the world’s helicopters on an ongoing basis. 52400 to 52478 – 79 aircraft – have been delivered in the last six years.  The first of these – serial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a major U.S. air medical transport services provider, has contracted with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the purchase of six H135-series helicopters with options to buy four additional aircraft.The announcement was made Tuesday in a ceremony at the Airbus Helicopters Inc. booth at the Air Medical Transport Conference under way in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac, a major air medical transport service provider, has ordered two H135-series (formerly EC135) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. to replace older aircraft. The announcement was made Tuesday at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Long Beach, Calif. STAT MedEvac provides air medical transport services to residents of much of western Pennsylvania and operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

The Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development and promotion of aviation safety.  Metro Aviation is proud to congratulate Helicopter Flight Training Center Director Terry Palmer on receiving the 2015 Jim Charlson Award. Terry is extremely involved in the aviation industry and has committed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) announced Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network (LFN), has been named the 2015 Program Director of the Year. At an awards ceremony last night in Long Beach, California, Griffiths was praised for his achievements in bringing industry leading air ambulance service to rural populations. The award is… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015. Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,

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

Tags: , , , ,