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Wysong Enterprises receives FAA STC/PMA for Bell 407 EMS Accessories

Wysong Enterprises receives FAA STC/PMA for Bell 407 EMS Accessories

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced this week it has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for multiple EMS interior accessories on the Bell 407 and 407GX airframe. “We have become an industry leader in the completion and customizing of Bell 407 EMS helicopters,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney… Read more »

Source: Wysong, 04-Mar-15

New medical helicopter stationed at Mountain View Hospital

New medical helicopter stationed at Mountain View Hospital

On cloudy days, like the ones Utah Valley has been experiencing lately, it will take little effort to spot one of the new MountainStar helicopters flying across the sky. See Full Story

Source: Herald Extra, 04-Mar-15

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N.W.T. launches new medevac co-ordination system for communities

N.W.T. launches new medevac co-ordination system for communities

When health care workers in communities outside Yellowknife have an emergency situation on their hands, now they only need to dial one number to reach the medical support and air ambulance dispatch that their patient needs.  See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 04-Mar-15

Air Methods orders 200 Bell 407GXP Helicopters over 10 years

Air Methods orders 200 Bell 407GXP Helicopters over 10 years

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPs configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest provider of air medical transport services in the world. This order marks one of the largest commercial sales in Bell Helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-15

Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

Latest EagleMed AS350 delivery brings AS350 fleet to 15

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

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

Dare County MedFlight of North Carolina is US EC145T2 launch customer

Dare County MedFlight of North Carolina is US EC145T2 launch customer

Dare County MedFlight, the air medical service provider for much of the Outer Banks region of North Carolina and the site of the Wright Brothers first flight, is the U.S. launch customer for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2. The Dare County aircraft is on display at Airbus Helicopters Booth #2437 during Heli-Expo 2015. A longtime… Read more »

03-Mar-15

Spectrum Aeromed completes First of Four AW109/119 installations for TriState CareFlight

Spectrum Aeromed completes First of Four AW109/119 installations for TriState CareFlight

Spectrum Aeromed completed its first of four Agusta 109/119 equipment kit installations for TriState CareFlight. TriState CareFlight offers inter-facility fixed and rotor wing transports, and rotor wing EMS services (excluding maternal and neonatal patients) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  They operate out of Arizona serving Colorado, Nevada and New… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Mar-15

Milestone Aviation Group Expands Global Operations and Enhances Financial Flexibility Following Acquisition by GE Capital

Milestone Aviation Group Expands Global Operations and Enhances Financial Flexibility Following Acquisition by GE Capital

Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company is expanding its international presence into three new regions – Asia, South America and the Middle East/Africa – while also growing its European staffing. Milestone will be opening offices… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 03-Mar-15

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2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

In spite of a challenging global helicopter market, Avinco completed a total of 25 helicopter transactions in all ranges & mission types in Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Australia, Europe and Africa in 2014. Among these sales, were the last two BO105’s from its 17-strong portfolio acquired some years ago from the German Police…. Read more »

Source: Avinco, 03-Mar-15

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Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

AgustaWestland announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK will be appointed as an Authorized Service Centre for the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter in UK. The company will ensure a range of support and maintenance services are supplied for the new model, following the selection of SAS by prime HEMS customers… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

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Aerolite Receives EASA STC for EC145 T2 EMS Interior

Aerolite Receives EASA STC for EC145 T2 EMS Interior

Aerolite will be highlighting the newest aeromedical interior designs for the Airbus EC145 T2, EC135 T3 and Bell 429 during the 2015 Heli-Expo. EC145 T2   Aerolite received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA for a modular aeromedical EMS Interior. The interior allows an operator various configuration set up choices regarding stretchers, seating arrangements and… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 02-Mar-15

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“Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston” Premieres on Lifetime

“Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston” Premieres on Lifetime

Memorial Hermann and Lifetime announced today the upcoming premiere of Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston, a six-episode docudrama series that will air on Lifetime, beginning Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m. CST. Highlighting not only the Memorial Hermann Life Flight® team but also Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital staff, nurses… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann, 02-Mar-15

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PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

If everything goes as planned, a Vanderbilt Medical Center Life Flight helicopter will be based permanently at Henry County Medical Center by early spring. See Full Story

Source: PI, 02-Mar-15

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MSSU’s EMS program open house includes helicopter demonstration

MSSU’s EMS program open house includes helicopter demonstration

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

Source: Joplin Globe, 02-Mar-15

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Australia – EMS Helicopter diverts after hospital fails to get helipad signed off

Australia – EMS Helicopter diverts after hospital fails to get helipad signed off

Fiona Stanley Hospital management failed to finalise operating protocols for the RAC rescue helicopter to land at its new helipad, forcing a pilot to divert to nearby Jandakot Airport during an emergency airlift of two patients on Saturday. See Full Story

Source: WA Today, 02-Mar-15

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Metro Aviation and subsidiary Paradigm Aerospace to exhibit at Heli-Expo

Metro Aviation and subsidiary Paradigm Aerospace to exhibit at Heli-Expo

Metro Aviation, along with its subsidiary, Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, will once again exhibit at HELI-EXPO this year.  The worldwide completion leader is displaying three aircraft in Orlando, a first for the company, but a move that is sure to draw some buzz. Metro recently completed the first EC145e or “e-lite,” a utility version of the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Mar-15

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PHI announces Results for FY2014

PHI announces Results for FY2014

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014. Consolidated operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 decreased $20.2 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2013. Oil and Gas segment revenues increased $27.8 million primarily as a result of… Read more »

Source: PHI, 01-Mar-15

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Snake bite airlift becomes CareFlight’s 1,000th mission

Snake bite airlift becomes CareFlight’s 1,000th mission

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a patient after he was bitten by what is believed to be a deadly Tiger Snake. The man in his 60s was struck on the left foot once while moving boxes in a shed at a property in Queensland’s South West. “The patient was initially treated on scene by QAS… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 01-Mar-15

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Air Methods Reports FY2014 Results and 1Q2015 Update

Air Methods Reports FY2014 Results and 1Q2015 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, revenue increased 14% to $1,004.8 million compared to $879.2 million in the prior year. Income from continuing operations after minority interests increased 57% to $98.8 million, or $2.56 per… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 01-Mar-15

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Safe Flight Powerline Detection System fitted to Australian Helicopters’ AW139s

Safe Flight Powerline Detection System fitted to Australian Helicopters’ AW139s

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced that Australian Helicopters will operate Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) in six AgustaAW-139 aircraft as part of the Ambulance Victoria Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contract awarded in 2014. Safe Flight’s PDS is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified under… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 01-Mar-15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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