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Essex & Herts AAT attend first UK EMS Parliamentary Group

Essex & Herts AAT attend first UK EMS Parliamentary Group

The first annual reception for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place at the House of Commons on Tuesday 11th June. The APPGAA, supported by the Association of Air Ambulances aims to raise the quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Ambulance Services for patients through closer engagement with political… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 17-Jun-13

STAT MedEvac to provide plasma on helicopters

STAT MedEvac to provide plasma on helicopters

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will launch a multi-center trial this summer to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding. Paramedics will administer plasma to these patients while they are still being transported by helicopter to the hospital. Uncontrolled… Read more »

Source: UPMC, 16-Jun-13

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UK – Better helipad needed at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, says MP

UK – Better helipad needed at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, says MP

MP Andrew George says he’s been told that the landing and helicopter service facilities are not up to standard.  see full story

Source: Scilly Today, 15-Jun-13

UK – Hospital helipad lost after planners approve nearby homes

UK – Hospital helipad lost after planners approve nearby homes

BASILDON Hospital bosses were unaware the controversial Dry Street housing development would lead to the loss of a landing base for the Essex Air Ambulance.  (See Full Story)

Source: Echo-News, 14-Jun-13

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced today the completion of Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter. “We started our relationship with Hospital Wing two years ago,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney Wysong.   “We take pride in our role in making sure they’re equipped with high quality products and were thrilled to be… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 14-Jun-13

Whistler Health Care Centre’s helipad facing closure – again

Whistler Health Care Centre’s helipad facing closure – again

Transport Canada says it’s considering suspending operations because vehicles and pedestrians have failed to observe traffic laws requiring them to stop while helicopters are landing or taking off. – see full story

Source: Pique, 13-Jun-13

UK – East Anglian Air Ambulance to feature in BBC documentary

UK – East Anglian Air Ambulance to feature in BBC documentary

A series of programmes filmed in the regional major trauma centre (MTC) at Addenbrooke’s hospital, begins on BBC 1 on 13 June. The series follows the complete journey of people who have suffered life threatening injuries, from the accident scene, through emergency treatment to recovery. Film crews were embedded in emergency teams including air ambulances,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 13-Jun-13

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

40 years ago, DRF Luftrettung carried out its first rescue mission. Since then it has grown into a large and modern organization that operates 31 helicopter bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark for HEMS operations. Today, DRF Luftrettung acknowledged the 40th anniversary of its first mission with a ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-13

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UPMC Presbyterian’s opens new helipad

UPMC Presbyterian’s opens new helipad

A new helipad that reduces the time needed to take patients with serious injuries and illnesses from the rooftop landing site to the Emergency Department opened on 23rd May at UPMC Presbyterian. “Patients will benefit from the opening of the new helipad because it provides more efficient access to our experts and medical teams,” said David Bertoty, clinical director,… Read more »

Source: UPMC Presbyterian, 13-Jun-13

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Helitech International conference program to explore industry future

Helitech International conference program to explore industry future

Building upon the resounding success of the conference held back in September 2011, Helitech International (formally Helitech) has firmly laid down its intentions and commitment to create a truly international rotorcraft event by addressing key issues during its three day conference.  Taking place at ExCeL, London between 24 – 26 September, the conference will run alongside… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 13-Jun-13

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Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

Northwest MedStar adds Eurocopter EC135P2+ and new base

Northwest MedStar, the region’s premier critical care transport program, has enhanced its regional service, purchasing an additional helicopter and adding a weekend day base in north central Washington. These additions will increase Northwest MedStar’s presence and provide greater access to communities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeastern Oregon. “The purchase of an… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 13-Jun-13

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REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH Air Medical Services and Air Evac Lifeteam announce an integrated partnership venture at a new rotor wing base to be located in Seguin, Texas. REACH Air Medical Services operates Methodist AirCare in partnership with the Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, the largest provider of health care services in the region.  Current bases exist… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 13-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

SkyTrac Systems (STS) announces that AgustaWestland has integrated the ISAT-200R and CDP/DVI-300 series products in their latest AW169 and AW189 helicopters. Satellite voice, data and messaging will be integrated into AgustaWestland’s proprietary mission systems for SAR, EMS, VIP and OGP operations. STS products have been factory installed on the AW139 for a number of years,… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 13-Jun-13

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Pilot shortage grounds Cairns chopper

Pilot shortage grounds Cairns chopper

A PILOT shortage has been blamed for preventing Emergency Management Queensland’s Cairns-based helicopter from attending a search and rescue operation yesterday morning. (See Full Story)

Source: CAIRNS, 12-Jun-13

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CareFlite to operate facility at Denton Enterprise Airport

CareFlite to operate facility at Denton Enterprise Airport

Medical transportation provider CareFlite will have a new home in Denton this August, where it will lease space in a brand-new hangar at Denton Enterprise Airport. (See Full Story)

Source: Denton RC, 10-Jun-13

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Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

AEL statement on Facebook – We are saddened to confirm that three members of our Manchester, Ky., crew were killed in a helicopter accident late Thursday evening. We are devastated at the loss of these crew members who we consider family. We have no details regarding the cause of the accident but will be working with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-13

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Great North Air Ambulance launches new website to boost fundraisers

Great North Air Ambulance launches new website to boost fundraisers

THE Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has launched a new website to encourage supporters to share fundraising exploits.            (See Full Stories)

Source: The Northern Echo, 07-Jun-13

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Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

Chief executive of North West Air Ambulance Service leaves job

THE chief executive of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has left his post in unexplained circumstances. (See Full Story)

Source: Lancashire Telegraph, 06-Jun-13

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UK – Work begins on helipad at the Bristol Royal Infirmary

UK – Work begins on helipad at the Bristol Royal Infirmary

The 25-square metre aluminium deck will sit four metres above the existing roof level of the hospital’s Queen’s Building and connect to the new ward block via a steel ramp leading to a new lift lobby.                   (See Full Story)

Source: Gazette Series, 06-Jun-13

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Estevan helipad closer to reality

Estevan helipad closer to reality

Outside of a few finishing touches, the new helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is almost ready for use. (See Full Story)

Source: Estevan Mercury, 06-Jun-13

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Firefighters to train for air-ambulance emergency

Firefighters to train for air-ambulance emergency

Firefighters with the Billings Fire Department will have a unique opportunity to learn how to handle an aircraft emergency during a training exercise  at Billings Logan International Airport.  (see full story)

06-Jun-13

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Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

Ornge Returns Sikorsky S76Fleet To Service

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced today it is returning its Sikorsky S76 helicopters to service. On Friday May 31st, Ornge voluntarily and temporarily took its five Sikorsky S76  helicopters offline out of an abundance of caution following a fatal accident involving an Ornge air ambulance helicopter in Moosonee. Ornge fixed… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 05-Jun-13

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Barbecue blunder forced UK hospital helipad to shut

Barbecue blunder forced UK hospital helipad to shut

Scottish Air Ambulance EC135 ferrying a sick ­patient from a remote island to a mainland hospital was forced to ­divert to an airport after the pilot spotted doctors having a barbecue near the helipad. (see full story)

05-Jun-13

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Lockyer Valley’s new helipad works enter final stages

Lockyer Valley’s new helipad works enter final stages

AN important milestone has been reached with the Lockyer Valley Emergency Helipad reaching the final stages of construction at the new Lockyer Valley Regional Airport near Gatton. (See Full Stoty)

Source: The Chronicle, 04-Jun-13

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Metro Aviation delivers EC145 to Memorial Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145 to Memorial Hospital

Beacon Health System’s Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana recently received their new Eurocopter EC145. The aircraft was chosen for the larger cabin, payload and range as compared to their current EC135. The aircraft coincides with a rebranding of the air services to include Memorial Children’s Hospital and a slightly different color scheme. Memorial MedFlight… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, Inc, 03-Jun-13

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New Emergency Transport Helicopter to Serve Long Beach

New Emergency Transport Helicopter to Serve Long Beach

St. Mary’s Medical Center on Wednesday celebrated what will soon be a new emergency medical transport helicopter that will serve critically injured patients in the Long Beach area and on Catalina Island. (See Full Story)

Source: Long Beach patch, 03-Jun-13

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EHAC appoints new board member and auditor

EHAC appoints new board member and auditor

Frédéeric Bruder (new Managing Director at ADAC Air-Rescue) has been elected as EHAC Board Member by the EHAC member organisations. Before, Friedrich Rehkopf has stepped down from his post since he has retired from his post as Managing Director at ADAC Air-Rescue. Thus, Frédéric Bruder succeeds Friedrich Rehkopf also as EHAC Board Member. Ralph Setz… Read more »

Source: EHAC, 03-Jun-13

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UK – TAAS paramedics given go ahead to use advanced medication

UK – TAAS paramedics given go ahead to use advanced medication

The Air Ambulance Service’s paramedics will now be able to administer even more advanced care when they’re out and about at accidents and emergencies across the county. The Air Ambulance Service runs two Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS); Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. Combined the two services attend… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 31-May-13

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Nova Scotia health centre gets helipad

Nova Scotia health centre gets helipad

EHS LifeFlight, Nova Scotia’s Air Medical Transport service, will use the pad to transport critically ill or injured patients to health facilities that best suit their needs. (See Full Story)

Source: Truro Daily News, 31-May-13

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Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

With multiple locations and over 200 employees covering thousands of miles throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Life Flight Network says that they had outgrown the usefulness of spreadsheet crew scheduling. “The spreadsheet did not allow for individual employee schedule changes without involving managers/schedulers. The option of empowering the employee to self-submit availability, make trades, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 31-May-13

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Air Methods Successfully Renews DoD CARB Approval

Air Methods Successfully Renews DoD CARB Approval

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has received U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) approval to continue participation in the DOD Air Transport Program. Conducted by the DOD Commercial Airlift Division, the CARB audit continuously monitors and oversees commercial air carriers… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 31-May-13

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Mother Frances Winnsboro gets new helicopter

Mother Frances Winnsboro gets new helicopter

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics administrators Wednesday announced its newest emergency medical addition, with an unveiling of the Flight For Life air ambulance base at Trinity Mother Frances –— Winnsboro. (See Full Story)

Source: Tyler Paper, 30-May-13

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No money yet for 24×7 ops for Orange-based helicopter

No money yet for 24×7 ops for Orange-based helicopter

The Central West group of councils says at a meeting in Sydney last week Jillian Skinner said she supported a review recommendation that the Orange based helicopter operate round-the clock. (See Full Story)

Source: ABC News, 28-May-13

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Avlite donates helipad lighting to RACQ

Avlite donates helipad lighting to RACQ

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Toowoomba helipad was this week fitted with a solar-powered helipad lighting system to enhance crew safety and efficiency during night operations. (See Full Story)

Source: Australian Aviation, 28-May-13

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East Anglian Air Ambulance begins first UK night EMS missions

East Anglian Air Ambulance begins first UK night EMS missions

More lives will be saved across the eastern region now that a dedicated air ambulance has made history and been granted permission to fly helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) missions at night. Following 18 months of demanding hard work from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and its aircraft operator Bond Air Services, the Charity… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 28-May-13

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance goes operational

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance goes operational

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is based at Perth Airport and will supplement the work of the Scottish Ambulance Service. (See Full Story)

Source: BBC News, 23-May-13

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Keystone Med-Flight Announces New VP of Operations

Keystone Med-Flight Announces New VP of Operations

Keystone Med-Flight LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, has appointed Christopher Bassett as the company’s new Vice President of Operations. Chris Bassett is a well-known and respected aviation professional with over 25 years of experience in rotorcraft flight operations management. Bassett was most recently the vice president of operations for Air Methods Corporation…. Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 22-May-13

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REACH adds sixth EC135

REACH adds sixth EC135

In an ongoing program to modernize and upgrade its fleet of emergency air medical helicopters, REACH Air Medical Services has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter. The aircraft will be based at REACH’s Concord, CA base, known as REACH 3. The new aircraft will be the sixth EC135 for REACH, a 26-year-old emergency… Read more »

Source: REACH, 22-May-13

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Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

An air ambulance service that answers Oceanside emergency trauma calls out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport is angling to raise its profile in the city after a rival company came up with a proposal to operate a similar service out of Oceanside’s Municipal Airport. (See Full Story)

Source: Union-Tribune, 22-May-13

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Swiss air ambulances at war – Rega v TCS

Swiss air ambulances at war – Rega v TCS

Rega has had it their own way for many years – so it’s no surprise that the arrival of a competitor 18 months ago has led to, well, competition.  TCS is “Touring Club Suisse”, a roadside car rescue organisation.  (See full story)

Source: Aargauer Zeitung, 21-May-13

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Air Methods Reaches Highest Level in FAA’s Safety Management System Program

Air Methods Reaches Highest Level in FAA’s Safety Management System Program

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, recently was informed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it successfully reached the highest level (Level 4) of the FAA’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) program. The SMS program is an organizational framework created and implemented by the FAA to systematically guide,track,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-May-13

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CALSTAR appoints new Chief Pilot

CALSTAR appoints new Chief Pilot

Marcus Isbill, a veteran pilot of nearly 30 years, has been named chief pilot for CALSTAR, Jim Arthur, director of flight operations, has announced. Isbill’s aviation career started in 1985 with the U.S. Army.  Prior to retiring in 2001, he served in multiple roles in the military, including UH-1 chief of standardization and instrument examiner…. Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 21-May-13

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New Helicopter Base in Valdosta Aimed at Saving Lives

New Helicopter Base in Valdosta Aimed at Saving Lives

The view from a helicopter in the air can be breathtaking, but it can also help breathe life into those riding inside. Because when lives are on the line, time can be the greatest enemy. (See Full Story)

Source: WCTV.TV, 21-May-13

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Night Flight Concepts Launches Industry Specific NVIS Solution Programs

Night Flight Concepts Launches Industry Specific NVIS Solution Programs

Night Flight Concepts, the premier provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of five new industry specific solutions programs. These new Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) solutions include equipment, maintenance and training programs which have been adapted to support the specific operational and regulatory requirements for the following markets: • Emergency Medical Services and Search… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 17-May-13

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Kaweah Delta hosts helipad completion celebration

Kaweah Delta hosts helipad completion celebration

Kaweah Delta Health Care District will celebrate the completion of its helipad on Thursday, May 16, in Visalia. The event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. under the helipad in the main parking lot at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, 400 W. Mineral King Ave. The $2.7 million helipad is expected to be fully operational by… Read more »

Source: Kaweah Delta, 17-May-13

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RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

Lacy Panno, a flight nurse with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), is excited. (See Full Story)

Source: Leader~Post, 16-May-13

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FLIR Systems awarded $81M US Army contract

FLIR Systems awarded $81M US Army contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a two year blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Army to support the MEDEVAC program. The blanket purchase agreement is valued at $81 million and is for the Army MEDEVAC Mission Sensor (MMS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially developed military qualified Talon product, a… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc., 16-May-13

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FirstGroup pledges £100K to London’s Air Ambulance

FirstGroup pledges £100K to London’s Air Ambulance

FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America is providing our charity, with £100k worth of support over four years. Last month one of FirstGroup’s brand new hybrid buses, which is one of 23 which has just entered service in Essex, went head to head with our aircraft at RAF Northolt to… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 15-May-13

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Neighbours complain at temporary EMS helipad

Neighbours complain at temporary EMS helipad

It may be little consolation to residents in the Kirkwood Drive-Ramsey Lake Road area who are furious about a temporary helipad being located in their neighbourhood, but the notice is in the mail. (See Full Story)

Source: The Sudbury Star, 15-May-13

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Major sponsor pulls support from North West Queensland helicopter

Major sponsor pulls support from North West Queensland helicopter

The future of North West Queensland’s rescue helicopter is in jeopardy after a major sponsor pulled its support. (See Full Story)

Source: 612 ABC Brisbane, 13-May-13

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Helipad to be built in Ennis

Helipad to be built in Ennis

Madison Valley Medical Center and private donors have come together to provide Madison Valley with a helicopter pad that will deliver safe access to air ambulances. (See Full Story)

Source: Madisonian News, 13-May-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 AOG for 7 months

Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 AOG for 7 months

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is in a state of flux at present with a combination of issues all happening at the same time. Their older MD Explorer G-SASH went in for its annual in mid March, and needs a new flexbeam in the rotor system to make it airworthy again. However, MD Helicopters have told… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-May-13

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Multiflight provides AS365N2 cover for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Multiflight provides AS365N2 cover for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A Dauphin AS365N2 helicopter air ambulance owned and operated by Multiflight is currently providing vital cover for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) service. The helicopter is being used as a replacement aircraft whilst one of the two YAA MD902 Explorers is having its planned mandatory annual service. “Multiflight is pleased to be able to offer… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 10-May-13

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STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan officially launches today with 2,206 prizes worth over $3.8 million. In its inaugural year in 2012, STARS generated more than $1.6 million – a significant source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky. “STARS’ success depends on the people across this great province. All proceeds from the lottery… Read more »

Source: The STARS Lottery, 10-May-13

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Miami Valley Hospital expands CareFlight for premature babies

Miami Valley Hospital expands CareFlight for premature babies

New technology has prompted Miami Valley Hospital to expand its CareFlight service to help transport a very vulnerable population: premature babies.(See Full Story)

Source: The Business Journal, 10-May-13

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Future of RACQ-CQ Rescue staff is in the air

Future of RACQ-CQ Rescue staff is in the air

The futures of some RACQ-CQ Rescue staff are still up in the air after CHC Helicopters lost their contract with the rescue service last month. (See Full Story)

Source: Daily Mercury, 09-May-13

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RMC purchases helicopter pad

RMC purchases helicopter pad

Regional Medical Center trustees voted Tuesday to purchase a manufactured home for the hospital’s helicopter staff. (See Full Story)

Source: The TandD, 08-May-13

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Obituary – STARS founder John Panton

Obituary – STARS founder John Panton

He was an engaging storyteller, a master at delivering puns and always good for a funny joke or two. John Panton’s dedication, devotion and admiration for STARS, however, were no laughing matter. “Without John’s support, and that of others from the Lions Club and community, STARS wouldn’t be here,” said Dr. Greg Powell, STARS founder…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-May-13

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Guardian Flight Begins Emergency Helicopter Service in Williston

Guardian Flight Begins Emergency Helicopter Service in Williston

Travelers on the Dakota Parkway will notice a brand new and beautifully painted helicopter proudly positioned on the helipad at Mercy Medical Center. The helicopter is operated by Guardian Flight and began emergency helicopter services in Williston on Monday morning. The helicopter will provide the city of Williston and the surrounding areas with an added… Read more »

Source: Mercy Medical Center, 08-May-13

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust announces new CEO

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust announces new CEO

Auckland’s Westpac Recue Helicopter service has today named Greg Barrow as its next CEO. Announcing the appointment, Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Chairman Murray Bolton says Mr Barrow comes into the role with a lifetime of aviation experience behind him. “In recent months we have undertaken a thorough and robust recruitment process and Greg has come… Read more »

Source: ARHT, 08-May-13

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Seventeen EC135s for Turkish EMS contract

Seventeen EC135s for Turkish EMS contract

Eurocopter’s EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association’s THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, marking the latest major contract win for this twin-engine rotorcraft in the international emergency medical services (EMS) marketplace. Operations are to begin this August with an initial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-May-13

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Fresh blood for Victoria’s air ambulances

Fresh blood for Victoria’s air ambulances

Flight paramedics based in the Latrobe Valley will be able to source vital blood stores quicker following a partnership with Gippsland Pathology. (See Full Story)

Source: Latrobe Valley Express, 07-May-13

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Rescued pilot funds Midlands Air Ambulance education centre

Rescued pilot funds Midlands Air Ambulance education centre

A businessman who was left clinging to life in the wreckage of a horror helicopter crash in Shropshire has shown his gratitude to the air ambulance service that saved him. (See Full Story)

Source: Shropshire Star, 07-May-13

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INAER Spain attends International Congress on Intensive Care

INAER Spain attends International Congress on Intensive Care

INAER Spain (INAER), one of the world leaders in emergency air services, recently participated in the 6th International Congress on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (URGRAV) in Havana, one of the most important events on emergency medicine in Latin America. INAER led the conference on time-dependent pathology care for conditions whose evolution depends primarily on… Read more »

Source: INAER, 06-May-13

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STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths

STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will launch a multi-center trial this summer to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding. Paramedics will administer plasma to these patients while they are still being transported by helicopter to the hospital. Uncontrolled… Read more »

Source: UPMC, 06-May-13

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PHI announces results for Q1 to March 31, 2013

PHI announces results for Q1 to March 31, 2013

Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2013 increased $40.9 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2012. Our Oil and Gas medium and heavy aircraft flight hours and revenues increased primarily due to increased deepwater drilling activity. Operating revenues in the Air Medical segment increased $21.2 million primarily due… Read more »

Source: PHi, 06-May-13

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Air Methods to report Q1 results on May 9

Air Methods to report Q1 results on May 9

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 after the close of the market on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-May-13

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Emergency medical helicopter plan put on hold

Emergency medical helicopter plan put on hold

A proposal to station an emergency air ambulance helicopter in Oceanside was put on hold by the City Council Wednesday pending further negotiations. (See Full Story)

Source: U~T San Diego, 03-May-13

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EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

EAAA Passes CQC Inspection with Flying Colours

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has passed its most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which confirms that everyone helped by the Charity receives care of the highest quality. The EAAA, which provides the air ambulance service across Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, operates from bases at Cambridge and Norwich.  It has… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 03-May-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics help design revolutionary kit bags

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics help design revolutionary kit bags

Paramedics and doctors at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) have helped design their own medical kit bags that are now being used to treat patients both on the ground and inflight. The medical teams have worked with manufacturers to produce the revolutionary pouch design bags already attracting interest from other helicopter emergency services. The new bags,… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 03-May-13

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Ornge Sells Two Surplus AW139s

Ornge Sells Two Surplus AW139s

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced today two surplus AW139 helicopters have been sold. The selling  price was $20 million USD for two aircraft, or $10 million per helicopter. “With the sale of these helicopters, Ornge has taken another important step in addressing legacy issues inherited from previous leadership,” said Dr…. Read more »

Source: Ornge, 02-May-13

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STARS marks first anniversary in Saskatchewan

STARS marks first anniversary in Saskatchewan

Today, STARS air ambulance acknowledges its one-year anniversary of providing helicopter air ambulance services in the province of Saskatchewan. Since beginning operations from its Regina base in April 2012, STARS has flown or rendered care to more than 300 patients in Saskatchewan. STARS currently operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-May-13

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Huntsville Hospital’s AS350 now carrying blood

Huntsville Hospital’s AS350 now carrying blood

MedFlight, the hospital’s air ambulance, is the first helicopter in the state of Alabama to carry blood on every flight (see full report)

Source: AL.com, 01-May-13

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UK – First test flight for EMS helipad on Isle of Wight

UK – First test flight for EMS helipad on Isle of Wight

The first test flight for St Mary’s Hospital’s new helipad has taken place (see full story)

Source: Isle of Wight radio, 01-May-13

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Metro Aviation Pilot Recognized for Safety

Metro Aviation Pilot Recognized for Safety

Metro Aviation conducted annual training for 34 lead pilots last week.  Pilots gathered at the company’s new training facility at its Shreveport, Louisiana headquarters.  During the culminating dinner, Metro recognized Joseph “Woody” Woodard, Lead Pilot for the First Flight program in Melbourne, Florida. Woodard was honored for his quick thinking and commendable actions during a… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-May-13

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