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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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London’s Air Ambulance – new offices are rent-free

London’s Air Ambulance – new offices are rent-free

It has come to our notice by scanning property websites that the new 4,000 sq.ft (371 m²) are rent-free, courtesy of landlords Land Securities. That fact was missed from the press release issued by London’s Air Ambulance, which merely said “the office move has been prompted by continuous growth”. Checking the report on the CoStar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-13

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Cost-Effectiveness of Helicopter Transport of Trauma Victims Examined

Cost-Effectiveness of Helicopter Transport of Trauma Victims Examined

Researchers at the Stanford University have for the first time determined how often EMS helicopters need to help save the lives of seriously injured people to be considered cost-effective compared with ground ambulances. (see full story).  File photo

Source: Science Daily, 29-Apr-13

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Air Evac celebrates year of service in Licking County

Air Evac celebrates year of service in Licking County

In its first year of service for Licking County, the helicopters of Air Evac Lifeteam 107 made more than 200 flights and were requested for service more than 460 times. (See Full Story)

Source: Newark Advocate, 29-Apr-13

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Aviation Australia honoured by RACQ Careflight

Aviation Australia honoured by RACQ Careflight

On Thursday 18 April 2013, Investors and Supporters of RACQ CareFlight’s rescue service were honoured with a cocktail function to recognise their contributions and support throughout the year. The evening included a host of special guests ranging from Corporate Sponsors to Individual Donors, without whose support the provision of 24/7 emergency response helicopter rescue service… Read more »

Source: Aviation Australia, 28-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

Metro Aviation recently delivered a new Eurocopter AS350 to EagleMed as the result of a base expansion in Cody, Wyoming.  The aircraft was completed at Metro’s headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. The AS350 is equipped with Metro’s EMS kit that includes the transfill oxygen system with two outlets, medical inverter system, flip up seats, and LEMS… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Apr-13

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Former Ornge directors say they didn’t know about CEO’s extra fees

Former Ornge directors say they didn’t know about CEO’s extra fees

Several former directors of Ornge say they were kept in the dark about extra fees ousted CEO Chris Mazza collected on top of his high salary from Ontario’s troubled air ambulance service. (See full story)

Source: CTV News, 25-Apr-13

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London Air Ambulance founder Alastair Wilson retires

London Air Ambulance founder Alastair Wilson retires

They help save lives and can get to anywhere in Greater London within six minutes, but 25 years ago London’s Air Ambulance did not even exist except as an idea in the mind of A&E consultant Alastair Wilson. (See Full Story)

Source: BBC News, 25-Apr-13

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Australia – CareFlight wins AAMS award

Australia – CareFlight wins AAMS award

An American aeromedical organisation has presented CareFlight with the Excellence in Community Service award in Washington for its training program last Friday. Association of Air Medical Services president Rick Sherlock said it was the first time an aeromedical service outside the US had received the award. (See full story)

Source: Blacktown Sun, 24-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance to use 4G to enhance service

London’s Air Ambulance to use 4G to enhance service

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, has formed a strategic partnership with mobile operator EE, to develop new systems that will use 4G technology to enhance its service and cut vital minutes off mission times to benefit its patients. London’s Air Ambulance has already… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 24-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance moves charity office

London’s Air Ambulance moves charity office

London’s Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that our charity office is moving to the City of London on 29th April 2013. After many years of residency at The Royal London  Hospital, our charity team is to relocate to 7/8 Philpot Lane, EC3M 8AA. Telephone 020 7220 5470 The office move has been prompted by… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 23-Apr-13

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Why Air Methods Shares Plunged 12% in one day

Why Air Methods Shares Plunged 12% in one day

Air Methods sank 12% today after its preliminary quarterly results disappointed Wall Street. (see full story)

Source: News Times, 22-Apr-13

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance shows off Bo105 colour scheme

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance shows off Bo105 colour scheme

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance is making good progress and last week had their Eurocopter Bo105 at Perth’s Scone Airport to show off its colour scheme. It’s visit was only for a few days as it still needs some further equipment fitted before going live, but it did provide the charity the opportunity to announce that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-13

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CALSTAR Transports 50,000th Patient

CALSTAR Transports 50,000th Patient

january was a historic month for CALSTAR as we transported our 50,000th patient, CALSTAR CEO Lynn Malmstrom announced. “Surpassing 50,000 patient transports is a significant accomplishment and we would like to recognize our dedicated CALSTAR team members, past and present, as well as our many industry partners who have made it possible,” Malmstrom said. CALSTAR… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 19-Apr-13

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REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) is pleased to announce approval from the FAA to use its own GPS approaches and routes, directly to hospitals and landing sites in Western Oregon. REACH is the first Helicopter Emergency Management Service (HEMS) program to commit assets to serve the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley. These areas are often… Read more »

Source: REACH Air, 19-Apr-13

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Air Methods Provides Update on Q1 Results

Air Methods Provides Update on Q1 Results

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, provided preliminary results for first quarter 2013.  Total community-based patient transports for the first quarter 2013 are estimated to be 11,841.  Patients transported for community bases in operation greater than one year decreased an estimated 1,082 transports, or 9%, while weather… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 19-Apr-13

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CALSTAR celebrates 15 years in Ukiah

CALSTAR celebrates 15 years in Ukiah

After completing approximately 7,000 flights, the CALSTAR base in Ukiah marked its 15th anniversary Monday. The base, known as CALSTAR-4, serves the diverse and largely remote areas of Mendocino and Lake Counties (see full story).

Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal, 18-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation delivers new EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation delivers new EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation recently delivered the third of eight new EC135s to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR).  The new aircraft are part of a comprehensive fleet upgrade and standardization plan for the helicopter emergency medical service based in McClellan, CA.  Metro will provide eight EC135s to replace the program’s older fleet, making it an all-Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Apr-13

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CALSTAR adds new “clot stabilizing” treatment

CALSTAR adds new “clot stabilizing” treatment

Sacramento based CALSTAR, the largest nonprofit air ambulance on the west coast, is the first air ambulance in the United States to introduce a new “clot stabilizing” treatment to its arsenal of medications. Tranexamic acid (TXA) could save hundreds of lives in California and thousands across the country, according to Dr. David Duncan, CALSTAR’s medical… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 17-Apr-13

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Summit Air Ambulance rolling after successful first year

Summit Air Ambulance rolling after successful first year

The first year of Summit Air Ambulance’s existence in southwest Montana has been a memorable one (see full story).

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 17-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

For safety to exist, it must be a way of life.”  Those words are familiar in the Metro Aviation family and reiterated in a new safety video featuring Metro’s CEO Mike Stanberry.  The video speaks directly to employees and customers and reaffirms Metro’s commitment to sustaining an active Safety Management System (SMS). The incorporation of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

International SOS and London’s Air Ambulance today announced a strategic partnership for 2013. The partnership will focus on securing additional funding for London’s Air Ambulance to sustain the vital life-saving services it delivers across the capital and support a number of key enhancements being made by the charity. London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Apr-13

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CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 15-Apr-13

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New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

Price residents may have noticed a helicopter flying over the city on Friday. The new chopper caught the eye of many residents and will soon be a permanent fixture to the area (see full story)

Source: ETV-10 News, 15-Apr-13

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Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

The Healthnet 4/Medflight 7 airbase located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville recently received a new, larger helicopter to serve the air medical needs of the community (see full story).

Source: Portsmouth-Dailytimes, 15-Apr-13

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New helicopter request app saves time and lives

New helicopter request app saves time and lives

When EMS helicopter pilot Jim Cooper observed that the system for requesting a life flight crew was unnecessarily long, complicated and prone to error, he decided not to accept the status quo. He created a new iPhone application to streamline communication and save crews precious minutes. Heli-Now founder Cooper said, “This simple helicopter request app… Read more »

Source: Heli-Now, 14-Apr-13

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West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

Marks Air Care’s 20th anniversary and we wish to express our thanks to all healthcare providers in the region for so many years of teamwork and for helping keep us safe. Since our first mission in 1993, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing critical care and rapid trauma interventions to patients in Southwest Michigan and Northern… Read more »

Source: Air Care, 12-Apr-13

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Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

The hospital had a helipad on the rooftop of its old ED but it was removed in 2003 when a new emergency department was built and although the provision was made in the new building for a rooftop helipad, but it was never funded.  A commitment has now been made for a temporary pad within… Read more »

12-Apr-13

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MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment has issued an $8 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of New England Life Flight, Inc. in Bedford, which does business as Boston MedFlight. The emergency transport service will use lease proceeds to buy a medically configured helicopter that will replace an existing helicopter to transport ill and injured patients. Lease proceeds will also finance… Read more »

Source: Boston Medflight, 12-Apr-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam Earns Three-Year CECBEMS Accreditation

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns Three-Year CECBEMS Accreditation

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air medical service provider in the United States, was recently awarded a three-year certification from CECBEMS. Jennifer Fletcher, director of patient care services and staff development for Air Evac Lifeteam, said the company is one of the biggest providers of continuing education in the country. In… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 11-Apr-13

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Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

MedStat EMS announces the expansion of its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (see full story).

Source: The Columbus Packet, 10-Apr-13

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BMA backs CQ’s rescue services with $330,000 donation

BMA backs CQ’s rescue services with $330,000 donation

RACQ CQ Rescue and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue may be used to lending a helping hand, and now they’ve had the favour returned with BMA contributing $330,000 over three years to these organisations (see full story).

Source: The Bulletin, 10-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

Our team will be followed in Channel 5’s Trauma Doctors in four 60 minute programmes, beginning on Thursday 11th April 2013 at 9pm. Shadowing London’s Air Ambulance and the UK’s leading trauma centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Trauma Doctors allows the audience to witness this specialist group of clinicians making the split second… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-13

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PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

Most people in western Kentucky know PHI Air Medical through the familiar yellow and black helicopters that take sick and injured people to hospitals (see full story).

Source: Murray Ledger And Times, 09-Apr-13

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