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Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third helicopter to add to their Trauma Star service. FL Keys News reports that the two main points of discussion for this decision are whether the privately run LifeNet helicopter ambulance service will renew their contract with Low Keys Medical Centre in March, as cost-per-flight charges have gone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

The Watertown City Council has decided that the Watertown Fire Rescue will have to transport medical emergency patients to and from the Watertown Regional Airport helipad as the helipad at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been closed. The helipad is out of commission due to the hospital’s expansion project, which will take roughly 20 months… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

ETMC has recently moved one of their Air 1 emergency helicopters to Pittsburg. This new location provides patients with a faster response time as they will have faster transportation to ETMC Tyler’s Level 1 trauma centre. ETMC Air 1 is crewed 24 hours a day, all week. The Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Transport… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-16

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Alex Skaalen, base manager for Valley Med Flight is enthusiastic as building plans for their new hangar move swiftly. Routine maintenance tests were done on the Valley Med Flight’s helicopter this Monday near CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital. Not only a base manager, but a flight paramedic too, Skaalen is proud that their… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 25-Oct-16

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has recently leased a new, EMS equipped Leonardo AW139 helicopter to LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight) to support emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) missions in Queensland, Australia. “We are delighted… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 25-Oct-16

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Sheriff’s Office is happy to receive their new Bell 206, named “Chase 3.” The new helicopter has an enhanced communications systems, cameras and better tracking abilities. Chase 3 is able to find LoJack or the beacon of a downed aircraft. Even civilians such as an Alzheimer’s patient who is wearing a radio beacon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Questions are rising about whether Samoa Helicopters has a future. Their single helicopter has not moved from Mulinu’u. It was in use for months after the March general election when the company received an endorsement from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, reports Samoa Observer. The helicopter had been in frequent use, giving tours, a SAR… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

Two hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s new helipad, on Fair Avenue. The Times Tribune reported that the helipad cost up to $124 000. A large amount of that cost was paid through the fundraising of Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The new helipad helps bring Wayne Memorial to an IV trauma… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-16

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LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

Despite having closed its Tallahassee branch earlier this month, LifeFlight is continuing with its medical air ambulance services in the area by using their other branches in Marianna, Georgia and Live Oak. The branch was initially closed due to a lack of demand. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital is currently looking into the impact that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-16

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NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

The NSW Government will provide $2.3 million for a new Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service aeromedical base at Belmont.        Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the new base at Lake Macquarie Airport will be a key emergency service facility for northern NSW with aircraft hangar facilities; day maintenance and training facilities; and accommodation for… Read more »

Source: Rescue Helicopters, 19-Oct-16

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AMRG Accepts Delivery of Upgrade from Aero Dynamix

AMRG Accepts Delivery of Upgrade from Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is very proud to announce their selection by Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as the preferred NVIS solution provider on their EMS rotorcraft. “We are extremely pleased to be working with AMRG and to be a part of their known excellence and contributions in the EMS community” said ADI’s Chief Operating… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 18-Oct-16

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WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

The first baby to be transported in the Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) Charity’s new fourth aircraft has been flown home with the help of the neonatal team at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Baby Noah Griffiths, from Carmarthen, was born thirteen weeks prematurely at the unit in Bodelwyddan, but as soon as he was deemed well enough… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 18-Oct-16

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RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road… Read more »

Source: DFES, 18-Oct-16

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Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

Air Evac Lifeteam is abruptly closing their Martins Ferry medical base. Seth Myers, the President of Air Evac Lifeteam has reported that the reason for closing is due to low reimbursement and a low demand for transportation. The employees have been offered severance packages or other company positions, reports WTOV 9.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-16

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Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

LifeFlight Tallahassee has closed its Gadsden County base, giving no notice to its 15 employees. They were merely told to attend a meeting on Tuesday, where the situation was explained to them. They may be reassigned to other employment opportunities within the company. The base was closed due to a declining revenue and the strain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-16

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Cayman Islands – Faith Hospital Receives New Helipad

Cayman Islands – Faith Hospital Receives New Helipad

Faith Hospital held their opening ceremony on October 3rd of their new helipad. This new helipad provides the Cayman Islands with a sorely needed emergency landing area. As reported by Cayman Compass, the use of a helipad will greatly reduce the response time and the time it takes for critical patients to receive care. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-16

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LCI announces delivery of Leonardo AW169

LCI announces delivery of Leonardo AW169

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, announces the delivery of the first Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana SpA. The AW169 is the first of three such aircraft that will be leased from LCI to support to support Elitaliana’s emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) operations in… Read more »

Source: LCI, 11-Oct-16

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Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance AW169 arrives UK for completion

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance AW169 arrives UK for completion

After more than a year in the planning, our new state-of-the-art helicopter, an AgustaWestland 169 is one step closer to becoming operational in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The helicopter was flown to the UK from Italy on Friday and is now secure in a hangar at Staverton, where our helicopter provider is based. It will remain… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 10-Oct-16

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Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince Country Hospital will receive $200 000 in upgrades to their heliport. Health PEI’s Capital Repairs and Maintenance Fund is providing the money for the upgrade. Journal Pioneer reports that new perimeter lighting will be installed, as well as obstruction lights, replacing the fence line, repainting the helipad markings, increasing the size of the helipad… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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Airbus Helicopters at Helitech 2016

Airbus Helicopters at Helitech 2016

Airbus Helicopters will be taking part in Helitech Airshow in Amsterdam from 11-13 October with two of its most successful aircraft on display: one H130 in passenger configuration and one H145 for EMS missions. New to the Helitech stand this year is the H160 experience—an interactive, virtual opportunity to discover our next-generation helicopter from the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Oct-16

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Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Oct-16

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New Helipad for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Maine has recently opened their new helipad. This is now the 32nd helipad LifeFlight can use. As reported by WABI TV, the new helipad can cut a half an hour wait down to 14 minutes for patients. LifeFlight sees the new helipad as an achievement of their goal for a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-16

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Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods Corporation, which operates Wyoming LifeFlight, has ended operations in Sheridan. Mike McCafferty, who is Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO, announced the end of LifeFlight services here in an email to hospital employees. The hospital had provided space for the LifeFlight helicopter on the hospital campus. McCafferty said Wyoming LifeFlight’s decision to close the base… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Oct-16

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London Air Ambulance boss quits

London Air Ambulance boss quits

After a tenure of nearly five years, CEO Graham Hodgkin has left London’s Air Ambulance and started a new role at Wavelength – a leadership and networking organisation which issued a very complimentary welcoming press release. Prior to joining LAA, Hodgkin completed over ten years with Deutsche Bank. His LinkedIn profile shows he left the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-16

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Metro Aviation names Regional Aviation Manager

Metro Aviation names Regional Aviation Manager

Metro Aviation announced Lee Johnston as the new Regional Aviation Manager for the Midwest region.  Lee has been an EMS Pilot since 2001, joining Metro Aviation in 2011 as a lead pilot and then site manager for MedFlight of Ohio.  He has over 4,200 hours of flight experience, holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Oct-16

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CHC awarded Australian aeromedical evacuation contract

CHC awarded Australian aeromedical evacuation contract

CHC Helicopter is proud to announce that it has signed a 21-month contract with Australian Army to provide aeromedical evacuation (AME) and crash response support for deployments throughout Australia. The contract will commence on 1 October 2016 and run through to 30 June 2018. CHC currently provides search and rescue services to the Royal Australian… Read more »

Source: CHC, 03-Oct-16

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Health Service Centre helipad to open soon in Winnipeg

Health Service Centre helipad to open soon in Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s Health Service Centre (HSC) is eager to see the opening of a long delayed rooftop helipad. HSC and the City of Winnipeg are doing final safety tests to prove that all systems are operational and up to standard, once these tests are done they will receive an occupancy permit, reports Global News. The helipad… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

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GNAAS seeks funding for base project

GNAAS seeks funding for base project

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has applied for £1.9m of funding to create a centre of medical excellence in the North-East. Several sites in the Darlington and Tees Valley area are under consideration for the new base, which would bring the charity’s operational crew and its fundraising and administrative staff under one roof…. Read more »

Source: The Great North Air Ambulance Service, 26-Sep-16

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CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has announced that the fifth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has been one of their biggest years yet, raising $387,675. Since it started in 2011, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4.1 million for STARS. This morning, STARS… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Sep-16

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Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

The Health Minister of Nova Scotia has reported that their decision on a new helicopter could be delayed due to one of the options being grounded last month. CTV News Atlantic reports that Leo Glavine is currently waiting for the approval and clearance of Transport Canada, who grounded the Sikorsky S-76A as it did not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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Airbus taking H130 and H135 to AMTC Conference

Airbus taking H130 and H135 to AMTC Conference

Industry leader Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C. On display for close-up inspection by air medical transport operators will be an H135-series aircraft operated by STAT MedEvac,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Sep-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 4 Pilot of the Year

Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 4 Pilot of the Year

Clarence Carldwell has recently been honoured with the title of being Air Evac Lifeteam’s Region 4 Pilot of the Year. Even though Clarence recently changed over from an area pilot to a base pilot, he was clearly seen as a winning candidate. Ozark Radio News reports that Ronnie Fleming, the regional director of flight operations,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-16

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Spectrum Aeromed to celebrate 25th Anniversary at AMTC conference

Spectrum Aeromed to celebrate 25th Anniversary at AMTC conference

Spectrum Aeromed announced today they will host a 25th Anniversary celebration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Charlotte, North Carolina at booth 301 the last two hours of the opening day.  The anniversary celebration will kick off with libations served in the booth Monday September 26th from 16:00 – 18:00. For the entire… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Sep-16

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£3.9 Million Raised for Central Manchester Helipad

£3.9 Million Raised for Central Manchester Helipad

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity (CMFT Charity) has reached £3.9 million for funds for a new helipad in central Manchester. The Time Saves Lives Helipad Appeal was established in September 2015 and thanks to all the supporters, the generous donations from County Air Ambulance Trust’s HELP and the Government’s LIBOR fines fund,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-16

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Conditions for Kurow Medical Centre Helipad

Conditions for Kurow Medical Centre Helipad

The Kurow Medical Centre might be able to use the Kurow Recreation Reserve as an emergency helipad, pending the vote on approving a lease, but under four conditions. They have to meet Civil Aviation Authority requirements, adhere to proposed lease provisions, attain resource consent and that the helipad will be subject to public notification. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-16

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Air Methods names new SVP of Aviation Operations

Air Methods names new SVP of Aviation Operations

Air Methods (Nasdaq:AIRM), America’s largest air medical provider and helicopter operator, today announced the promotion of Leo Morrissette to senior vice president of aviation operations. “Leo brings more than 30 years of aviation experience and strategic direction to the leadership team,” said Mike Allen, Air Methods’ president of air medical services. “This new role is… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Sep-16

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Lane Regional Medical Center opens new helipad

Lane Regional Medical Center opens new helipad

Lane Regional Medical Centre successfully opened its newly constructed helipad. As reported by The Advocate, the new helipad will be beneficial in transporting high risk patients with life threatening conditions. Before the pad was built, they received around 10 air ambulance cases a year, now since the opening, the hospital has received seven patients so… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year

Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year

Farmington Air Evac Lifeteam base recently awarded Shane Cook, a flight nurse and clinical lead, the title of Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year. This award is given to a flight paramedic or nurse who shows the ability to be dedicated, accountable, enthusiastic and is someone who takes initiative and has a full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

More than $516,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan community and business leaders at the second annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held Thursday at a remote prairie location near St. Denis, SK. “I was really honoured that I was chosen to participate,” said Kindersley-based participant Garth MacDonald. “It’s been fun…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 19-Sep-16

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FAA proposes $892,500 fine for Air Methods

FAA proposes $892,500 fine for Air Methods

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $892,500 civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating an Airbus EC-135 helicopter on passenger-carrying flights when it was not airworthy. The FAA alleges that during a Nov. 4, 2014 inspection in Tampa, Fla., an FAA inspector discovered that the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 18-Sep-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Equips Bell 407GXP

Spectrum Aeromed Equips Bell 407GXP

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company’s equipment was installed on a new Bell 407GXP helicopter for Boise, Idaho based Idaho Helicopters. The new aircraft is equipped with a single patient pivot system and will fly Helicopter Air Ambulance for St. Luke’s Hospital. “We selected the Spectrum Aeromed system for a lot of reasons,”… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 16-Sep-16

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Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

Iran’s Health Ministry is in negotiations with Russian Helicopters for a supply of 60 light helicopters Ansat and Kamov Ka-226T. Currently Iran holds 50 Russian helicopters, including Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-171E, Mi-8MTV, Mi-17V5s. The Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company are also discussing the possibility of creating a helicopter maintenance and repair centre. As reported by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

A new training simulator has been opened in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Thruxton. The new simulator will help first-responders with training for different environments, from the Hampshire Forest to a crowded nightclub. It allows them to practice their technical skills as well as how they work as a team…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Donates $25,0000

Spectrum Aeromed Donates $25,0000

Spectrum Aeromed announced today they presented Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity with a check through United Way of Cass Clay for $25,000 on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. The presentation took place at the build site located at 3118 32nd Ave S, Moorhead. The donation is in honor of both Spectrum Aeromed and Lake… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 16-Sep-16

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FEC Heliports at Air Medical Transport Conference 2016

FEC Heliports at Air Medical Transport Conference 2016

FEC Heliports has been a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of rooftop and aluminium helipads for more than 20 years. It has maintained that position by keeping an emphasis on design, flexibility, safety and innovation but perhaps most importantly by focussing on its customer requirements. A good example of this is the recent design and… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 15-Sep-16

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Air Methods Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Air Methods Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Air Methods (Nasdaq:AIRM) announced the appointment of its first chief medical officer, David Frederick Edward Stuhlmiller, MD, FACEP, CMTE. Mike Allen, president of air medical services at Air Methods said, “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Stuhlmiller join our leadership team. We provide emergency air medical care to more than 100,000 patients every year. As America’s… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Sep-16

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Babcock expands into new helicopter engineering facility

Babcock expands into new helicopter engineering facility

Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore has acquired a 20,000 sq ft hangar at Gloucestershire Airport as a base for its growing helicopter maintenance, repair, overhaul and installations operations. The new facility – located very close to the company’s existing  Staverton headquarters – will become a major new engineering base for the company. Tim Shattock, Managing… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 12-Sep-16

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PAC International delivers 407GX to University of Utah Health Care

PAC International delivers 407GX to University of Utah Health Care

PAC International (PAC), a Metro Aviation company, has delivered a fully customized Bell 407GX to the University of Utah’s AirMed program, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Established in 1978 as the eighth air medical transport program in the nation, AirMed provides care throughout northern Utah and Wyoming. The new addition to the fleet is… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Sep-16

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Cornwall Air Ambulance make milestone 26,000th rescue

Cornwall Air Ambulance make milestone 26,000th rescue

The Cornwall Air Ambulance has reached a milestone of 26 thousand rescues. This past Wednesday a young toddler was flown from Boscastle, after he fell off a wall and hit his head, and was taken to Derriford in little over 20 minutes. This young boy was the revealed as number 26 thousand. The air ambulance… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

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Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

The Department for Transport bought 11 Sikorsky S92 and Agusta Westland AW189 helicopters from the American company Bristow for £1.9 billion, but the helicopters themselves are too large to land at hospital helipads. The hospitals Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield are being affected by the lack of helicopters available. Newcastle officials have brought the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

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Air Ambulance Northern Ireland to launch with two EC135s

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland to launch with two EC135s

AANI are delighted to announce Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as the aviation supplier of the Charity’s two aircraft. They will also provide aviation training and the pilots of both helicopters. Babcock has decades of experience in providing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) across the UK and currently operates from more than 20 UK bases,… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 08-Sep-16

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Geelong Hospital Opens New Helipad

Geelong Hospital Opens New Helipad

Geelong Hospital officially opened its new helipad on the Baxter Wing on Friday, by the Health and Ambulance Services Minister, Jill Hennessy. The helipad has been operation since June and in that time has benefited more than 30 patients. The hospital previously used a grounded helipad, causing the emergency cases to be carried through the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-16

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Era names new Director of Safety and Compliance

Era names new Director of Safety and Compliance

Era Group, has announced that David Zaworski has been appointed Director of Safety and Compliance.  With over seventeen years of experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Zaworski rejoins Era to oversee the company’s commitment to maintain the highest safety standards. Era’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bradshaw says, “David brings a wealth of industry… Read more »

Source: Era, 02-Sep-16

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HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet, the air ambulance company, has been restricted in their use of helipads and is no longer allowed to land at seven hospitals in the province of British Columbia. Although they have temporary exemptions for five of these hospitals, they still cannot land at Surrey Memorial and Royal Columbian and are not allowed to land… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-16

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AMGH, Aviators Air Rescue take delivery of first H130

AMGH, Aviators Air Rescue take delivery of first H130

Leaders of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) and Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. accepted delivery Monday of the first of three Airbus Helicopters H130s, which the companies will use to launch the first affordable single-engine helicopter emergency medical services operation in India. Dallas-based AMGH, a leading U.S. air medical transport and EMS provider with hundreds of… Read more »

Source: AMGH, 01-Sep-16

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Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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Life Force One Has New Base In Tennessee

Life Force One Has New Base In Tennessee

Life Force One was officially welcomed to its new base in Cleveland on Wednesday. An open house will be held Saturday for the public, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Life Force hangar and crew quarters at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. Many Cleveland and Bradley County officials attended… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 23-Aug-16

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Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

Life Link III is pleased to announce the establishment of a new base of operations in Brainerd, Minnesota, to serve the increasing health care needs of this rapidly growing region. The new base will provide critically needed additional air medical service to the Brainerd Lakes region which is currently underserved in relation to call demands…. Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 23-Aug-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam earns full accreditation from CAMTS

Air Evac Lifeteam earns full accreditation from CAMTS

Air Evac Lifeteam is proud to announce that it recently earned full accreditation from CAMTS – the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. CAMTS is comprised of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. CAMTS-appointed surveyors visited 25 air medical bases within the Air Evac Lifeteam system in… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 22-Aug-16

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Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital opens helipad

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital opens helipad

Recently, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital made fast transport to its emergency services easier, opening a new helipad just outside its hospital-based emergency department. “One of our goals is to provide easy access to the care that our community needs, especially in areas of the Blue Ridge region that need access to emergency care,” noted Jonathan… Read more »

Source: SMJH, 17-Aug-16

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East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints four Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine consultants

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints four Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine consultants

These consultants are committed to working a day a week for the Charity, but will also spend time overseeing EAAA’s governance. This will involve developing the Charity’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), equipment, future direction, training, and of course, will provide on-call consultant advice. The four permanent consultants are, Dr Pam Chrispin and Dr Jeremy Mauger,… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 16-Aug-16

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Air Methods picks Truth Data for Flight Operations and Quality Assurance

Air Methods picks Truth Data for Flight Operations and Quality Assurance

Air Methods announces selection of Truth Data to provide flight operations and quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM). Truth Data provides FOQA and FDM capabilities through local and cloud capabilities for data analytics, information visualization and reporting. “We’re thrilled to partner with the largest emergency air medical operator in the world,” said Pete… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 16-Aug-16

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance prepare to launch first H145 in early September

Yorkshire Air Ambulance prepare to launch first H145 in early September

The final countdown has begun at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as they look forward to welcoming their new Airbus H145 helicopter in to operations next month. The rapid response emergency service Charity unveiled the new helicopter back in June, and now after having its medical fit completed, the team have entered into the final stages… Read more »

Source: YAA, 16-Aug-16

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STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

Celebrations are taking place across the province today following the announcement of the 2016 STARS Lottery Saskatchewan winners. The fifth annual lottery was the most successful to date in terms of revenue generated, and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping the fundraiser do so well, despite recent economic constraints in the province. “The people… Read more »

Source: STARS, 14-Aug-16

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Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second Airbus H130

Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second Airbus H130

Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters H130, which will augment the service’s fleet of seven other Airbus Helicopters aircraft. The H130 acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s strategy to transition its entire fleet to that model helicopter. Hospital Wing also operates three earlier… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Aug-16

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NEMSPA appoints President Elect

NEMSPA appoints President Elect

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is pleased to announce that Miles Dunagan has been appointed as their next President Elect and will be taking over the duties of President for NEMSPA at the 2016 Air Medical Transport Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dunagan is a veteran fixed wing and rotary wing commercial pilot of… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 14-Aug-16

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New UK heliport for Police and EMS operations approved

New UK heliport for Police and EMS operations approved

The controversial proposals for a dual-service heliport at Almondsbury have now received planning approval, according to the Gazette series.  The site, close to the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways, will become the new base for both the National Police Air Service and the Great Western Air Ambulance in the Bristol area.  Both currently… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-16

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90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

90 Airbus rotorcraft deployed at Rio 2016 Olympics

A fleet of 90 Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft has been deployed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for use in surveillance, airspace defense, anti-terrorism, law enforcement, command/control/communication, air medical rescue and electronic image capture during the month of August in Rio de Janeiro and other states where competitions are taking place. This fleet is comprised of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Aug-16

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RACQ CQ Rescue flies 7000th mission

RACQ CQ Rescue flies 7000th mission

The airlift of a critically ill patient from one of the Whitsunday Islands on Saturday night marked the 7000th mission for RACQ CQ Rescue. The milestone mission, the 314th task this year for the Mackay-based rescue helicopter, was incredibly significant for both the region and the community-funded organisation which next month celebrates two decades of… Read more »

Source: RACQ, 11-Aug-16

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Wales Air Ambulance invests in two high-tech incubators

Wales Air Ambulance invests in two high-tech incubators

Significantly quicker transfers of neonatal babies are to be introduced with the launch of Wales’ first flight incubator, it was announced. The two £70,000 bespoke incubators to be introduced on board the Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) is the most advanced in the UK. Its introduction will replace long road ambulance journeys for vulnerable babies…. Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 11-Aug-16

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ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC Luftrettung the largest emergency medical helicopter operator in Germany, has upgraded two of their BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines, making the aircraft Cat A / Class 1 compliant at Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). After completion of the STC and installation of the -850 engines the model is marketed as the BK117-850D2…. Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 09-Aug-16

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New helipad planned at Hull Royal Infirmary

New helipad planned at Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has submitted proposals to Hull City Council’s Planning Committee to create a new helipad at the back of Hull Royal Infirmary. The hospital serves the region as a Major Trauma Centre, regularly receiving emergency patients via helicopter and organising patient transfers via air ambulance. A number of providers… Read more »

Source: HEYH, 08-Aug-16

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ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 1000th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on a Bell 407GXP at Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) in Blountville, Tennessee for MED TRANS Air Medical Transport ( Med-Trans Corp). “Achieving our 1000th FAA Certified Cockpit Modification is a major milestone for Aviation… Read more »

Source: ASU, 04-Aug-16

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Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s factory in Vergiate (Varese) recently, home to the company’s main helicopter final assembly lines. The Vice President of Panama and a senior accompanying delegation had the opportunity to view the industrial capabilities and modern range of products that make… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Aug-16

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Air Methods to release earnings numbers on Thursday

Air Methods to release earnings numbers on Thursday

Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM) will be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, August 4th. Analysts expect Air Methods Corp. to post earnings of $0.77 per share for the quarter. Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Aug-16

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