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DRF Luftruttung commits to 25 EC145T2s over 11 years

DRF Luftruttung commits to 25 EC145T2s over 11 years

Eurocopter and the German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung signed a purchase agreement last night for 25 helicopters of the newest generation – the EC145 T2. This purchase makes the air rescue organisation Europe’s largest customer for this type of helicopter. With the purchase of these aircraft, the DRF Luftrettung will successively replace the BK… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Nov-11

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is expanding its emergency care across the region with the addition of an AirLife Denver medical helicopter service in Cheyenne. The new service is a partnership between Cheyenne Regional and HCA-HealthONE, which operates AIRLIFE Denver. Cheyenne Regional’s new blue and sonic green helicopter will be stationed in Cheyenne and will provide air ambulance… Read more »

Source: Cheyenne RMC, 14-Nov-11

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Rega disappointed at Federal Court decision

Rega disappointed at Federal Court decision

electronic translation…. The Air Rescue Service is committed to ensuring that the contributions of patrons can be used in full for the air rescue and not subject to VAT.Disappointed, she takes the decision of the Federal Court noted that the sponsor contributions are still subject to VAT. Since June 2008, the VAT paid on the… Read more »

Source: Rega, 14-Nov-11

NEMSPA publishes heliport survey results

NEMSPA publishes heliport survey results

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) has published the results of their recent national survey of active helicopter pilots regarding their opinions and experiences with the current infrastructure of heliport design, management and safety. The intent of these results is to help the helicopter industry and the federal agencies that have oversight of the industry… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 10-Nov-11

Air Methods Reports 3Q2011 Results and 4Q2011 Update

Air Methods Reports 3Q2011 Results and 4Q2011 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenue increased 20% to $185.2 million from $153.9 million in the year-ago quarter. For the nine-month period, revenue increased 14% to $467.2 million, up from $411.6 million in the prior-year nine-month period. For the quarter, net income decreased slightly to $18.5 million,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Nov-11

Sanford Health contracts Metro Aviation for more EC145s

Sanford Health contracts Metro Aviation for more EC145s

With their first Eurocopter EC145 approximately 50 percent completed, Sanford Health (based in Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND) entered into an agreement for the completion of two additional Eurocopter EC145’s. The first of the two additional aircraft arrived at Metro Aviation, Inc. on November 6th, with the third shipment scheduled for the middle of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-Nov-11

MedEvac Foundation releases public education publication

MedEvac Foundation releases public education publication

MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to release the public education publication Air Medical Services: Critical Component of Modern Healthcare Systems. This is an updated version of Air Medicine: Accessing the Future of Healthcare, an award-winning publication translated into 11 languages. The intended use is to educate public policy makers, regulatory agencies, healthcare system leaders, and… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 09-Nov-11

AAMS congratulates 2011 Program Director of the Year

AAMS congratulates 2011 Program Director of the Year

Alexandria, VA. – The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is proud to announce its 2011 Program Director of the year, Thomas P. Judge, CCT-P, Executive Director, LifeFlight of Maine. The Program Director of the Year Award, sponsored by Bell Helicopter, recognizes Mr. Tom Judge for his superior level of knowledge and management prowess, quality… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 08-Nov-11

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PHi reports results for nine months to 30th September

PHi reports results for nine months to 30th September

PHI, Inc.  today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Oil and Gas segment revenues were $96.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared to $89.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of $6.8 million. Flight hours were 29,901 for the current quarter compared to 30,119… Read more »

Source: PHi, 08-Nov-11

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FAA approves Aerolite EMS interiors in AW139

FAA approves Aerolite EMS interiors in AW139

Aerolite has received an FAA validation for a previously issued EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight EMS interior for the AW139. The new multi-mission interior allows the full spectrum of EMS, SAR and police missions and can easily be converted from an EMS set up to an 8 or 11 passenger configuration…. Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 07-Nov-11

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Community Awards Recipients Honored at AMTC

Community Awards Recipients Honored at AMTC

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is proud to announce its 2011 Community Awards recipients. Each year, these national awards are presented to individuals and organizations that exemplify the best of the air-medical and critical-care-ground transport community. This year’s recipients were honored at a special awards dinner on October 17, 2011 during the Air… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 07-Nov-11

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Bond win seven year East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Bond win seven year East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has awarded a contract to aviation company Bond Air Services for two new aircraft which will provide the region with the most advanced air ambulance fleet in the UK. Both aircraft will also, for the first time, be capable of night flying, bringing the prospect that the life-saving air ambulance… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 03-Nov-11

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Med-Trans opens new program in west Texas and New Mexico

Med-Trans opens new program in west Texas and New Mexico

Med-Trans has announced the opening of their newest air medical program, AeroCare – Seminole, TX. This life saving program will serve west Texas and New Mexico 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning October 31st . The region will benefit from the superior clinical care and great reputation built by AeroCare over the last… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 02-Nov-11

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Med-Trans appoints VP of Business Development

Med-Trans appoints VP of Business Development

Med-Trans Corp., a leader in the air medical industry, announced today that Ken Grimes has accepted a position as V.P. of Business Development and will be working out of the corporate headquarters in Lewisville, Texas. Grimes has an in-depth knowledge of the air medical services industry, most recently holding the position of Senior Account Manager… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 01-Nov-11

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Valley Air Care – last flight

Valley Air Care – last flight

The Rio Grande Valley’s longest-running helicopter ambulance flew its last flight yesterday, 31st October, thanks to Texas state budget cuts. The South Texas Emergency Care Foundation has operated Valley AirCare since 1995, but operating their AS350B2 in recent years has been an increasing challenge as cost reimbursements continued a downward slide and fuel prices soared. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-11

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Four sites named for Ballarat helipad in Melbourne

Four sites named for Ballarat helipad in Melbourne

THE state government is considering building the Ballarat Base Hospital helipad over Mair Street, as a structure similar to the one that exists at Melbourne’s The Alfred hospital. (see full story and poll)

Source: The Courier, 01-Nov-11

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Motorway operator funds life saving equipment

Motorway operator funds life saving equipment

M6toll is continuing its long term support of Midlands Air Ambulance charity by donating the funds necessary to purchase desperately needed flight suits for the air crew. Midland Expressway Limited has generously covered the £10,000 expense as part of their promise to support the charity for a further three years. The business has faithfully supported… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 31-Oct-11

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Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

The first civilian hospital based helicopter air ambulance; “Flight For Life” started at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1972.  Flight nurses Jane Miller and Margaret Tole began flying with Flight for Life in 1975.  Care Flight was born in 1981 when Miller accepted the position of Chief Flight Nurse, and along with Tole,… Read more »

Source: Colorado Flight for Life, 31-Oct-11

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Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

Carter McComb, the former CEO of air-ambulance company Life Link III who faced felony tax charges, has died of an apparent suicide, Florida authorities said.  McComb was arrested after a June raid on Minneapolis-based Life Link III’s offices. He was later charged with six felony counts of failing to file income taxes. (see full story)

Source: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, 28-Oct-11

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Life Flight Network contracts with Blue Cross of Idaho

Life Flight Network contracts with Blue Cross of Idaho

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members with the best value in health insurance, Blue Cross of Idaho today announced the addition of the Life Flight Network (LFN) as a contracting provider for Blue Cross of Idaho’s preferred provider organization (PPO), traditional and managed care networks, effective September 1, 2011. “Our members can… Read more »

Source: Blue Cross of Idaho, 28-Oct-11

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WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) Pilot Richard Craske flew his 3000th mission in Warwickshire on Friday 14 October 2011. A woman in her 40s was injured while exercising a horse on a long rein, or lunging, in the Shipston-on-Stour area. The crew were called because of initial concerns about possible head and back injuries…. Read more »

Source: WNAA, 28-Oct-11

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New FAA web page to streamline laser reporting

New FAA web page to streamline laser reporting

Washington, D.C. – In a continuing effort to combat the growing problem of lasers directed at aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a new website to make it easier for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and obtain information on the subject, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced today. The website, which… Read more »

Source: FAA, 27-Oct-11

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AAMS appoints interim CEO

AAMS appoints interim CEO

The AAMS Search Committee, chaired by Past President of AAMS Dr. Dan Hankins and AAMS Board President Timothy Pickering, are pleased to announce that Mr. John Fiegel, CAE, has accepted the position of Interim CEO of AAMS. Dr. Hankins reflected that, “The search committee has been working diligently with our Search Consultants, Pangburn Partners, LLC,… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 27-Oct-11

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Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

Brazil: State of Parana adds second EC130

Helibras has this week delivered a second EC130 to the State Government of Parana, for operation by their Public Safety department.  Like the first aircraft it will have joint law enforcement and air ambulance roles as it starts operatinos today – Thursday 27th October. Lt. Col. Orlando Artur da Costa, Commander of the Parana State… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-11

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Night Flight Concepts unveils aviation laser defense solutions

Night Flight Concepts unveils aviation laser defense solutions

Night Flight Concepts announced today at the “Laser Illumination of Aircraft Conference, a Growing Threat” a new suite of products, Laser ArmorTM. These new optical systems for laser defense offer equipment and training options to help aviation organizations defend against laser attacks. Laser Armorâ„¢ aids in the planning and implementation of a coordinated response that… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 27-Oct-11

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DRF sells EC135P1 to Swiss operator

DRF sells EC135P1 to Swiss operator

German EMS operator DRF has sold Eurocopter EC135P1 D-HYYY, serial number 0006, to Swiss operator Skymedia – a member of the Lions Air Group – who have registered it locally as HB-ZJE.  Having spent all its life as an air ambulance in the red and white DRF scheme, the helicopter was noted in the last… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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Lifeline at Rockford’s OSF Saint Anthony marks 30 years

Lifeline at Rockford’s OSF Saint Anthony marks 30 years

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center celebrates 30 years of its Lifeline medical helicopter program Wednesday, and staff say health system officials have invested in major equipment upgrades and training during the last few years to make the aircraft more dependable and in demand for the region. (see full story)

Source: Rockford Register Star, 26-Oct-11

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REACH Air Medical Services contracts for health records solution

REACH Air Medical Services contracts for health records solution

MMRGlobal, Inc. a leading provider of Personal Health Records and electronic document management systems for healthcare professionals, and REACH Air Medical Services, LLC (REACH) today announced they have signed an agreement to offer MMR’s signature MyMedicalRecords PHR to all of REACH’s current and future clients and customers. MyMedicalRecords (www.mmrvideos.com) will be an adjunct to a… Read more »

Source: MMRGlobal, 26-Oct-11

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ADAC sells two EC135P1s to UK operator

ADAC sells two EC135P1s to UK operator

German motoring and EMS operator ADAC has sold two of its early ambulance-role Eurocopter EC135s to a British operator.  The two EC135P1s will be the first P1 models on the UK register – prior to serial 0501 being imported for the West Midlands Police, every 135 in the UK had had Turbomeca power, and by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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EMS helipad helped by GlaxoSmithKline donation

EMS helipad helped by GlaxoSmithKline donation

The installation of a helistop for medical evacuations in Durham is in the preliminary stages thanks to a donation from GlaxoSmithKline.  The helistop would be constructed on the Durham Ambulance property. (See full story)

Source: Hudson-Catskill Newspapers, 25-Oct-11

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United Rotorcraft to complete four EC145s for OSF HealthCare

United Rotorcraft to complete four EC145s for OSF HealthCare

Air Methods, the largest air medical transportation company in the world, announced today that United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods (formerly known as the Products Division of Air Methods) has been awarded a contract by OSF Aviation, LLC, Peoria, Ill., a part of OSF HealthCare, to complete OSF’s four new Eurocopter EC145 aircraft. The… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Oct-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Strong community support, a hometown crew and a steadfast mission to always do what is best for their patients: the essential ingredients to a recipe for success that has allowed the Batesville Air Evac Lifeteam crew to faithfully serve northwest Mississippi since first taking flight in 2006.  (See full story)

Source: The Panolian, 24-Oct-11

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GULFlight 1 air ambulance to end next month

GULFlight 1 air ambulance to end next month

The helicopter, which has been operating since June 2006,  is no longer needed because of a decrease in calls and because there are more medical helicopters in the area than needed, according to Larry Hall, field operations manager for Air Methods, which runs the service.  (See full story)

Source: NWF Daily News, 24-Oct-11

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LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport is celebrating twenty-five years. The flight team reflects on how medical air services have changed and what’s ahead. Somewhere a car crashes and someone is seriously injured. The clock starts ticking. Soon after, a familiar ritual begins to unfold at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:… Read more »

23-Oct-11

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$400,000 contribution to STARS from FortisAlberta

$400,000 contribution to STARS from FortisAlberta

FortisAlberta announced today a five-year pledge of $400,000 in support of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) Human Patient Simulator Program (HPS), bringing the company’s contributions to $1.4 million over 15 years to 2016. “We are truly grateful for FortisAlberta’s very generous financial commitment to the STARS Human Patient Simulator Program (HPS),” says Andrea… Read more »

Source: STARS, 21-Oct-11

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Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

LifeLink Three Air Medical is getting a new home at the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing. The service will be moving into the Arrowhead Hanger, which is getting a makeover. (full story)

Source: WDIO, 21-Oct-11

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Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current… Read more »

Source: Eventbrite, 20-Oct-11

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North Flight Data, AEL partner to develop FDR for Bell 206

North Flight Data, AEL partner to develop FDR for Bell 206

NORTH Flight Data Systems LLC is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam to partner together to develop a flight data recording system for the analog Bell 206 platform in a continuing effort to invest in safety through Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA). NORTH Flight’s C-2000 system is a… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 20-Oct-11

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Wysong delivers new B407 completion to Air Evac Lifeteam

Wysong delivers new B407 completion to Air Evac Lifeteam

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., announced today from the Air Medical Transport Conference that they delivered a new Bell 407 EMS Helicopter to Missouri based Air Evac EMS, Inc., (Air Evac Lifeteam) the largest independently owned and operated air medical service provider in the United States.  Air Evac Lifeteam operates more than 110 Bell 206 Long Ranger… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 20-Oct-11

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CareFlight gets a $300,000 boost‎

CareFlight gets a $300,000 boost‎

RACQ CareFlight are flying high after a $300,000 sponsorship deal was announced by mining company New Hope Coal (see full story)

Source: Whitsunday Times, 20-Oct-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam selects Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrilators

Air Evac Lifeteam selects Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrilators

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air medical service in the United States, awarded Philips a contract to supply 127 HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillators. The HeartStart MRx units will be deployed across all of Air Evac Lifeteam’s bases, which number 104 in 15 states, over the next six months. The HeartStart MRx meets… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 20-Oct-11

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Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

Ornge Medical Director wins AAMS award

Ornge, a world leader in transport medicine, is proud to congratulate Dr. Russell MacDonald, Ornge’s Medical Director for Research and Development, on winning the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award. One of the transport medicine industry’s highest honours, the award was presented to Dr. MacDonald at the Air… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 20-Oct-11

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Three helipads to open in Kharkiv for Euro 2012

Three helipads to open in Kharkiv for Euro 2012

Three helicopter landing pads will be constructed in Kharkiv by the Euro 2012 European Football Championship for delivering medical care to guests and participants of the championship (Full story)

20-Oct-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam enters second level of FAA safety project

Air Evac Lifeteam enters second level of FAA safety project

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently-owned air ambulance service in the country, has entered the second level of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Management System Voluntary Pilot Project, further bolstering the company’s commitment to safety and risk management.Air Evac Lifeteam Director of Safety Dave Hardin explained that Air Evac Lifeteam’s voluntary participation in the… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 20-Oct-11

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AgustaWestland and United Rotorcraft to co-operate on AW169 EMS interior

AgustaWestland and United Rotorcraft to co-operate on AW169 EMS interior

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a non exclusive agreement with United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods division, to design, an air ambulance interior concept for the AW169 helicopter. The agreement includes AgustaWestland providing United Rotorcraft a full scale cabin Mock-up of the AW169 aircraft for design and full integration of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Oct-11

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American Eurocopter announces 26 orders at AMTC 2011

American Eurocopter announces 26 orders at AMTC 2011

American Eurocopter’s leadership position in the U.S. air medical market was further strengthened with a number of announcements at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference in St. Louis, MO. The company confirmed the sale of 26 helicopters to nine customers ranging across several product lines and announced the $250,000 donation to the MedEvac Foundation. “This… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

This is the official AW announcement – HeliHub.com broke this story 24 hours earlier AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract for two AW169 helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a wide range of emergency medical service and search and rescue missions… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Oct-11

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Duke Life Flight to upgrade from EC135 to EC145

Duke Life Flight to upgrade from EC135 to EC145

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that Duke University Hospital’s Life Flight has ordered two EC145 helicopters. These helicopters will replace the program’s two EC135 aircraft and provide increased capabilities for the patients they serve. “Duke Life Flight has been a long-time customer,” said Treg Manning, Vice President of Sales for American Eurocopter. “The EC145’s… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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Flight For Life program wins AEC’s 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Flight For Life program wins AEC’s 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the Flight For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award.  As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts towards safety both within the organization and with its customers During the AMTC Community… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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American Eurocopter donates $250K to MedEvac Foundation International

American Eurocopter donates $250K to MedEvac Foundation International

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the Air Medical Transport industry, and the MedEvac Foundation are proud to announce that American Eurocopter has chosen to donate $250,000 to the MedEvac Foundation. The money will be used to support the Foundation and its research to promote safety within the industry. “As the leader in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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Air Medical Resource Group exercises options for four AS350B3e

Air Medical Resource Group exercises options for four AS350B3e

American Eurocopter announced that Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) has exercised their options and ordered four more AS350 B3e helicopters. The options were part of an order announced at Heli-Expo 2011 and will bring AMRG’s fleet of AS350 B3e helicopters to seven Air Medical Resource Group is the parent company of Eagle Air Med Corporation,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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EagleMed purchases an AS350B3

EagleMed purchases an AS350B3

From the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC has purchased an AS350 B3 helicopter. EagleMed primarily serves the Midwest with its fleet of fixed and rotor wing aircraft that includes eleven Beechcraft King Air airplanes and now thirteen Eurocopter AStar helicopters. This will be the first AS350 B3 in its… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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New features for Becker’s DVCS6100 Digital Audio Control and Intercom System

New features for Becker’s DVCS6100 Digital Audio Control and Intercom System

Becker Avionics announces the introduction of a new version of the Digital Audio and Intercom System DVCS6100 Remote Electronic Unit (REU), that includes the latest features to enhance the performance of the system and keeps operators flying with the latest level of technology. Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing stated, “The new version provides… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 18-Oct-11

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract to acquire a state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter for delivery in 2015.  ARHT chief executive Bob Parkinson welcomed the acquisition, saying the high performance helicopter will mean superior outcomes for rescues and a better level of care for all patients who come onboard. (Full story)

Source: Voxy, 18-Oct-11

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Sanford Health purchases three EC145s

Sanford Health purchases three EC145s

From its booth number 321 at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced today that Sanford Health has purchased three EC145s. The aircraft were chosen after a very thorough evaluation process and will be part of an initiative to expand Sanford’s coverage area and its services to patients. Sanford Health is, geographically, the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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OSF Aviation purchases four EC145s

OSF Aviation purchases four EC145s

** EDITOR NOTE ** HeliHub.com broke this story four weeks ago – see OSF Life Flight to upgrade from B230 to EC145 – what follows is merely today’s press release confirming the details American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that OSF Aviation, LLC, a part of OSF HealthCare based in Peoria, Illinois, has ordered four… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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West Penn Allegheny Health System orders fifth EC145

West Penn Allegheny Health System orders fifth EC145

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, today announced that West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) has ordered its fifth EC145 for its LifeFlight Program. WPAHS LifeFlight is a long-time customer of American Eurocopter and currently operates four EC145s in its fleet. This fifth helicopter is part of… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA is proud to announce the winner of the 2011 Pilot of the Year Award – Mr. Douglas Stephan of Reach Air Medical Services. Each year, NEMSPA accepts nominations for this award from the nationwide air medical transport community so that we may recognize an individual who stands out in terms of professional achievement and… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 17-Oct-11

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Undisclosed customer buys three EC135s

Undisclosed customer buys three EC135s

The EC135 continues to be one of the most popular light twin-engine helicopters in the world. There have been more than 1,040 EC135s delivered globally, and today American Eurocopter announced that it has added three more to that tally with a sale to an undisclosed customer. “The EC135 is one of the most popular light… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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Helicopter Marketing Associates buy three EC135s for air medical industry

Helicopter Marketing Associates buy three EC135s for air medical industry

American Eurocopter announced today that it has sold three EC135s to Helicopter Marketing Associates (HMA) for placement in the air medical industry. “HMA’s choice of the EC135 reflects the tremendous demand for this platform throughout the world, particularly in the air medical market,” said Treg Manning, American Eurocopter’s Vice President of Sales.  “Across the United… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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Indiana University Health adds fifth EC145

Indiana University Health adds fifth EC145

From its booth #321 at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced today that Indiana University Health LifeLine will add its fifth EC145 to the fleet of four that were purchased in late 2008. The first four went into service throughout 2010 and the fifth is expected to go into service this week…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

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University of Iowa opens new AirCare hangar

University of Iowa opens new AirCare hangar

The more than 6,000-square-foot metal building has space for three helicopters, storage rooms and a sleeping room for pilots. The exterior of the building has large fuel storage tanks and a helipad. (full story)

Source: Press-Citizen, 17-Oct-11

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CAMTS accreditation for two Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Ohio

CAMTS accreditation for two Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Ohio

The Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Chillicothe and Portsmouth have received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services. The accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is now… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 17-Oct-11

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Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort

Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort

Thanks to two generous challenge donations by Air Methods Corporation, the Association of Air Medical Services and MedEvac Foundation International have received additional investment. “These challenge grants are an expression of our continuing faith in the mission of AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation. These organizations are the lifeblood of the medical transport community. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 17-Oct-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam enters second phase of Safety Management System project

Air Evac Lifeteam enters second phase of Safety Management System project

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently-owned air ambulance service in the country, has entered the second level of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Management System Voluntary Pilot Project, further bolstering the company’s commitment to safety and risk management. Air Evac Lifeteam Director of Safety Dave Hardin explained that Air Evac Lifeteam’s voluntary participation in… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 17-Oct-11

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Night Flight Concepts showcases night vision solutions at AMTC

Night Flight Concepts showcases night vision solutions at AMTC

At this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Night Flight Concepts, the premier provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it will showcase innovative night vision goggle solutions that enhance pilot and crewmembers safety and performance in Emergency Medical Services to ensure mission success. Night Flight Concepts delivers a wide range of… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 17-Oct-11

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Metro Aviation to feature an IU Health LifeLine EC145 at AMTC

Metro Aviation to feature an IU Health LifeLine EC145 at AMTC

Longtime air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will feature an Indiana University (IU) Health LifeLine critical care transport Eurocopter EC145 during the AMTC hosted in St. Louis, Missouri from 17-19 October 2011.  The sophisticated critical care transport helicopter includes an extensive patient care cabin configuration and single pilot IFR capability… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Oct-11

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Streeterville Children’s Memorial Hospital Heliport Approved

Streeterville Children’s Memorial Hospital Heliport Approved

Helicopters will be able to bring sick patients to the new Children’s Memorial Hospital in Streeterville after the Illinois Department of Transportation approved the heliport Friday. Children’s Memorial said on average, 73 children are brought to its current Lincoln Park location by helicopter every year. William P Johnson – HeliHub.com US correspondent

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-11

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American Eurocopter to showcase EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2011

American Eurocopter to showcase EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2011

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. emergency medical services industry, today announced that it will be showcasing two of its industry-leading helicopters at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The helicopters, a MedFlight of Ohio EC130 and an EC145 from Geisinger Life Flight, will be prominently… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 15-Oct-11

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Air Methods Product Division and United Rotorcraft Solutions to combine

Air Methods Product Division and United Rotorcraft Solutions to combine

Air Methods is excited to announce we are combining the powerhouses of our Products Division with United Rotorcraft Solutions to form our new unified brand – United Rotorcraft. Our new brand is a united front of expertise, precision, and dedication to enhancing the completion and service support of aircraft completions, refurbishments, painting services and accessory… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Oct-11

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ASU Announces Night Vision Award Mixer for AMTC

ASU Announces Night Vision Award Mixer for AMTC

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 at the convention hall in room 267, and present the night vision awards in St Louis, Missouri at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Drinks and light appetizers will be served. “The AMTC annual conference provides us… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Oct-11

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ASU presents NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course at AMTC

ASU presents NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course at AMTC

In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will offer a NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in St. Louis. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott will present the course. The course… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Oct-11

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PHI selects Sagem Avionics Analysis Ground Station

PHI selects Sagem Avionics Analysis Ground Station

Sagem Avionics (Safran group) today announced that PHI, Inc. has selected it’s AGS for their fleet of helicopters. The AGS is a comprehensive flight operations monitoring system for Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) applications, processing and analyzing all available data from aircraft recorders and producing user-configurable, customized reports. The Sagem Avionics AGS will replace the existing PHI system and offers the… Read more »

Source: Sagem Avionics, 15-Oct-11

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Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the George L Mee Memorial Hospital (09CA), King City, California. The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint and altimeter setting, visibility, and cloud height information… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 14-Oct-11

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PHI appoints Director

PHI appoints Director

PHI, Inc. has announced the appointment of Didier Keller to serve as a director on the Board of Directors of PHI, Inc. effective October 12, 2011. Mr. Keller will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Keller served as Chief Executive of SBM Offshore N.V., a Dutch public company… Read more »

Source: PHI, 14-Oct-11

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