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Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke plans Can$465K helipad upgrade

Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke plans Can$465K helipad upgrade

Emergency patients will get to hospital quicker if fundraising efforts for an upgraded helipad facility at the Queen Victoria Hospital make it to the projected cost of $465,000.  See more details

Source: Revelstoke Mountaineer, 29-Feb-16

Midlands Air Ambulance Night-Approved Landing Sites Go Live

Midlands Air Ambulance Night-Approved Landing Sites Go Live

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is a step closer to undertaking air ambulance missions at night, as four night-approved lit helipad sites have now gone live across the region, at Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Bishops Castle and Shobdon. The charity currently operates 14 hours a day, 365 days a year, flying full air ambulance missions in daylight across… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 26-Feb-16

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ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

After more than three decades with little to no changes, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) and Wilcox Industries revealed at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky a new helmet mount and battery back for night vision goggles. “Lighter, stronger, and easier to use are phrases we have all heard people ask for… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-16

Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System. Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S,… Read more »

Source: Axalta, 25-Feb-16

Careflight welcome helipad plan for town of Adelaide River

Careflight welcome helipad plan for town of Adelaide River

A government grant will help build a new helicopter emergency landing pad at the township of Adelaide River, 100 kilometres south of Darwin. See Full Story

Source: ABC, 25-Feb-16

Air Evac sues Medical Mutual for $3.5 Million

Air Evac sues Medical Mutual for $3.5 Million

One of the nation’s largest air ambulance services is suing Medical Mutual of Ohio over $3.5 million in unpaid bills, opening a new front in a national battle over the use of costly helicopters to transport patients. See Full Story

Source: Cleveland, 24-Feb-16

Spectrum Aeromed to showcases Bell 429 system at Heli-Expo 2015

Spectrum Aeromed to showcases Bell 429 system at Heli-Expo 2015

Spectrum Aeromed announced today that the company is celebrating their 25th year in business and will showcase new medical equipment designed for the Bell 429 Helicopter at the Helicopter Association International HELI EXPO convention in Louisville, Kentucky from March 1-3, in booth 4745. “We started this year celebrating with our employees the accomplishments that have… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 24-Feb-16

Cornwall Air Ambulance recruits eight doctors

Cornwall Air Ambulance recruits eight doctors

Cornwall Air Ambulance says the doctors will assess patients and make sure they are taken to the most appropriate treatment centre. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 23-Feb-16

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New chairman at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New chairman at East Anglian Air Ambulance

TThe East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced Major General Sir William Cubitt as its new chairman. See Full Story

Source: Bury Free Press, 23-Feb-16

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HSHS Rescue Flight launches with Air Methods Bell 407

HSHS Rescue Flight launches with Air Methods Bell 407

HSHS Southern Illinois Division is pleased to announce the launch of HSHS Rescue Flight, the new helicopter serving HSHS St. Joseph’s Highland, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Belleville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Breese. Service began last Thursday, January 21. Ribbon cutting events will held the week of February 8 at each of the three hospitals served. HSHS… Read more »

Source: HSHS, 22-Feb-16

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Voce Capital Management is REALLY unhappy with Air Methods

Voce Capital Management is REALLY unhappy with Air Methods

Voce Capital Management LLC (“Voce”) today sent a letter to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Air Methods Corporation (“Air Methods” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:AIRM), announcing that it has nominated the following highly-qualified candidates for election at the 2016 Annual Meeting: 1) Joseph E. Whitters, Executive Partner of investment firm Frazier Healthcare Partners and,… Read more »

Source: Voce Capital Management, 22-Feb-16

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Air Methods responds to Voce Capital Management

Air Methods responds to Voce Capital Management

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) (“Air Methods” or the “Company”) today confirmed that it has received notice from Voce Capital Management, LLC of its intent to nominate two director candidates to stand for election to the Air Methods Board of Directors and has submitted a proposal for consideration at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 22-Feb-16

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Outline permission granted for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

Outline permission granted for new Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ

AN Outline Planning Application to build a new home for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been granted by Wiltshire Council. The new home, on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, will bring together WAA’s helicopter, aircrew and charity team onto one site for the first time. The Outline Planning Application received no objections. The… Read more »

Source: WAA, 17-Feb-16

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ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

Joseph “Woody” Woodard grew up in Kettering, Ohio, and like many high school seniors he was trying to decide what he wanted to do with his life. He became interested in becoming a helicopter pilot after seeing an Army recruiting poster. “I went to flight school at Fort Wolters, Texas, and Fort Rucker, Ala., in… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 16-Feb-16

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Air Methods makes military appointment to the Board of Directors

Air Methods makes military appointment to the Board of Directors

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM) (“Air Methods” or the “Company”), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that the Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright, Major General (Ret.) has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.  She will serve as a Class I director and will stand for re-election to the Board at… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Feb-16

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Air Methods sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Air Methods sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) will report financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015 after the close of the market on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Feb-16

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FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

Air Evac Lifeteam pilots are training in a Level 7 Flight Training Device. The FTD, manufactured by Frasca International, was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is used to train newly hired pilots and pilots throughout the Air Evac Lifeteam system who return to O’Fallon, Mo., each year for recurrent training. Tim Jenkins,… Read more »

Source: Air Evac, 15-Feb-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Announces Promotion and New Hire in German Office

Spectrum Aeromed Announces Promotion and New Hire in German Office

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week Thomas Redder was promoted to Vice President of International Sales and Anne Ehlenberger was hired as an account representative for office in Germany. In his new role Redder will oversee marketing initiatives in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Asia. Ehlenberger will support sales projects. Ehlenberger graduated with a Bachelor’s degree… Read more »

Source: Spectrum, 12-Feb-16

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Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare are partnering to operate two medical helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft in Traverse City, moving one Aero Med aircraft out of Big Rapids. See Full Story

Source: WoodTv, 12-Feb-16

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First customer AW169 arrived in UK today

First customer AW169 arrived in UK today

HeliHub.com can reveal that this helicopter landed in the UK for the first time in the last hour – arriving at Redhill aerodrome at 13:57 GMT.  The related press release is below: Finmeccanica, through its Helicopter Division, handed over to Specialist Aviation Services its first AgustaWestland AW169 new generation intermediate class helicopter. The helicopter is… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Feb-16

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Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance AW169 expected today

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance AW169 expected today

A new state-of-the art air ambulance is set to be added to the trust’s fleet. See Full Story

Source: Kent Online, 10-Feb-16

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Carilion Life-Guard launches ‘Land The Drone’ safety campaign

Carilion Life-Guard launches ‘Land The Drone’ safety campaign

On Friday, Carilion Clinic Life-Guard pilots and drone operators met at the hangar on McClanahan Street in Roanoke to talk about safe ways to share the airspace. See Full Story

Source: WDBJ7, 10-Feb-16

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Airbus demonstrates H145 in offshore roles

Airbus demonstrates H145 in offshore roles

The twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully proved its operational capabilities for challenging offshore missions. During a two-day flight trial in late January the established offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore were able to test the H145 in all the relevant fields of offshore operations. Both aviation companies collaborate closely to offer… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Feb-16

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Spectrum Aeromed CEO ​ Appointed to North Dakota District Export Council

Spectrum Aeromed CEO  ​ Appointed to North Dakota District Export Council

The North Dakota Export Council announced today that Spectrum Aeromed Owner and CEO Dean Atchison has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the North Dakota District Export Council (ND DEC). “It is an honor to be asked to serve the ND DEC, and the United States Department of Commerce,”… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 05-Feb-16

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders second H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders second H145

The rapid response emergency service announced the replacement of their oldest MD902 Explorer aircraft, G-SASH in the summer of 2015, however plans for a second Airbus H145 model to replace the other MD902 Explorer G-CEMS have been brought forward. The announcement comes after the YAA Chairman Peter Sunderland and Vice-Chairman Bruce Burns, recently visited the… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 04-Feb-16

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HeliRussia to include the 4th Air Ambulance & MedEvac Conference

HeliRussia to include the 4th Air Ambulance & MedEvac Conference

In spring this year the HeliRussia 2016 helicopter industry exhibition will open in Moscow. Alongside the launches and demonstrations of the latest developments in the helicopter industry, there will be organised discussion of topical issues for the industry. A regular forum of the exhibition since 2012 has been the international scientific and operational conference ‘Air… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 04-Feb-16

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Los Alamos Medical Center now hosts Bell 407

Los Alamos Medical Center now hosts Bell 407

Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rogers thanks community members for attending Friday morning’s ceremony dedicating the red helicopter’s new home behind Los Alamos Medical Center. See Full Story

Source: L A Daily Post, 04-Feb-16

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Devon Air Ambulance expanding network of night-capable helipads

Devon Air Ambulance expanding network of night-capable helipads

Budleigh Salterton Town Council was asked to consider a site in the town for the emergency vehicles to land when it’s dark. See Full Story

Source: Exmouth Journal, 01-Feb-16

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Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the vitally important emergency pre-hospital service provided by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Throughout 2016, supported by corporate partner, M6Toll, the charity will be running a series of events and activities to celebrate 25 years of air ambulance operations across the Midlands and the impact the charity has made on… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, 29-Jan-16

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More DRF flights in 2015 than ever before

More DRF flights in 2015 than ever before

Every year, several thousand people are involved in traffic accidents in Germany. People with heart attacks and strokes also experience life-threatening situations. In addition, seriously sick or injured patients have to be transported to German hospitals from abroad. Helping these people quickly and effectively is the task of DRF Luftrettung. Its motto: The best possible… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Jan-16

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Terra Alta helipad projects wins verbal support

Terra Alta helipad projects wins verbal support

The Preston County Board of Education gave permission to Danny Bainbridge of PVE Sheffler, a firm hired to assess and develop town improvement projects in Terra Alta, to seek funding to build a helipad for medical emergencies at Terra Alta’s East Preston School. See Full Story

Source: Preston County, 29-Jan-16

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Hampshire and IOW Air Anbulance start night training with H135

Hampshire and IOW Air Anbulance start night training with H135

Last year Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) announced its commitment to full night flying capability, a major step for the charity as a leader in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This week HIOWAA is pleased to announce that their enhanced model H135T3, specially equipped for night flying, has now arrived at the… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 27-Jan-16

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Surion EMS variant flies for first time

Surion EMS variant flies for first time

A medical transport variant of the South Korean KAI KUH-1 Surion, the first-ever indigenous twin-engine light utility helicopter in South Korea, has successfully completed its first official test flight. See Full Story

Source: Korea IT Times, 27-Jan-16

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Institutional Investor buys $1M stock in Air Methods

Institutional Investor buys $1M stock in Air Methods

Acadian Asset Management bought a new position in Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ:AIRM) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. See Full Story

Source: EMQ, 27-Jan-16

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Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

The second MD902 Explorer helicopter for London’s Air Ambulance has taken to the air on Friday 22nd January at Gloucestershire Airport on its first UK test flights with the appropriate registration G-LNDN.  The helicopter arrived by road on 9th October in the lime green colour scheme of its previous owners – the Hamad Medical Corporation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jan-16

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Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

Sunday afternoon the sound of a helicopter passing low overhead signaled a LifeLink III helicopter on its way to pick up a patient from the Swift County-Benson Hospital. See Full Story

Source: Swift County Monitor News, 25-Jan-16

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PEI hospital helipad closed for night flights for 9 months so far

PEI hospital helipad closed for night flights for 9 months so far

The helipad at Prince County Hospital in Summerside has been closed to night flights since Transport Canada made the recommendation in April 2015, CBC News has learned. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 25-Jan-16

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UW Health to add second base in Southwestern Wisconsin

UW Health to add second base in Southwestern Wisconsin

UW Health Med Flight plans to establish a satellite medical-helicopter base in southwestern Wisconsin, a move that will improve response times for medical emergencies in the area. A second base will be set up at the Iowa County Airport near Mineral Point this spring. Med Flight’s primary base remains at University Hospital. “Response times to… Read more »

Source: UW Health Med Flight, 22-Jan-16

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STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards deal with standards of patient care and safety in the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 22-Jan-16

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Air Methods completes on Tri-State Careflight purchase

Air Methods completes on Tri-State Careflight purchase

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, has acquired Tri-State Care Flight. In November, Air Methods announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight and its air medical transport program. “Air Methods would first like to welcome Tri-State Care Flight employees to the team,” said Aaron… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 22-Jan-16

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FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

Air Ambulance statistics from Finland in 2015 show a notable increase with 6% more patients treated over 2014, even though the number of calls responded to was down 5% to 13,748.  Deeper analysis shows 1,494 patients received critical assistance, of which 172 would probably have died before reaching the hospital without an air ambulance response…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-16

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Bell hold handover ceremony for first of 200 Bell 407GXPs to Air Methods

Bell hold handover ceremony for first of 200 Bell 407GXPs to Air Methods

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 407GXP configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services to Air Methods (Nasdaq: AIRM). As revealed in March 2015, this is the first of many Bell 407GXPs expected over the next ten years. Bell Helicopter and Air Methods commemorated the delivery at… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jan-16

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United Rotorcraft Delivers Bell 429 to University of North Carolina

United Rotorcraft Delivers Bell 429 to University of North Carolina

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced they delivered the first of two Bell 429 emergency medical helicopters equipped with a next generation EMS interior for the University of North Carolina (UNC).   The first completed aircraft was delivered from United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colorado where the aircraft completion took place. The supplemental type certification… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 19-Jan-16

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RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Jan-16

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Great Western Air Ambulance has record year in 2015

Great Western Air Ambulance has record year in 2015

The rise is down to our new helicopter, a Eurocopter 135, which arrived at our base in Filton in October 2014. In 2015 HM65 and her crew attended 1,655 life-saving incidents across Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire. This is an increase of 270 incidents compared to 2014, when we… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, 18-Jan-16

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First of ten AW169s for INAER now in flight test

First of ten AW169s for INAER now in flight test

Multinational operator INAER has ten AW169s on order from the factory in Italy, and the first of these is now in flight test. In our photo by Marco Bianchi, the helicopter is seen in the typical livery of Italian air ambulance operations. INAER is strong in that market in both Spain and France with a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam pledges $45K to MedEvac Foundation International

Air Evac Lifeteam pledges $45K to MedEvac Foundation International

Air Evac EMS, dba Air Evac Lifeteam, has pledged a donation of $45,000 over the next three years to the MedEvac Foundation International. Air Evac Lifeteam, based in O’Fallon, Mo., is the nation’s largest independently owned and operated air medical service. The donation will be used by the MedEvac Foundation International for air and critical… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 15-Jan-16

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Life Star BK117 in Meriden returns to Hartford for winter

Life Star BK117 in Meriden returns to Hartford for winter

Due to colder temperatures, the critical care Life Star BK117 stationed at MidState Medical Center will move to a heated hangar at Hartford Hospital to protect the aircraft in the winter.  See full story

Source: MyRecordJournal, 15-Jan-16

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Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

A new helipad slated to open this spring at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is expected to speed up helicopter transport times by as much as half an hour. The opening of the helipad located atop the new Diagnostic Centre for Excellence building will allow the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance helicopter… Read more »

Source: HSC, 14-Jan-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Britain’s Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has marked the completion of its first year operating as a stand-alone service, which has seen a 10.4% increase in missions.  The WAA helicopter was called out to 537 incidents between 9th January 2015 and 8th January 2016, up from a total of 486 in calendar year 2014.  Prior to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-16

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Air Methods appoints Human Resources SVP

Air Methods appoints Human Resources SVP

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical services, today announced the appointment of key executive Heather Dumas as senior vice president of Human Resources. In her new role, Heather will drive the strategic direction for the Company’s human resources program, servicing more than 4,400 team members, and focusing on all aspects of… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Jan-16

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Devon Air Ambulance helps launch Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew

Devon Air Ambulance helps launch Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew

A ground-breaking collaboration between Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) and Plymouth University has resulted in a new Master’s Degree course for Paramedic air crew aimed at making them amongst the highest qualified in the profession. The first module on the MSc Pre-hospital Critical Care/Transport and Retrieval degree started in early September and over a three… Read more »

Source: DAAT, 13-Jan-16

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Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Following the announcement in December 2012 of this order by the then-Eurocopter, HeliHub.com can confirm that the Finnish Border Forces have accepted two new AS332L1e helicopters in a ceremony on 21st December at Marignane, France. Registered OH-HVP and HVQ, the helicopter are scheduled to remain in France for crew training, with in-country arrivals scheduled for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-16

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Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

The crew of Boston MedFlight, a fleet of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, leaves no one behind. See Full Story

Source: New Boston Post, 08-Jan-16

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Philanthropist Supports the Future of Pre-Hospital Medicine

Philanthropist Supports the Future of Pre-Hospital Medicine

Lord Beaverbrook visited us at our helipad last week in recognition of his support for the charity through the Beaverbrook Foundation. The Foundation, which supports charitable causes both in the UK and overseas, has generously committed to donate £20,000 per year for the next three years to our Institute of Pre-Hospital Care (“The Institute”). The… Read more »

Source: LAA, 07-Jan-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance raises call-out volumes

Wiltshire Air Ambulance raises call-out volumes

There has been an increase in the number of calls-outs by Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the last year following the introduction of a new helicopter.See full story.

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 07-Jan-16

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Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

The man in charge of the agency that runs Northern Nevada’s ambulance and Care Flight service is on leave and an interim CEO has been named, but so far REMSA isn’t commenting on the reason for the change. See Full Story

Source: RGJ, 06-Jan-16

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Ornge pilots testing NVGs

Ornge pilots testing NVGs

The pilots who fly Ornge’s air ambulance helicopters may soon have a new skill to guide them through the skies — the ability to see in the dark. See Full Story

Source: The Hamilton Spectator, 06-Jan-16

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Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

Area residents’ access to air medical services will be enhanced through a new agreement between North Mississippi Medical Center and Air Methods that will go into effect in 2016. The agreement will include combining NMMC’s CareFlight medical helicopter service based at Tupelo Regional Airport, Air Methods’ base at Winona/Montgomery County Airport and a new base… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Jan-16

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Eagle Asset Management raises stake in Air Methods to 5.64%

Eagle Asset Management raises stake in Air Methods to 5.64%

Eagle Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ:AIRM) by 272.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). See Full Story

Source: Dakota Financial News, 05-Jan-16

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Four H135s for EMS work in Poland takes fleet to 27

Four H135s for EMS work in Poland takes fleet to 27

Poland’s public air medical rescue operator LPR (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe) has received four new H135 (formerly known as EC135P3) helicopters to extend its Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations in Poland. This latest delivery brings the total H135 LPR fleet to 27 units. Prior to this on-time and on-quality delivery of four new H135s, an… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Jan-16

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AgustaWestland name disappears

AgustaWestland name disappears

AgustaWestland parent company Finmeccanica have surprised most industry observers by getting rid of the AgustaWestland name – with group chief Mauro Moretti announcing that all companies will be renamed with the Finmeccanica name. The formal launch of the corporate and legal activities in preparation for implementation of the group’s new organizational and operational model dates… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-16

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Second Director of Transport Business Services appointed at Metro Aviation

Second Director of Transport Business Services appointed at Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is committed to their customers’ success and is expanding their value-added services with the hiring of a second Director of Transport Business Services. This additional position will further provide the necessary support for Metro’s operational customers in order to continuously improve their operational and financial success. Metro is welcoming Becky Ross to the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jan-16

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Mercy Life Line upgrades GPS

Mercy Life Line upgrades GPS

With a fleet of the most technologically-advanced medical helicopters in the region, Mercy has made yet another upgrade to respond to more patients in more weather conditions. Three years ago, Mercy unveiled its first three EC 135 P2+ helicopters to serve southwest Missouri. Equipped with weather radar, auto pilot, terrain awareness and global positioning satellite… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jan-16

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Londons Air Ambulance to trial hand-held brain scanner

Londons Air Ambulance to trial hand-held brain scanner

We are trialling a brain scanner in the pre-hospital environment, to detect on scene for potentially life-threatening head injuries. The Infrascanner works by detecting blood clots on the brain, allowing for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries. Early diagnosis will speed up the patient’s access to any further treatment that they may… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Jan-16

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2016 MedEvac Foundation SMTA Scholarship – applications due in under 5 weeks

2016 MedEvac Foundation SMTA Scholarship – applications due in under 5 weeks

SMTA provides formal continuing education for individuals (and their organizations) interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transportation. Students will gain expertise and practical skills through formal didactic and participatory sessions designed to instill creative thinking and decision-making. Participants also obtain valuable… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 03-Jan-16

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HeliHub.com Christmas break

HeliHub.com Christmas break

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-15

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UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

A PROPOSED helicopter base in Almondsbury could have its planning permission quashed following a judicial review brought forward by nearby residents. See Full Story  

Source: Gazette, 14-Dec-15

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Hennepin County Medical Center adds helipad

Hennepin County Medical Center adds helipad

Hennepin County Medical Center broke ground on their new clinic and specialty building Nov. 12 on the 700 block of South Eighth St. The 377,000 square feet, $220.8 million project is expected to receive its first patient in January 2018.See Full Story

Source: The Northerner, 11-Dec-15

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East Anglian Air Ambulance marks 15 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance marks 15 years

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is celebrating it’s 15th birthday.See full story.

Source: KL.FM 96.7, 10-Dec-15

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Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport extends Bell Helicopter’s lease for three more years with an option to renews that five more times in the future.See full story.

Source: Myhighplains, 10-Dec-15

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Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

– STARS and Ornge air ambulance services are partnering to raise awareness of snowmobile safety in an effort to reduce snowmobile related injuries and fatalities in Canada this winter season. The partnership marks the first time two air ambulance services in Canada have jointly promoted safe riding. Since 2013, Ornge has transported more than 140… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 09-Dec-15

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Flight paths checked for proposed Royal Hobart Hospital helipad

Flight paths checked for proposed Royal Hobart Hospital helipad

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has simulated successful aeromedical retrievals to the Royal Hobart Hospital this morning as part of preparations for the construction of the new K-Block helipad next year. See Full Story

Source: The Mercury, 09-Dec-15

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Metro Aviation Marketing Director wins Under 40 award

Metro Aviation Marketing Director wins Under 40 award

Forty young professionals under the age of 40 were honored at the 9th Annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Initiative Gala on December 5th at the Shreveport Convention Center. The 40 Under 40 Award recipients are recognized for their personal achievement, experience, innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement. Outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Dec-15

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Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with the Government of South Australia in operating the State Rescue Helicopter Service. Police Minister Tony Piccolo said the three-year extension will ensure the SRHS continues to operate and support the critical public safety needs of the South Australia community. Our helicopter service is… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 07-Dec-15

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