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Name for second MD Explorer announced by London Air Ambulance

Name for second MD Explorer announced by London Air Ambulance

Four year old Ethan from Hornchurch is one of the lucky winners to name one of our helicopters. The winning name is ‘Rowan’ after his two year old sister. On a visit to our helipad at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel last week, Ethan and his sister got to see the chosen name. The… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 06-Apr-16

REACH opens new base on the Viejas Reservation

REACH opens new base on the Viejas Reservation

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will provide life-saving medical support to local communities, as well as offer secondary support to REACH bases in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties. “We value our partnership with REACH and… Read more »

Source: REACH, 06-Apr-16

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UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

South Gloucestershire Council has reversed its approval for a new helicopter base in Almondsbury following a legal challenge.  The heliport was planned to serve both the Great Western Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service, whose helicopters are currently based at Filton Airfield.  Filton, most famous for its role in the development of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-16

Cornwall Air Ambulance extends HQ with help of banking fines

The new fundraising and volunteering building and the new clinical training room will certainly enhance the service that we offer to patients. While the medical team now has a dedicated area in which they concentrate on their studies, they can now accommodate more volunteers who raise vital funds to keep the air ambulance flying.  See… Read more »

Source: West Briton, 04-Apr-16

United Rotorcraft display Bell 505 HEMS kit at FIDAE

United Rotorcraft display Bell 505 HEMS kit at FIDAE

United Rotorcraft today announced that the Bell 505 HEMS kit is on display in at FIDAE in Santiago, Chile until April 3, 2016. The HEMS kit, which can be found inside the Bell 505 mock-up at the Bell Chalet, includes a standard size litter with adjustable headrest that will be approved for taxi, take-off, and… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 01-Apr-16

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust to replace MD Explorer with AW169

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust to replace MD Explorer with AW169

Thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) has reached a milestone in its fundraising – enabling the charity to purchase its own helicopter for the first time in its 20 year history. Today (30 March 2016) Rob Forsyth, Chair of Trustees… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 30-Mar-16

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance reports on 1,000th mission

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance reports on 1,000th mission

A leisurely Easter weekend walk on the slopes of Schiehallion in Highland Perthshire turned into a full scale emergency, prompting the landmark 1,000th rapid response from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). The country’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance was scrambled from its base at Perth Airport when emergency services received a call to say a… Read more »

Source: SCAA, 30-Mar-16

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

Airlift Northwest adding rotary and fixed wing at Yakima

Airlift Northwest, a Pacific Northwest air medical transport provider, announces the expansion of its services and capabilities in Eastern Washington with the addition of a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12 turboprop plane and a new helicopter to its Yakima base at McAllister Field. The plane goes into service today, March 21, 2016, and replaces Airlift Northwest’s AeroCommander… Read more »

Source: Airlift Northwest, 29-Mar-16

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Air Methods gives in to shareholder Voce Capital

Background – Voce Capital issued press releases as follows – each highly critical of the way Air Methods was being run and to demand a place on the Board September 2015 October 2015 February 2016 – to which Air Methods issued a response to the various points Voce raised, not acceding to any of them… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Mar-16

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Hamad General Hospital to add double roof helipad for AW139s

Hamad General Hospital to add double roof helipad for AW139s

Hamad General Hospital, in Qatari capital of Doha, will expand its current operating theatre facility with a new surgical building and a newly constructed 800-car space multi-storey parking tower. The facility will offer 17 new surgical theatres with three additional specialist theaters as well as two interventional radiology suites. This facility will also feature dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Mar-16

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UK – Manchester Helipad Appeal receives million pound boost

UK – Manchester Helipad Appeal receives million pound boost

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will receive over £1 million to help pay for the first hospital helipad in the city centre, the Chancellor announced in yesterday’s Budget. The £1.1million will go towards an existing appeal for £3.9m to build the landing pad and infrastructure at the Trust’s central Manchester hospitals site, where… Read more »

Source: CMUH, 22-Mar-16

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Spain – Galicia air ambulance flying hours cut

Spain – Galicia air ambulance flying hours cut

The government of the state of Galicia is reported to have cut flying hours for EMS helicopters in an apparent cost-cutting exercise, according to the locally based 20Minutos, among others. Traditionally, two helicopters have operated in daylight hours for the last 25 years, which gives at least 15 flying hours in mid-summer. However, it has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-16

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Thames Valley and Hampshire IOW Air Ambulances start night flights

Thames Valley and Hampshire IOW Air Ambulances start night flights

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have officially started night-time Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations across the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) region and the Isle of Wight. TVAA’s Airbus H135 helicopter is flown by highly-trained and experienced Bond pilots operating with the latest-generation of night-vision… Read more »

Source: TVAC, 18-Mar-16

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Founder of paramedic profession takes centre stage at EHAAT Clinical Governance Day

Founder of paramedic profession takes centre stage at EHAAT Clinical Governance Day

The founder of the first paramedic unit in Europe, Prof. Douglas Chamberlain, spoke to an 85-strong audience of doctors, paramedics, nurses, students and other emergency services personnel at the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust’s monthly Clinical Governance Day held at North Weald Airfield on Tuesday 15 March. Prof. Chamberlain, who has dedicated his career… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 18-Mar-16

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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

In the UK Budget announced this week, Chancellor of the Exchequor George Osborne committed £4 Million from the Government’s banking fine levy to help launch the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.  See full story  

Source: BBC, 18-Mar-16

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Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar and Life Flight Network collaborate on ICU-Level Critical Care

Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. As a result of this expanded program, Life Flight Network will open new helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Wash. and add a fixed-wing aircraft to an existing… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 17-Mar-16

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New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

Peter Turnbull, the Northland Rescue Helicopter’s chief pilot and chief executive, says the new name is about establishing cohesive branding for the helicopters and the trust.  See full story

Source: Scoop, 16-Mar-16

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PHI Air Medical reaches agreement with insurer CareFirst

PHI Air Medical reaches agreement with insurer CareFirst

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state’s leading insurer, and PHI Air Medical, a national air ambulance company that serves the University of Maryland Medical System, have reached an agreement that won’t leave patients with the (increasingly hefty) bill.  See full story

Source: Baltimore Business Journal, 16-Mar-16

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Allianz UK Employees to raise £1million for air ambulance charities

Allianz UK Employees to raise £1million for air ambulance charities

Employees from Allianz UK have set themselves the target of raising over £1million for new charity partner Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC). Launching today, the partnership will initially last three years with each Allianz branch organising fundraising activities at a local level to support their regional air ambulance service. Jon Dye, CEO Allianz UK… Read more »

Source: AAA, 15-Mar-16

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New Date for UK National Air Ambulance Week 2016

New Date for UK National Air Ambulance Week 2016

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that the new date of National Air Ambulance Week 2016 is Monday 19th to Sunday 25th September. NAAW is an initiative created by the AAA and celebrates the work of local air ambulances, giving them a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work… Read more »

Source: AAA, 15-Mar-16

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New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

New Chairman at Association of Air Ambulances

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that Hanna Sebright was duly appointed as the new Chairman of the Association at their Annual General Meeting held on Monday 7 March 2016. A large gathering of representatives from across the European HEMS sector, attended the AGM which saw former Chairman Bill Sivewright hand… Read more »

Source: AAA, 15-Mar-16

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New £4.5M air ambulance base opened at Glasgow Airport

New £4.5M air ambulance base opened at Glasgow Airport

The Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, Shona Robison, formally opened a new, purpose built base for air ambulance and clinical retrieval teams at Glasgow Airport today. The new facility brings Scottish Ambulance Service Air Ambulance helicopter and fixed wing operations from the West into a single location. Scotland’s national specialists retrieval service for critically ill… Read more »

Source: Scottish Ambulance Service, 15-Mar-16

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Era Helicopters and Global Vectra partner for EMS in India

Era Helicopters and Global Vectra partner for EMS in India

Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (BSE Code 532773; NSE Code GLOBALVECT) (“GVHL”) and Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) for the Indian market. HEMS represents a modern trauma care delivery system designed to facilitate rapid delivery of medical attention… Read more »

Source: Era Helicopters, 15-Mar-16

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STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

For the first time in more than two decades, STARS’ Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out. The lottery has a 23-year history in the province and is the only charitable home lottery in Canada to set records by selling out every year since it began. However, our stormy economic climate has led… Read more »

Source: STARS, 09-Mar-16

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Austrian EMS operator receives first H135

Austrian EMS operator receives first H135

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator ÖAMTC (Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club), the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club, received its first H135 for Alpine rescue missions.  The fully equipped rotorcraft, which is also able to perform IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) approaches for optimized safety standards, even in poor visibility, will be integrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Mar-16

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Reiser picks Quantum3D visuals for H145 Level-D sim

Reiser picks Quantum3D visuals for H145 Level-D sim

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it has been selected by Reiser Simulation and Training GMBH, a manufacturer of groundbreaking training technology, to provide image generators and synthetic visual databases for Reiser’s civil Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for 4t class helicopters. The planned FFS… Read more »

Source: Quantum3D, 09-Mar-16

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes launch customer for EC145e

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes launch customer for EC145e

Metro Aviation became the first North American customer for the EC145e when it contracted to purchase six helicopters and launched an extensive demo tour of the new lighter weight, lower cost version of the highly successful EC145.  Metro recently identified Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as the launch customer for the 145e and says they are… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-16

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RUAG upgrades EC135 for Geneva University Hospital

RUAG upgrades EC135 for Geneva University Hospital

Swiss technology company RUAG has successfully completed a cockpit modernisation project on an Airbus EC135 T2+ rescue helicopter for Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland’s largest university medical facility. The comprehensive refurbishment included the installation of two, state-of-the-art Garmin GTN 750 GPS/NAV/COMM multifunction display systems combined with a GTX 33es remote-controlled transponder, as well as a European… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aviation, 09-Mar-16

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UK – Northern General Hospital helipad appeal receives £1M from HELP

UK – Northern General Hospital helipad appeal receives £1M from HELP

The HELP Appeal – the only charity in the UK dedicated to funding the construction of hospital helipads– has made another huge donation of £50,000 towards Northern General Hospital’s helipad, bringing it ever closer to its final target of £2million. Over the past two years, the HELP Appeal has raised over £1 million – over… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 09-Mar-16

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Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Era Group Inc, for the development of the Emergency Medical Service variant of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor. Era is a major customer of AgustaWestland helicopters, both as an operator and a lessor – recently including two AW189s. The signing of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-16

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DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with DRF Luftrettung (“DRF”), one of the largest non-profit air rescue services in Germany, for the purchase and leaseback of two Airbus H135P2 helicopters. Both helicopters will operate in Germany, supporting civilian emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 06-Mar-16

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ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

“ADAC implemented the IBF in 2011 to directly address the environmental challenges its fleet encounters – which is absolutely critical for an emergency medical services provider,” said Irene Makris, Vice President, Marketing, P&WC. “The IBF device ensures there are no flight delays and allows the fleet to be operated for any kind of emergency mission,… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 06-Mar-16

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Wales Air Ambulance pays tribute to former chairman as it moves into new HQ

Wales Air Ambulance pays tribute to former chairman as it moves into new HQ

The name of the founder and chairman of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity will live on among future generations of medics and fundraisers. The lifesaving charity has named the boardroom and training centre at its newly-built headquarters in Dafen after Swansea businessman, the late Bob Palmer, who died in 2013. Mr Palmer’s wife Ann, alongside… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 04-Mar-16

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Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

A contract for 25 AgustaWestland AW119Kx single engine helicopters has been signed with Sino-US. Deliveries are expected to start by June 2016. This contract includes a comprehensive support and training services package and is part of a framework agreement for 60 AW119Kx aircraft to be acquired through 2017. The helicopters will be operated by Kingwing… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-16

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

The helicopter division of Finmeccanica has reported that Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation has ordered a GrandNew helicopter in air ambulance configuration for use in the Niigata Prefecture.  THe aircraft will fly as part of the national helicopter air ambulance programme “Doctor Heli” which covers all Japanese prefectures through a series of different operator. The company… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-16

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight picks Armor SMS

Memorial Hermann Life Flight picks Armor SMS

Professional Resources in System Management, LLC (PRISM) is pleased to announce that Memorial Hermann Life Flight® has selected Aviation Risk Management Online Resource (ARMOR) as its aviation Safety Management System software. Life Flight is a critical care air medical transport service based in Houston, Texas. They serve the community within a 150-mile radius of the… Read more »

02-Mar-16

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Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Conference in Louisville, KY, Life Flight Network (LFN) received recognition for earning two distinguished safety accreditations. LFN is the first air medical operator in the world to receive the HAI Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) designation for helicopter air ambulance operations. Simultaneously, LFN received International Standard for Business… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 02-Mar-16

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Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

Trakka Systems announces the launch of its new TLX searchlight with dual sensor TV/Thermal Imaging camera option which will be displayed for the first time at the HAI Heli-Expo in Louisville, Kentucky 1-3 March 2016. Trakka Systems is the leading brand in searchlight technology and also a leader in the supply of fully exportable gyro-stabilized… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 01-Mar-16

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Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

At Heli-Expo 2016, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the availability of a new common NIFOG code plug for the nations airborne first responders. Recognizing a disconnect in the communications of our country’s first responders,  Technisonic, working with its partners has developed a… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 01-Mar-16

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team orders an H135

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team orders an H135

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART), an air medical transport services provider for Northern New England, has contracted with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the purchase of one H135-series helicopter. With bases in Lebanon and Manchester, N.H., DHART provides air ambulance services throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. DHART operates more than 1,400… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-16

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EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an EASA STC data package for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139 helicopter short and long nose variants. The Certification covers the integration of the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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