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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 30 years with 115 bases in 15 states

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 30 years with 115 bases in 15 states

The company began in West Plains, Mo., on August 1, 1985, with one helicopter and a dream to provide air medical service to citizens in the small southern Missouri community. Today, Air Evac Lifeteam has more than 115 air medical bases across 15 states, and is the nation’s largest independently owned and operated air medical… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 11-Aug-15

Life Star helps inaugurate helipad at MidState Medical Center

Life Star helps inaugurate helipad at MidState Medical Center

The roar could be heard minutes before the blue helicopter appeared above the treetops from the east, rustling trees and bushes before touching down on the marked pavement. See Full Story

Source: My Record Journal, 10-Aug-15

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Era Group reports Q2 2015 Results

Era Group reports Q2 2015 Results

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported net income of $11.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $70.7 million compared to net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 (“prior year quarter”) of $5.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 10-Aug-15

PHi Announces Results for Q2 Ended June 30, 2015

PHi Announces Results for Q2 Ended June 30, 2015

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were $198.5 million, compared to $212.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, a decrease of $13.6 million. Oil and Gas… Read more »

Source: PHi, 10-Aug-15

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals preferred site for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals preferred site for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance may have found a new base in the county after a year-long search. See Full Story.  

Source: Gazette & Herald, 06-Aug-15

Great Western Air Ambulance – where a pint is beer, not blood

Great Western Air Ambulance – where a pint is beer, not blood

Beer lovers will soon be able to support the local air ambulance while enjoying their favourite tipple.See Full Story.

Source: Bath Chronicle, 06-Aug-15

Phelps County hears offer for air ambulance service discounts

Phelps County hears offer for air ambulance service discounts

Phelps County employees could receive a discount on an air ambulance service offered by Mercy. See Full Story.  

Source: Therolla Daily New, 06-Aug-15

Air Evac membership purchased for Paxton Township residents

Air Evac membership purchased for Paxton Township residents

Paxton Township residents now have an Air Evac Lifeteam membership when they need a medical helicopter for a life- or limb-threatening emergency anywhere in Ross County, thanks to a purchase by Paxton Township officials. See Full Story

Source: Chillicothe Gazette, 05-Aug-15

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Police Aviation News – August 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation Delivers North America’s First H145 T2

Metro Aviation Delivers North America’s First H145 T2

Metro recently delivered its 75th H145 completion and the first H145 T2 in North America to Dare MedFlight, a leading air medical provider serving North Carolina’s Dare County.  As the launch customer for the H145 T2, Dare County worked closely with Metro Aviation to ensure the new airframe fit their exact mission profile. The H145… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Aug-15

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Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Two Colorado flight nurses critically injured in the fiery crash of a medical transport helicopter that killed the pilot earlier this month sued the aircraft’s manufacturer and operator on Friday, court records showed. See full story

Source: Reuters, 03-Aug-15

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DRF flies 19,525 EMS flight in first half of 2015 across Germany

DRF flies 19,525 EMS flight in first half of 2015 across Germany

At 30 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria DRF Luftrettung is operating helicop-ters for emergency rescue and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. In addition to that, DRF Luftrettung operates two ambulance aircraftwith specialized crews for worldwide repatriations. In the first half of the year 2015 its crews… Read more »

Source: DRF, 31-Jul-15

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Australian Helicopters reveals first AW139 for Ambulance Victoria

Australian Helicopters reveals first AW139 for Ambulance Victoria

Australian Helicopters, one of Australia’s leading providers of mission-critical helicopter services, has unveiled one of the new AW139 air ambulances which will be used to support Ambulance Victoria when the 10-year contract starts next January. One of the new aircraft was on display in conjunction with one of the existing aircraft to demonstrate the change… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 31-Jul-15

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Air Methods tells markets it will miss Q2 revenue number

Air Methods tells markets it will miss Q2 revenue number

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, provided an update on second quarter results. While community-based patient transports for the second quarter 2015 increased 7.4% to approximately 16,105 from the prior-year quarter, patients transported for community bases in operation greater than one year decreased an estimated 318 transports, or 2.2%…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 27-Jul-15

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Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

Devon Air Ambulance pilot retires after 23 years and over 7,000 missions

This week saw the end of an era for Devon’s Air Ambulances, with the final operational flight flown by Captain Rob Mackie, before he retires. One constant at Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) over its 23 years of operation is Rob, who has flown with the service since April 1993. He is thought to be the… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance Trust, 24-Jul-15

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Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

Cameron Ewan McIvor is facing 14 charges, most relating to the possession of various drugs, and one for damaging two safes at a CareFlight storage centre in Darwin. See full story  

Source: ABC News, 22-Jul-15

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NEMSPA to Host Wire Strike Avoidance Seminar

NEMSPA to Host Wire Strike Avoidance Seminar

NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) is encouraging all pilots and crewmembers that operate in a low level environment to attend a one day wire strike prevention seminar on October 18 in Long Beach, California. Robert (Bob) Feerst, a globally recognized expert in specialized crew resource management and pilot techniques in the wire environment, will represent… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 20-Jul-15

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20-Jul-15 VH-YHF AgustaWestland AW139 Litchfield National Park, Australia

EMS Aircraft went AOG on scene and could not take off.

20-Jul-15

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19-Jul-15 D-HAID Airbus BK117B2 Mannheim, Germany

Static and unattended EMS helicopter was blown partly off its mobile helipad in severe weather, leaving it with its tail resting on the ground.  Known as Christoph 53.  See Photo

19-Jul-15

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Roanoke council considers Air Evac proposal

Roanoke council considers Air Evac proposal

The Roanoke City Council heard a presentation from Jason Monday, regional director of Air EVAC Lifeteam Monday in a public hearing, were impressed, and will probably take action in the Jan. 27 council meeting. See full story

Source: The Randolph Leader, 17-Jul-15

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First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS organization is thrilled to announce their annual lottery in Saskatchewan has sold out for the first time in the event’s four year history. The lottery provides significant funding for STARS’ bases in Saskatoon and Regina. “Approximately 50 per cent of the funding for our two bases in Saskatchewan comes from local supporters. Each… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-15

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17-Jul-15 OM-ATB Agusta 109K2 Hrabusice, Slovakia (4F)

EMS helicopter hit wires at 50ft agl on approach to scene landing – crashed into a deep gulley in the valley of the Hornád River killing all four on board

17-Jul-15

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Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

The Ministers for Defence and Health, Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar, have announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis. This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in remoter areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care. The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the… Read more »

Source: Irish Health Dept, 16-Jul-15

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Press misrepresents London Air Ambulance MD Explorer down-time

Press misrepresents London Air Ambulance MD Explorer down-time

The London Evening Standard newspaper recently ran an article saying that their MD Explorer G-EHMS has been unavailable 50 days so far this year.  As with many mainstream media, their level of accuracy is often in question when they attempt to write a story of a technical nature when the author has no experience of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jul-15

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UK Government gives Children’s Air Ambulance £2M for second helicopter

UK Government gives Children’s Air Ambulance £2M for second helicopter

The Children’s Air Ambulance, part of Warwickshire-based charity The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), is delighted after the Chancellor announced during the budget that they will receive help to get a second helicopter off the ground. The charity is a national service that flies critically ill children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric intensive care units…. Read more »

Source: TAAS, 15-Jul-15

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Air Methods operating from temporary location at Murfreesboro Airport

Air Methods operating from temporary location at Murfreesboro Airport

LifeFlight 5 is officially operating from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport from a temporary location until a permanent pad can be constructed. See full story

Source: Murfreesboro, 15-Jul-15

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Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

Erlanger Health System announced today that LIFE FORCE plans to add a fifth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in September. The new helicopter will be based at the Winchester, Tenn., airport, which is located in Middle Tennessee. “LIFE FORCE is pleased to have the opportunity to move into Middle Tennessee,” said Kevin M…. Read more »

Source: Erlanger, 15-Jul-15

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Driver held on mental issue after endangering medical helicopter

Driver held on mental issue after endangering medical helicopter

It was a close call Sunday after a Georgia man drove his car almost directly into the path of a medical helicopter about to take off from St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon with a newborn infant on board. See full story

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 15-Jul-15

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Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and authorized MDHI Sales Agent AeroPartners, Inc. join in congratulating Aero-Asahi corporation (AAC), the largest helicopter operator in Japan, and Chiba Hokusoh Hospitalfor the achievement of 10,000 EMS missions flown exclusively by the MD 902. Aero-Asahi is an authorized MDHI Service Center and operates nine (9) MD 900/902 Explorers, with six (6)… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Lifeflight Eagle announces 2015 Safety Symposium Speakers

Lifeflight Eagle announces 2015 Safety Symposium Speakers

In the high-consequence environment of air medicine, things can change in an instant. Carefully designed systems and routine activities are subject to failure. It can happen to any of us at any time. It’s with that understanding that the LifeFlight Eagle Safety Symposium calls together leaders, safety officers, medical crew members, communications specialists, pilots, and… Read more »

Source: Lifeflight Eagle, 14-Jul-15

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FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado…. Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-15

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Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Summer’s here and you’re heading to the cottage. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 13-Jul-15

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Sheffield Hospital helipad appeal receives single £250K donation

Sheffield Hospital helipad appeal receives single £250K donation

A £2 million fundraising appeal to build a new helipad at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital has been given a major boost from Westfield Health. We donated £250,000 to Sheffield Hospitals Charity’s Helipad Appeal and construction work has since started on the project. The new helipad will be located close to the Major Trauma Centre at… Read more »

Source: Westfield Health, 13-Jul-15

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Air Evac Lifeteam works with Missouri hospital on STEMI improvements

Air Evac Lifeteam works with Missouri hospital on STEMI improvements

In 2008, Missouri Baptist Medical Center partnered with Salem Memorial District Hospital to develop a program for the rapid identification, treatment, and transport of patients with a certain type of heart attack. See full story

Source: The Salem News Online, 10-Jul-15

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Two Bear Air perform 2,200th hoist operation

Two Bear Air perform 2,200th hoist operation

The crew with Two Bear Air search and rescue completed a milestone recently with its 2,200th hoist operation, an achievement the team carried out over the past 18 months through a combination of rescue missions and training exercises.See Full Story.

Source: Flathead Beacon, 09-Jul-15

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Michegan – Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health to collaborate

Michegan – Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health to collaborate

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare officials today signed an agreement to form a joint venture between Aero Med’s northern operations and North Flight EMS Air Division. The new organization will enhance critical care air emergency transport services in northern Michigan. Aero Med will continue to serve West Michigan from its operations based at the Gerald… Read more »

Source: Munson HealthCare, 09-Jul-15

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Nominations are open for UK Air Ambulance Awards

Nominations are open for UK Air Ambulance Awards

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on all of the UK’s air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. These prestigious, independent awards honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers in the UK air ambulance community. The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence have… Read more »

Source: AAA, 09-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 08-Jul-15

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New Wales Air Ambulance HQ under construction in Llanelli

New Wales Air Ambulance HQ under construction in Llanelli

WORK has begun on an exciting £1.6 million project bringing the Air Ambulance home to Llanelli. See full story 

Source: Llanelli Star, 08-Jul-15

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Devon Air Ambulance Trust wins business award

Devon Air Ambulance Trust wins business award

Trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters across Devon are celebrating after Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) was named as the PWC West of England Business of the Year with a turnover of less than £30 million at a gala dinner at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol last night. DAAT was the first charity ever to be… Read more »

Source: DAAT, 08-Jul-15

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CHEMS, Air Methods host Hangar Day at Seamans Airport

CHEMS, Air Methods host Hangar Day at Seamans Airport

Commonwealth Health Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS) and Air Methods will host a Hangar Day on Sunday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seamans Airport, 727 Windsock Lane, Factoryville. See Full Story

Source: PA homepage, 07-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 07-Jul-15

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Police Aviation News – July 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Jul-15

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How new helicopter procedure helped save a life

How new helicopter procedure helped save a life

A NEW procedure introduced this week into the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter may have played a big part in the saving of Ballina body boarder Mathew Lee’s life yesterday.See Full Story

Source: Northern Star, 06-Jul-15

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03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

With pilot and two paramedics on board, the helicopter started spinning shortly after take off and crashed about 20 seconds later, causing fatal injuries to pilot Patrick Mahany.The helicopter hit a parked pickup truck and travel camper and the helicopter was consumed by the ensuing fire. Flight paramedic Dave Repsher was burned in the crash… Read more »

03-Jul-15

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Life saving Thames Valley Air Ambulance win Pride of Bucks award

Life saving Thames Valley Air Ambulance win Pride of Bucks award

Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s (TVAA’s) life-saving emergency medical doctors, paramedics and pilots, have been awarded for their commitment to delivering the highest level of emergency medical care to those that need it across Milton Keynes.  See Full Story

Source: MKWEB, 02-Jul-15

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Sutter Medical Center staff train on new helistop

Sutter Medical Center staff train on new helistop

Sutter Medical Center staff are in training to handle air ambulance transports from the helistop atop midtown Sacramento’s tallest building — the Anderson Luchetti Women’s and Children’s Center — to a neonatal intensive care unit on the seventh floor. See Full Story

Source: BizJournals, 01-Jul-15

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Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4).  Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001.  That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-15

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Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, installed their AWOS at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (8OH9), Cincinnati, Ohio. Metro Aviation, Inc. is the aviation services provider for the medical center. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) provides pilots with FAA certified Altimeter Setting, visibility measurements… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 30-Jun-15

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Wales Air Ambulance launches £500K hangar fundraising push

Wales Air Ambulance launches £500K hangar fundraising push

CALLS have been made for the public to get behind a £500,000 fundraising campaign for the new Wales Air Ambulance headquarters and a helicopter base in Llanelli. See Full Story

Source: Llanelli Star, 29-Jun-15

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UK – Construction starts on helipad at Northern General Hospital

UK – Construction starts on helipad at Northern General Hospital

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Talib Hussain was on hand to officially mark the start of building work on the Northern General Hospital’s brand new helipad, which hospital bosses say will save lives. See Full Story

29-Jun-15

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29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger

29-Jun-15

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Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

The only night-approved helipad for air ambulances in the Lappe area, near Thunder Bay, Ont., will soon be back in service after vandals caused nearly $4,000 in damage about a year ago. See Full Story

Source: CBC, 23-Jun-15

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

Westpac Rescue Helicopter base to be built at Lake Macquarie Airport

LAKE Macquarie Airport will soon become home to a Westpac Rescue Helicopter base. See Full Story

Source: News Castle Star, 23-Jun-15

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Norsk Luftambulanse picks Turbomeca power for three EC135s

Norsk Luftambulanse picks Turbomeca power for three EC135s

Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) has selected Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrius 2B2Plus engine to power its three new Airbus Helicopters H135. Signed at the Paris Airshow, this agreement marks the first step of a new collaboration with one of Europe’s major medical airlift service provider. Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support & Services, said:… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 17-Jun-15

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STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base today. This reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Jun-15

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance launches paramedic training course

Yorkshire Air Ambulance launches paramedic training course

The rapid response emergency charity has worked closely with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to develop the intensive, three-week technical crew members course. The intake, all experienced paramedics with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, was chosen for the two-year secondment following a rigorous selection process. New recruit Paul Holmes said: “The first day’s training was underwater escape… Read more »

Source: YAA, 12-Jun-15

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Registration opens for LifeFlight Eagle 2015 Safety Symposium

Registration opens for LifeFlight Eagle 2015 Safety Symposium

Safety experts, crew members, pilots, mechanics and leaders from air-medical programs throughout North America are invited to converge at the 5th Annual LifeFlight Eagle Safety Symposium in Kansas City, Mo., September17-18. The symposium, which is provided free of charge, features presentations by world-class safety experts, as well as an opportunity for representatives from air-medical organizations… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Eagle, 11-Jun-15

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to get backpack comms hubs

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to get backpack comms hubs

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSA) has signed an agreement with wireless supplier Tactical Wireless (TWL) to jointly research and develop a backpack-mounted version of TWL’s existing Omni-Hub multi-mode communications unit. See full story.

Source: ComputerWeekly, 10-Jun-15

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Australia – Mannum District Hospital applies for helipad planning permission

Australia – Mannum District Hospital applies for helipad planning permission

A Development application for the Mannum District Hospital helipad has been lodged with the Mid Murray Council following the completion of site survey works and the establishment of a design plan. See Full Story.

Source: The Murray Valley Standard, 08-Jun-15

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UK – Derriford Hospital helipad officially opened

UK – Derriford Hospital helipad officially opened

Derriford Hospital celebrated the official opening of our life-saving helipad, which took place today (Friday 5 June) with its first ever landing of a Search and Rescue helicopter. Special guests attended the event, along with key members of the hospital, ambulance and building staff to celebrate the great impact that the helipad will have on… Read more »

Source: NHS, 08-Jun-15

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Police Aviation News – June 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Jun-15

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Air Methods moves office in Georgia

Air Methods moves office in Georgia

As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way. See Full Story

Source: Cov News, 05-Jun-15

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Plans for £1million helipad at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Plans for £1million helipad at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Plans for a £1million helipad at Stoke Mandeville Hospital have been submitted to the district council. See Full Story

Source: The Bucks Herald, 05-Jun-15

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Life Flight Adds Second Helicopter Based in Fort Dodge

Life Flight Adds Second Helicopter Based in Fort Dodge

Unity Point Health has expanded to a second Life Flight helicopter, this one based in Fort Dodge. The service began on June 1 to serve the Fort Dodge and north central Iowa area. See Full Story

Source: WHOtv, 04-Jun-15

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UK – Last checks complete for Derriford Hospital helipad launch on Friday

UK – Last checks complete for Derriford Hospital helipad launch on Friday

With only seven days to go until the official opening of our new helipad on Friday 5th June, which is co-funded by County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal, all checks are being completed to ensure it is safe to use. Last week, a ‘trolley dash’ took place with Julie Richards, Associate Director of Estates, playing the… Read more »

Source: Plymouth Hospital, 03-Jun-15

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New Indiana EMS helipad in Jackson County

New Indiana EMS helipad in Jackson County

A new helicopter landing pad on SpringHill’s property in northern Jackson County could help save lives in the event of a medical emergency. See Full Story

Source: WBIW, 03-Jun-15

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Air Methods Sponsors Great American Safety Drive

Air Methods Sponsors Great American Safety Drive

Air Methods recently announced it will sponsor the 2nd Annual Great American Safety Drive – MedEvac Foundation International’s major fundraising initiative for 2015 – commencing in June during National Safety Month. “Air Methods is proud to say that we have supported the MedEvac Foundation since its inception,” said Howard Ragsdale, senior vice president at Air Methods. “Safety… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 02-Jun-15

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FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) today announced a $500,000 contribution over five years to STARS air ambulance, providing life-saving transportation to patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “STARS provides critical care and transportation for rural residents who don’t have quick or easy access to health care in emergency situations,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO…. Read more »

Source: FCC, 02-Jun-15

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Northwest Medstar Marks First Year Of Base Operations In North Central Washington

Northwest Medstar Marks First Year Of Base Operations In North Central Washington

Thanks to hospital and EMS partners and community members, Northwest MedStar is celebrating its one-year anniversary of being based in Brewster. Located at Anderson Field Airport, the base operates 24/7 and is home to 14 critical care crew members providing faster care and transport to patients throughout north central Washington. “Our local medical crews, helicopter… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-May-15

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Chicago’s Only Downtown Heliport Partners With Phillips 66 Aviation

Chicago’s Only Downtown Heliport Partners With Phillips 66 Aviation

Vertiport Chicago (Vertiport), a private, full-service landing facility and fixed base operator (FBO) for helicopters, has elected to distribute Phillips 66® Aviation fuel at its new heliport establishment that opened its doors on April 30. Vertiport is the only heliport located in downtown Chicago that will provide the safest and most secure helicopter transport in… Read more »

Source: Phillips 66 Aviation, 29-May-15

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29-May-15 MOH-2 Bell 430 Abdali, Kuwait

Date assumed from Facebook posting.  Stone strike shattered co-pilot wind shield.  Inside layer of the laminated glass prevented it falling through into the cockpit.

29-May-15

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SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Systems, the world’s premier provider of flight data monitoring, business data, and fleet situational awareness solutions has chosen Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) as their primary repair facility. With AEM’s proven track record of excellent customer support and extensive experience in the aviation industry, it was a perfect fit for this partnership. “We’re pleased… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 27-May-15

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EagleMed to Fly Bell 407 in WSU Shocker Colors

EagleMed to Fly Bell 407 in WSU Shocker Colors

EagleMed critical care air medical service is flying an air medical helicopter outfitted in Wichita State University’s black and gold Wu Shock livery over the skies of south central Kansas. The special design celebrates successes of the WSU Shocker athletics program. Based at EagleMed headquarters in Wichita, the Textron Bell 407 is equipped with an… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 27-May-15

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance marks 25 years

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance marks 25 years

An air ambulance service is marking its silver jubilee year with a cathedral service and a fund-raising drive. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 26-May-15

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