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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

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

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

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

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

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

Amsterdam Hospital Helipad Permit Expired; Officials Forgot Renewal

Amsterdam Hospital Helipad Permit Expired; Officials Forgot Renewal

The air ambulance in Amsterdam has been flying illegally since November last year. Officials forgot to renew the permit for the helipad on the roof of the VU Medical Center. See Full Story

Source: NLTIMES, 26-May-15

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Receives Biggest Ever Donation

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Receives Biggest Ever Donation

The donation of £944,254 was made by Yorkshire Building Society based on deposits placed in its Yorkshire Air Ambulance affinity savings accounts over the past year. It will contribute towards the Charity’s plans for a future replacement helicopter and takes the total donated by the Society to YAA since 2007 to more than £2 million…. Read more »

Source: YAA, 26-May-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

Wiltshire Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years

The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, hosted a reception at Highgrove House to mark the 25th anniversary of the air ambulance. See Full Story  

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 22-May-15

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Royal Navy Sea King tests new Glasgow hospital helipad

Royal Navy Sea King tests new Glasgow hospital helipad

STRIKING images have been released of a Royal Navy Sea King landing on the helipad at the country’s newest and largest hospital. See Full Srory

Source: Daily Records, 21-May-15

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Spectrum Aeromed Hires New Sales Assistant for German Office

Spectrum Aeromed Hires New Sales Assistant for German Office

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week Curtis Haug has been hired as a sales assistant for the German office. In his new position Haug will assist the account representatives in sales projects and administrative duties. Haug graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Trade and Commerce at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Augsburg. He is… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 19-May-15

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INAER details involvement at HEMS conference

INAER details involvement at HEMS conference

From May 14 to May 16, the airport of Massa Cinquale will host the sixth edition of HEMS Congress- media, technology and services for the helicopter rescue. As italian leader in the emergency medical rescue, in off-shore interventions and in fire-fighting activities, INAER Aviation Italia is the main sponsor of the event and will intervene… Read more »

Source: INAER, 18-May-15

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EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed LLC has begun critical care air medical service operations in Salida, Colo., for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital providing extensive diagnostic capabilities, treatments and rehabilitation services. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Colorado hospital. The base employs 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 13-May-15

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance opens upgraded base and training facility

Thames Valley Air Ambulance opens upgraded base and training facility

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire to officially open the upgraded operational base and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) training facility on Monday 11th May. Meeting current crews, trainee air ambulance paramedics and emergency medical doctors undertaking pre-hospital training, The Countess of Wessex had the opportunity… Read more »

Source: TVAA, 13-May-15

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Great North Air Ambulance opens first Cumbrian fundraising office

Great North Air Ambulance opens first Cumbrian fundraising office

A LIFE-SAVING charity has opened its first fundraising office in Cumbria today (May 11). The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has operated the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance from its base at Langwathby since 2004, but this is the first time it has had a staffed office in the county. The charity officially opened… Read more »

Source: GNAAS, 13-May-15

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Medical Helicopter Lawsuits on the Rise

Medical Helicopter Lawsuits on the Rise

Medical debt weighs on many Americans, but few incidents pack a larger or more-unexpected hit than a medical-helicopter flight. See Full Story

Source: JEMS, 13-May-15

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MedFlight ends service at New Philadelphia airport

MedFlight ends service at New Philadelphia airport

Smith Ambulance owner Bob Smith said Monday that MedFlight’s permanent departure from its helipad at Harry Clever Field will not put an additional burden on emergency response in Tuscarawas County. See Full Story

Source: EMS, 13-May-15

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NEMSPA Unveils Testing of Enroute Decision Point Protocol

NEMSPA Unveils Testing of Enroute Decision Point Protocol

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is excited to announce the initiation of the testing phase for the Enroute Decision Point (EDP) protocol.  Teamed with Allianz Corp., NEMSPA is launching the EDP protocol to enhance safety and preventinadvertent flight into IMC conditions in the Helicopter EMS industry.  Inadvertent IMC is a leading cause of EMS… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 12-May-15

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STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

The STARS air ambulance service has paid back almost $5 million to the Manitoba government in the last two years. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 12-May-15

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EHAC Update from AAMS Past President, Gerry Pagano

EHAC Update from AAMS Past President, Gerry Pagano

This year, the European Helicopter Air Medical Committee (EHAC) Annual Board meeting and Symposium was held in Brno, Czech Republic. The annual meeting included a changing of the guard. Pavel Muller, President of Alfa Helicopter, Air Rescue Service in the Czech Republic, has presided over EHAC for the past 3 years. Pavel who is well… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 11-May-15

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Air ambulance celebrates 15 years in the Thames Valley

Air ambulance celebrates 15 years in the Thames Valley

Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been saving lives for 15 years and this year it will extend its service to night flights. See Full Story

Source: Get Reading, 07-May-15

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IT firm aids Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

IT firm aids Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Technology Management has provided software and services worth around £80,000 over three years to the charity. See Full Story

Source: Express & Star, 06-May-15

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Police Aviation News – May 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-May-15

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Eagle Air Med opens new Arizona base

Eagle Air Med opens new Arizona base

Eagle Air Med is pleased to announce the opening of a new helicopter base in Kayenta, AZ. The Airbus AS350 B3e, will provide emergency 911, interfacility patient transport and search and assist services to Kayenta and the surrounding communities. See Full Story

Source: sjrnews, 04-May-15

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UK – Derriford Hospital helipad at Plymouth targets June completion

UK – Derriford Hospital helipad at Plymouth targets June completion

After nearly seven months, Derriford Hospital is close to finishing the new helipad, which will be in operation by June, allowing a wider range of aircraft to land on site and being accessible 24 hours a day. Currently the hospital does not have a recognised helipad and instead has a small grassed-over area adjacent to… Read more »

Source: Plymouth Hospitals NHST, 30-Apr-15

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Air Methods to Report FY2015 Q1 Results on Thursday May 7th

Air Methods to Report FY2015 Q1 Results on Thursday May 7th

Air Methods Corporation will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 after the close of the market on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing (855)… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 30-Apr-15

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Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

Dare MedFlight, a rapid medical transportation provider, recently completed a performance comparison between Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 and their current high thermal stability (HTS) oil. The purpose of the testing was to track the performance of the two HTS oils, specifically carbon or coke buildup in the engine vent tube. The oil testing was carried… Read more »

Source: Eastman, 30-Apr-15

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Picente Announces New Critical Care Air Medical Transportation

Picente Announces New Critical Care Air Medical Transportation

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced the arrival of a new, air medical base operation by Mercy Flight Central at Griffiss International Airport which will begin this June.  The agreement calls for a temporary base of operation from June through Labor Day.  Mercy Flight Central will station one of its aircraft from 9:00am… Read more »

Source: Oneida County, 30-Apr-15

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Third Air Ambulance for Tour de Yorkshire

Third Air Ambulance for Tour de Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to operate an extra helicopter during the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 30-Apr-15

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Mountain Village Town Council Approves Telluride Medical Center helipad

Mountain Village Town Council Approves Telluride Medical Center helipad

The future Telluride Medical Center to be constructed in Mountain Village will have a helipad after Mountain Village officials gave the project a green light Thursday. A conditional use permit for the designated helicopter landing zone was approved by both the Mountain Village Design Review Board and the Mountain Village Town Council without opposition after… Read more »

Source: Telluride, 28-Apr-15

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Hobart City Council to assess proposal for new helipad at redeveloped RHH

Hobart City Council to assess proposal for new helipad at redeveloped RHH

HOBART’S bid for its first hospital helipad will need to pass a range of stringent tests before it is approved.  See Full Story

Source: The Courier Mail, 28-Apr-15

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Mountain Village Town Council Approves Telluride Medical Center helipad

Mountain Village Town Council Approves Telluride Medical Center helipad

The future Telluride Medical Center to be constructed in Mountain Village will have a helipad after Mountain Village officials gave the project a green light Thursday. A conditional use permit for the designated helicopter landing zone was approved by both the Mountain Village Design Review Board and the Mountain Village Town Council without opposition after… Read more »

Source: Telluride Medical Center, 27-Apr-15

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La. Air Guard hosts joint aeromedical evacuation exercise

La. Air Guard hosts joint aeromedical evacuation exercise

The Louisiana Air National Guard is hosting a joint aeromedical evacuation exercise, Ultimate Caduceus 2015, at the Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, April 16-18. Ultimate Caduceus 2015 is a joint exercise with Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana Emergency Operation Center and Louisiana Department of Health… Read more »

Source: LANG, 23-Apr-15

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Push is on for helipad atop new Oishei Children’s Hospital at BNMC

Push is on for helipad atop new Oishei Children’s Hospital at BNMC

The push is on for approval of a helipad atop the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus but, before construction, the pad needs to be signed off by local, state, and federal officials. See Full Story

Source: WBFO, 22-Apr-15

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Police Aviation News – April 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 21-Apr-15

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Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

A man wearing body armor and carrying a gun was arrested while walking on a helicopter pad at Boston Medical Center on Saturday, according to Boston police. See Full Story

Source: The Boston Globe, 20-Apr-15

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Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year. These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

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United Rotorcraft Receives Bell 429 Completion Contract

United Rotorcraft Receives Bell 429 Completion Contract

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced it received an order to configure two Bell 429 helicopters with custom Emergency Medical Services (EMS) interior for the Carolina Air Care program.   Both aircraft are scheduled to be completed at United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colo. “United Rotorcraft is both excited and humbled to be part of… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 17-Apr-15

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Indian authorities urged to update EMS landing regulations

Indian authorities urged to update EMS landing regulations

Aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is looking into suggestions on modifying rules to allow air ambulances to operate day/night, land at hospitals or accident sites and get priority over other operators. See Full Story

Source: The New Indian Express, 14-Apr-15

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Three year old to open new Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust head office

Three year old to open new Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust head office

A three-year-old girl who was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash will officially open the new head office of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust. See Full Story

Source: Clacton Gazette, 13-Apr-15

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Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Apr-15

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Air Methods starts 10-year agreement with Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Air Methods starts 10-year agreement with Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it entered into a partnership with Vanderbilt University to acquire certain assets utilized in connection with the Vanderbilt LifeFlight Program, including medical equipment and three Airbus Helicopters EC-145 aircraft, as well as a 10-year agreement restructuring the program under Air… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Apr-15

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Portneuf Medical Center joins with Air Methods

Portneuf Medical Center joins with Air Methods

Portneuf Medical Center is pleased to announce that we are partnering with a new air ambulance provider on April 1, 2015. We have contracted with Air Methods, an air ambulance service based in Englewood, CO. At present, they have more than 300 bases of operations serving 48 states; including service to both Eastern Idaho Regional… Read more »

Source: Portneuf, 07-Apr-15

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Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Northwest MedStar

Northwest MedStar owns a mixed fleet of four fixed wing and seven rotor wing aircraft, and recently replaced one of its helicopters with a new Airbus H135 (EC135) completed by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Metro also operates all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar and has since August of 1994. “MedStar took delivery of its fourth… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Apr-15

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EMS Bell 430 newly based on Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius

EMS Bell 430 newly based on Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius

The Caribbean island of Saba, the smallest municipality of the Netherlands, has recently added a Bell 430 air ambulance as the capabilities of the existing Bo105 were deemed less suitable to the current day demands.  Arriving on the island on Wednesday 1st April, the helicopter was met by a delegation including the director of Saba… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-15

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Med Trans’ Wings Air Rescue Program Celebrates 20 Years

Med Trans’ Wings Air Rescue  Program Celebrates 20 Years

Deep in the heart of Tennessee, surrounded by the majestic Smoky Mountains, is the birth place of Wings Air Rescue air medical transport services. For the past 20 years and more than 23,000 safe transports, the citizens of the surrounding communities have counted on Wings Air Rescue to bring state of the art medicine to… Read more »

Source: Med Trans, 01-Apr-15

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Texas Dept of Health investigates Air Evac Lifeteam

Texas Dept of Health investigates Air Evac Lifeteam

The state just opened an investigation into a medical helicopter company after a Rio Grande Valley man died. See Full Story

Source: KRGV, 01-Apr-15

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eVideo brings Videoconferencing to CareFlight

eVideo brings Videoconferencing to CareFlight

CareFlight recently came to eVideo (Australia’s leading Videoconferencing Company) to provide Videoconferencing solutions for their Head office in Sydney. CareFlight had long recognized the role videoconferencing can play in delivering retrieval health services and ongoing professional development of remote medical teams. And like many organizations they found videoconferencing technology can be expensive plus also they… Read more »

Source: eVideo, 01-Apr-15

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South Australia Government commits to EMS helipad funding

South Australia Government commits to EMS helipad funding

The State Government has committed $70,000 to build a helipad at the Peterborough airstrip in South Australia’s mid-north.  See full story

Source: ABC, 31-Mar-15

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Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare appoints high-profile CEO

Update from Snowy Hydro SouthCare Facebook page :- It is with great pleasure that we can announce the new Chief Executive Officer of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is Cancer support advocate and former award-winning ABC journalist and television presenter Mr Chris Kimball. The high-profile media professional, television commentator, public speaker and fundraiser has… Read more »

Source: Snowy Hydro SouthCare, 30-Mar-15

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30-Mar-15 Eurocopter AS350 Wilburton, US-Oklahoma

Turned back after takeoff to check a malfunctioning gauge and landed back at departure point. Infant patient then ferried to destination by another helicopter

30-Mar-15

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Airbus contract United Rotorcraft for EC130T2 EMS completion

Airbus contract United Rotorcraft for EC130T2 EMS completion

United Rotorcraft has announced a new contract to complete an Airbus EC130 T2 emergency medical services (EMS) demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas. The aircraft completion will take place at United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, Texas facility and will include medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and full aircraft paint at United Rotorcraft’s newly… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 29-Mar-15

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AAMS announces 2015 Excellence in Community Service Award Recipient

AAMS announces 2015 Excellence in Community Service Award Recipient

AAMS is pleased to announce the PHI Air Medical Honor Guard as our 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Community Service Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, March 24th during the AAMS Spring Leadership Conference at the Crystal City Marriott Gateway hotel in Arlington, Va. AAMS presents this award annually to an emergency… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 25-Mar-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Saving Lives For 25 Years

Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Saving Lives For 25 Years

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) hosted a special get together of patients it has airlifted since it started operating on March 15 1990. The service has saved countless lives during its 25 years and has carried out almost 15,000 missions. To mark the service’s Silver Jubilee the charity invited past patients to visit the helicopter’s base… Read more »

Source: WAA, 20-Mar-15

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Kaleida Health seeks permission for helipad at new Children’s Hospital

Kaleida Health seeks permission for helipad at new Children’s Hospital

Kaleida Health is seeking permission from the state to build a $1.1 million helipad on the roof of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital now under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. See Full Story

Source: Buffalo News, 19-Mar-15

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Aerial Power Lines orders two H135s from Airbus Helicopters

Aerial Power Lines orders two H135s from Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters today signed a contract with Aerial Power Lines Sdn Bhd (APL) for the purchase of two H135 rotorcraft to be utilized on emergency medical service (EMS) duties, and placed options for six more. In addition, this operator placed options for two H175s to support the company’s business needs, whose operations also include power… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Mar-15

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UK’s third EC145T2 lands with Bond Air Services

UK’s third EC145T2 lands with Bond Air Services

The third H145 (formerly EC145T2) to arrive in the UK was delivered to Bond Air Services last week, joining the only other two aircraft of this type in the country, which are both already at the company’s Staverton headquarters. [Editor note – the aircraft was delivered on a German test registration D-HCBW on Wednesday 11th… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 17-Mar-15

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Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On March 15, 1985, three forward-looking hospitals joined together to create Life Link III, one of the first non-profit consortiums in the country to transport critically ill patients by helicopter. Three decades of experience has transformed the unique collaboration of a private hospital, a county hospital, and an academic hospital, into a membership of nine… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 17-Mar-15

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Australia – Victoria hospitals to have hospital helipad flightpath review

Australia – Victoria hospitals to have hospital helipad flightpath review

Ambulance helicopters will again be allowed to land at Royal Melbourne Hospital after a helipad was shut down due to nearby construction work. See Full Story

Source: News, 17-Mar-15

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Avpro sales at HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro sales at  HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro announced several deals during the HAI Heli-Expo (March 2-5, 2015) in Orlando, Florida. Day one: Avpro reached an agreement to sell a Year 2009 Bell 429 s/n 57056 to an undisclosed buyer on behalf of its client SAEREOS, Bell Helicopter distributor in Ecuador. Day two: Avpro acting on behalf of its client, Kocoglu Group,… Read more »

Source: AVPRO, 16-Mar-15

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13-Mar-15 12551 Mil Mi-17 Belgrade, Serbia (7F)

EMS flight in poor weather conditions, crashed killing two medical staff, four crew and the baby patient, only a few days old.  A later report indicated “The post mortem showed there were 0.68 milligrams per milliliter of alcohol in Mehic’s blood, and 1.30 mg/ml in his urine.”

13-Mar-15

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance flies 500th mission

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance flies 500th mission

Just 22 months from their first flight in May 2013, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance has recorded its 500th mission, according to a telephone interview HeliHub.com held with PR Manager Maureen Young.  Their Bo105 helicopter was scrambled to Cray, near Glenshee, on Saturday 7th March to an elderly male with chronic chest pain.  He was flown… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-15

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Royal Melbourne Hospital forced to close helipad due to nearby construction

Royal Melbourne Hospital forced to close helipad due to nearby construction

The helipad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital has been closed for weeks due to concerns that a nearby crane on a construction site is intruding airspace. See Full Story

Source: ABC News, 12-Mar-15

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Saah Joseph Gets One Million to Buy Air Ambulance

Saah Joseph Gets One Million to Buy Air Ambulance

Montserrado County Representative Saah Joseph has received a donation US$1 million from a United States-based organization preferring anonymity to help purchase an air ambulance worth US$5 million. See Full Story

Source: allAfrica, 11-Mar-15

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Health professionals gather at INAER to learn about airborne medical assistance

Health professionals gather at INAER to learn about airborne medical assistance

After ten successful editions of the HEMS Course held by INAER España in collaboration with the Nursing Department at Alicante University, this year’s course content and scope of the subjects have been expanded to create the first HEMS Specialist and Airborne Medical Assistance Course, entitled in Spanish I Curso de Especialista HEMS y Asistencia Médica… Read more »

Source: INAER, 10-Mar-15

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ADAC HEMS Academy Gets H145T2 Procedural Trainer – then Full Flight Level D Simulator in Two Years

ADAC HEMS Academy Gets H145T2 Procedural Trainer – then Full Flight Level D Simulator in Two Years

ADAC HEMS Academy is to receive an H145 T2 full flight level D simulator in the first quarter of  2017 to help train its helicopter crews and other international customer on the new Airbus H145 T2 varients. Thomas Gassman, director of business development and sales, said that the simulator will be delivered by Reiser Simulation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Mar-15

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06-Mar-15 N356AM Airbus EC130 St Louis, US-Missouri (1F)

Security video shows helicopter search light spinning to the left. The video shows that the helicopter entered a steep descent and impacted the side of the hospital building and parking lot at night.  Operated by Air Methods for ARCH Air Medical.  Pilot named here as Ronald Rector

06-Mar-15

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Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca (Safran) and DRF Luftrettung announce the signature of a 10-year Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for their 40 Arriel 2E engines. With the Turbomeca-powered EC145T2 fleet DRF Luftrettung perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Richard Musil, CEO of Turbomeca Germany GmbH mentioned, “After signing a five year SBH contract for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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Norsk luftambulanse orders three Airbus Helicopters H135s

Norsk luftambulanse orders three Airbus Helicopters H135s

Norway’s Norsk luftambulanse AS has ordered three H135s to further broaden the leading medical airlift services provider’s fleet of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft. The agreement, signed today during the Heli-Expo 2015 industry convention in Orlando, Florida, marks Norsk luftambulanse’s latest acquisition of Airbus Helicopters’ lightweight twin-engine rotorcraft – with its current inventory consisting of 13 H135s… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Mar-15

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Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus Helicopters Inc. plans a multi-city tour across the U.S. this spring demonstrating the next generation air medical service capabilities of its EC130 T2. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, will be completing the Airbus EC130 T2 for the tour, equipping the aircraft with a state-of-the-art, next generation medical interior and avionics suite. Since… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Mar-15

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Police Aviation News – March 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Mar-15

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05-Mar-15 D-HDDD Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany (1F)

Hospital worker walked into spinning tail rotor shortly after helicopter had landed, and died from his injuries

05-Mar-15

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan announced today that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in summer 2015. This latest purchase is part of the Doctor Heli system programme which is intended… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental of China announced today that MIT Group of China will operate a total of six AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions. Deliveries will start in summer 2015 and are expected to be completed by early 2016. Operational readiness will be achieved in March 2016. MIT Group also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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