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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

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

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

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

Police Aviation News – July 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Jul-15

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

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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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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