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Med-Trans launches EMS Bell 407GX in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans launches EMS Bell 407GX in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Corp. has launched McAlester Regional Air Care, a critical care air medical helicopter flight program to serve McAlester Regional Health Center. The McAlester-based helicopter carries a medical flight crew consisting of a pilot, registered nurse and paramedic trained to provide superior clinical care. “Med-Trans is pleased to begin service in McAlester to serve McAlester… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 10-Sep-15

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

MIT Group’s HEMS999 orders seven H130s for highway rescue in China

HEMS999, an air ambulance operator under the MIT Group, signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters today, for an order of seven H130 light helicopters. Scheduled for delivery starting towards the end of 2015, HEMS999 will be providing these rotorcraft for emergency medical services and rescues for road and highway accidents across the Shandong province. “Shandong… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Sep-15

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Source: Police Aviation News, 08-Sep-15

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

The Minister said: “I believe that the time is right to transform our major trauma services with the development of the new Critical Care Building at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the supportive public debate on the need for a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service providing the opportunity for this. “I am therefore announcing today my… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland Executive, 08-Sep-15

NZ helipad to be built in Twizel after $150,000 donation

NZ helipad to be built in Twizel after $150,000 donation

An ambulance turnaround doubling as a helicopter pad will be built at the new Twizel Medical Centre thanks to an additional $150,000 of funding. See Full Story

Source: Stuff, 08-Sep-15

Great Western Air Ambulance now carrying blood on board

Great Western Air Ambulance now carrying blood on board

GWAAC is carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicles which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) to fund the initiative. WAA is also carrying blood on its helicopter. This means that the two air ambulances are… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 07-Sep-15

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

New Zealand CAA give Northland Emergency Service Trust Part 145 maintenance approval

The Northland Emergency Services Trust is the first rescue helicopter operation in New Zealand to get approval to undertake maintenance on its own aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Scoop, 07-Sep-15

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Sep-15

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Haynes Life Flight to add second Alabama base

Haynes Life Flight to add second Alabama base

Haynes Life Flight officials say just a year after cutting the ribbon on the company’s first base in the Wetumpka area, it’s expanding. The company announced Tuesday that it’s preparing to introduce a second helicopter and base, this one to service the Troy area. See Full Story

Source: WSFA, 04-Sep-15

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SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

SouthCare helicopter records busiest year on record with 509 missions

The SouthCare helicopter has just completed its busiest ever year since it began operating in 1998. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 04-Sep-15

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Lauderdale County hears Air Evac service proposal

Lauderdale County hears Air Evac service proposal

Lauderdale County commissioners are considering a proposal that would provide air ambulance service for county employees and their families as part of their benefits package. See Full Story

Source: Times Daily, 04-Sep-15

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Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Dr. James “Red” Duke Jr., Houston’s iconic, cowboy-style doctor who delivered homespun health advice on nationally syndicated television and founded the Life Flight helicopter ambulance system, died Tuesday. He was 86. See Full Story

Source: Chron, 03-Sep-15

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has expanded its footprint into West Tennessee by adding an emergency helicopter base at the Henry County Airport. Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) CEO Thomas Gee said he and his team at HCMC were very excited to have Vanderbilt LifeFlight in the county. “We are excited to welcome Vanderbilt Lifeflight to Paris,” Gee… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 03-Sep-15

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24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

Each day the number of medical emergency calls varies for HealthNet Aeromedical Services at Greenbrier Valley Airport. For each flight, a nurse, paramedic and pilot must respond. After accepting a call, the helicopter can be airborne within 12 minutes. See Full Story

Source: WVVA, 03-Sep-15

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Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

Rick Perry and Mark Pierce, who work for the Air Evac air ambulance service, spoke at the Quota club’s luncheon meeting Aug. 26 at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. See Full Story

Source: Paris P I, 03-Sep-15

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Med-Trans Begins Air Medical Service in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Begins Air Medical Service in McAlester, Oklahoma

Med-Trans Corp. has launched McAlester Regional Air Care, a critical care air medical helicopter flight program to serve McAlester Regional Health Center. The McAlester-based helicopter carries a medical flight crew consisting of a pilot, registered nurse and paramedic trained to provide superior clinical care. “Med-Trans is pleased to begin service in McAlester to serve McAlester… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 03-Sep-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

PRE-hospital blood transfusions can now be given to patients treated by Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Critical Care Paramedics. On August 17 2015 Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) began carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicle, which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-15

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Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Tasmania is the only state without a helipad at its major tertiary hospital and there are plans to construct one as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 28-Aug-15

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LifeStar becomes first in Connecticut to carry blood

LifeStar becomes first in Connecticut to carry blood

On June 29, 2015, LIFE STAR crew members made history.They performed the first blood transfusion in the    state    to a critically injured patient while en route to Hartford Hospital’s Level-One Trauma Center. Weeks earlier, LIFE STAR began carrying blood products on board the Hartford Hospital-based aircraft. On July 7th, LIFE STAR II began carrying blood… Read more »

Source: Hartford Hospital, 27-Aug-15

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Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

The recent decline in OIL PRICES has affected dozens of support industries that provide services used in producing oil and natural gas. See Full Story

Source: Cit, 27-Aug-15

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INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

The latest evolution of the well-known helicopter EC145 of Airbus Helicopters, the H145 model, made its debut these days at INAER’s EMS base in Pieve di Cadore, officially entering into service for SUEM 118 of Belluno. The official ceremony of inauguration was organised on August 10th at the EMS base in Pieve, at the presence… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation is ensuring their pilots are as safe and efficient as possible by introducing Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) to their fleet of more than 120 aircraft.  The EFBs will allow pilots to access charts, maps, company manuals and a variety of weather and flight planning resources.  In addition, enterprise software will allow central control… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Aug-15

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26-Aug-15 I-COLK AgustaWestland AW139 Sassofortino, Italy

Winch cable broke after hitting a powerline during a HEMS winching operation; doctor Riccardo Bolognini and paramedic Roberto Marconiwere dropped from about 5 meters, and were taken to a hospital with multiple injuries. There was no damage to the helicopter itself

26-Aug-15

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King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, launched the “direct service” of the Air Ambulance Centre, which is the first center of its kind in the region, and has been established following royal directives to create an air paramedics service in Jordan. The center, to which the King has donated two helicopters and will cover… Read more »

Source: Jordan News Agency, 25-Aug-15

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MidAtlantic MedEvac adds third EC135

MidAtlantic MedEvac adds third EC135

MidAtlantic MedEvac, the joint partnership between Hahnemann University Hospital and Med-Trans Corporation that provides emergency medical evacuation services across much of the Greater Philadelphia area, took possession Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2015) of a third Airbus H135 helicopter (above) outfitted in its new paint scheme. See Full Story

Source: Sanatoga PA, 25-Aug-15

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REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the planned opening of its new air ambulance base in Alpine, California. This emergency medical helicopter service is expected to be placed on the Viejas Casino grounds serving the tribal communities and surrounding region with 24/7/365 emergency air medical transport.This is the sixth REACH air transport vehicle offering service… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Aug-15

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London Air Ambulance buys second MD Explorer

London Air Ambulance buys second MD Explorer

With a figure of almost £4M so far raised  towards a target of £6M, London’s Air Ambulance is doing well financially towards their second helicopter.  Exactly what the monetary trigger point was we are not aware, but the organisation has clearly passed the “BUY” point and have completed on the purchase of a second MD… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Aug-15

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UK – HIOWAA reaches 6000 missions

UK – HIOWAA reaches 6000 missions

Since the news that the Air Ambulance has helped to achieve a higher survival rate of patients across the county, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) can now reveal that they have reached 6000 missions in the eight years that it has been operating. Over the years of operating, the Air Ambulance has… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 20-Aug-15

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Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn’t offer the service or treatment they need. See Full Story

Source: CTV News, 18-Aug-15

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Spectrum Aeromed in Fastest Growing Companies List 4th Time in 5 Years

Spectrum Aeromed in Fastest Growing Companies List 4th Time in 5 Years

Spectrum Aeromed announced today that they have been listed on the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the fourth time in five years. Spectrum Aeromed was ranked number 4384 on the list with 61% growth, and is ranked number 6overall in the State of North Dakota and number 1 in manufacturing. “Appearing on the… Read more »

Source: Spectrum, 18-Aug-15

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Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

Public consultation held for proposed new Wiltshire Air Ambulance base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) held a public consultation event yesterday (Wednesday August 12th) for local residents and businesses to find out about its proposed new home to base the charity’s helicopter, aircrew and office staff. The charity has been searching for a site for its new home for over a year and its preferred location… Read more »

Source: WAA, 14-Aug-15

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14-Aug-15 N485AE Bell 407 San Antonio, US-Texas

Struck lower tail fin on concrete curb while repositioning after refuelling

14-Aug-15

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STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2015 STARS Saskatchewan LOTTERY WINNERS. This is the first sell-out in the event’s four-year history and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping them reach a milestone for the annual lottery. The Lottery offered 2,100 prizes worth more than $4.1 million and netted… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Aug-15

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Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot. He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the… Read more »

Source: DAAT, 13-Aug-15

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Philips Search and Rescue Trust flies first spinal patient under new NZ rules

Philips Search and Rescue Trust flies first spinal patient under new NZ rules

Philips Search and Rescue Trust’s Tauranga-based rescue helicopter performed the first air transportation of a spinal injury patient under the new Ministry for Health and ACC Spinal Cord Impairment Plan introduced to New Zealand on 1 August 2015. The Spinal Cord Impairment Plan includes the introduction of the St John Spinal Cord Destination Policy, giving… Read more »

Source: Philips Search And Rescue Trust, 13-Aug-15

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Air ambulance industry counts on Congress to boost Medicare pay

Air ambulance industry counts on Congress to boost Medicare pay

Legislation that would significantly raise Medicare rates for emergency air medical providers is working its way through both chambers of Congress. See Full Story

Source: Modern Healthcare, 13-Aug-15

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Roanoke City Council hears presentation from Air Methods

Roanoke City Council hears presentation from Air Methods

Roanoke City Council heard a second presentation on a helicopter service from Brent Wilson, clinical base supervisor of Air Methods Corp., which flies the LifeSaver air ambulance, and Rebecca Lipham, flight nurse out of Carrollton. It was in a public hearing. See Full Story

Source: The Randolph Leader, 13-Aug-15

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FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

FAA approves helipad for Oishei Children’s Hospital

With a critical approval now in hand from the Federal Aviation Authority, Kaleida Health officials are hopeful city officials will issue a speedy okay for a helipad on the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. See Full Story

Source: biz journals, 13-Aug-15

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Charity Commission finds failings in the Air Ambulance Service

Charity Commission finds failings in the Air Ambulance Service

The Charity Commission has concluded that there were serious governance failings at the Air Ambulance Charity after it ran a fundraising event that lost £111,000 and made a loan of £27,000 to its deputy chief executive. See Full Story

Source: Third Sector, 13-Aug-15

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Courts OKs Overlook helipad despite city’s objections

Courts OKs Overlook helipad despite city’s objections

After a years-long battle, a state appeals court has ruled that Overlook Medical Center can build a rooftop landing pad for helicopters even though the city board of adjustment rejected the plans. See Full Story

Source: nj, 13-Aug-15

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Wire Strike and CRM Course Targets Air Crews and Pilots

Wire Strike and CRM Course Targets Air Crews and Pilots

NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) is encouraging all air crews and pilots who operate in the low level environment to attend a one day “Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment and Crew Resource Management” seminar on Sunday, October 18, in Long Beach, California.  This highly acclaimed presentation by Robert (Bob) Feerst, of Utilities Aviation… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 11-Aug-15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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