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AAMS Convenes Air Medical Safety Summit in Washington

AAMS Convenes Air Medical Safety Summit in Washington

AAMS recently hosted an air medical safety summit – September 5 & 6 – at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, that brought together a group of industry stakeholders selected to represent the air medical industry across varying business models, professional designations and aircraft manufacturers. Over the course of the event, participants took part… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 16-Sep-13

Air Methods director sells over $8.2M of company shares

Air Methods director sells over $8.2M of company shares

Air Methods Director Ralph Bernstein sold 200,000 shares of the stock on the open market on Friday 13th September. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.38, for a total value of $8,276,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, Bernstein now directly owns 2,606,881 shares in the company (approx value $107 Million). The transaction… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-13

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Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s heliport is receiving approximately $450,000 in Interior Health funded upgrades to maintain an important transport link for patients of the region. The hospital upgrades will increase the heliport size and elevate it to accommodate new Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopters. “Interior Health relies on STARS helicopters to provide life-saving… Read more »

Source: Interior Health, 15-Sep-13

Howard Young Medical Center gets helipad approval

Howard Young Medical Center gets helipad approval

In a unanimous vote, the board affirmed a decision by the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Committee to issue a conditional use permit for the project.  see full story

Source: Lakeland Times, 15-Sep-13

Belgian Sea King marks 3,000th SAR mission

Belgian Sea King marks 3,000th SAR mission

[electronic translation]   On September 2, 2013, the Sea King RS-02 completed its 3000th scramble (emergency off) from the base of Koksijde. During this mission, an organ transport was performed to UZ Gent. This transport was allowed due to lack of means of civil transport available. The 40th Helicopter Squadron “Search and Rescue” (40 Sqn SAR) has… Read more »

Source: Belgian military, 15-Sep-13

Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province.  See full story

Source: CBC, 15-Sep-13

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

Belgian operator NHV have announced that they have retained the air ambulance contracts from Arras and Lille in Northern France. The company says that the award of this new contract demonstrates the continued confidence of their customers, noting that the Arras contract has been renewed for the third time since 2001, and the Lille for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-13

Northwest MedStar visits hospitals with new EC135

Northwest MedStar visits hospitals with new EC135

Northwest MedStar, the region’s premier critical care transport program, has added a new EC135 helicopter to its fleet. The new EC135 will provide greater access to communities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeastern Oregon. The helicopter flies into Providence St. Mary Hospital and Walla Walla General Hospital Adventist Health, Walla Walla, WA,… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 13-Sep-13

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Queensland Government merges Police and EMS helicopters with fixed wing ops

Queensland Government merges Police and EMS helicopters with fixed wing ops

The Queensland Government’s emergency helicopters, police and fixed wing aircraft will be brought together and operated under one combined service. The decision to establish the new Government Air Service comes after an extensive review examined what was the most effective and efficient way to operate the government air and helicopter services. The review assessed three… Read more »

Source: Queensland Government, 13-Sep-13

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Police Aviation News – September 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 13-Sep-13

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Air Evac breaks ground on base at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Air Evac breaks ground on base at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

The company wants to move its St. Clair operation to Sullivan, placing the helicopter on a 1.3 acre slice of private property located between the hospital’s helipad and the Highway D/Sappington Bridge Road intersection. See full story

Source: Sullivan Journal, 12-Sep-13

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12-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW139 Baltimore, US-Maryland

Helicopter grounded after pilot found hole (possibly from a bullet) in a rotor blade on pre-flight inspection

12-Sep-13

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HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

Today, HealthONE, the parent company of AIRLIFE Denver, a critical care transport service covering the Rocky Mountain Region, announced that Hollie Seeley will begin as Assistant Vice President (AVP) on September 23. As AVP of AIRLIFE Denver, Seeley will provide leadership and operational management to the AIRLIFE Denver medical transport system, which includes multiple bases,… Read more »

Source: HealthONE, 11-Sep-13

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County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the County of Grande Prairie’s logo on the STARS helicopter on Sept. 8, during the County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex grand opening. This logo unveiling recognized the County’s commitment of more than $1 million to STARS. The logo has been upgraded from its original location on the helicopter’s doors to the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 11-Sep-13

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Evergreen Helicopters awarded new two-year US Army EMS contract

Evergreen Helicopters awarded new two-year US Army EMS contract

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it had won a two-year contract to provide medical evacuation (“MEDEVAC”) service and support… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 11-Sep-13

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Alabama – Air Methods closes “Lifesaver 1” due to underutilization

Alabama – Air Methods closes “Lifesaver 1” due to underutilization

Effective September 3, 2013 Air Methods announced its LifeSaver 1 base in Birmingham, Alabama will no longer be in service. We recognize the storied history (35 years per this article, Ed) and invaluable contributions Life Saver 1 has made to the community for the last three decades and rest assured the decision to cease operations… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 11-Sep-13

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New HQ for Midlands Air Ambulance

New HQ for Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has made a strategic decision to move its headquarters to new premises in Stourbridge. To officially unveil the charity’s new offices, the team was joined by the Mayor of Dudley, councillor Alan Finch and celebrity supporter of the service, John Challis. The move to the new offices at Hawthorn House,… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 11-Sep-13

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Indiana – Helipad approved at Elkhart General Hospital

Indiana – Helipad approved at Elkhart General Hospital

Plans for a helicopter landing pad at Elkhart General Hospital were approved by the Elkhart City Council Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  see full story

Source: Elkhart Truth, 10-Sep-13

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Spectrum Aeromed on INC 5000 fastest growing companies list for third consecutive year

Spectrum Aeromed on INC 5000 fastest growing companies list for third consecutive year

Spectrum Aeromed announced today that they have been listed on the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the third consecutive year. Spectrum moved up once again on the list this year with three-year revenue growth of 213%, and is ranked number one in the top 100 in the State of North Dakota and number… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Sep-13

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Life Air Rescue adds second base in Louisiana with Bell 407

Life Air Rescue adds second base in Louisiana with Bell 407

Med-Trans Corp. has announced the expansion of their Life Air Rescue air medical program, adding a second base in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The life saving program will serve the region 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning mid-September. The region will benefit from the superior clinical care and exceptional reputation established by Life Air… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 05-Sep-13

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Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

Saddle Hills County has been supporting STARS since 2007. Their 2012 commitment of $450,000 over three years, which equals $61 per capita, pushed the municipality past the significant milestone mark. “We are a busy remote location with lots of oil and gas companies coming in to work, and response times on ground can be high,”… Read more »

Source: STARS, 05-Sep-13

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UK – Devon Air Ambulance takes delivery of Eurocopter EC135P2i

UK – Devon Air Ambulance takes delivery of Eurocopter EC135P2i

Devon Air Ambulance has added a second Eurocopter EC135 to its helicopter fleet, enhancing the service provider’s own airlift capabilities and further fostering the market presence of this rotorcraft type in medical missions throughout the United Kingdom. The EC135 P2i version of Eurocopter’s twin-engine workhorse helicopter family was delivered by the Eurocopter UK subsidiary, and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Sep-13

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Canada approves Aerolite AW109SP medical interior

Canada approves Aerolite AW109SP medical interior

Aerolite announced it received TCCA approval for HEMS interiors for the AW109S and SP models. The interior can be configured with one or two stretchers, up to four attendants in one stretcher configuration and up to two attendants in the two stretcher configuration. The innovative multi-mission medical floor allows the integration of a swiveling/tracking medical… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 04-Sep-13

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04-Sep-13 N911ET Eurocopter EC135P2+ Tyler, US-Texas

Post-flight inspection revealed remains of small bird on barrier screen for oil cooler inlet. No damaged identifed.

04-Sep-13

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Stanford Life Flight helipad temporarily relocated

Stanford Life Flight helipad temporarily relocated

The helicopter ordinarily lands on the Stanford Hospital’s rooftop. Elevator renovations at the hospital are forcing the relocation, which is expected to last until the end of November.  See full story

Source: Stanford News, 03-Sep-13

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STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

STARS’ Saskatchewan vice president of operations Ron Dufresne said today that construction of the future STARS helicopter base in Saskatoon is progressing on schedule and expects the helicopter air ambulance service to move into its new home in November. “We’re very excited to move closer to having a permanent home for our Saskatoon team,” said… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-Sep-13

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MedFlight to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County

MedFlight to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County

MedFlight, the region’s long-standing non-profit air and ground medical transportation service, is pleased to announce plans to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County. MedFlight and the Fayette County Commissioners have come to an agreement to locate MedFlight 9 on Highway 435 near I-71, just south of the Tanger Outlet Mall. According to Tony Anderson,… Read more »

Source: MedFlight, 02-Sep-13

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UK – Bristol Royal Infirmary helipad completed – opens in 2014

UK – Bristol Royal Infirmary helipad completed – opens in 2014

Work on the construction of the new helipad on the roof of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) has finished. The helipad will open in 2014 as part of a wider programme of work currently underway across the BRI by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol), which incorporates a new ward block and Welcome… Read more »

Source: Bristol Royal Infirmary, 02-Sep-13

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STARS Horizons – Fall 2013

Source: STARS, 01-Sep-13

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Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announces new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” medical helicopters developed for the company have been placed into service at its Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon bases. These top-of-the-line helicopters provide the fastest air medical transport for critically ill or injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Aug-13

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Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Aug-13

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East Liverpool flight nurse honored by Air Evac Lifeteam

East Liverpool flight nurse honored by Air Evac Lifeteam

Bruce Champ, flight nurse for the East Liverpool Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company’s 2013 Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year award. Champ’s region consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee. The Flight Nurse of the Year is presented to the nurse… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 25-Aug-13

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Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s… Read more »

Source: STARS, 23-Aug-13

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Lutheran Air adding second helicopter to meet growing demand

Lutheran Air adding second helicopter to meet growing demand

To expand patient access to critical and specialty care, a second Lutheran Air medical helicopter will be added to Lutheran Hospital’s critical care transport fleet early this fall. The home base for Lutheran Air II will be Wabash Municipal Airport, a geographically important location for patients living in communities that make up the southern and… Read more »

Source: Lutheran Hospital, 22-Aug-13

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WellmontOne obtains new helicopter

WellmontOne obtains new helicopter

WellmontOne Air Transport has acquired a faster and more fuel-efficient helicopter that will provide additional safety measures and amenities to enhance the high-quality emergency care for which it has always received widespread respect. The snazzy Bell 407 went into service earlier this month and enables pilots and crew members to continue serving the region with… Read more »

Source: Wellmont Health System, 22-Aug-13

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance EC135 to feature in new TV series

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance EC135 to feature in new TV series

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will feature in Trauma: Level 1, a new observational documentary series set on the frontline of trauma medicine, to be broadcast on ITV on 3rd and 10th September at 9pm. With access to the specialist Trauma Centre at University Hospital Southampton, the series is based around the powerful,… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 21-Aug-13

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Attorneys for Med-Trans file response to Iowa fatal accident lawsuit

Attorneys for Med-Trans file response to Iowa fatal accident lawsuit

Attorneys for Med-Trans Corporation have filed a response in federal court to a lawsuit filed by the family of a victim of January’s Mercy Air Med helicopter crash. see full story Details of lawsuit in Globe Gazette report here HeliHub.com page for this accident – 02-Jan-13 N445MT Bell 407 Ventura, US-Iowa (3F) File photo

Source: KIMT, 21-Aug-13

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Boston MedFlight takes delivery of new EC145

Boston MedFlight takes delivery of new EC145

Boston MedFlight has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC145 helicopter that will be used to provide life-saving emergency airborne medical transport service for a consortium of leading Boston hospitals. Boston MedFlight selected the EC145 in January as the most capable and cost efficient aircraft to replace their current fleet of BK117s. The new helicopter,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 20-Aug-13

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Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

Brazil – UniAir takes delivery of EMS AS350B3e

[electronic translation] Helibras held a symbolic delivery of the new AS350 Squirrel helicopter B3e for UniAir, air taxi company responsible for aeromedical transport group Unimed Rio Grande do Sul This is the second medical settings Squirrel with the company, the first being based in Minas general in the service of the State Federation Unimed.  “The squirrel… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Aug-13

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20-Aug-13 I-RBNR Agusta-Bell 412 Novara di Sicilia, Italy

4 POB injured in heavy landing due to loss of visual clues in brown-out conditions.  EMS operation

20-Aug-13

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17-Aug-13 D-HZSG Eurocopter EC135T2i Bielefeld, Germany

Plastic bag blown up into tail rotor.  EMS Helicopter roaded out from landing site

17-Aug-13

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Oceanside City Council approves helipad for REACH

Oceanside City Council approves helipad for REACH

Under the five-year agreement with REACH Air Medical Service, the company will build a concrete helipad at the city’s fire training center at 110 Jones Road and will also pay Oceanside about $48,000 each year to rent space at the site. see full story

Source: U-T San Diego, 16-Aug-13

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14-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Montafon, Austria

Main blades struck rock

14-Aug-13

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MedEvac Foundation Announces Children’s Scholarship Winner

MedEvac Foundation Announces Children’s Scholarship Winner

The MedEvac Foundation International has awarded Geoffrey Donovan the 2013 Children’s Scholarship award. He will be attending the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in the fall, majoring in International Business. Geoff receives the scholarship based on his dedication to of his father who lost his life in an air medical accident in 1991…. Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 12-Aug-13

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12-Aug-13 N407CH Bell 407 Page, US-Arizona

Lower chip detector plug was found out of the locked detent position and had slightly ?backed out? of the housing. This condition will cause a disruption of oil flow through the transmission oil pump and therefore a loss of oil pressure.  Enroute from Page Municipal Airport (KPGA) to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah

12-Aug-13

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12-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Meidling, Austria

“Christopherus 9” helicopter found with 9mm bullet hole through rotor blade.  Date/location of incident unknown, but 12-Aug-13 the most likely date according to report and given location is base of this helicopter – Meidling Heliport, Vienna

12-Aug-13

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Air Methods Reports 2Q2013 Results and 3Q2013 Update

Air Methods Reports 2Q2013 Results and 3Q2013 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and provided an update on July 2013 patient transports. For the quarter, revenue increased 2% from $222.5 million to $226.2 million from the prior year quarter. For the six-month period, revenue decreased 2% to… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 09-Aug-13

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RSG launches Modular IV Warmer/Cooler for EMS operators

RSG launches Modular IV Warmer/Cooler for EMS operators

Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. (RSG), an industry leader in aircraft services, announced the development of a modular IV Warmer/Cooler to satisfy the requirements of the airborne emergency medical services community. The system is designed for quickly regulating the temperature of stored medical articles including I.V. fluids and temperature critical medicine. A precision Digital Temperature Controller with an advanced thermoelectric heat… Read more »

Source: RSG, 08-Aug-13

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Air Methods fleet now fully NVG-equipped

Air Methods fleet now fully NVG-equipped

Air Methods Corporation AIRM -2.36% , the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced its fleet of 368 air medical helicopters is fully outfitted with night vision goggle (NVG) capability. With this milestone, Air Methods’ fleet is now the largest civilian helicopter fleet in the world to be fully outfitted with NVG technology. NVGs… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Aug-13

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Oklahoma Lawmaker to study medical helicopter safety

Oklahoma Lawmaker to study medical helicopter safety

State Senator Tom Ivester is considering a recommendation from the University of Oklahoma’s emergency medicine department, which says accreditation should be mandatory for medical helicopter companies. Now, accreditation is voluntary – see full story

Source: Claims Journal, 07-Aug-13

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Metro Aviation to operate Bell helicopters again after 25 years

Metro Aviation to operate Bell helicopters again after 25 years

After 25 years, Metro Aviation will again be operating a Bell Helicopter product.  The milestone is the result of the recent agreement with Tampa General Hospital’s (TGH) Aeromed program. Tampa General’s Aeromed program transports critically ill or injured patients from their 23 surrounding counties.  Metro began operations on August 1.  During the transition period, Aeromed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-13

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London – work begins on helipad at St George’s, Tooting

London – work begins on helipad at St George’s, Tooting

St George’s will become the second hospital in the UK’s capital to have an emergency landing pad.  see full story

Source: ITV, 05-Aug-13

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First 5 of 17 EMS EC135s delivered to Turkey’s Gokcen Aviation

First 5 of 17 EMS EC135s delivered to Turkey’s Gokcen Aviation

THK Gökçen Aviation, the commercial company of the Turkish Aeronautical Association THK, yesterday received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August. The delivery of this first batch takes place only three months after the selection of Eurocopter as preferred manufacturer. THK Gökçen Aviation and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Aug-13

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Texas – Denton Regional Medical Center to add helicopter

Texas – Denton Regional Medical Center to add helicopter

Careflite already operates a medical helicopter in Denton, but the Denton Regional Medical Center approached PHI about adding a second. see full story.  The Bell 407 photo is a file photo – the announcement does not include the helicopter type

Source: NBC Dallas FW, 05-Aug-13

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PHi reports Q2 results to 30th June 2013

PHi reports Q2 results to 30th June 2013

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $195.5 million, compared to $160.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $34.9 million. Consolidated net income… Read more »

Source: PHi, 05-Aug-13

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New helipad to cut NQ Helicopter Rescue trips by 20 minutes

New helipad to cut NQ Helicopter Rescue trips by 20 minutes

Mount Isa Hospital adds helipad – see full story

05-Aug-13

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Police Aviation News – August 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Aug-13

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Second major Hawkes Bay sponsor expresses concern

Second major Hawkes Bay sponsor expresses concern

A second major sponsor of the Hawke’s Bay rescue helicopter trust has expressed concerns over the trust’s structure and says it will pull sponsorship unless changes are made – see full story

Source: HawkesBay.co.nz, 02-Aug-13

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CareFlite decides to retain helicopter at Frisco

CareFlite decides to retain helicopter at Frisco

CareFlite has decided to keep its medical helicopter in Frisco, CareFlite’s vice president told the city of Frisco in a letter –  see full story

Source: Community Impact, 02-Aug-13

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Era Group announces Q2 2013 Earnings Release Call

Era Group announces Q2 2013 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. ERA +0.53% (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2013 second quarter after the market closes on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, August 14, 2013 to begin at… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 02-Aug-13

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LeeFlight lifts off, replaces Medstar in Tampa

LeeFlight lifts off, replaces Medstar in Tampa

LeeFlight is the result of a public-private partnership between Lee County and the leading air medical transport company, Air Methods Corp.   The old service operated by MEDSTAR was shutdown in August of last year after concerns with safety standards and overall costs.  see full story

Source: Fox4, 02-Aug-13

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LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

LifeNet Air Medical Services, a division of Air Methods, has announced that they will no longer be based on the grounds of Cherokee Regional Medical Center  effective on August 15, 2013.  see full story

Source: Chronicle Times, 02-Aug-13

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Will PHI miss its revenue numbers?

Will PHI miss its revenue numbers?

Is PHI sending any potential warning signs?  see full story

Source: Motley Fool, 02-Aug-13

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Air Methods to Report Q2 Results After Market Close on 8th August

Air Methods to Report Q2 Results After Market Close on 8th August

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 after the close of the market on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 02-Aug-13

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Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust – new chairman acts to sort issues

Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust – new chairman acts to sort issues

In the wake of the resignation of Alison McEwan as Chairman of the Trustees, new appointee Andy Train has reportedly made it his priority to sort out the issues that his predecessor. These included – according to NewsTalkZB – the lack of transparency in the board selection process, and unnecessarily high rates for a lower-equipped… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-13

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FAA seeks approval for collection of EMS data from operators

FAA seeks approval for collection of EMS data from operators

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Aug-13

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Rogers Helicopters Adds EMS Capacity

Rogers Helicopters Adds EMS Capacity

Rogers Helicopters is expanding its emergency medical service (EMS) capacity with the acquisition of its first Sikorsky S-76B medium helicopter. With delivery scheduled by October 1, the S-76B will join Rogers Helicopters’ dedicated EMS fleet composed of two Bell Helicopter Textron 407s, a Bell LongRanger III, plus a Beechcraft King Air A100 fixed wing turboprop, used for… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 01-Aug-13

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Kratos wins US Army UH-60 EMS Crew Training System contracts for the US Army

Kratos wins US Army UH-60 EMS Crew Training System contracts for the US Army

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today it has received a new multi-million dollar contract award to develop UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC air crew training systems. Kratos will provide multiple simulated full-fidelity Medical Support Equipment Suite (MSES) trainers to teach Flight Medic students how to operate all on-board systems. The… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 01-Aug-13

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EagleMed reaches FAA SMS Level Two

EagleMed reaches FAA SMS Level Two

EagleMed LLC has entered the second level of the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Management System (SMS), demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to advancements in safety. The critical care air medical transport company began working with the FAA on the process more than 18 months ago. By adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 01-Aug-13

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Air Methods buys 150 flight data monitoring devices

Air Methods buys 150 flight data monitoring devices

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Appareo Systems to purchase 150 Vision 1000 flight data monitoring (FDM) devices. These devices will allow Air Methods to capture a variety of critical flight data and then analyze the data as part of… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 31-Jul-13

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INAER forms Spain’s first all-woman EMS helicopter crew

INAER forms Spain’s first all-woman EMS helicopter crew

The Malpartida medical base in Cáceres, operated by INAER Spain is now the home of Spain’s first all-woman medical helicopter crew. The crew is made up of pilot Beatriz Parera, medic Gloria Palacios and Salobrar Sánchez and Rocio Ramos from the Extramadura Health Service, and uses a Eurocopter EC135. “The gender of the crew doesn’t… Read more »

Source: INAER, 31-Jul-13

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Spectrum Aeromed hires New Project Coordinator, and promotes three

Spectrum Aeromed hires New Project Coordinator, and promotes three

Spectrum Aeromed announces a new hire as Project Coordinator and three employee promotions. Rammie Olson joins the company in a newly created position as project coordinator. In this new role, Olson will guide projects from the initial sale to delivery and will serve as the primary liaison to customers. She will coordinate the activities of… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 30-Jul-13

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26-Jul-13 N896LL Eurocopter AS365N3 Hershey, US-Pennsylvania

the #2 engine chip light illuminated without secondary symptoms noted. The pilot completed the emergency procedure for a #2 Engine Chip Light illumination and landed without incident at a local airport.

26-Jul-13

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Keystone Med-Flight awarded HAI’s 2012 Operator Safety Award

Keystone Med-Flight awarded HAI’s 2012 Operator Safety Award

Keystone Med-Flight LLC (“Keystone”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, today announced it has earned the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) 2012 Operator Safety Award. This coveted honor is presented to helicopter operators who operated without accident in the previous year. HAI acknowledged Keystone for its outstanding 2012 safety record and accident-free flight hours. “This… Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 25-Jul-13

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Trakkabeam A800 searchlight chosen for first UK night EMS operations

Trakkabeam A800 searchlight chosen for first UK night EMS operations

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been successfully installed and operated on the first UK Air Ambulance cleared for full night operations. The aircraft installation from Bond Air Services for the East Anglian Air Ambulance EC135 aircraft marks a first for UK HEMS operations.  The Trakkabeam searchlight’s primary… Read more »

Source: Trakka Corp, 25-Jul-13

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