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Helipad reopens at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

Helipad reopens at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

The new helicopter landing site at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will open Wednesday, January 22. The dedication will feature an inaugural fly-in by Aeromed, Spectrum Health’s air ambulance service, and presentation of a $50,000 check by hospital volunteers. The donation represents the first payment on a $125,000 pledge the volunteers made to the hospital’s “Building… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Health, 22-Jan-14

Texas – CareFlite to base AW109 at Lake Whitney Medical Center from February

Texas – CareFlite to base AW109 at Lake Whitney Medical Center from February

Whitney Hospital Authority President Jim Cato said the new CareFlite helicopter stationed at Lake Whitney Medical Center will allow the struggling hospital to provide better emergency service while adding jobs to the surrounding area. see full story

Source: Waco Tribune, 21-Jan-14

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STARS expects to raise $10M with 21st annual lottery

The 21st annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,217 prizes worth more than $5.6 million retail. The STARS Lottery raises over $10 million net each year and continues to be STARS’ single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province. “In 2013 STARS responded to more than… Read more »

Source: STARS, 20-Jan-14

Scandinavian AirAmbulance opens 10th base – in Denmark

Scandinavian AirAmbulance opens 10th base – in Denmark

On 1 January Scandinavian AirAmbulance (SAA) opened its tenth helicopter base – a HEMS station in Ringsted, Denmark. The Danish HEMS station is situated southwest of Copenhagen and it employs a single-pilot EC145  that sits in alert 24 hours around the clock. The helicopter is operated in partnership wih Falck Ambulans on a January-October interim contract… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Jan-14

One-way trip to Mars is destroying Utah EMS pilot’s marriage

One-way trip to Mars is destroying Utah EMS pilot’s marriage

Ken Sullivan, a 38-year-old medevac pilot living in Utah, is delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a one-way trip to Mars – but he didn’t tell his wife he was applying…  See full story

Source: Stamford Advocate, 17-Jan-14

Air Medical Group Holdings orders 20 LongRanger IVs

Air Medical Group Holdings orders 20 LongRanger IVs

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement for the sale of 20 Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent providers of helicopter air ambulance services (HAA) in the world. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this year and continue through 2017. “These new aircraft… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jan-14

Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

A company spokesperson says Air Methods was approached by MedStat’s program director to see if they were interested in continuing air medical service in the community.  See full story

Source: WTVA, 15-Jan-14

UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly transporting patients to hospitals while providing advanced-life-support services en route. AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency flight service, bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in Jackson and at Key… Read more »

Source: UMMC, 14-Jan-14

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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flies first night missions

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flies first night missions

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is now available to offer crucial emergency support in the winter rush hours – something it has not been able to do in the past. Last week the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance have gone live with their night flying operations, they have performed a number of airlifts after… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 14-Jan-14

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension. The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 14-Jan-14

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14-Jan-14 LN-OOI Eurocopter EC135P2+ Solihøgda, Norway (2F)

Air Ambulance helicopter struck powerlines (video) on final approach to road traffic accident landing site.  Norsk Luftambulanse has confirmed two of its employees have died in the accident.  Fatalities confirmed here as pilot Bjorn Nergård and doctor Anders Nakstad with the paramedic Sondre Bjartland seriously injured

14-Jan-14

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ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

Global niche helicopter operator and maintenance specialist Airwork NZ is expanding into Europe through a contract with Germany’s largest motoring organisation, The General German Automobile Club (ADAC). Based in Munich, ADAC is one of Europe’s largest operators of helicopters for emergency air rescue services which are among the range of mobility services provided to its… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 10-Jan-14

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Londons Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Londons Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, celebrates 25 years of service on 9th January 2014. Having treated over 30,000 critically injured patients in London and attended most major incidents, since inception, the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the people of London to… Read more »

Source: Londons Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-14

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UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

It was another very busy year for The Air Ambulance Service in 2013, with the Charity carrying out its 20,000th mission. According to the latest figures, the Charity’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) passed this incredible landmark in December. Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has now completed over 14,500 rescue missions since it was founded… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 08-Jan-14

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Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

According to Tim Rawlings, manager of competitor Life Flight Network, both Air Methods’ bases at Ontario and La Grande closed late last week after only about three months operating.  See full story

Source: Argus Observer, 08-Jan-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance contracts for first EMS Bell 429 in UK

Wiltshire Air Ambulance contracts for first EMS Bell 429 in UK

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust (WAACT) today (7th January 2014) signed a 10-year contract in Swindon with Heli Charter Ltd for a new helicopter, which will come into service at the end of the year, when the lease on the current 12 year old aircraft expires. After a great deal of deliberation over the last… Read more »

Source: Heli Charter, 07-Jan-14

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RACQ CareFlight now routinely carries blood

RACQ CareFlight now routinely carries blood

RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopters are carrying lifesaving blood, arming paramedics and doctors with the vital supplies in times of emergency.  See full story

07-Jan-14

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07-Jan-14 Glen Aplin, Australia

Air Ambulance helicopter went AOG at accident scene

07-Jan-14

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Midwest MedAir purchases new EC135P2+ and creates second base

With an IFR EC135 already based at North Platte, Midwest MedAir sees scope for a second aircraft and will open a new base at Hastings.  The organisation has purchased a new EC135P2+, serial 1101 and registered N535MW, to add to its current EC135 which they bought new in 2009. See full story

Source: 10 11 HD, 06-Jan-14

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Air Methods to fly two Bell 407s for Haiti Air Ambulance

Air Methods to fly two Bell 407s for Haiti Air Ambulance

Air Methods Corporation, the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Haiti Air Ambulance Service, Inc. (“Haiti Air Ambulance”), a New York not-for-profit corporation, to provide air medical transportation services to the Republic of Haiti.  Under the agreement, which is similar to a traditional hospital services contract, Air… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-Jan-14

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DRF Air Rescue withdraws from Denmark

DRF Air Rescue withdraws from Denmark

[electronic translation] To 31.12.2013, the DRF Air Rescue has withdrawn from Denmark. With the commissioning of the first Danish rescue helicopter in Ringsted in 2010, the DRF Air Rescue had done together with Falck A / S key construction work for the air rescue in the neighboring country. The country of Denmark will expand this now as… Read more »

Source: DRF, 03-Jan-14

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03-Jan-14 AgustaWestland AW139 Haliburton, Canada

Lost window in flight, diverted to Muskoka airport

03-Jan-14

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03-Jan-14 N585TJ Eurocopter Bo105 Pembroke, US-New York

Badly damaged when fell off the trailer it was being transported on Interstate 90.  Road conditions were snowy.  Helicopter was withdrawn in 2011 and has been sold to a new owner in Australia.  It still appears to be carrying old registration N505TJ (since taken up by a new Bell 429) and not its reassigned reg N585TJ.

03-Jan-14

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First AS350 simulator ready for training at Metro Aviation

First AS350 simulator ready for training at Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center has completed the certification of its first simulator, the AS350 FlightSafety flight training device with NVG-capability. The FAA recently wrapped up their visit to the training facility to give it the green light and Metro Aviation pilots immediately began their recurrent training in the simulator. This simulator is available for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Jan-14

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Two Montana hospitals announce agreement with Northwest MedStar

Two Montana hospitals announce agreement with Northwest MedStar

After months of careful review, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, with input from Community Medical Center, has entered into an agreement with Northwest MedStar to provide critical care transport services, previously provided by the Life Flight air ambulance program. Northwest MedStar will begin base operations on April 2, 2014. Providence St. Patrick Hospital entered into the… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 02-Jan-14

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UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) team have announced that they have reached their 2013 income target of £3million through their retail outlets across the country. Renowned for their edgy boutique style shops, TAAS has won numerous prestigious awards for its unique take on the traditional Charity shop, including 2013 Charity Retail Wow! Factor Awards for… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 01-Jan-14

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Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and better times in 2014. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Dec-13

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New Chairman appointed at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

New Chairman appointed at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance can announce that Tony Nicholson has been appointed to the role of Chairman, stepping up to his new post on 1st January.  He has been a Trustee of the Charity since 2010 and has a distinguished background in both the public and private sectors.  Originally an operational helicopter pilot… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 23-Dec-13

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British Columbia EMS helicopters to carry blood

British Columbia EMS helicopters to carry blood

Trauma patients who require blood transfusions on air ambulances will now have timelier access to blood products and improved medical outcomes, thanks to a new program announced today. “When patients require an emergency blood transfusion their condition is critical and time is of the essence,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “This new program is a… Read more »

Source: BCAS, 23-Dec-13

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Queen Victoria Hospital helipad study approved

Queen Victoria Hospital helipad study approved

Revelstoke City Council approved the funding for a feasibility study for a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital.  See full story

Source: Revelstoke Times Review, 23-Dec-13

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22-Dec-13 C-GIMV Sikorsky S76 Gillies Township, Canada

The helicopter entered a high hover to blow away snow accumulation at the scene. During the manoeuvre a white out condition was created. The main rotor contacted trees. Control of the helicopter was maintained and a landing was performed immediately. There were no injuries. The helicopter sustained damage to all 4 rotor blades.

22-Dec-13

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Sweden – Dalarna Council to buy EMS helicopter

Sweden – Dalarna Council to buy EMS helicopter

Dalarna’s County Council has decided to purchase an own helicopter for emergency medical operations in the region. The decision was reached in an extra meeting in Falun earlier today. The county’s helicopter will be purchased in a joint partnership with Värmland’s County Council, which decided to buy its own helicopter in March 2013. Värmland’s procurement… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Dec-13

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance becomes first UK 24H helicopter service

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance becomes first UK 24H helicopter service

Life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance yesterday (Wednesday) became the first air ambulance in the country to launch a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) following three years of research and preparatory work. Up until recently, and unlike the rest of Europe, the service could only fly by daylight and so traditionally operated… Read more »

Source: KSS Air Ambulance, 20-Dec-13

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Top Gear star becomes Ambassador to Midlands Air Ambulance

Top Gear star becomes Ambassador to Midlands Air Ambulance

TV presenter and Top Gear star Richard Hammond and his wife, columnist Mindy Hammond are the latest high profile celebrities to be appointed as ambassadors for the MAAC. The couple join stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment who are ambassadors and supporters of the charity including professional rugby players Mike Tindall MBE (England… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 20-Dec-13

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3rd China Air Medical & Rescue Congress to Be Held in May 2014

3rd China Air Medical & Rescue Congress to Be Held in May 2014

China Air Medical & Rescue Congress 2014 will be held on May 8, 9 in Shanghai, China. This event is expected to gather government authorities, general aviation operators, international & local air ambulance operators, emergency assistance companies, maritime SAR authorities, aircraft manufacturers, and insurance companies, among others. China is one of the countries suffering the worst… Read more »

Source: CDMC, 19-Dec-13

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India donates second Dhruv to Maldives

India donates second Dhruv to Maldives

During the ongoing official visit to India by the Maldives’ Minister of Defence and National Security Colonel (Ret.) Mohamed Nazim, the Government of India has gifted a helicopter to the MNDF. During the ceremony held at India’s Southern Naval Command in Kochin, the helicopter was ceremonially handed over by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, the Flag… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam to add new Missouri base at Moberley

Air Evac Lifeteam to add new Missouri base at Moberley

Air Evac announced Monday it will add a new base in Moberly, starting in 2014.  See full story

Source: ABC 17 News, 17-Dec-13

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Boston MedFlight buys new helicopter thanks to $8.5M MassDevelopment lease

Boston MedFlight buys new helicopter thanks to $8.5M MassDevelopment lease

MassDevelopment has issued an $8.5 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of New England Life Flight Inc., which does business as Boston MedFlight, a cooperative venture among Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. The organization will use lease proceeds to… Read more »

Source: MassDevelopment, 16-Dec-13

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NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in conjunction with the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), is holding a second HEMS Weather Summit on Wednesday, December 18 in Washington, DC.   The inaugural summit, held in Boulder Colorado in… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 16-Dec-13

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Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announced plans today to open a new base at Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana by approximately January 15, 2014. Michael Griffiths, LFN’s CEO, states, “Life Flight Network seeks opportunities to provide much-needed air medical resources to rural… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Dec-13

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Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Last night the Air Corps transferred a young patient from Kerry to Casement Aerodrome in their 100th Air Ambulance Mission of 2013. The patient was transferred from the helipad at Tralee General Hospital in an AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter and was flown to Dublin, with the flight crew using specialist Night Vision Goggles. This mission… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 15-Dec-13

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Grant halved for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust

Grant halved for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust chief executive Murray Bolton is furious the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board will give the trust $450,000 to operate next year – down from $900,000 this year and well short of the $1.5 million the trust sought  See full story

Source: NZ Herald, 15-Dec-13

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Arbitration award in favour of helicopter pilot affirmed

Arbitration award in favour of helicopter pilot affirmed

This case arose out of an arbitration award granted in favor of a helicopter pilot whom plaintiff Air Methods Corporation had terminated following an incident in April 2010.  See full story

Source: CBA CLE Legal Connection, 15-Dec-13

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Classic Lifeguard opens new Utah base in Moab

Classic Lifeguard opens new Utah base in Moab

Classic Lifeguard announced the opening of its newest base of operations located in Moab, Utah. The new base will serve the region with premium air ambulance services and leading industry practices and technology. Classic Lifeguard has made the decision to relocate one of their medically configured Bell 407’s to Moab in order to more effectively… Read more »

Source: Classic Lifeguard, 13-Dec-13

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AirMed adds new base with EC145 in Tooele, Utah

AirMed adds new base with EC145 in Tooele, Utah

University of Utah AirMed held an opening ceremony yesterday for their new base at Tooele in Utah.  AirMed will be basing a Eurocopter EC145 there now. University of Utah Healthcare’s Air Medical Transport Team. AirMed was established in 1972 as the 8th air medical transport program in the nation. The University hospital provides services for one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-13

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Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

Rega and BOHAG open new base at Zweissimmen

[electronic translation]  A year after the groundbreaking ceremony today was the opening of the new Rega base are celebrated in two Simmen. It acts with the new basis for a joint project of the Rega and the Bernese Oberland Helikopter AG (BOHAG). In the presence of application partners and guests from politics and industry Rega CEO Ernst… Read more »

Source: Rega, 10-Dec-13

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EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Gold Certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety. To award a Gold Rating, aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. conducts comprehensive research into numerous databases and other reputable sources. It compiles historical safety ratings, aircraft and pilot background checks, and on-site safety audits to… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 10-Dec-13

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Northern NSW Westpac Helicopter Services combine

Northern NSW Westpac Helicopter Services combine

The two Westpac rescue helicopter services based in the northern half of NSW will be part of one single tender to be made by the Hunter and New England North West Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service under its existing Air Operating Certificate.  See full story

Source: Guyra Argus, 09-Dec-13

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Wucher Helicopter launches winter season EC135 operation

Wucher Helicopter launches winter season EC135 operation

Austrian operator Wucher Helicopter has this week started its seasonal operation of the “Gallus 1” emergency helicopter. Eurocopter EC135 OE-XHZ is the subject helicopter, and the winter season was launched on Friday 6th December from a base at Zürs. With the beginning of the winter season, “Gallus 1” starts is now on standby at Zürs… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-13

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STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

As you may have seen in recent media reports, the Manitoba government, in consultation with STARS, has made a decision to temporarily place the Winnipeg base out of service. This has been done to allow the government to conduct a review of an interhospital transport mission that occurred on Thursday, November 28th. The care and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 09-Dec-13

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09-Dec-13 RA-04060 Eurocopter AS350B3 Uzhur, Russia

EMS helicopter crashed with pilot and two paramedics on board.  Helicopter on its side.  Boom broken off at root and tail is lying next to rotorhead

09-Dec-13

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Russian Helicopters showcases new Ansat and Ka-226T at EMS event

Russian Helicopters showcases new Ansat and Ka-226T at EMS event

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, demonstrated the medical versions of the light Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters to officials at Zashchita, the Russian National Centre for Disaster Medicine, as part of a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Centre. Zashchita Director Sergei Goncharov noted the potential of the new helicopters for use in emergency… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Dec-13

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New St Luke Helicopter Hangar Almost Complete

New St Luke Helicopter Hangar Almost Complete

The new hangar for the Air Saint Luke’s helicopter is almost done.  Construction began earlier this year  See full story

Source: KMVT, 05-Dec-13

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London – Rooftop helipad approved for Kings College Hospital

London – Rooftop helipad approved for Kings College Hospital

The helipad will be built on top of the existing ten-storey Ruskin Wing building at the hospital in Denmark Hill, south east London. King’s is home to the largest Major Trauma Centre in the South of England. It is also the ‘hub’ for the South East London, Kent and Medway (SELKaM) major trauma network, which… Read more »

Source: Kings College Hospital, 05-Dec-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam reaccredited by CAMTS

Air Evac Lifeteam reaccredited by CAMTS

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air ambulance company in the United States, has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 05-Dec-13

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Melville heliport reopens after a year

Melville heliport reopens after a year

Melville Mayor Willie Haynes announced the reopening as a “definite asset” for the small town, which he acknowledged is fairly isolated from the rest of the parish. The facility is primarily used by Acadian Ambulance.  See full story

Source: Daily World, 04-Dec-13

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Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is ready to land at Regina General Hospital now that Transport Canada has certified the new $3.4 million rooftop heliport for use. “Landing directly at Regina General will allow our emergency services to get patients in southern Saskatchewan to a critical care team about 15 minutes faster,” Health… Read more »

Source: Regina Qu’Appelle, 04-Dec-13

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Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

Following a recent patient transportation incident with STARS air ambulance service and advice from medical professionals, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today the temporary suspension of STARS. “On the advice from medical professionals, I’ve instructed my department to take this action.  Up until now, I’ve been assured that STARS is providing appropriate emergency care, but… Read more »

Source: Manitoba Health, 03-Dec-13

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Glasgow EC135 death toll rises to nine

Glasgow EC135 death toll rises to nine

A further body has been recovered from the Clutha Vaults bar in central Glasgow following the accident involving the Scottish Police Eurocopter EC135T2i on Friday evening. This brings the death toll to nine, of which six were in the bar and three in the helicopter – Bond Air Services pilot David Traill and police officers… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-13

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Indiana University Health awarded $170K funding for new hangar/base

Indiana University Health awarded $170K funding for new hangar/base

Members of the Richmond Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved funds to bring Indiana University Health LifeLine to the Richmond Municipal Airport.  See full story

Source: Palladium-Item, 02-Dec-13

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Police Aviation News – December 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-13

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St Marys of Michigan FlightCare upgrades from BK117 to EC135P2e

St Marys of Michigan FlightCare upgrades from BK117 to EC135P2e

A new FlightCare helicopter is now flying the skies over the NE Michigan region to transport critically ill or injured patients to St. Mary’s of Michigan. St. Mary’s has partnered with Med-Trans Corporation to grow their air ambulance program. With this new partnership, Med-Trans is providing a new helicopter and assuming business operations. The new, state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: St. Mary's of Michigan, 01-Dec-13

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INAER France wins EMS contract in Burgundy

INAER France wins EMS contract in Burgundy

INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group, a leading global provider of mission critical aerial services, has won the tender for the operation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helicopters in Burgundy, France. A few months ago, INAER won the EMS contract for the Provence Alp Cote D’Azur (PACA) region. These form part of the… Read more »

Source: INAER, 29-Nov-13

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Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Mission Critical Services Group S.A.U (“Avincis”) (previously Prioris Aviation Spain S.A.U) today reported strong results for the third quarter of 2013, including improved margins, a growing order book and continuing efficiency gains.    [Editor note – This really is “selected highlights only”. We requested the full numbers, but Avincis declined to provide them] Financial Highlights  … Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 29-Nov-13

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Police Aviation News – November 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 28-Nov-13

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Overlook Medical Center moves forward with controversial helipad plan

Overlook Medical Center moves forward with controversial helipad plan

Overlook Medical Center has filed an application with the state Department of Transportation seeking approval to build a helipad at the facility.  See full story

Source: NJ.com, 28-Nov-13

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Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Flight for Life Lottery is now more popular than ever, reaching the highest number of members in its 15 year history! A record breaking 107,000 chances are now being played across Essex and Herts all helping to keep your local Air Ambulances operational and saving lives across both… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 27-Nov-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam to hold ground breaking ceremony on Altus facility on Monday 2nd

Air Evac Lifeteam to hold ground breaking ceremony on Altus facility on Monday 2nd

Air Evac Lifeteam will hold a ground breaking for their new base at 15981 US Highway 283, Altus at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. The air ambulance crew which has been operating in Altus since February at a temporary location is expected to be operational in their new facility in mid- to late-January. The… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 27-Nov-13

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EagleMed Safety Director Receives AAMS Chairman’s Award

EagleMed Safety Director Receives AAMS Chairman’s Award

EagleMed’s Director of Safety Lance Hofmann has received the Chairman’s Award from the Association of Air Medical Services, Alexandria, Va. Hofmann earned the honor for his actions, commitment to safety and leadership at the organization’s Safety Management Training Academy and for his service as the association’s Safety Committee vice chair, according to past chair Gerald… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 26-Nov-13

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Bell recognizes San Antonio AirLIFE for 50,000th patient

Bell recognizes San Antonio AirLIFE for 50,000th patient

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), congratulates San Antonio AirLIFE for transporting its 50,000th patient, a milestone reached this quarter. Bell Helicopter is celebrating AirLIFE’s accomplishment at the 2013 Texas EMS Conference, in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 24 -27. Anthony Moreland, managing director of North American sales for Bell Helicopter presented San Antonio… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-13

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University of Miami Hospital opens new helipad

University of Miami Hospital opens new helipad

Hospital CEO Dan Snyder says in addition to patients the helipad will be a key drop-off point for medical supplies and personnel. It will also enable people from across the Americas to more easily take part in the hospital’s research and clinical trials.  See full story

Source: New Europe, 26-Nov-13

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Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

HeliHub.com editor note – Below we reproduce the statements from Avincis and Babcock following the original article in the Sunday Times which HeliHub.com ran yesterday.  There is  a clear difference in these statements to the general media approach.  Both statements refer to “Joint Venture” while the press are saying Babcock is seeking to buy Avincis for… Read more »

Source: Avincis & Babcock, 25-Nov-13

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UK – Helipad proposed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Embrace Centre

UK – Helipad proposed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Embrace Centre

Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK county of Yorkshire is proposing a helipad at their “Embrace Centre” at nearby Dodworth.  The Hospital has used architects Beamont & Cowling to manage the planning application (ref 2013/1239). The Design and Access Statement submitted as part of the documentation pack gives an overview description as follows: “The proposal is to provide… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-13

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Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Engineering company Babcock International – who run Devonport and Rosyth military dockyards in the UK – is in advanced talks on a blockbuster £1.5bn takeover of Avincis Group.  See story 

Source: Sunday Times, 24-Nov-13

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Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

ALPHA STAR Aviation Services (operator of Alpha Star Air Ambulance) announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed for exclusive rights to supply all Spectrum Aeromedical Air Ambulance Interior Solutions/Products to customers in the following countries: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, State of Qatar, Kuwait, Kingdom… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Nov-13

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