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Fatal accident of Hospital Wing AS350B3 in Tennessee

Fatal accident of Hospital Wing AS350B3 in Tennessee

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-13

MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

 American Eurocopter announced MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services will expand their all-Eurocopter fleets. Based in Columbus, MedFlight of Ohio is taking possession of two more leased EC130s, which will be completed by Metro Aviation. One of the aircraft will be based in Jeffersonville, Ohio, located between Columbus and Cincinnati. “Our EC130s have performed flawlessly since replacing our… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Oct-13

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Boston MedFlight orders second EC145

Boston MedFlight orders second EC145

American Eurocopter announced that Boston MedFlight has placed its second order this year for an EC145 helicopter for Air Medical Transport missions as part of an ongoing fleet replacement plan. The order, which comes just weeks after Boston MedFlight took delivery of its first EC145, is an example of American Eurocopter’s continuing leadership in sales of new… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Oct-13

HALO-Flight signs for Bell 429 at AMTC 2013

HALO-Flight signs for Bell 429 at AMTC 2013

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that HALO-Flight, Inc., a non-profit air and ground ambulance service, will be adding a Bell 429 to their fleet for air ambulance operations. “Serving an area of 28,000 square miles and a population of more than one… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-13

Allegheny Health Network LifeFlight marks 35th year

Allegheny Health Network LifeFlight marks 35th year

Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight air medical transport program, the first service of its kind in the northeastern United States, is marking 35 years of helping critically injured people get life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. LifeFlight provides regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate… Read more »

Source: Allegheny Health Network, 22-Oct-13

Bell showcases helicopter air ambulance aircraft at AMTC 2013

Bell showcases helicopter air ambulance aircraft at AMTC 2013

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will highlight two of its most popular aircraft in the Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) segment, the Bell 429 and Bell 407GX, on static display at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Hosted by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), AMTC will take place this year… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-13

Steady Growth for Metro Aviation

Steady Growth for Metro Aviation

One year after celebrating their 30th anniversary at the 2012 Air Medical Transport Conference, Metro Aviation continues to see growth in its Operations Division.  This year, Metro entered into agreements with four new programs.  Quotas have never been a priority for Metro Aviation and it’s their reputation of putting the customer first that draws many… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Oct-13

22-Oct-13 N353HW Eurocopter AS350B3 Somerville, US-Tennessee (3F)

AS350B3 en route to pick up paediatric patient for a transfer flight crashed in Somerville early Tuesday morning, killing the pilot, a nurse and a respiratory therapist on board.  This article later named them as Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flight nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams

22-Oct-13

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Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

Bond Air Services begins new air ambulance service in Merseyside

Gloucestershire-based Bond Air Services (Bond) is delighted to announce the start of a new air ambulance operation for North West Air Ambulance in the Merseyside area. The new service will be provided by a Eurocopter EC135T2 aircraft, which has been modified for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations [Editor note – not specifically modified for… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 21-Oct-13

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Avinet simplifies FAA requirements at AMTC

Avinet simplifies FAA requirements at AMTC

During 21-23 of October, Avinet will be at booth #1426 demonstrating how Air Maestro can comply with and simplify FAA requirements such as reporting the number of flights undertaken and reporting total hours flown. CEO Michael Mulvihill, along with North American Alliance Partner Michael Payne, will be representing Avinet at the Convention and will be… Read more »

Source: Avinet, 21-Oct-13

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Sanford AirMed Adds Specialty Teams

Sanford AirMed Adds Specialty Teams

Sanford AirMed is now offering specialty neonatal intensive care unit and high-risk obstetrics specialty teams.  See full story

Source: Advance Health Network, 21-Oct-13

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Spectrum Aeromed Debuts New Website

Spectrum Aeromed Debuts New Website

Spectrum Aeromed announced that they have launched a new website this week, spectrum-aeromed.com. The new website design features more product visuals to give site visitors a more in depth look into the quality of their air ambulance products and services. The new website is user friendly and populated with downloadable brochures for both fixed wing and… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Oct-13

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Donaldson filtration products take center stage at AMTC 2013

Donaldson filtration products take center stage at AMTC 2013

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will spotlight its complete line of engine air and liquid filtration products during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Oct. 21-23 in Virginia, Beach, Virginia.  Donaldson will display Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) for Bell 407 and EC 130 helicopters, and company filtration experts will be… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 21-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation adds Vidant Medical Transport in November

Metro Aviation adds Vidant Medical Transport in November

Metro Aviation will begin operating for a new customer this November.  Vidant Medical Transport provides critical care air and ground service around the clock in Greenville, North Carolina. Vidant Medical Transport owns two EC145’s and one EC135 to service Greenville and surrounding areas within 150 miles.  Aircraft are IFR-equipped and outfitted with night vision goggles… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-13

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American Eurocopter to show industry leading models at AMTC

American Eurocopter to show industry leading models at AMTC

American Eurocopter, the top provider of new helicopters for U.S. Air Medical Transport services, will feature two of its industry leading models at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Oct. 21-23 in Virginia Beach, Va. Two of the most popular and versatile helicopter models used by Air Medical Transport operators are the Eurocopter EC145 and EC135 twin-engine helicopters. American Eurocopter will have a working… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Oct-13

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20-Oct-13 N911ES Eurocopter AS350B2 Madison, US-Mississippi

Force landed in a field after bird strike

20-Oct-13

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19-Oct-13 N495AE Bell 407 Cooperton, US-Oklahoma

Birdstrike, landed without incident but one of 3 POB suffered minor injuries

19-Oct-13

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Latitude Technologies Double-teaming NBAA and AMTC in 2013

Latitude Technologies Double-teaming NBAA and AMTC in 2013

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, will be showcasing Latitude’s complete product family at this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Las Vegas October 22-24 at Booth C11040. Latitude will also be showcasing its products and services at the 2013… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 18-Oct-13

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NEMSPA Now Accepting Subscriptions for CHAMPS Safety Culture Assessment

NEMSPA Now Accepting Subscriptions for CHAMPS Safety Culture Assessment

NEMSPA’s Cultural Health Assessment and Mitigation Program for Safety (CHAMPS) is in beta form and ready to be administered to a selection of air medical provider organizations in order to validate the question-set. Tom Judge, past Chair of the Association for Critical Care Transport had this to say about this safety culture assessment tool: “Throughout… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 17-Oct-13

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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center celebrates 13 years of Lifeflight

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center celebrates 13 years of Lifeflight

More than 5,000 flights have originated from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center since its Life Flight operation began full time at the hospital 13 years ago.  See full story

Source: Herald Extra, 17-Oct-13

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Eastland Memorial Hospital welcomes Air Evac Lifeteam and EagleMed

Eastland Memorial Hospital welcomes Air Evac Lifeteam and EagleMed

AirEvac Lifeteam has recently opened a base in Eastland for an air ambulance helicopter.  The location is on the north I-20 service road on the east end of town.  See full story  – This is Air Evac’s base number 115.  EagleMed are supplying a fixed wing aircraft

Source: Microplex News, 17-Oct-13

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EagleMed Joplin Marks 10 Years with Freeman Health System

EagleMed Joplin Marks 10 Years with Freeman Health System

This month EagleMed LLC air medical transport is observing its 10th anniversary of service from Joplin, Mo. EagleMed bases a twin-engine medically equipped Eurocopter AS355N in Joplin to support Freeman Health System serving Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The helicopter is based at Freeman Hospital West, which has two helipads located outside Freeman Heart &… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 16-Oct-13

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New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Fundraising at East Anglian Air Ambulance

A life saving charity has appointed a new Director of Fundraising following its recent development in operations. The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has welcomed Melanie Nightingale to the role now that fundraising targets have increased following the Charity’s recent development in to night flying. On appointment Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said: “Now… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

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New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

New Director of Corporate Services at East Anglian Air Ambulance

A highly respected member of the NHS has joined a life saving charity to shape the development of the organisation now it has embarked on a new chapter in its history. Lorna Garner joins the East Anglian Air Ambulance as Director of Corporate Services shortly after it began completing missions at night, becoming the first… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

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UK – Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years

UK – Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years

Herts Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years of being in operation and saving lives across the region. To mark this very special milestone the Charity is inviting its supporters to join them at an exclusive celebration evening on Friday 25th October with special celebrity guest Ray Winstone! Join the Herts Air Ambulance Team and popular British… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

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Tyler County Commission signs deal with Air Evac

Tyler County Commission signs deal with Air Evac

Following the Tyler County Commission meeting, the cost of Air Evac services will be eliminated for all county residents who receive life flight transportation from Tyler County or any surrounding county  See full story

Source: Tyler Star News, 15-Oct-13

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Mercy One-Clarinda celebrates first anniversary

Mercy One-Clarinda celebrates first anniversary

Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC), Mercy Medical Center Des Moines, and Air Methods are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Mercy One-Clarinda medical helicopter service on Tuesday, October 15th.  The occassion will be celebrated with an open house held at the crew quarters behind the CRHC main building from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  Cake and beverages… Read more »

Source: CRHC, 15-Oct-13

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Medina Memorial Hospital helipad ready by weekend

Medina Memorial Hospital helipad ready by weekend

Art Hill Excavation of Medina is building the 40-by-40-foot helipad, which includes a curb cut and 80-foot-long driveway.

Source: Orleans Hub, 15-Oct-13

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New lit helipad opens at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

New lit helipad opens at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The helipad has been officially opened at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which means patients will be able to receive treatment whether they become sick or injured during the day or night.  See full story

Source: Evening News 24, 15-Oct-13

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New helipad complete at Riverton Memorial Hospital

New helipad complete at Riverton Memorial Hospital

Riverton Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to announce the completion of a new helipad located near the hospital’s emergency room. The additional helipad allows increased access to air ambulances for transferring patients who need advanced medical treatment not currently provided at RMH. The helipad was built in partnership with Classic Lifeguard, an air ambulance company… Read more »

Source: Riverton Memorial Hospital, 14-Oct-13

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Comms problem delayed air ambulance landing for six minutes

Comms problem delayed air ambulance landing for six minutes

The Survival Flight helicopter hovered over the Blessing Hospital helipad for about six minutes as officials attempted to move another helicopter off the landing pad.  See full story

Source: KHQA, 14-Oct-13

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Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear

Source: KGW, 14-Oct-13

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Australia – Ebor gorge rescue re-ignites winching debate

Australia – Ebor gorge rescue re-ignites winching debate

The Deputy Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council says a bushwalker rescue in the Guy Fawkes River National Park shows why it’s important for winching to be restored to Tamworth’s helicopter  See full story

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/ebor-gorge-rescue-re-ignites-chopper-winching-debate/5009018, 10-Oct-13

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REACH Air Medical Services opens new base in Oceanside

REACH Air Medical Services opens new base in Oceanside

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the expansion of their Southern California emergency helicopter service to include a fourth base in Oceanside, California. This aircraft will provide life‐saving 24/7 emergency medical helicopter service in partnership with the City of Oceanside Fire Department. Initially the helicopter is responding from a base located at the OceansideAirport. The… Read more »

Source: REACH, 09-Oct-13

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Snowy Hydro SouthCare celebrates 15 years

Snowy Hydro SouthCare celebrates 15 years

On Tuesday October 1st, 2013 the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service celebrated 15 years of service since 1998. Over fifteen years, Snowy Hydro SouthCare has performed over 5,300 missions, saving lives and impacting on countless communities across the ACT & South Eastern NSW region. The quality of service and care provided to the region is a… Read more »

Source: SouthCare, 09-Oct-13

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Helipad to be added at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland

Helipad to be added at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland

Currently patients flying to the hospital are taken to the Rockhampton Airport and transferred by ambulance.  The building is expected to be competed by next May. See full story

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/rockhampton-hospital-to-get-chopper-pad-more-icu/5004466, 08-Oct-13

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Profile: EagleMed’s Wichita operations

Profile: EagleMed’s Wichita operations

EagleMed now has 29 locations in 10 states, and Wichita is at the heart of it all.  See full profile

Source: Wichita Business Journal, 08-Oct-13

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Med-Trans and Anthem agree on Carilion Life-Guard EMS flights

Med-Trans and Anthem agree on Carilion Life-Guard EMS flights

Med-Trans, the air medical partner operating Carilion Clinic’s Life-Guard helicopters, has reached an agreement with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Virginia. Carilion Life-Guard flights are considered in-network for Anthem subscribers. Patients will only be billed for the deductible and co-pay amounts applicable under their insurance plan. The terms of the agreement will be applied to all… Read more »

Source: Carilion Clinic, 08-Oct-13

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Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser has once again been a staggering success. Today, four prominent CEOs worked together to raise more than $696,314 in a single day. STARS partnered with influential business leaders in Edmonton and Calgary and dropped them… Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-Oct-13

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Helipad to be moved before Temecula Valley Hospital even opens

Helipad to be moved before Temecula Valley Hospital even opens

The heliport at the almost-open Temecula Valley Hospital will be moved because of safety concerns  See full story

Source: Press-Enterprise, 08-Oct-13

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Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape   See full story

Source: The Gazette, 06-Oct-13

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Titus Mountain adding emergency response helipad

Titus Mountain adding emergency response helipad

A LifeNet helicopter now will be available for skiers who suffer a life-threatening injury while at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center see full story

Source: Waterdown Daily Times, 06-Oct-13

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Police Aviation News – October 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Oct-13

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Helipad at Fort St. John Hospital feasible if conditions met

Helipad at Fort St. John Hospital feasible if conditions met

The committee reviewing the possibility of building a helipad at the new Fort St. John Hospital has determined the project is feasible, provided it meets a number of conditions. An implementation team has been formed to start working on meeting those conditions, and making the helipad a reality.  see full story

Source: Energetic City, 02-Oct-13

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AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the 10th aircraft in support of Life Flight Network’s air medical transport missions. The aircraft is also the 150th AW119 from the Philadelphia assembly line. “As we mark the occasion of the 150th AW119 built by AgustaWestland, I want to take the time to thank… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-13

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Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

In a ceremony held on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inspected the first civil air ambulance helicopter for emergency rescue operations from onshore and offshore oilfields and facilities in Abu Dhabi – a Bell 412EP.  See full story

Source: Gulf Today, 02-Oct-13

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Westpac Life Saver at Moruya to extend operational hours

Westpac Life Saver at Moruya to extend operational hours

“A review conducted earlier this year found that it was important that our helicopter based on the South Coast remain a year-round service,” Westpac Life Saver CEO Stephen Leahy said.  see full story

Source: Batemans Bay Post, 02-Oct-13

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University of Cincinnati Medical Center to build new base for Air Care 3

University of Cincinnati Medical Center to build new base for Air Care 3

The hospital will not identify the location of the new base, on which a hangar will be constructed, until the deal is finalized see full story

Source: Cincinnati.com, 02-Oct-13

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NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

In its ever continuing quest to enhance industry safety, the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is sponsoring a four hour workshop on heliport design and safety at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  This 4-hour workshop will focus on the basic information that every air medical helicopter provider and heliport… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 01-Oct-13

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New Zealand EMS charities in fundraising dispute

New Zealand EMS charities in fundraising dispute

A Wellington-based air emergency service should “back off” from fundraising in Marlborough and Nelson, says the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.  see full story

Source: Marlborough Express, 01-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation Expands New Training Center for Increased Opportunity

Metro Aviation Expands New Training Center for Increased Opportunity

Metro Aviation finished its 12,000 sq. ft. training center in February and has already begun expanding the center to allow for more expansive training capabilities. With the goal of providing a turnkey training solution to its customers, Metro is nearly doubling the space of its facility. One new addition is a dedicated maintenance overhaul classroom… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Oct-13

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter marks 40 years

Westpac Rescue Helicopter marks 40 years

Two helicopters flew in formation over Sydney Harbour on Sunday to mark the occasion, four decades after a group of surf lifesavers founded the service in 1973 with a Bell 47.  See full story

Source: Herald Sun, 30-Sep-13

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New Questa helipad evacuates first patient

New Questa helipad evacuates first patient

The value of  a new helipad in Questa was demonstrated on 17th September when the Questa Fire Department Emergency Medical Services responded to the call for a victim of a chainsaw accident. See full story

Source: Taos News, 30-Sep-13

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Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

The helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is the first certified helipad in the province of Saskatchewan   See full story

Source: Estevan Mercury, 27-Sep-13

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Purpose designed flight suits for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Purpose designed flight suits for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Paramedics and doctors at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) have worked with the UK’s leading safety company to design new flight suits. The customised salopettes and jackets have been produced by Arco, the Hull-based provider of workwear, personal protective equipment and workplace safety products. The company’s designers worked closely with YAA medics to ensure the new… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 25-Sep-13

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AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, showcased for the first time the new generation 4.5 tonne-class light intermediate twin engine AW169 at the HEMS 2013 Conference, held in Massa Carrara, Italy. The Italian HEMS Community was allowed to have a first look at the capabilities and features of the aircraft that is meant to set the new… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Sep-13

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Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Helitech International 2013 a signed agreement with Avincis Group for the sale of up to 20 helicopters comprised of the Bell 429, Bell412 and Bell 412EPI aircraft, largely for use in Life & Rescue operations. “We’re delighted to be able to further develop our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Sep-13

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Bell signs agreement for first UK EMS 429

Bell signs agreement for first UK EMS 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement with Heli-Charter Ltd for the first Bell 429configured for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operations in the United Kingdom. The recently appointed Bell Helicopter Customer Support Facility and Independent Representative held the grand opening of its new facility adjacent to Manston International Airport in Kent on September 21…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-13

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Helitech supports National Air Ambulance Week

Helitech supports National Air Ambulance Week

Helitech International 2013 is proud to announce that it will be supporting both the East Anglian Air Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance as part of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) which runs from 23 – 29 September. Both charities will be participating at the exhibition which is being staged for the first time at ExCeL, London… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 23-Sep-13

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UK – Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital moves ahead with helipad plans

UK – Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital moves ahead with helipad plans

Plans for a new helipad at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital have been put forward by the region’s NHS bosses.  See full story

Source: BBC, 23-Sep-13

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Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

A 10-year wait for the reinstatement of a helipad at one of the biggest hospitals in the country should be concluded by no later than early 2015.  see full story

Source: Irish Examiner, 20-Sep-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam honors Missouri pilot

Air Evac Lifeteam honors Missouri pilot

Richard Ragsdale, base pilot supervisor for the Farmington, Mo., Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company’s 2013 Region 1 Safety Award see full story

Source: Farmington Press, 20-Sep-13

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Ornge to refit AW139 interiors

Ornge to refit AW139 interiors

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced plans to procure and install a permanent medical interior for its AW139 helicopter fleet, which will further improve care for patients requiring air ambulance transport. “By outfitting our helicopters with an enhanced medical interior, we are honouring a commitment made to our frontline paramedics to… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 19-Sep-13

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Metro Aviation Delivers Fifth EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation Delivers Fifth EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation recently delivered the fifth Eurocopter EC135 to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR). Metro will provide eight EC135’s as part of a comprehensive fleet upgrade and standardization plan for the helicopter emergency medical service. The Metro Headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana is becoming a second home for most of the CALSTAR family, but the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Sep-13

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19-Sep-13 N810LE Eurocopter AS350B2 Canton, US-Mississippi

Force landing in field with patient on board – photos show tail boom separated, starboard skid collapsed.  Pilot injured his back.  Helicopter was en route to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.

19-Sep-13

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Qatar – Hamad Medical Corporation begins AW139 operations

Qatar – Hamad Medical Corporation begins AW139 operations

Taking over from two MD Explorers, Hamad Medical Corporation has this week launched operations using three AW139s flown by the Qatar Emiri Air Force – see full story   File photo

18-Sep-13

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Textile recycler raises £2M for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Textile recycler raises £2M for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

BIU Group (BIU), one of the UK’s leading textile recycling companies, is pleased to announce it has raised 2 million pounds for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA). HIOWAA and BIU have been working together since 2006. There are currently over 300 BIU clothing banks that have been placed in the area,… Read more »

Source: BIU Group, 17-Sep-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam honors Troy pilot

Air Evac Lifeteam honors Troy pilot

Theo Kulczak, base pilot supervisor for the Troy, Mo., Air Evac Lifeteam base, recently celebrated a major milestone in his career with the company – his 1000th flight – see full story

Source: Lincoln County Journal, 17-Sep-13

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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