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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

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

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

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

Police Aviation News – October 2013 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Oct-13

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

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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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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