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Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

LifeFlight, the medical helicopter program based at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, turned 30 on Tuesday. During that time, the air ambulance has made more than 10,000 patient transports. (see full story)

Source: Evansville Courier & Press, 31-May-12

Spain – New helipad for Ayamonte

Spain – New helipad for Ayamonte

With EC funding, this is part of a network of helipads – with six new locations added this year.  New helipads will be built in Almonte, Cumbres Mayores, Puebla de Guzmán, Aroche, Ayamonte and the Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez in Huelva city. (see full story)

Source: Info Ayamonte, 31-May-12

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30-May-12 N116AE Bell 206L West Plains, US-Missouri

The aircraft had just completed a routine inspection and the mechanic was doing a post-inspection ground run when the aircraft inadvertently lifted from its stationary position and struck a hangar.  Mechanic injured

30-May-12

Canada – Chinook Regional Hospital opens new helipad

Canada – Chinook Regional Hospital opens new helipad

STARS air ambulances are now able to land and take off from Chinook Regional Hospital’s new helipad, which was officially approved for use last week by Transport Canada. The helipad, located on the roof of the hospital’s parkade, is rated to handle 8,000 kilograms and will accommodate STARS’ current Eurocopter BK-117 helicopter, as well as… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health, 29-May-12

California – EMS helipad added to Pauma Valley Airport strip

California – EMS helipad added to Pauma Valley Airport strip

The helipad is on the Pauma Valley airport strip. It will allow Mercy Air Services to land quickly and take off when patients with medical emergencies need to be transported fast to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido or other facilities. (see full story)

Source: Union-Times, 29-May-12

HeliHub.com launches daily email of EMS headlines and safety data

HeliHub.com launches daily email of EMS headlines and safety data

HeliHub.com is today launching a third daily email bulletin – specifically focusing on helicopters in the EMS (Emergency medical Serviceas) role.  This will pick up news items, accident reports etc related to the operation of helicopters as air ambulances.  While the news stories are an overlap with our main daily news headlines email, this one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-12

Queensland AW139 makes night emergency landing with NVG

Queensland AW139 makes night emergency landing with NVG

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, 29-May-12

Bond Aviation Group appoints new CEO

Bond Aviation Group appoints new CEO

Bond issue a two-part announcement of people changes, here is part 1… The Bond Aviation Group announces the appointment of Richard Mintern to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mintern comes with nearly 30 years’ experience leading different functions of international aviation businesses, most recently as Group COO of The Monarch Travel Group. Prior to… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 28-May-12

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UK – Herts Air Ambulance adds new response vehicle

UK – Herts Air Ambulance adds new response vehicle

Herts Air Ambulance is being backed up with a new response vehicle thanks to the region’s emergency vehicle services and repair specialists, Essex Emergency Services 2000 Ltd in Romford, Essex. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Clinical Manager, Stuart Elms took delivery of the Volvo 4×4 on Friday 4th May at North Weald Airfield, home of the… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 28-May-12

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Med-Trans Florida Takes Flight

Med-Trans Florida Takes Flight

Med-Trans Florida, located at Tamiami Airport in Miami is the second aircraft in the southeast region of Florida for Med-Trans Corporation.  Med-Trans Florida will serve as a community asset, rapidly transporting critically ill and injured patients needing urgent acute critical care.  Med-Trans Florida has Preferred Provider Agreements with numerous health systems throughout South Florida and… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 28-May-12

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Canada – Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks to add helipad

Canada – Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks to add helipad

The Boundary Hospital heliport will be used by the dedicated emergency helicopter BC Ambulance Services has based in Kamloops to serve residents of the southern interior.  Interior Health is issuing an RFP for the planning and design phase of the heliport project. (see full story)

Source: Boundary Sentinel, 28-May-12

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Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network to open new base in Pendleton, Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Northwest and Intermountain West, announced today they will open a new helicopter base in Pendleton, Oregon on June 1, 2012. “Our decision to open a base in Pendleton follows dialogue with area healthcare professionals to confirm introducing our air medical capabilities into the… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-May-12

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EMS Bell 407 fire-bombed on hospital helipad

EMS Bell 407 fire-bombed on hospital helipad

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, 28-May-12

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Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 21 years

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 21 years

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is celebrating its 21stanniversary this week! Monday, May 21st marked 21 years of life saving missions for the rapid response service and the charity would like to say thank you for all the local support received over the last 21 years, ensuring the service has remained operational. The charity completed its first airlift… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 28-May-12

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UK – Ninewells Hospital helipad vandalised

UK – Ninewells Hospital helipad vandalised

The helipad is on the grass area at Maggie’s Centre near to the entrance to accident and emergency. It consists of a concrete square with a ring of recessed landing beacons, which were damaged. (see full story)

Source: STV, 28-May-12

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Northwest MedStar Launches Alert App to Reduce Response Time

Northwest MedStar Launches Alert App to Reduce Response Time

There’s an app for that. Just launched, the new app places Northwest MedStar on alert when air transport may be needed. MedStar Alert, one of the first smartphone applications in the nation developed by a critical care transport provider for EMS providers, launched as part of EMS appreciation week celebrations. A free EMS application, MedStar… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 25-May-12

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ORNGE ran $14.5-million deficit, documents show

ORNGE ran $14.5-million deficit, documents show

Leaked ORNGE budget documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives show the air ambulance service was running a $14.5-million deficit (see full story)

25-May-12

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Metro Aviation on record pace during 30th year

Metro Aviation on record pace during 30th year

Celebrating 30 years in business, Metro Aviation continues on a record pace both with their aircraft completions business unit as well as the air medical operations division. The company has recently integrated the GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability into their existing EC145 Single/Dual Pilot IFR (SP/DPIFR) STC utilizing the Garmin GNS 200 Multi-function Display,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-May-12

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25-May-12 N407VV Bell 407 Cottonwood, US-Arizona

Helicopter was fire-bombed while parked on the helipad outside Verde Valley Medical Center.  Alleged that a beer bottle filled with fuel was thrown into cockpit – photos show extensive fire damage in that area

25-May-12

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Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services has added another MD Explorer to its fleet – a lease from sister company European Support Centre bvba in Belgium.  SAS’s Nigel Lemon told HeliHub.com that they see greater market opportunity for the Explorer in the UK and have thus transferred it from the Belgian register – where it was OO-EMS –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-12

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REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts® is pleased to announce contract renewal of NVIOâ„¢ Night Vision Goggle (NVG)  Initial and Recurrent Computer-Based Training (CBT) for REACH Air Medical pilots, flight nurses and EMT aircrew. “With more than 200 pilots and crew, Night Flight Concepts NVIOâ„¢ NVG CBT allows for easy access, and standardized training to all personnel regardless… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 22-May-12

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Metro Aviation begins EC145 deliveries to Duke Life Flight

Metro Aviation begins EC145 deliveries to Duke Life Flight

Nationwide air medical operator and helicopter completions specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first of two EC145 helicopters to longtime air medical program, Duke University Life Flight. Life Flight Administrative Director, Henry Ward accepted the aircraft during a delivery ceremony at the Metro Aviation main facility in Shreveport, Louisiana this month. Attending the event was the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-May-12

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AAMS to celebrate MedEvac Hour during EMS Week

AAMS to celebrate MedEvac Hour during EMS Week

Next week is National EMS Week, May 20-26, 2012, during which there will be strong focus on the important work of EMS providers nationwide. In conjunction with EMS Week, the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) will put special emphasis on the life-saving work of medevac crews around the world through our annual MedEvac Hour… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 17-May-12

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17-May-12 Lexington, US-Virginia

A medical helicopter came within 1,000 feet of three military jets after dropping off a patient, a spokesman for healthcare organization Carilion Clinic said.

17-May-12

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Helipad approved for Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Helipad approved for Portsmouth Regional Hospital

The Board of Adjustment on Tuesday unanimously granted a special exception for a helicopter landing pad to be built at the emergency room entrance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. (see full story)

Source: SeaCoastOnline, 16-May-12

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YAA paramedics to take on Guinness World Record challenge

YAA paramedics to take on Guinness World  Record challenge

Seven of the YAA Paramedics, who will be joined by nine more colleagues from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and friends and family, will attempt to break the ‘Longest marathon playing five-a-side football record’.  The current record stands at 40 hours, however the team are determined to break this record by aiming for at… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 16-May-12

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Air Methods selects AirVault® for Medical Transport Records Management

Air Methods selects AirVault® for Medical Transport Records Management

AirVault today announced that Air Methods Corp. has licensed the AirVault Mx Records Management Solution. Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM) is the largest publicly owned emergency medical services helicopter operator in the United States, with a fleet of over 400 medical transport aircraft that fly over 100,000 transports and nearly 140,000 flight hours per year. Teri Short,… Read more »

Source: AirVault, 15-May-12

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Calstar appoints new Director of Medical Operations

Calstar appoints new Director of Medical Operations

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has named Cordelia Resident Scott Wallace, R.N., C.C.R.N., C.F.R.N., as its new Director of Medical Operations, CALSTAR COO Tad Henderson announced. In his new position, Wallace will have direct responsibility for all medical operations of CALSTAR, the largest non-profit air ambulance provider on the West Coast. “Scott is a… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 15-May-12

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance paramedic receives award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance paramedic receives award

ESSEX & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Critical Care Paramedic Laurie Phillipson was surprised this morning live on ITV’s Daybreak by Dr Hilary who presented him with a Health Heroes Award. (see full story)

Source: Saffron Walden Reporter, 14-May-12

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PHi reports Q1 numbers

PHi reports Q1 numbers

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Oil and Gas operating revenues increased $15.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, related primarily to increased medium and heavy aircraft flight hours and revenues resulting mainly from the continuing improvement in… Read more »

Source: PHi, 14-May-12

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US House of Representatives looks at whether to arm military evacuation helicopters

US House of Representatives looks at whether to arm military evacuation helicopters

In a continuing battle between a key lawmaker and the U.S. Army over whether to use armed or unarmed medical evacuation helicopters in combat zones, the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted May 9 to require detailed comparisons of survival rates, speed, and costs of the two methods. A Defense Department… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-May-12

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Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

Launched in 1987 with a LongRanger, and progressing to a BK117, Mercy Air Care in Sioux City now flies an EC135 (see full story)

Source: Sioux City Journal, 09-May-12

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Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

(electronic translation) On 2 May started the rescue helicopter “Christoph 5” on his 611th Use this year. In the space Speyer, a 32-year-old man had contracted when handling methylated spirits severe burns on face and body. After the emergency medical first aid on the spot he was in a helicopter in the center of the burn victims brought BG… Read more »

Source: Christoph 5, 08-May-12

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EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

EMQ Helicopter Rescue Brisbane gets new home

The Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) Helicopter Rescue service will receive a boost to its frontline operational capabilities including faster response times with today’s opening of its new $1.6 million hangar at Archerfield Airport. Community Safety Minister, Jack Dempsey said the new hangar, which connects to the existing hangar at Archerfield by a taxiway, will provide… Read more »

Source: Queensland Government, 08-May-12

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Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

Japan – Kawasaki delivers EC145 to Aero Asahi

(electronic translation) 7 May 2012 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries has delivered a state-of-the-art “type helicopter BK117C-2 expression Kawasaki” Aero Asahi Co., Ltd. for. This matter, as the helicopter type “C-2” is the first delivery of 23 domestic machine will be operated as a doctor for emergency helicopters. “BK117 helicopter formula Kawasaki” is a helicopter company helicopter… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 07-May-12

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FAA approves low-level IFR in Des Moines, Iowa

FAA approves low-level IFR in Des Moines, Iowa

The FAA has approved an (IFR low level helicopter infrastructure for use by Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  The infrastructure consists of five helipads in key locations throughout central Iowa (See full story)

Source: Air Traffic Management, 07-May-12

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Police Aviation News – May 2012 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-May-12

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London’s Air Ambulance trialling brain-cooling device

London’s Air Ambulance trialling brain-cooling device

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, has become the first in the UK to trial a novel device for directly cooling the brain using evaporative, nasal spray technology, the RhinoChill® IntraNasal Cooling System in pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients.  London’s Air Ambulance will conduct this study on its Physician Response… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 02-May-12

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HELP Appeal provides grants for UK EMS helipads

HELP Appeal provides grants for UK EMS helipads

After the successful funding and completion of two hospital emergency landing pads – one onsite at Southampton General Hospital and the other at Oswestry Spinal Injuries hospital – the HELP Appeal is now looking for further helipad projects at key A&E hospitals across the country. The HELP Appeal, established by the County Air Ambulance Trust, provides non-repayable grants to hospitals… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 01-May-12

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Spectrum Aeromed expands German office staff

Spectrum Aeromed expands German office staff

Thomas Redder has joined Spectrum Aeromed as their new Account Representative in the company’s Germany based office. In his new role Redder will be responsible for global sales and will work closely with Vice President of International Sales for Spectrum Aeromed Horst Heinicke. “We are pleased to add Thomas to our team at Spectrum Aeromed,”… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-May-12

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STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

Regina, SK, April 30, 2012 – As of noon today, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) was ready to provide helicopter air ambulance services for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. Following a brief ceremony involving dignitaries and former patients, the organization opened its base in Regina. “This is a historic day for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 01-May-12

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S&P revises PHi outlook to stable from negative

S&P revises PHi outlook to stable from negative

Overview — U.S. aviation service provider PHI Inc.’s operating performance has improved materially over the last several quarters due to increased Gulf of Mexico activity and increased profitability in the company’s Air Medical segment. — We are revising the outlook on the company to stable from negative. We are affirming the ‘B+’ corporate credit rating…. Read more »

Source: Standard & Poor, 30-Apr-12

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Local couple sponsors UVMC’s helipad

Local couple sponsors UVMC’s helipad

Ukiah Valley Medical Center has accepted its single largest gift in the history of the hospital to build a new emergency department and intensive care unit. Pauline and Morgan Ruddick, lifelong residents of the Ukiah Valley, have committed $250,000 to the project in support of the hospital’s planned rooftop helipad. “The community has been very… Read more »

Source: UVMC, 30-Apr-12

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NEHC honours DHART air ambulance service

NEHC honours DHART air ambulance service

A just-published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that trauma patients transported to level 1 or level 2 trauma centers have better rates of survival when transported by helicopter than by ground ambulance. That’s not really news to members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART), which has been saving lives for nearly… Read more »

Source: NEHC, 30-Apr-12

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30-Apr-12 N433UM Bell 430 Tecumseh, US-Michigan

EMS helicopter taking off from accident site – and downwash caused awning to blow over

30-Apr-12

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29-Apr-12 OE-XMM MD Helicopters MD902 Großvenediger, Austria (1F)

Alpine rescue expert and two others were being lowered on a winch to rescue a trapped climber.  Due to poor visibility, the pilot released the winch at too high an altitude – about 10m AGL.  Franz Franzeskon died instantly in the fall while the two others suffered multiple injuries. No technical issues reported with the… Read more »

29-Apr-12

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29-Apr-12 N406EM Eurocopter AS350B2 Hugo, US-Oklahoma

Annual check ride with NVGs in EMS helicopter.  After a satisfactory slope landing, the PIC repositioned the helicopter to a flat area and performed a hovering autorotation, which  resulted  in  a  hard  landing.  After the flight, during a post-flight examination,  substantial  damage  was  discovered  to the tail boom and the aft portion of the fuselage

29-Apr-12

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Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus Corporation, who have been strong supporters of STARS since 1992, have reached the $500,000 giving milestone. A celebration, which included a logo unveiling on the STARS helicopter, was held on April 25 for the independent oil and gas producer at the STARS Calgary hanger. “Enerplus has been in business for over 25 years, and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Apr-12

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Bond renews Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance contract for five years

Bond renews Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance contract for five years

Bond Air Services has been awarded a new, five-year contract, worth £8 million, by air ambulance charity, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. The contract will see Bond continue to provide a complete helicopter support service, including aircraft, crew and maintenance support until 2017. Bond has been providing the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the Air… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 27-Apr-12

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MedEvac Foundation International announces scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation International announces scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation International supports emerging leaders in the critical care transport community by offering a two-year competitive scholarship to the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI). The 2012 award went to Dr. Ryan Gerecht. Dr. Gerecht is a second-year resident at the University of Cincinnati, and a flight physician for UC Health University Hospital Air Care… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 26-Apr-12

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Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

The Romanian Ministry of Health’s Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet will be increased with two additional helicopters ordered as part of a framework contract signed last year covering a total six of the twin-engine rotorcraft. This new agreement will lead to deliveries of the latest two EC135s during 2012, and provides follow-on to an initial helicopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Apr-12

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North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC( NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of their Lightweight Aircraft Recording (LARS) system in the Eurocopter EC155 series helicopters. In cooperation with Metro Aviation, Inc., NORTH FDS integrated their voice, video and flight data recording system into the… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 24-Apr-12

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Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

Canadian Helicopters thank the people of Ontario

Ed: Canadian Helicopters posted this under the title “To the People of Ontario”, mostly as a way of concluding 35 years and 155,000 flying hours serving the province.  However, it is also seen as a way of distancing the company from the Ornge debacle Thank you for your business and your trust. Some of you… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 23-Apr-12

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UK – Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds medical director

UK – Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds medical director

Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity has secured the services of Dr Rod Mackenzie as its medical director.  Dr Mackenzie is a consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. His role with Wiltshire Air Ambulance is unpaid. (see full story)

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 21-Apr-12

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London’s Air Ambulance launches interactive mission map

London’s Air Ambulance launches interactive mission map

We have now launched an Interactive Mission Map on our website.  Each postcode area will show a breakdown of missions that London’s Air Ambulance has attended in that vicinity since 1st January 2012. We attend over 2,000 missions in the Capital per year, only tending to those patients who are critically injured and in whom every minute counts. … Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 20-Apr-12

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UK – National Director appointed to Association of Air Ambulances

UK – National Director appointed to Association of Air Ambulances

The National Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Clive Dickin as its new National Director. Previously Mr Dickin, 38, led two national organisations from the built environment, helping to improve performance as well as working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to launch the “Gas Safe Register”, the… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 19-Apr-12

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London’s Air Ambulance has 13 runners in the London Marathon

London’s Air Ambulance has 13 runners in the London Marathon

On Sunday 22nd April, London’s Air Ambulance will have 13 supporters running the Virgin London Marathon in aid of the Charity. Out of hundreds of applicants, three runners were selected for our official places in the marathon, each aiming to raise £2012.There are an additional ten runners that have secured their own place who will be donating… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 18-Apr-12

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Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), the UK based emergency services and utility operator, is celebrating this week having achieved 100,000 flying hours with the MD 902 Explorer. The group is the largest operator of MD902 Explorers in the world and first introduced the type into the UK in 1998 as a dual-roled Police and Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Apr-12

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UK – Two MPs call for helipad at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

UK – Two MPs call for helipad at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Along with fellow Suffolk MP Dan Poulter, Peter Aldous has presented a letter on the future of the East Anglian Air Ambulance to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Andrew Lansley. Peter has written to the Health Secretary in a letter signed by most East Anglian MPs to raise his concerns about… Read more »

Source: Peter Aldous MP, 18-Apr-12

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Study: Transport of trauma patients by helicopter costly but effective

Study: Transport of trauma patients by helicopter costly but effective

Seriously injured trauma patients transported to hospitals by helicopter are 16 percent more likely to survive than similarly injured patients brought in by ground ambulance, new Johns Hopkins research shows. “We know helicopter trips are costly and carry some risks, but this research shows they do save lives,” says study senior author Adil Haider, M.D., M.P.H., an… Read more »

Source: Johns Hopkins University, 18-Apr-12

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Politician promises to triple STARS funding if elected

Politician promises to triple STARS funding if elected

Progressive Conservative Leader Alison Redford pledged $10 million in additional funding for STARS air ambulance at a campaign stop in Grande Prairie on Saturday afternoon. see full story

Source: Calgary Herald, 17-Apr-12

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UK – Helipad approved for St Mary’s Hospital on Isle of Wight

UK – Helipad approved for St Mary’s Hospital on Isle of Wight

The new Isle of Wight NHS Trust has welcomed the approval of planning permission for a helipad at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport. This will enable patients with life threatening injuries to be flown from the Trauma Unit at St. Mary’s to the Trauma Centre at University Hospital Southampton. St. Mary’s Hospital is now part of… Read more »

Source: Isle of Wight NHS Trust, 16-Apr-12

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UK – Funding approved for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital helipad

UK – Funding approved for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital helipad

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will pay £70,000 towards the work which will be matched by the County Air Ambulance Trust. See full story

Source: Gloucestershire Echo, 16-Apr-12

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PHi signs eight-helicopter deal with Saudi Red Crescent

PHi signs eight-helicopter deal with Saudi Red Crescent

Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has signed an agreement PHi to provide eight helicopters over the next three years.  His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Chairman of the SRCA signed the deal with a Lance Bospflug, president/CEO of PHi.  The agreement will see the air ambulance service expanded within… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

Rega reports record number of missions in 2011

[electronic translation from German]  The Swiss air rescue missions was asked to 14’240 in 2011 by the people as never before. 1953, a year after its founding, the Rega flew just six. On average, the rescue helicopters are now nearly 30 times per day in operation. This service, 365 days around the clock for people… Read more »

Source: Rega, 16-Apr-12

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US Justice Dept settles with Air Methods

US Justice Dept settles with Air Methods

The Justice Department has announced that it has resolved a lawsuit alleging that Air Methods Corp. and LifeMed Alaska, LLC willfully violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by discriminating against and failing to reemploy Chief Warrant Officer Third Class Jonathon L. Goodwin of Wasilla, Alaska.   The suit was filed in… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Justice, 16-Apr-12

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STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

As part of an ongoing expansion of product offerings, REB Technologies, Inc. (REBTECH) has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of an intravenous (IV) medical pump mounting system.  The mount can accommodate up to three SPACE Infusion Pumps manufactured by the global medical products company, B. Braun Medical, Inc., and applies… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 16-Apr-12

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2012 STARS lottery winners announced

2012 STARS lottery winners announced

Lucky Albertans are celebrating today after their names were pulled during the 2012 STARS Lottery draw. Top prize winners included: James Kotyk of Calgary Calgary show home worth $1.1 million retail Shari Macdonald of Delburne Sylvan Lake show home worth $905,100 retail Kenneth and Cynthia Fenwick of Red Deer Sherwood Park show home worth $856,000… Read more »

Source: STARS, 16-Apr-12

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UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

More lives are being saved in Hertfordshire thanks to the Herts Air Ambulance (HAA). Since its launch in November 2008 this vital Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has flown over 1,000 life-saving missions.   The landmark call-out was on Thursday 12th April where the aircraft was despatched to provide critical care to a patient in cardiac… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 15-Apr-12

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14-Apr-12 N509MT Bell 407 Aberdeen, US-South Dakota

Substantially damaged landing on gravel road around 3am local time after experiencing engine trouble on positioning flight after refuelling.  Sole occupant pilot not injured.

14-Apr-12

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Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Not previously reported here on HeliHub.com, INAER picked up a two year contract with the State Government of Cantabria.  Covering the two calendar years of 2012 and 2013, INAER will provide a Bell 412 based at Santander for EMS and SAR work. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Apr-12

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Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance look for new HQ

Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance look for new HQ

Due to introduce a nationwide Children’s Air Ambulance, the charity need a new 20,000 sq ft base including hangar space for its helicopters. (see full story)

Source: Stratford Herald, 13-Apr-12

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Helinet Aviation faces eviction order at Van Nuys

Helinet Aviation faces eviction order at Van Nuys

Pentastar Aviation, who own the lease on the land occupied by Helinet, instructing Helinet to move its helicopters from the ramps where they sit ready to depart – for time-critical EMS and ENG work.  When it didn’t comply, Helinet received another letter threatening eviction and legal proceedings.  Helinet owner Al Purwin, previously the lease owner,… Read more »

Source: Los Angeles Times, 12-Apr-12

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Air Methods eliminates COO position; Tate leaves

Air Methods eliminates COO position; Tate leaves

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced a consolidation of its management responsibilities. The consolidation is expected to assist the Company in achieving even greater quality and improved efficiencies within its operations. As a result of the consolidation, the Company eliminated the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO)… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Apr-12

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STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce it will launch its first Saskatchewan base on Monday, April 30 in Regina. Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon), STARS will be ready to provide safe, rapid medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. “We’re very excited that helicopter air medical… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Apr-12

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