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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

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

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

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

Police Aviation News – May 2012 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-May-12

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

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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STARS Air Ambulance leadership change

STARS Air Ambulance leadership change

More than 25 years after founding STARS to provide emergency medical transport and help save the lives of the critically ill and injured, Dr. Gregory Powell is continuing his work as founder of the non-profit, charitable organization, while Andrea Robertson takes on the responsibilities of president and CEO. “Dr. Powell has made an incredible contribution… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Apr-12

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ADAC welcomes first female pilot

ADAC welcomes first female pilot

German EMS operator ADAC has recently welcomed the first female pilot to their roster of around 150.  Melanie von Allwörden has joined their “Christop 39” base at Perleberg, approx 100 miles south east of Hamburg, flying a Eurocopter EC135.  The 34-year old previously worked for the Hamburg Police – and lives in Hamburg with her… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12

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Atlantic Ambulance adds third EC135

Atlantic Ambulance adds third EC135

Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, a subsidiary of Atlantic Health System, the parent company of Morristown, Overlook and Newton Medical Centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, this week launched its third medevac helicopter into the skies above northern New Jersey. The new chopper, Atlantic Air Three, will provide service primarily to the residents of Sussex and Passaic Counties…. Read more »

Source: Atlantic Health System, 11-Apr-12

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New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned air ambulance provider serving rural America, has opened a new base in Licking County. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities, and the new base will serve the community of Cambridge. The base opened on March 15 and… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 11-Apr-12

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11-Apr-12 N135WJ Eurocopter EC135P2 Palm City, US-Florida

Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.  Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”

11-Apr-12

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Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes new EC135 “AirMed 1”

Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes new EC135 “AirMed 1”

As part of its commitment to strengthening its regional network, Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that its new helicopter, AirMed1, will become operational as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 5. “We are thrilled to welcome AirMed1 to HackensackUMC,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC. “Our medical center… Read more »

Source: Hackensack UMC, 10-Apr-12

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10-Apr-12 N20NM Agusta A109C Mankato, US-Minnesota

Rotor blade struck light on landing

10-Apr-12

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance host 3rd Aeromedical Case Study Conference

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance host 3rd Aeromedical Case Study Conference

On Wednesday 28th March 2012, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) hosted the third Aeromedical Case Study Conference at Ford Dunton, near Basildon, the largest automotive technical centre in the UK, which houses the main design team of Ford of Europe. This year’s conference was titled ‘The Human Contribution to HEMS Patient Safety’ and… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 09-Apr-12

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AirRescue Magazine – 2012 Q1

Source: AirRescue Magazine, 09-Apr-12

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09-Apr-12 N1813 Bell 206L4 Bossier City, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing at Barksdale AFB after suspected bird strike.  Registration assumed as news received by HeliHub showed operator name as “Pafford EMS helicopter” and this LongRanger flies as “Pafford Air One“

09-Apr-12

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06-Apr-11 N244AM Eurocopter EC135P2+ St Augustine, US-Florida

Ingested plastic carrier bag on final approach to land on road to pick up accident victim.  Aircraft went U/S and patient continued by road.  Mechanic called to clear aircraft for flight.

06-Apr-12

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05-Apr-12 HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India

Maoist rebels shot at helicopter (which was on an EMS flight evacuating two injuried people).  Bullet holes confirmed on landing

05-Apr-12

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Police Aviation News – April 2012 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Apr-12

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04-Apr-12 N424AE Bell 206L4 Winnsboro, US-Louisiana

Bird strike on take off while pilot was using NVG.  Damage to windscreen and vertical fin

04-Apr-12

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01-Apr-12 N911KX Bell 407 Pella, US-Iowa

Cockpit indication led pilot to make emergency landing at night.  Aircraft later checked out and cleared to fly

01-Apr-12

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Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

People living and working in the East of England will again benefit from a unique partnership between the region’s two Air Ambulance Charities this summer. Under the agreement, trialled successfully in 2011, the Charities will collaborate with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to extend their service to cover the longer summer… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 30-Mar-12

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UK – New Chairman at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

UK – New Chairman at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announced the appointment of Simon Michell (pictured) and Roger Morgan as Chairman and Vice-Chairman to the Board of Trustees earlier today. The duo took over the reins from former Chairman, Terri Gill and Vice-Chairman Colin Harrisson. Simon has been on the board of trustees since 2006 and Roger since 2009…. Read more »

Source: D&S Air Ambulance, 28-Mar-12

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28-Mar-12 N124AM Bell 407 Odenville, US-Alabama

While en route to a medical emergency at Steele, LifeSaver 1 from Birmingham was struck by a goose and landed in the parking lot at Margaret Elementary School. ** NOTE ** Registration is assumed from operator website.  The FAA repors code “LSV1” which refers to “LifeSaver 1” and recent photos on the LifeSaver 1 facebook… Read more »

28-Mar-12

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MCH to stop co-sponsoring CareStar program

Bill Webster, CEO for Medical Center Hospital, said that the hospital will give full control to their partner Med-Trans.  The program name will be changed to AeroCare, bringing it into line with the naming convention of air medical services in Seminole, Lubbock and Clovis, N.M.  (full story).  They operate two Bell 407s out of Odessa… Read more »

Source: OA Online, 27-Mar-12

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Ontario Government outlines improved future monitoring of Ornge

Ontario Government outlines improved future monitoring of Ornge

Proposed legislation ( Ambulance Amendment Act (Air Ambulances), 2012) being introduced would, if passed, prevent any future abuse of power at Ornge by: Protecting whistle-blowers who disclose information to an inspector, investigator or the government. Allowing the government to directly appoint members to Ornge’s board of directors and change the performance agreement with Ornge at… Read more »

Source: Province of Ontario, 27-Mar-12

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London Stock Exchange opened by London’s Air Ambulance

London Stock Exchange opened by London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance opened London trading in the London Stock Exchange’s Market Open Ceremony on 23rd March 2012.  To mark this special occasion, London’s Air Ambulance invited ex patient, four year old Liam, to open the market together with the doctor and paramedic who helped save his life. London’s Air Ambulance has been the London Stock Exchange… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 26-Mar-12

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25-Mar-12 N407UT Bell 407 Rockwood, US-Tennessee

Precautionary landing

25-Mar-12

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23-Mar-12 C-GYNN AgustaWestland AW139 Toronto, Canada

Window blew out in flight, apparently causing door to open.  Safe precautionary landing made in local park, not long after take off from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on EMS flight

23-Mar-12

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20-Mar-12 AgustaWestland AW101 Colchester, UK

The downdraft of a Merlin helicopter on a training exercise at Colchester General Hospital damaged support poles holding up a covered walkway linking Gainsborough Ward with the main hospital building so badly it had to be taken down.  Cars in the car park – including a police vehicle – suffered broken windscreens.

20-Mar-12

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BEP Systems helps Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance with Data Protection Compliance

BEP Systems helps Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance with Data Protection Compliance

BEP Systems have recently completed a Data Protection Audit for KSSAA to assist with their compliance to the Data Protection Act. Raising £5 million a year to keep their life saving ambulances flying is a full time occupation for the staff at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance (KSSAA), so they don’t really have time to… Read more »

Source: BEP Systems, 19-Mar-12

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Life Flight Network names new Communications Center Director

Life Flight Network names new Communications Center Director

Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical transport service in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, has named Brian Howerton as its new Communications Center Director. Life Flight Network’s Communication Center in Boise, ID operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It is responsible for receiving and coordinating all incoming requests for transports… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Mar-12

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EMS Program at SUNY Canton secures EMS helicopter service

EMS Program at SUNY Canton secures EMS helicopter service

SUNY Canton’s North Country Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program helped bring air medical transportation back to the North Country. Air Methods Corporation announced that it would begin operating two medical helicopters in Jefferson and St. Lawrence County beginning this June at a press conference held the morning of Wednesday, March 14, at Samaritan Medical Center…. Read more »

Source: SUNY Canton, 16-Mar-12

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Police Aviation News – Heli-Expo 2012 Special Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 15-Mar-12

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PHi announces results for year to 31 December 2011

PHi announces results for year to 31 December 2011

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (the nasdaq global market:PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011. Oil and Gas operating revenues increased $10.0 million, related primarily to increased heavy aircraft flight hours and revenues. This increase was offset in part by a decrease in revenues for light and medium aircraft…. Read more »

Source: PHi, 14-Mar-12

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SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

French operator SAF have bought an early Eurocopter Ec135T1 from the German EMS operator ADAC.  The particular example is serial number 0042, previously registered D-HEUR in Germany and now in France as F-GMTU As they are replaced in Germany by new EC135s, ADAC is selling off all its T1 and P1 models.  British operator WPD… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-12

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Air Methods executives sell 50,000 shares worth $4.6 Million

Air Methods executives sell 50,000 shares worth $4.6 Million

There has been a spate of share selling at Air Methods, and key employees have to notify details of such transactions to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.  This provides us the following details – the hyperlinks take you to the official SEC filing in each case Paul Tate – Chief Operating Officer – 2,000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-12

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