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New EC135P2e arrives in UK for Devon Air Ambulance

New EC135P2e arrives in UK for Devon Air Ambulance

A new arrival on the British aircraft register yesterday was a new Eurocopter EC135P2e for Devon Air Ambulance.  Serial 1080 has recently been completed at the Donauworth factory and is now registered as G-DAAN.  This normally signifies arrival in the UK, and the aircraft is currently registered to Eurocopter UK at Oxford,. who are doing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-12

Police Aviation News – December 2012 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Dec-12

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Rega launches new dispatch system

Rega launches new dispatch system

On Monday, 3 December 2012, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega put its new dispatch system into operation. The changeover to the new infrastructure went off without a hitch. The introduction of this new system represents a key milestone within the major project, REMICO (Rega Mission Control), which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014…. Read more »

Source: Rega, 04-Dec-12

STAT MedEvac’s Don Holsten recognized

STAT MedEvac’s Don Holsten recognized

The 2012 Pennsylvania State EMS Awards were held on Monday, November 19 at the Radisson Harrisburg Hotel and Conference Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. These annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding community service as part of Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services system. The awards ceremony is presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 04-Dec-12

Air Methods shareholders approve 3-for-1 stock split

Air Methods shareholders approve 3-for-1 stock split

The stockholders of Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today approved a three-for-one stock split, an increase from 23.5 million to 70.5 million in the number of authorized shares of the Company’s Common Stock and an increase from 5 million to 15 million in the number of authorized shares of… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Dec-12

South Wales Helimed reaches 8,000th Mission

South Wales Helimed reaches 8,000th Mission

Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea based air ambulance attended its 8,000th mission on the 28th November  2012. The service has now been in operation for 11 years from Fairwood Airport, Swansea, starting as a 5 day service which was launched on St David’s Day 2001. Wales Air Ambulance has since expanded to having three helicopters across Wales which… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 04-Dec-12

Man says Air Methods wrongfully terminated his employment

Man says Air Methods wrongfully terminated his employment

A former employee is suing Air Methods Corporation after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated because he reported safety violations. (see full story)

Source: West Virginia Record, 29-Nov-12

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) having recently upgraded to state of the art ZOLL® X Series™ Patient Monitors is delighted to donate two older generation Schiller patient monitors to Dr Peter Temesvari, Medical Director of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Hungary. Before being appointed Medical Director of Hungarian HEMS, Peter Temesvari was a HEMS Doctor… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-12

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Child Flight landing for the last time in 23 years

Child Flight landing for the last time in 23 years

Telstra Child Flight, founded by the community as the emergency helicopter service for critically ill children, has been helping to save young lives across NSW and the ACT for some 23 years. We have survived storms, floods, bushfires and funding shortfalls and we have dealt with critical life-or-death situations on a daily basis. Our specially… Read more »

Source: Child Flight, 28-Nov-12

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CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. Starting on 1 January, CareFlight will provide two helicopters to fly the NETS teams and patients from all over NSW to leading metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Newcastle… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 28-Nov-12

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VVMC Bell 407 back in the air after arson attack

VVMC Bell 407 back in the air after arson attack

A lot of the repairs were “cosmetic,” he said. Many of the plastic fittings had melted and were changed out. The wiring harness from the control panel of the cockpit was changed. Fibreglass windows were replaced. The craft’s blades were changed out as well – the work cost around $250K (see full story) The story… Read more »

28-Nov-12

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Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 50 years

Air Ambulance Victoria has marked its 50th year of flying patients in critical life-threatening emergencies with a special celebration at Essendon Airport. Over 100 people attended, including Minister for Health David Davis, Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella, past patients and their families, past and current staff including flight paramedics, pilots, navigators and members from emergency… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Victoria, 28-Nov-12

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Aeromed to establish base in Punta Gorda

Aeromed to establish base in Punta Gorda

Charlotte County commissioners in Florida gave Aeromed the green light to base a medical helicopter in Punta Gorda. (see full story)  Aeromed currently has two EC135s and three BK117s – operated for them by Air Methods

Source: NBC2, 28-Nov-12

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28-Nov-12 N911FK Sikorsky S76A Tavernier, US-Florida

Tail rotor damage after striking tree.  EMS aircraft, accident time 0130 local.

28-Nov-12

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New Zealand – Waikato Region upgraded from Bell 222 to BK117SD2

New Zealand – Waikato Region upgraded from Bell 222 to BK117SD2

After a two-year quest, a new rescue and air ambulance helicopter has been purchased for the Waikato and King Country community. The multi-role BK117 is a multi-million dollar investment for Philips Search & Rescue Trust, operator of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter based in Hamilton. “The capabilities that this BK117 adds to our rescue portfolio are… Read more »

Source: Philips SAR Trust, 27-Nov-12

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UK – New Air Ambulance charity launched in Scotland

UK – New Air Ambulance charity launched in Scotland

Scotland has previously been covered from the air by two Eurocopter EC135s, operated by Bond Air Services on contract to Gama Aviation who hold a contract with Scottish Ambulance Service.  This is the only EMS operation in the UK funded by central government, and it is planned to upgrade from EC135 to EC145T2 in due… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-12

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New Zealand – HeliPro win patient transfer contract

New Zealand – HeliPro win patient transfer contract

MidCentral Health is pleased to announce that it has awarded its air ambulance services contract for patient transfers to HeliPro. HeliPro is an organisation with extensive experience in providing state of the art equipment, aircraft and professional pilots in delivering search and rescue and commercial pilot services across the whole of New Zealand. MidCentral Health… Read more »

Source: MidCentral Health, 25-Nov-12

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Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

The Telus logo was added to the STARS helicopter in a ceremony on Wednesday morning for surpassing the $1 million mark in giving to the charity. (see full story)

25-Nov-12

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Virginia – AirCare 4 swaps out EC135 for a Bell 407

Virginia – AirCare 4 swaps out EC135 for a Bell 407

AirCare 4 in Virginia – based Front Royal-Warren County Airport – have recently changed helicopter type.  Operator PHI Medical has swapped out the Eurocopter EC135 they had previously used and repplaced it with a Bell 407. PHI spokeman Glenn Deaton is quoted in local media saying it was “purely a business development decision to move… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-12

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Sloane increases fleet to meet demand

Sloane increases fleet to meet demand

Sloane Helicopters have today taken delivery of another A109E Power to provide additional back-up support to their operational fleet following introduction of their third AW109 on air ambulance duties. The aircraft will also be used to cover the increased demand for flying training to IR level. The aircraft concerned is G-CHVA, serial 11100 and previously… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Nov-12

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World class cardiac care for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

World class cardiac care for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Thanks to an appeal over the summer which raised over £14,000, the people of Essex and Hertfordshire are now benefiting from some of the highest standard pre-hospital cardiac care the World has to offer with new state of the art equipment on board the Essex & Herts Air Ambulances. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-12

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UK – Southampton General Hospital helipad sees 300+ landings in first year

UK – Southampton General Hospital helipad sees 300+ landings in first year

HeliHub.com Editor note – We just HAD to change the title of this press release.  A case of PR agency not engaging brain, in fact.  They sent this press release out with the title “Southampton General Hospital helipad celebrates well over 300 successful landings in its first year of service” – Of course they were… Read more »

Source: County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal, 22-Nov-12

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19-Nov-12 N222RX Bell 222U Santa Maria, US-California

Post flight inspection revealed damage following bird strike

19-Nov-12

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15-Nov-12 N7160V Bell 407 Riverton, US-Wyoming

Force landing after striking power lines.  Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely.  This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew “were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies.”

15-Nov-12

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Essex Air Ambulance happy as fraudulent charity shop closed

Essex Air Ambulance happy as fraudulent charity shop closed

After four years of investigations into a Charity Shop in Walton-on-the-Naze; Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is delighted to confirm the closure of the Charity Shop and that the proprietor Nigel Philpott-Jones has pleaded guilty of fraud by false misrepresentation. His official sentencing has taken place today at Chelmsford Crown Court and Mr… Read more »

Source: Essex Air Ambulance, 13-Nov-12

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ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter (ARHT) is the first rescue helicopter service in New Zealand to carry portable ultrasound equipment, giving it the potential to save more lives. (see full story)

Source: Voxy, 13-Nov-12

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Bond Air Services congratulates Midlands Air Ambulance on award win

Bond Air Services congratulates Midlands Air Ambulance on award win

Bond Air Services is delighted to congratulate the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) on winning an Air Ambulance Team Award from the Ambulance Service Institute. The award, presented at a ceremony in London earlier today, recognised MAAC’s exemplary response to an incident in Lucton, Herefordshire in February this year, when all three Midlands Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 13-Nov-12

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ORNGE whistleblower sues scandal-plagued air ambulance

ORNGE whistleblower sues scandal-plagued air ambulance

A former employee of ORNGE is suing Ontario’s scandal-plagued air ambulance service, saying she was fired for helping to expose alleged wrongdoing. (see full story)

Source: Hamilton Spectator, 13-Nov-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam holds ribbon ceremony at Hinesville, Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam holds ribbon ceremony at Hinesville, Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Regional Medical Center on Oct. 30 at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville. (see full story)

Source: Coastal Courier, 13-Nov-12

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Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today it was selected as the air medical operator and began service for St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s CareFlight program in Grand Junction, Colorado. This new contract has significant historical relevance since St. Mary’s was Air Methods’ first-ever air medical program… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Nov-12

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Rega honoured with Swiss Leader Award

Rega honoured with Swiss Leader Award

[electronic translation] On the occasion of the Swiss Leadership Forum, the Swiss Air-Rescue, Rega was yesterday honored Thursday evening with the Swiss Leader Award. The Zurich Economic Forum acknowledges with this annual award conferred special achievements in the field of leadership. “The sustainability of the action and the high quality standard of the shelf were… Read more »

Source: Rega, 12-Nov-12

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LifeFlight Medical Director, Dr. Norm Dinerman, receives award

LifeFlight Medical Director, Dr. Norm Dinerman, receives award

LifeFlight Medical Director, Dr. Norm Dinerman, was awarded the Air Medical Physician Association’s Medical Director of the Year at the annual membership meeting in Seattle in October. This award recognizes a physician who has made outstanding contributions to his or her air medical program. The recipient of the award provides guidance and supervision for the… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight of Maine, 12-Nov-12

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EMS pilot fined for harassing wildlife

EMS pilot fined for harassing wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has cited a medical helicopter pilot from Arizona for harassing wildlife after a group of hunters observed him flying his ship very low over an elk herd in a canyon southwest of Grand Junction. (see full story)  Classic Lifeguard fly four Bell 407s and four fixed-wings  

Source: KOAA, 09-Nov-12

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Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

The pilots, flight nurses and paramedics who work at Tennessee’s first Air Evac station celebrated a major milestone — more than 5,000 missions flown safely. (see full story)

09-Nov-12

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AAMS announces newly Chair of the Board

AAMS announces newly Chair of the Board

The board of directors of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) recently elected Gerald M. Pagano, ATP, CFI, CFII, ASPM, past CMTE of Delray Beach, Fla., to serve a one-year term as Chair of the Board following AAMS’ 2012-2014 elections. He replaces Timothy Pickering, JD, EMT-P, CMTE of Air-Evac EMS in O’Fallon, Mo. Pagano… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 08-Nov-12

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Air Methods to report Q3 numbers after market close on 8th November

Air Methods to report Q3 numbers after market close on 8th November

Air Methods Corporation (AIRM) will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 after the close of the market on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 08-Nov-12

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07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

Emergency landing in field.  No damage

07-Nov-12

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UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

The Children’s Air Ambulance issued a press release last week, and after we scanned through it, we rejected it as it did not appear much of an aviation story.  On the face of it, the central theme was the appointment of a brand ambassador – a 54 year old music star whose success started to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-12

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Austria – new operational base for Christophorus 11

Austria – new operational base for Christophorus 11

The ÖAMTC rescue helicopter “Christophorus 11” is relocating to a new 4,000 sq.ft facility at Klagenfurt airport, with costs part-funded by the province of Kärnten.  Moving away from the previous arrangement sharing a base with the federal police with reportedly save  Eu100,000 per year in fuel and landing fees. Base manager Michael Umschaden says it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-12

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PHi announces results for 2012 Q3

PHi announces results for 2012 Q3

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Oil and Gas segment revenues were $115.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared to $96.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of $18.4 million. Flight… Read more »

Source: PHi, 06-Nov-12

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Med-Trans names new COO

Med-Trans names new COO

Med-Trans Corporation announced today the promotion of Rob Hamilton to Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Mr. Hamilton is a proven leader with an incredible perspective on the industry as a whole.   Hamilton most recently held the position of SR V.P. of Business Development. Hamilton will focus on the day-to-day operations and leadership of Med-Trans, assuring the… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 05-Nov-12

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Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac receives award

Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac receives award

John Lovett (center of photo), Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac, recently received the STARS of Life Award at The Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania (AAP) Leadership Conference.  John was recognized as a quintessential leader in quality assurance and patient/provider safety. His work integrating into STAT MedEvac the concepts and philosophy of Just Culture was recognized, as was his work with… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 05-Nov-12

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South Georgia Medical Center helipad ready for flights

South Georgia Medical Center helipad ready for flights

South Georgia Medical Center CEO Randy Sauls said the medical center is grateful to all who had a hand in the planning and execution of the project, which cost approximately $225,000 to build. (see full story)

Source: JEMS, 05-Nov-12

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Royal Inland Hospital’s new heliport unveiled

Royal Inland Hospital’s new heliport unveiled

“The opening of the new heliport at Royal Inland Hospital is good news for rural and remote communities surrounding Kamloops,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “The new heliport will support physicians and patients living in these smaller communities by providing them with better and faster access to critical care.” The project was completed at… Read more »

Source: Interior Health, 05-Nov-12

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Good Samaritan Hospital ready to upgrade to Bell 429

Good Samaritan Hospital ready to upgrade to Bell 429

Good Samaritan Hospital’s AirCare medical transport service is upgrading to a Bell 429 helicopter in mid-November. Pilots from Rodgers Helicopter Services have begun training on the new aircraft at area airports. (see full story)

Source: KearneyHub, 05-Nov-12

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05-Nov-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

“Hall Medevac 1” made emergency landing after bird strike while en route to pick up patient

05-Nov-12

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Wales Air Ambulance adds third EC135

Wales Air Ambulance adds third EC135

Lifesaving charity Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) has successfully launched a ‘new generation’ helicopter at its Mid Wales base, completing its fleet of three advanced air ambulances for Wales. The new aircraft, which will operate from Welshpool Airport from 2nd November, supersedes the charity’s 20 year-old model to become one of the most cutting-edge operations in… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-12

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Police Aviation News – November 2012 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Nov-12

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03-Nov-12 Bell 206L Bienville, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing after bird strike – EMS unit “Pafford AirOne” with patient on board.  We believe they operate either/both of LongRanger 4 N1813 (52335) and LongRanger 3 N3180L (51055)

03-Nov-12

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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter prepares for 7,000th mission

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter prepares for 7,000th mission

“Please don’t take us for granted” is the plea from Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter as it prepares to fly its 7000th mission. (see full story)

Source: Coffs Coast Advocate, 02-Nov-12

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Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region maintenance staff will this week begin construction of a temporary helicopter landing pad at the Victoria Hospital, to accommodate flights from the STARS helicopter ambulance service. The helicopter landing pad will be built on the triangle of grassed land just east of the southeast corner of Herb Bassett Home and… Read more »

Source: Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, 02-Nov-12

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Staff for Life celebrates 30 years by adding MD902

Staff for Life celebrates 30 years by adding MD902

The newest helicopter in University Hospital’s Staff for Life fleet went into service Oct. 31 – a McDonnell Douglas MD902 equipped with the latest medical equipment, including in-flight cardiac monitoring, mobile blood testing and ultrasound, as well as state-of-the-art aviation equipment, including night vision and autopilot for the helicopter pilots. The new black-and-gold helicopter was… Read more »

Source: University of Missouri, 02-Nov-12

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Air Methods to report Q3 Results after market close on 8th November

Air Methods to report Q3 Results after market close on 8th November

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 after the close of the market on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 02-Nov-12

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AirLink CCT appoints Program Manager in Oregon

AirLink CCT appoints Program Manager in Oregon

Kevin Schitoskey, a recognized leader and dedicated clinician in the emergency air medical industry, has joined AirLink CCT in Bend to lead the team as Program Manager. He is committed to ensuring patients and community members are served with the utmost quality of care, by the highest level of medically trained staff, and in the… Read more »

Source: AirLink CCT, 31-Oct-12

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HAI attends Air Medical Transport Conference

HAI attends Air Medical Transport Conference

From October 22-24, HAI staff represented the interests of the international helicopter community at the 2012 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. AMTC is specifically designed to educate, inform, and to supply up to the minute information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to emergency medical… Read more »

Source: HAI, 31-Oct-12

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California’s REACH sold to AMGH

California’s REACH sold to AMGH

Word is reaching the HeliHub.com office that Air Medical Group Holdings have bought REACH Mediplane in California. Air Medical Group Holdings refers to itself as “the largest independent provider of air medical services in the world”, operating through subsidiaries Air Evac Lifeteam, Med-Trans and EagleMed We are expecting a formal press release today, or possibly… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-12

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STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

We understand the importance of the life-saving service that STARS provides and the need for this vital assistance to be available 24/7 (see full story)

Source: Winnipeg Sun, 29-Oct-12

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Life Flight Network buys 12 C-MAC PM Video Laryngoscopes at AMTC 2012

Life Flight Network buys 12 C-MAC PM Video Laryngoscopes at AMTC 2012

Life Flight Network (LFN), an award-winning, not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announced the purchase of 12 Storz C-MAC PM “pocket monitor” video laryngoscopes at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in the Washington State Convention Center. The ability for a critical care medical team to safely and quickly insert a… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Oct-12

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29-Oct-12 N905HA Bell 407 Bakersfield, US-California

Blade delamination caused unusual vibration levels which prompted crew to investigate and then change aircraft before they took off

29-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter appoints Sales Manager / Air Medical Specialist

American Eurocopter appoints Sales Manager / Air Medical Specialist

American Eurocopter, the number one commercial helicopter manufacturer in the United States, has named Jennifer Hardcastle as Sales Manager, Air Medical Specialist. “We are very pleased to have Hardcastle join the American Eurocopter sales team,” said American Eurocopter Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Treg Manning. “Her extensive experience in the air medical market… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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ProMedica Air purchases second EC135

ProMedica Air purchases second EC135

ProMedica Air is adding a new EC135 P2e to its fleet. The aircraft is slated to go into service in April 2013, joining ProMedica Air’s Toledo, Ohio-based EC135 and BO105. “ProMedica Air looks forward to the addition of a second EC135 to our fleet,” said ProMedica Transportation Network Administrative Director, Jack Morasch. “The EC135 format… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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OSF Aviation Fields Four New EC145s

OSF Aviation Fields Four New EC145s

OSF Aviation has added four new EC145s to their fleet. The new aircraft were placed into service this summer as part of a fleet replacement program initiated last fall. OSF Aviation is a part of Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare and provides air medical support services to eight hospitals and their communities throughout OSF HealthCare’s Illinois service… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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PennSTAR to replace a BK117C1 with EC145

PennSTAR to replace a BK117C1 with EC145

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is boosting its PennSTAR AMS (Air Medical Services) fleet with the purchase of a new EC145. PennSTAR currently flies three BK117s and four EC135s. The new EC145 is scheduled to be in service by summer 2013, replacing one of the BK117 C1 aircraft. “PennMedicine and PennSTAR are always… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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MedFlight of Ohio wins 2012 Vision Zero aviation safety award

MedFlight of Ohio wins 2012 Vision Zero aviation safety award

American Eurocopter is proud to announce that MedFlight of Ohio has won the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, topping the list of a record 25 nominees. MedFlight representatives were presented with the award and a $10,000 check by Anthony DiNota, American Eurocopter Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, during the AMTC Community… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

The first of two new American Eurocopter EC145s are now in service for Air Care & Mobile Care, which serves Cincinnati’s University Hospital, West Chester Hospital in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati region. Air Care purchased the new aircraft at Heli-Expo 2012 to upgrade its fleet of BK117 helicopters, which it had flown for… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Bell to highlight 407GX and 429 at AMTC 2012

Bell to highlight 407GX and 429 at AMTC 2012

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it will showcase two of its newest aircraft, the Bell 407GX and the Bell 429, at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) 2012 in Seattle, Oct. 22-24. The Bell 407GX and Bell 429 will be on static display, both configured for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), highlighting the capability of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-12

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AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland unveils AW119Kx with Garmin avionics

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the launch of the AW119Kx, the latest evolution of the proven and successful AW119 single engine helicopter, which features the Garmin G1000H glass integrated flight deck system and the very latest avionics, including synthetic vision, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems, to improve… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Oct-12

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Wysong completes 5th EMS Bell 407 in 2012; Signs for 5 more completions

Wysong completes 5th EMS Bell 407 in 2012; Signs  for 5 more completions

Wysong Enterprises (Wysong) announced today from the Air Medical Transport Conference in Seattle that they have completed their 5th EMS Equipped Bell 407 this year and signed contracts for four more 407 aircraft completions this week.  In addition to the 407s, Wysong also will begin work on another EMS Eurocopter AS-350 in January. “We are… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 23-Oct-12

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ShandsCair purchases Eurocopter EC155B1

ShandsCair purchases Eurocopter EC155B1

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, today announced that ShandsCair, the air medical and critical care transport system for Shands at the University of Florida, has purchased an EC155 B1. With a range of more than 300 miles, the EC155 B1 will expand ShandsCair coverage area in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-12

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STAT MedEvac continues fleet upgrade with three EC135T2e and two EC145

STAT MedEvac continues fleet upgrade with three EC135T2e and two EC145

STAT MedEvac continues the upgrade of its fleet with the addition of five American Eurocopter twin-engine aircraft – three EC135 T2e helicopters and two EC145 helicopters – which are part of an ongoing strategy at STAT to continually upgrade its fleet with the latest aircraft and the newest technology. STAT MedEvac took delivery of the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter., 23-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter begins delivery of Med-Trans EC135s

American Eurocopter begins delivery of Med-Trans EC135s

American Eurocopter has delivered three EC135s to Med-Trans with a fourth scheduled for delivery in November Med-Trans, an industry leading air medical provider, signed an agreement in August to purchase up to 16 EC135 helicopters. The order includes 10 firm bookings and options for an additional six helicopters. The new EC135s will help Med-Trans sustain… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter flying high in Air Medical Market

American Eurocopter flying high in Air Medical Market

American Eurocopter continues to maintain its position as the leader in the U.S. air medical services industry with a market share of 60% and more than 630 of its aircraft currently in air medical service across the country. American Eurocopter’s air medical deliveries have outnumbered the competition by more than three-to-one over the last decade,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-12

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Germany – DRF working on EFB software for helicopters

Germany – DRF working on EFB software for helicopters

The crews of DRF Luftrettung need a lot of information for their world-wide missions – ranging from comprehensive charts to the 900-page flight manual. Recently, DRF Luftrettung has begun to success-fully use tablet PCs in the cockpits of their air ambulance jets, on which this necessary information is stored. These digital aids facili-tate the work… Read more »

Source: DRF, 22-Oct-12

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UK – 4,000th callout for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

UK – 4,000th callout for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been called out on 4,000 emergencies since it was established five years ago. (see full story)

Source: IOW County Press, 22-Oct-12

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