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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) today unveiled a new brand identity to coincide with the charity’s 10 year anniversary. Since the charity’s first operational flight in 2007, the service that the Air Ambulance provides to the community has evolved considerably and the new brand identity will reflect these changes. Central to the… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 13-Feb-17

Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance Appoint New Chair Of Trustees

Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance Appoint New Chair Of Trustees

Sir John Day takes over from outgoing chairman Noel Dobbs with immediate effect.The former Air Chief Marshall and Commander-In-Chief Strike Command of the Royal Air Force has more recently served as BAE System’s Senior Military Adviser and has been a Trustee on the board of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance since 2016. Retiring… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance, 08-Feb-17

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

A new training simulator has been opened in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Thruxton. The new simulator will help first-responders with training for different environments, from the Hampshire Forest to a crowded nightclub. It allows them to practice their technical skills as well as how they work as a team…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

Thames Valley and Hampshire IOW Air Ambulances start night flights

Thames Valley and Hampshire IOW Air Ambulances start night flights

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have officially started night-time Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations across the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) region and the Isle of Wight. TVAA’s Airbus H135 helicopter is flown by highly-trained and experienced Bond pilots operating with the latest-generation of night-vision… Read more »

Source: TVAC, 18-Mar-16

Hampshire and IOW Air Anbulance start night training with H135

Hampshire and IOW Air Anbulance start night training with H135

Last year Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) announced its commitment to full night flying capability, a major step for the charity as a leader in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). This week HIOWAA is pleased to announce that their enhanced model H135T3, specially equipped for night flying, has now arrived at the… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 27-Jan-16

Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

The new Airbus Helicopters H135 G-HIOW was delivered to Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance at Thruxton on Saturday 24th October, and is currently working alongside the previous EC135T2 G-KRNW – which in turn is better known for the time it spent in Cornwall. G-HIOW is seen photographed here (and © Copyright 2015) by Keith C… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

UK – HIOWAA reaches 6000 missions

UK – HIOWAA reaches 6000 missions

Since the news that the Air Ambulance has helped to achieve a higher survival rate of patients across the county, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) can now reveal that they have reached 6000 missions in the eight years that it has been operating. Over the years of operating, the Air Ambulance has… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 20-Aug-15

Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

The two latest-version aircraft will support Bond Air Services’ EMS operations in the UK. [Ed – as recently reported, one for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance, and one for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance] Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Oct-14

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HIOWAA introduce new CEO

HIOWAA introduce new CEO

Following a thorough selection process, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Lochrane as Chief Executive from 1st October 2014.  He will replace John Perry, who stands down after five years as Chief Executive, during which time the charity has grown steadily to the point where it… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 09-Oct-14

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New Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

New Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Alex Lochrane will replace John Perry, who stands down after five years as Chief Executive, during which time the charity has grown steadily to the point where it was recently announced that it will be upgrading to a new helicopter with full night flying capacity in 2015. See Full Story

Source: On The Wight, 30-Sep-14

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Today we are delighted to be able to announce that we will be upgrading to a specially-equipped new helicopter next year, which will have full night flying capability. As a young charity, this is considerable achievement, keeping us at the forefront of helicopter emergency services care, and allowing us to continuously improve our service to… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 29-Sep-14

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1,000th air ambulance landing at Southampton General Hospital helipad

1,000th air ambulance landing at Southampton General Hospital helipad

A VITAL Hampshire emergency service will reaching a major landmark today. See Full Story

Source: Daily Echo, 29-Sep-14

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Avincis Group lease two EC135s from AgustaWestland

Avincis Group lease two EC135s from AgustaWestland

A few weeks back, two Eurocopter EC135T2+ helicopters arrived in the UK at the end of a ferry flight from Azerbaijan. Previously operated by Silk Way Helicopter Services on EMS work from January 2012, the two had been replaced by new AgustaWestland AW139s and taken by the Anglo-Italian manufacturer in part-exchange. They have now been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-14

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance appoints new chairman

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce that Marcus de Ferranti has been appointed to the role of Chairman with immediate effect. With a strong aviation background that started as a Harrier pilot in the Royal Air Force, de Ferranti has had a highly successful career, both in the public and… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 28-Apr-14

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance carries out first blood transfusion

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance carries out first blood transfusion

On Thursday 17th April we carried out our first blood transfusion since we began carrying blood on board all flights earlier this month. The patient was taken to University Hospital Southampton following a road traffic incident in the New Forest. Using technology first utilised by the British military in Afghanistan, we are able to store… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 27-Apr-14

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HIOWAA now carries blood on all flights

HIOWAA now carries blood on all flights

In keeping with our commitment to provide a path of continuous development, we are now carrying blood on board all flights. For patients with serious injuries, the most common causes of death before reaching hospital are problems with getting oxygen into the lungs or significant blood loss. Using a variety of treatments not usually available… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 09-Apr-14

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies 5,000th mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies 5,000th mission

This week, we undertook our 5,000th mission since we began operations on 1st July 2007. To mark the milestone, members our crew gathered together with our Charity Patron Mrs Ailsa Montagu, Chairman Tony Nicholson and Chief Executive John Perry for a photo shoot on the Helipad at Southampton General Hospital. The significant achievement coincides with… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 08-Apr-14

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to receive new EC135 in June

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to receive new EC135 in June

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce a further step in the continuing development of the Air Ambulance service.  With effect from June 2014, the charity will be operating with an enhanced model of the familiar Eurocopter 135.  The new model will also be a Eurocopter 135, but it will be… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 26-Feb-14

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New Chairman appointed at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

New Chairman appointed at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance can announce that Tony Nicholson has been appointed to the role of Chairman, stepping up to his new post on 1st January.  He has been a Trustee of the Charity since 2010 and has a distinguished background in both the public and private sectors.  Originally an operational helicopter pilot… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 23-Dec-13

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

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

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

Source: BIU Group, 17-Sep-13

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance EC135 to feature in new TV series

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance EC135 to feature in new TV series

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will feature in Trauma: Level 1, a new observational documentary series set on the frontline of trauma medicine, to be broadcast on ITV on 3rd and 10th September at 9pm. With access to the specialist Trauma Centre at University Hospital Southampton, the series is based around the powerful,… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 21-Aug-13

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UK – First test flight for EMS helipad on Isle of Wight

UK – First test flight for EMS helipad on Isle of Wight

The first test flight for St Mary’s Hospital’s new helipad has taken place (see full story)

Source: Isle of Wight radio, 01-May-13

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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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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

How many people can say that over 4,500 guests attended their birthday party.  Well Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had just that.  On Saturday 30th June 2012 we held our 5th Birthday Summer Fair at Popham Airfield, as our big birthday celebration and it was the most wonderful day.  The sun shone for… Read more »

Source: Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-12

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UK: Southampton Hospital helipad opens

UK: Southampton Hospital helipad opens

A long awaited event for Southampton General Hospital, and for HIOWAA, took place today.  The new Helipad, which has been built on the multi story car park, opened with the first landing by the HIOWAA aircraft.  There were many people there to see it, including members of the Hampshire media, and individuals from both SGH… Read more »

Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance, 18-Nov-11

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance support Southampton helipad appeal

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance support Southampton helipad appeal

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are working closely with HELP to enable a unique project to equip Southampton General Hospital with a purpose-built life-saving helipad. Up until now, emergency airlifts have had to stop short of the hospital – the best the Air Ambulance could do was to touch down in a council… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-11

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance welcomes EC135

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance welcomes EC135

Monday, 20th September was another red – or perhaps I should say yellow – letter day in the life of the Charity, as it was when we received our super EC135 helicopter from Bond Aviation.   Let me share with you the myriad of emotions as the aircrew, Sherie and Kirsty from the Charity staff… Read more »

Source: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 24-Sep-10

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance EC135 ready for operations

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance EC135 ready for operations

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are on the point of going live with their Eurocopter EC135 – click here for full size photo.  Photo by Keith C Wilson, the recently repainted helicopter was spotted yesterday at Bond’s base at Staverton.  We understand that Hampshire and Isle of Wight declined the idea of re-registering… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-10

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UK: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

UK: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to upgrade from Bo105 to EC135

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been flying and saving lives for just under three years. In that time it has made huge strides to provide the very best service possible to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The Trustees are delighted to announce that, from September this year,… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 29-Apr-10

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has flown its 2000th mission, even though it has only been running for two and a half years.

Source: Salisbury Journal, 23-Dec-09

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