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Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

The Department of Health has announced that SAR pilots who work 24-hour duties will not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Irish Coast Guard has had to withdraw crews from various medical missions’ due to this decision. The Irish Aviation Authority has said that an Air Corps fixed-wing aircraft will be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Last night the Air Corps transferred a young patient from Kerry to Casement Aerodrome in their 100th Air Ambulance Mission of 2013. The patient was transferred from the helipad at Tralee General Hospital in an AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter and was flown to Dublin, with the flight crew using specialist Night Vision Goggles. This mission… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 15-Dec-13

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Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

On the 26th November 2013 the Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation in the Irish Air Corps. The pioneering pilots of the Air Corps introduced rotary aviation to Ireland when they flew two Alouette III helicopters from France to Ireland, landing in Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, on the 26th November 1963. The arrival… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 26-Nov-13

Irish Air Corps wins NVG award

Irish Air Corps wins NVG award

The Night Vision Awards selection committee presented its final Night Vision Awards for 2012 at the Air Medical Transport Conference held in Seattle, Washington. “We had a great year for the Night Vision Awards,” said ASU Marketing Director Hannah Gordon.  “We had representatives from the Irish Air Corps that came to the show to be… Read more »

Source: Night Vision Awards, 02-Nov-12

19-Jun-12 270 Eurocopter EC135P2 Borrisoleigh, Ireland

EMS helicopter down – reported wire strike – 3 POB  – no patient on board.

19-Jun-12

AgustaWestland disputes Irish Coast Guard claim

AgustaWestland disputes Irish Coast Guard claim

AgustaWestland has disputed claims made by the Irish Coast Guard that the Air Corps does not have the equipment to carry out SAR missions after the Government signed a controversial €500m contract with CHC. [file photo]

Source: Independent, 31-Jan-11

Irish Defense Forces complete Aviation Specialties Unlimited NVG training

Irish Defense Forces complete Aviation Specialties Unlimited NVG training

Irish Defense Forces Air Coprs based at Casement Aerodome, Baldonnel Co. Dublin Ireland recently completed Night Vision Goggle Training conducted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU). The Irish Air Corps chose ASU as their sole source provider for 21 sets of ITT F4949 Night Vision Goggles and Pilot and Crewmember Training. The Air Corps operates four… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 22-Jul-10

2-Mar-09 AgustaWestland AW139 Killarney, Ireland

2-Mar-09 AgustaWestland AW139 Killarney, Ireland

02-Mar-09

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Trains Irish Air Corps in NVG Operations

Source: Vertical Magazine, 05-Feb-09

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