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Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirms sale of 2 MD902 Helicopters

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirms sale of 2 MD902 Helicopters

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance are pleased to confirm the sale of their two MD902 Explorers, G-SASH and G-CEMS. The distinctive yellow helicopters were used by the Charity for nearly 10 years as their air ambulances before they were replaced in late 2016 with two brand-new Airbus H145 models. Both helicopters have been bought by Dutch-based… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 13-Oct-17

Hungarian Police introduce MD902 fleet bought pre-owned from Germany

Hungarian Police introduce MD902 fleet bought pre-owned from Germany

In late January, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and the Hungarian National Police celebrated the addition of five (5) MD902 Explorer helicopters to their fleet at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest. The five MD 902s join a historically robust air support unit that also includes three (3) MD 500E helicopters. The MD902s have been acquired to replace… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

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Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

November 24th marked the busiest day of the year as of yet for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. On average the team is called out three times a day, this past Thursday saw a total of six incidents they had to fly out to. They were called from Stamford for a truck collision, Immingham for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-16

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

London’s Air Ambulance has been announced as the winner of the Emergency Services category at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Our team was surprised with the news live on air whilst being interviewed on ITV’s This Morning. The full ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 8pm. The medical team… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-16

London Air Ambulance boss quits

London Air Ambulance boss quits

After a tenure of nearly five years, CEO Graham Hodgkin has left London’s Air Ambulance and started a new role at Wavelength – a leadership and networking organisation which issued a very complimentary welcoming press release. Prior to joining LAA, Hodgkin completed over ten years with Deutsche Bank. His LinkedIn profile shows he left the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-16

Cornwall Air Ambulance make milestone 26,000th rescue

Cornwall Air Ambulance make milestone 26,000th rescue

The Cornwall Air Ambulance has reached a milestone of 26 thousand rescues. This past Wednesday a young toddler was flown from Boscastle, after he fell off a wall and hit his head, and was taken to Derriford in little over 20 minutes. This young boy was the revealed as number 26 thousand. The air ambulance… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

JSSI increases helicopter coverage

JSSI increases helicopter coverage

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has introduced engine coverage for the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S that powers the Sikorsky S-76D. JSSI is also introducing Airframe Parts-Only coverage for the MD Explorer. Neil Book, President and CEO for JSSI stated, “Our… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 01-Sep-16

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

HeliHub.com understands that the Hungarian Police (local name Rendőrség) have bought a batch of five MD902 Explorers from a German police force.  The five have been acquired from the Baden-Wurttemberg Police, who are taking delivery of six H145 helicopters from Airbus, and are the first law enforcement operator of that type. The five Explorers –… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 19-Jul-16

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Londons Air Ambulance launches photo competition for 2017 calendar

Londons Air Ambulance launches photo competition for 2017 calendar

We have launched a photography competition calling on the public to submit photos of our helicopters and rapid response car fleet to fill our 2017 Charity Calendar. Money raised from the sale of the calendar will help us to deliver our advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, and continue saving lives in… Read more »

Source: Londons Air Ambulance, 13-May-16

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 – but on four wheels

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 – but on four wheels

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is to introduce a 24 hour day seven day week life-saving service via its Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) – it was announced today Trustees approved the decision at its latest Board Meeting in April (26.4.16) in order to meet its vision to provide the highest level of clinical… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 10-May-16

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Name for second MD Explorer announced by London Air Ambulance

Name for second MD Explorer announced by London Air Ambulance

Four year old Ethan from Hornchurch is one of the lucky winners to name one of our helicopters. The winning name is ‘Rowan’ after his two year old sister. On a visit to our helipad at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel last week, Ethan and his sister got to see the chosen name. The… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 06-Apr-16

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Cornwall Air Ambulance extends HQ with help of banking fines

The new fundraising and volunteering building and the new clinical training room will certainly enhance the service that we offer to patients. While the medical team now has a dedicated area in which they concentrate on their studies, they can now accommodate more volunteers who raise vital funds to keep the air ambulance flying.  See… Read more »

Source: West Briton, 04-Apr-16

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust to replace MD Explorer with AW169

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust to replace MD Explorer with AW169

Thanks to the support of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) has reached a milestone in its fundraising – enabling the charity to purchase its own helicopter for the first time in its 20 year history. Today (30 March 2016) Rob Forsyth, Chair of Trustees… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 30-Mar-16

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Universal Avionics flies MD902 with InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics flies MD902 with InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics announces accomplishment of the first flight of MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) MD 902 Explorer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck. The successful testing was achieved at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona (USA) facility in multiple phases and concluded on February 17th. “This is an important step in the development of the new avionics suite for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 01-Mar-16

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Cornwall Air Ambulance recruits eight doctors

Cornwall Air Ambulance recruits eight doctors

Cornwall Air Ambulance says the doctors will assess patients and make sure they are taken to the most appropriate treatment centre. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 23-Feb-16

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders second H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders second H145

The rapid response emergency service announced the replacement of their oldest MD902 Explorer aircraft, G-SASH in the summer of 2015, however plans for a second Airbus H145 model to replace the other MD902 Explorer G-CEMS have been brought forward. The announcement comes after the YAA Chairman Peter Sunderland and Vice-Chairman Bruce Burns, recently visited the… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 04-Feb-16

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UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

NPAS – the UK’s National Police Air Service – have closed two more bases as planned. NPAS Ripley closed, and their EC135 will be the third in the upgrade line at Bond Air Services. The first from that process was displayed at Helitech in October 2015, and the second is currently in progress. NPAS Sheffield… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-16

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Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

The second MD902 Explorer helicopter for London’s Air Ambulance has taken to the air on Friday 22nd January at Gloucestershire Airport on its first UK test flights with the appropriate registration G-LNDN.  The helicopter arrived by road on 9th October in the lime green colour scheme of its previous owners – the Hamad Medical Corporation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jan-16

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Philanthropist Supports the Future of Pre-Hospital Medicine

Philanthropist Supports the Future of Pre-Hospital Medicine

Lord Beaverbrook visited us at our helipad last week in recognition of his support for the charity through the Beaverbrook Foundation. The Foundation, which supports charitable causes both in the UK and overseas, has generously committed to donate £20,000 per year for the next three years to our Institute of Pre-Hospital Care (“The Institute”). The… Read more »

Source: LAA, 07-Jan-16

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Londons Air Ambulance to trial hand-held brain scanner

Londons Air Ambulance to trial hand-held brain scanner

We are trialling a brain scanner in the pre-hospital environment, to detect on scene for potentially life-threatening head injuries. The Infrascanner works by detecting blood clots on the brain, allowing for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries. Early diagnosis will speed up the patient’s access to any further treatment that they may… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Jan-16

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Heliservices adding third Explorer to fleet

Heliservices adding third Explorer to fleet

Heliservices in Hong Kong is preparing to add a third MD Explorer to their fleet.  Serial 900-00116 was acquired from Pegaso in Mexico, the helicopter has routed via the FAA register for some sort of paperwork reason.  The FAA has now cancelled the “N” registration N902HS with the advice that it has been transferred to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-15

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UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

Aviation Specialties Unlimited and UK operator Specialist Aviation Services have obtained UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor night vision goggles on the MD Explorer. ASU president Jim Winkel says this is the first UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor NVGs.  ASU expects demand to increase as more UK operators… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-15

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New Zealand grants Type Acceptance for MD Explorer

New Zealand grants Type Acceptance for MD Explorer

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that the MD 900 was recently granted Type Acceptance from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) based on its FAA Type Certification No. H19NM. This certification is all-inclusive and authorizes restriction-free import and operation of the MD 900/902 Explorer throughout New Zealand. MDHI’s twin-engine, 8-seat,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

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UK Police start to take MD Explorer out of service

UK Police start to take MD Explorer out of service

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has – as HeliHub.com predicted in February 2015 – started to retire the MD Explorer from law enforcement work in the UK skies in preference for the Airbus H135, H145 and some yet-to-be-delivered Vulcanair P68 fixed wing aircraft.  Two Explorer airframes are already parked up pending disposal, with G-SYPS… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-15

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UK – Lincs Notts Air Ambulance to replace Explorer with AW169

UK – Lincs Notts Air Ambulance to replace Explorer with AW169

Today we can announce that we will be taking delivery of a new helicopter next summer, an AgustaWestland AW169, subject to satisfactory completion of contract negotiations.  The AW169 aircraft will replace our current MD902 Explorer, which Specialist Aviation Services provides and operates on our behalf.  Our CEO Peter Aldrick confirmed the charity’s decision on Wednesday… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 12-Oct-15

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UK – Humberside Police refuses to sign Explorer over to NPAS until cover assured

UK – Humberside Police refuses to sign Explorer over to NPAS until cover assured

Humberside  police and crime commissioner Matthew Grove says he will not sign over the force helicopter to a national scheme until he is assured the area will be sufficiently protected. See Full Story

Source: Hull Daily Mail, 25-Sep-15

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London Air Ambulance buys second MD Explorer

London Air Ambulance buys second MD Explorer

With a figure of almost £4M so far raised  towards a target of £6M, London’s Air Ambulance is doing well financially towards their second helicopter.  Exactly what the monetary trigger point was we are not aware, but the organisation has clearly passed the “BUY” point and have completed on the purchase of a second MD… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Aug-15

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Press misrepresents London Air Ambulance MD Explorer down-time

Press misrepresents London Air Ambulance MD Explorer down-time

The London Evening Standard newspaper recently ran an article saying that their MD Explorer G-EHMS has been unavailable 50 days so far this year.  As with many mainstream media, their level of accuracy is often in question when they attempt to write a story of a technical nature when the author has no experience of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jul-15

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Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

Aero Asahi and Chiba Hokusoh Hospital mark 10,000th MD Explorer EMS mission

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and authorized MDHI Sales Agent AeroPartners, Inc. join in congratulating Aero-Asahi corporation (AAC), the largest helicopter operator in Japan, and Chiba Hokusoh Hospitalfor the achievement of 10,000 EMS missions flown exclusively by the MD 902. Aero-Asahi is an authorized MDHI Service Center and operates nine (9) MD 900/902 Explorers, with six (6)… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Third Air Ambulance for Tour de Yorkshire

Third Air Ambulance for Tour de Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to operate an extra helicopter during the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 30-Apr-15

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Three year old to open new Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust head office

Three year old to open new Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust head office

A three-year-old girl who was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash will officially open the new head office of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust. See Full Story

Source: Clacton Gazette, 13-Apr-15

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London’s Air Ambulance launches Life Saving Dispatch App

London’s Air Ambulance launches Life Saving Dispatch App

A revolutionary new mobile app and EE’s 4G network are helping London’s Air Ambulance save lives by reducing the time it takes to dispatch the charity’s advanced trauma teams by up to two minutes. Developed by mobile app developer Mubaloo and EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, the app increases emergency dispatch efficiency… Read more »

Source: LAA, 25-Feb-15

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British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

The recent announcement of the future plans for the British law enforcement fleet points to the disposal of the MD Explorers currently in use.  The announcement by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) of a target fleet of 19 helicopters has put us into research mode, but the pattern is clear. There are 22 helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Feb-15

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London’s Air Ambulance launches £4.4M campaign for second MD902

London’s Air Ambulance launches £4.4M campaign for second MD902

We are calling on the people and organizations of London to join together in owning the solution to London’s vital need for a second emergency medical helicopter.  In our largest ever fundraising drive, the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign is hoping to raise the remaining £4.4 million needed to acquire and sustain a second helicopter… Read more »

Source: LAA, 04-Feb-15

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust launches smartphone app

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust launches smartphone app

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is delighted to announce the launch of its new App for iPhone and Android smart phones. The EHAAT App has a unique function enabling users in the event of an emergency to give an exact six-figure grid reference to accurately pinpoint their location to the emergency services allowing… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts AA, 03-Feb-15

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London £4.4m fundraising campaign begins for air ambulance

London £4.4m fundraising campaign begins for air ambulance

The Your London Your Helicopter scheme wants to buy a second helicopter by the end of the summer to provide rapid trauma care for the capital. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 02-Feb-15

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Magpas HeliMedix not affected by Wyton closure

Magpas HeliMedix not affected by Wyton closure

While there is no longer any operational flying on the Station, RAF Wyton is home to a number of flying training units. These include: University of London Air Squadron (ULAS), Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS) and No 5 Air Experience Flight (No 5 AEF). They are part of No 3 Elementary Flying Training School who… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-14

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Is MD Explorer to be retired from UK Police service?

Is MD Explorer to be retired from UK Police service?

In the latest issue of Police Aviation News, editor Bryn Elliott floats the idea that the MD Explorer may have a limited time span in service with the UK’s National Police Air Service. In an article focusing on NPAS’ plan to acquire 3 to 6 fixed wing aircraft, Elliott notes that NPAS have six active… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-14

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First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance are on the point of taking delivery of two MD Explorers as part of the next stage of the organisation’s evolution.  The delivery brings a whole raft of changes with a new operator, new helicopter type, dual aircraft working, and (later) a night flying capability.  The Explorers – operated by Specialist Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Nov-14

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Essex & Herts Top Doctor Wins National Air Ambulance Award

Essex & Herts Top Doctor Wins National Air Ambulance Award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is delighted to announce that their Pre-hospital Care Doctor Rik Thomas, won Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2014 on Monday night. Rik’s award is in recognition of his actions following an incident that required quick thinking and careful consideration… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 24-Nov-14

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Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

Hong Kong operator HeliServices have reportedly committed to buying their third MD Explorer via Specialist Aviation Services in the UK.  The aircraft will be delivered in the spring of 2015, and is currently on contract to the Wiltshire Police until the end of December.  At that point Wiltshire Police become part of NPAS – the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-14

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MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

Universal Avionics and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) are dedicated to delivering high-performance products that exceed customers’ expectations for quality, service and support. The Next Generation flight deck for the MD Explorer is no exception; the two companies have partnered to bring the most advanced technology into the flight deck of the world-renown and redesigned light-twin… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 15-Oct-14

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SAS Celebrates 30 Years at the Leading Edge

SAS Celebrates 30 Years at the Leading Edge

September sees UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services celebrating 30 years of operations. The business, started as Police Aviation Services in September 1984, has led the development of specialist air operations in the UK alongside its emergency services police and air ambulance partners. Many of its operations and technologies are recognised and… Read more »

Source: SAS, 08-Oct-14

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UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the 6 MD Explorer aircraft in the NPAS fleet. Under this agreement which starts on Wednesday 1 October,  SAS will provide 5,400 hours of support per year – or 27,000 hours over… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receive £75,000 donation

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receive £75,000 donation

Motorsport Legend John Surtees OBE, has presented a £75,000 cheque to local charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation. The presentation, which took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, was made to the Air Ambulance Chief Executive Adrian Bell; the money will be used for ‘High Fidelity Simulators’. Presented… Read more »

Source: Surtees Foundation, 18-Jul-14

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UK National Police Air Service update

UK National Police Air Service update

Brand new state-of-the-art camera and mission system equipment is being installed across a third of the National Police Air Service Fleet. The new equipment integrates a new high end camera with mission planning and mapping systems while retaining existing airframes with plenty of service life left. This enhancement will allow these aircraft to continue to… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 01-Jul-14

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New footwear for Essex Air Ambulance crew courtesy of Magnum

New footwear for Essex Air Ambulance crew courtesy of Magnum

The Essex Air Ambulance Air Crew are now proud owners of state of the art boots thanks to the support of Magnum. Georgina Lees, UK PR & Communication Executive for Magnum, said: “As a company that provide the professional services with comfortable, resilient and certified footwear, Magnum are delighted to announce that we will be… Read more »

Source: Essex Air Ambulance, 26-Jun-14

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to provide extra cover during the Grand Départ

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to provide extra cover during the Grand Départ

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has announced its operational plans during the Grand Départ when it is expecting to see an increase in its activity as well as busier operational periods. Yorkshire’s only emergency helicopter service has announced plans to operate a third aircraft for the week leading up to the Grand Départ as well… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 25-Jun-14

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London’s Air Ambulance performs world’s first pre-hospital REBOA

London’s Air Ambulance performs world’s first pre-hospital REBOA

World’s first pre-hospital REBOA carried out by London’s Air Ambulance Pioneering new technique to prevent trauma patients bleeding to death Control of severe pelvic haemorrhage, an injury most commonly associated with cycling incidents and falls from height 2 years of development with The Royal London Hospital Boris, “stunning advances in medical care are helping people… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 19-Jun-14

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Cornish MPs Lend Support to Air Ambulance Campaign

Cornish MPs Lend Support to Air Ambulance Campaign

Local MPs have lent their support to a campaign for lifesaving improvements to landing facilities at the region’s Major Trauma Centre. Cornwall Air Ambulance took its campaign to Westminster on Monday 9th June at the annual reception of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Ambulances. Derriford Hospital is the region’s designated Major Trauma Centre… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 13-Jun-14

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Cornwall Air Ambulance seeks night-time landing sites

Cornwall Air Ambulance seeks night-time landing sites

From December, the county will have two night-capable MD902s, and the charity is asking people and communities with potential sites to consider offering them.  See full story

Source: Cornishman, 08-Jun-14

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance one of first to get Euro compliance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance one of first to get Euro compliance

The emergency rapid response charity – which operates two MD902 Explorer helicopters – has revised all its operator manuals to meet new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements that come into force on October 28. It now becomes just the third out of nearly 70 UK operators to be awarded a new Air Operators Certificate… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air ambulance, 28-May-14

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Magpas joins Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas joins Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas is pleased to announce that it has joined the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of Air Ambulance operations in the UK following meeting the necessary membership criteria and agreeing to abide by the AAA’s Code of Conduct. Full, Associate or Affiliate members can access a tailor made range of benefits,… Read more »

Source: Magpas, 29-Apr-14

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Second Explorer for HeliServices in Hong Kong

Second Explorer for HeliServices in Hong Kong

Hong Kong operator Heliservices will soon take delivery of their second MD Explorer.  The aircraft has been bought from Swiss operator Fuchs Helicopter, leaving them without a twin-engined helicopter – at least in the short term.  Heliservices is moving to a twin-engined fleet as their Lamas are gradually retired and the local CAA stopped them… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Apr-14

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MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

MD Helicopters Inc. has appointed G&G Aviation of Rome, as its italian sales representative for its entire range of single and twin engine helicopters. Based in Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A.) MD Helicopters current product range inherited the design and experience started over 50 years ago by Hughes with civil and military light helicopters like the Hughes… Read more »

Source: G&G Aviation, 10-Apr-14

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April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

Now that we are past the notional mid-day cut-off in Europe and east coast USA for 1st April pranks, it’s time for us to come clean and confirm this was not a true story – although given our inbox, Twitter etc, there were certainly some people who believed it. The clues were there to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-14

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance save lives at night – by car, not helicopter

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance save lives at night – by car, not helicopter

People living and working in Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas now benefit from an extended service by the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust. During the hours of darknesson Friday and Saturday nights a specialist Doctor/Paramedic Team will respond to patients via a dedicated fast response car. It is very apparent that people become critically ill or injured… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 27-Mar-14

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Social media helps London’s Air Ambulance win grant

Social media helps London’s Air Ambulance win grant

Bidtech launched the Bidtech Challenge on the 1st of February 2014. The aim of the ongoing project is to give charities the chance to use digital fundraising tools at their events. Bidtech are excited to announce the first two charities that will receive our fundraising event service for free are London’s Air Ambulance and T2T2T… Read more »

Source: Bidtech, 24-Mar-14

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UK Government gives London’s Air Ambulance £1M for second helicopter

UK Government gives London’s Air Ambulance £1M for second helicopter

Commenting on the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today that London’s Air Ambulance is to be awarded £1 million to enable the charity to operate a second helicopter covering the capital, Chief Executive Officer, Graham Hodgkin said: “This is fantastic news for the people of London as it is thanks to their support… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 20-Mar-14

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A Royal Visit to London Air Ambulance

A Royal Visit to London Air Ambulance

Their Royal Highnesses (TRH) The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited London’s Air Ambulance today as part of a tour around two charities supported by the Wessex Youth Trust (“the Trust”) on the Earl’s 50th Birthday.  TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex awarded London’s Air Ambulance a grant for over £10,000 in November 2013 towards paediatric training manikins through the  Trust . Chief… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 11-Mar-14

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Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the collective. This “point and click” philosophy brings some of the most advanced technology in the market into the flight deck of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

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Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) is proud to debut our MD 902 Explorer, allmission platform, as the latest addition to our fleet. The 902 will be center stage at MDHI’s Heli-Expo booth. The new aircraft is equipped as single pilot IFR and NVG. It’s outfitted for medevac, rescue hoist and FAST rope/Heli-Rappel ops. This platform… Read more »

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 23-Feb-14

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London’s Air Ambulance helps launch UK’s first undergraduate degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine

London’s Air Ambulance helps launch UK’s first undergraduate degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance (“The Institute”), and Queen Mary University of London’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (“QMUL”) have partnered to create the UK’s first Intercalated BSc degree in Pre-Hospital Medicine. Pre-hospital medicine is an innovative and growing field that is now recognised as a sub-specialty… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 19-Feb-14

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MD Helicopters sold Kurdistan four year old Explorers

MD Helicopters sold Kurdistan four year old Explorers

Amid lots of fanfare, MD Helicopters held a ceremony on 3rd January 2014 to officially hand over twelve MD530F and two MD Explorers to the Kurdistan Regional Government. All fourteen aircraft were presented carrying FAA “N” registrations. The twelve MD530F aircraft are painted in either a red or a blue scheme, and all carry POLICE… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-14

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UK – Helipad for Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital opens

UK – Helipad for Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital opens

It will be used by the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, and has been fitted with lights so the helicopter can take off at night.  See full story

Source: BBC, 26-Jan-14

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London’s Air Ambulance partners with Vocalink to make fundraising easier

London’s Air Ambulance partners with Vocalink to make fundraising easier

London’s Air Ambulance has formed a two-year strategic partnership with VocaLink, who will provide the charity with financial and resource support. Launching the partnership, the UK and international payments provider is assessing the ways in which to enhance the donation systems and the associated technologies used by the charity. Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London’s Air… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 24-Jan-14

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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flies first night missions

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flies first night missions

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is now available to offer crucial emergency support in the winter rush hours – something it has not been able to do in the past. Last week the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance have gone live with their night flying operations, they have performed a number of airlifts after… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 14-Jan-14

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Londons Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Londons Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, celebrates 25 years of service on 9th January 2014. Having treated over 30,000 critically injured patients in London and attended most major incidents, since inception, the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the people of London to… Read more »

Source: Londons Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-14

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NPAS MD902 in West Yorkshire gets a makeover

NPAS MD902 in West Yorkshire gets a makeover

A police helicopter based in West Yorkshire has had a makeover as it flies the colours of the National Police Air Service (NPAS). NPAS provides a national, borderless service making use of the nearest aircraft meaning that the police service’s response is, in many cases, enhanced over previous provision. The underlying principle of the service… Read more »

Source: West Yorkshire Police, 03-Jan-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance becomes first UK 24H helicopter service

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance becomes first UK 24H helicopter service

Life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance yesterday (Wednesday) became the first air ambulance in the country to launch a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) following three years of research and preparatory work. Up until recently, and unlike the rest of Europe, the service could only fly by daylight and so traditionally operated… Read more »

Source: KSS Air Ambulance, 20-Dec-13

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Onboard Systems to develop new cargo hook System for MD Explorer

Onboard Systems to develop new cargo hook System for MD Explorer

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that MD Helicopters has awarded them a contract to begin development of a new cargo hook system for the MD Explorer® line of twin engine helicopters. The new cargo hook system will feature Onboard’s TALON® LC Hydraulic cargo hook and include a built-in Onboard Weighing… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 05-Dec-13

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Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Flight for Life Lottery is now more popular than ever, reaching the highest number of members in its 15 year history! A record breaking 107,000 chances are now being played across Essex and Herts all helping to keep your local Air Ambulances operational and saving lives across both… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 27-Nov-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance fly first mission from new Nostell Priory base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance fly first mission from new Nostell Priory base

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance have today flown their first mission from the Charity’s new state-of-the-art air support unit at Nostell Priory near Wakefield. The rapid response helicopter was called to a road traffic collision involving a male cyclist and a vehicle in Holmfirth near Huddersfield and flew to the scene of the incident in only… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 20-Nov-13

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Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Dubai-based Quest Aviation Solutions has been appointed exclusive sales distributor for MD Helicopters’ multi mission product range of helicopters in the UAE. The deal was announced on the opening day of the 2013 Dubai Air Show.  Quest’s territory will cover the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras-al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Quest Aviation… Read more »

Source: Quest Aviation Solutions, 18-Nov-13

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Herts Air Ambulance Celebrates Five Years

Herts Air Ambulance Celebrates Five Years

Herts Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years of being in operation and saving lives across Hertfordshire. To mark this very special milestone the Charity hosted a celebration evening for its supporters at the prestigious Haileybury College in Hertford with special guest Ray Winstone our new celebrity patron! Guests enjoyed a drinks reception and dinner followed by… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 13-Nov-13

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