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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Cost Split

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Cost Split

Northern Ireland’s annual cost of their air ambulance, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), will be split in half. Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that the health service will cover £1 million and Air Ambulance NI, the service’s official charity partner, will cover the remaining £1 million, reports The Irish News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-17

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have announced that the Maze Long Kesh site will be made available to host the new air ambulance service for Northern Ireland. The agreement of an air ambulance operational base, taking account of medical requirements and cost, will be a crucial step… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

In the UK Budget announced this week, Chancellor of the Exchequor George Osborne committed £4 Million from the Government’s banking fine levy to help launch the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.  See full story  

Source: BBC, 18-Mar-16

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

The Minister said: “I believe that the time is right to transform our major trauma services with the development of the new Critical Care Building at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the supportive public debate on the need for a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service providing the opportunity for this. “I am therefore announcing today my… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland Executive, 08-Sep-15

UK – Police Service of Northern Ireland start using unmanned drones

UK – Police Service of Northern Ireland start using unmanned drones

A drone aircraft has been used in a security operation for the first time in Northern Ireland policing since the G8 summit. The PSNI confirmed that the technology was used to help public safety as a “small, viable device” was defused in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast. see full story

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 08-Nov-13

Sloane Helicopters commits to Northern Ireland with Robinson overhauls

Sloane Helicopters commits to Northern Ireland with Robinson overhauls

Britain’s Sloane Helicopters opened its base in Northern Ireland at Enniskillen Airport back in 2007 before the recession hit – and it’s no secret that helicopter operations in Northern Ireland have been hit nearly as badly as those in the country of Ireland to the south.  Undaunted by this, Sloane are showing a continued commitment… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-12

Aero-Heli aims to land new business outside Northern Ireland

Aero-Heli aims to land new business outside Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton has announced that Mid-Ulster-based Aero-Heli is being assisted to expand business in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Speaking during a visit to the company, Hamilton said: “Our support is geared to the promotion of this entrepreneurial company in its two target markets by means of activities… Read more »

Source: Invest NI, 08-Mar-12

Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

BBC News is today reporting that the Irish division of Bank of Scotland had repossessed an A109A Mk.II belonging to Jermon Ltd – registered G-JMON.  The company, run by Dungannon resident Peter Dolan, was placed into administration on 27 January.  Jermon was formed in 1997, and purchased the 109 in 2006. Both the UK province… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Feb-11

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Police Service of Northern Ireland adds BK117

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds BK117

A month ago it looked as if the Devon & Cornwall BK117C-1 was destined to join the Avon Fire Brigade but then the hand of fate stepped in and the PSNI messed up their leased AS355F2 G-SEWP flying in bad weather in the Mourne Mountains. The Veritair supplied Squirrel was easily replaced by one of… Read more »

Source: Police Aviation News, 17-Jan-11

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Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

Police today put on display a new £7 million helicopter which will be used to strengthen the fight against crime in Northern Ireland and to make communities safer. The Eurocopter EC 145 is a larger, more modern version of the existing PSNI helicopter, an EC 135. The new twin-engine aircraft can carry up to 10… Read more »

Source: PSNI, 03-Aug-10

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Business and community leaders to direct new Northern Ireland air ambulance charity

A new company has been formed with the ambition to operate a helicopter emergency medical service in Northern Ireland.  The company, Ireland Air Ambulance has recruited a board of directors with considerable business experience and cross community representation. At the same time the association, Ireland Air Ambulance will cease operations transferring its assets to the… Read more »

Source: Ireland Air Ambulance, 22-Apr-10

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Northern Ireland helicopter noise complaints rise by 46%

Complaints about helicopter overflights in Northern Ireland increased by 46% during the last financial year.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 14-Jan-10

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Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

The PSNI has hired a second helicopter to help in the fight against dissident republicans who set up an illegal checkpoint in south Armagh last weekend.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 01-Sep-09

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Plans for new air ambulance are transparent, says Northern Ireland charity

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 18-Jun-09

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Call for Northern Ireland air ambulance fundraising probe

Source: BBC, 17-Jun-09

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Police in Northern Ireland double helicopter use after murders of two soldiers and a police officer

Source: Irish News, 14-May-09

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Air Ambulance still some way from take-off in Northern Ireland

Source: Fermanagh Herald, 23-Apr-09

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Northern Ireland expects EMS helicopter operations to start September 2009

Source: Ulster Herald, 23-Mar-09

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Northern Ireland EMS Helicopter Trials To Start 13th March

Source: Ulster Herald, 06-Mar-09

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