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Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

The New Zealand Government is currently underway with planning a large change for the country’s rescue helicopter services. Auckland’s Rescue Helicopter Trust’s chief executive, Greg Barrows, has commented that suggestions of rationalization and amalgamation have been brought up. As well as planning, they are taking into account their many fundraising programmes. The government pays for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Apr-17

Palmerston North Rescue upgrades from AS350FX2 to BK117

Palmerston North Rescue upgrades from AS350FX2 to BK117

The Rt Hon John Key this morning officially launched the new Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter in the presence of over two hundred guests, dignitaries and media in Palmerston North. See Full Story.

Source: Scoop, 08-Jun-15

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Australia – EMS Helicopter diverts after hospital fails to get helipad signed off

Australia – EMS Helicopter diverts after hospital fails to get helipad signed off

Fiona Stanley Hospital management failed to finalise operating protocols for the RAC rescue helicopter to land at its new helipad, forcing a pilot to divert to nearby Jandakot Airport during an emergency airlift of two patients on Saturday. See Full Story

Source: WA Today, 02-Mar-15

2015 Helicopter Rescue Summit Nears

2015 Helicopter Rescue Summit Nears

The Helicopter Rescue and Response Association (HRRA) is in the final planning phases for the upcoming 2015 Helicopter Rescue Summit. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International, HELI EXPO, in Orlando, Florida. The Helicopter Rescue Summit is scheduled for March 2, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, 0800-1700 hrs…. Read more »

Source: HRRA, 20-Jan-15

Bristow SAR hangar at Caernarfon Airport progressing well

Bristow SAR hangar at Caernarfon Airport progressing well

Work is progressing well at a new £7m Search and Rescue (SAR) service base which is due to open this year. See Full Story

Source: Daily Post, 06-Jan-15

Rescue helicopters go high-tech thanks to partnership

Rescue helicopters go high-tech thanks to partnership

Queensland families will be safer in emergencies and rescue helicopters will respond quicker, following a partnership with Rio Tinto that includes a new operations centre with state-of-the-art interactive technology. The Queensland Government Air Operations Centre and new ‘Cruiser Interactive’ technology were unveiled by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey and Rio Tinto… Read more »

Source: Queensland, 21-Nov-14