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CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

Source: CAMTS, 15-Apr-13

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the [...]

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Source: Northwest Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

Northwest Helicopters LLC today announced the sale of a Bell UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight, at the HELI-EXPO industry show in Las Vegas, NV.  Included in the sale is the option for 1 additional aircraft, to perform fire suppression and support duties. The UH-1H Plus is powered by a 1,800 SHP T53-L-703 engine [...]

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Source: ASU, 28-Feb-13

Three STAR Flight EC145s spent several hours in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8 responding to distress calls and successfully rescuing 13 people from flood waters, caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, throughout the region around Austin, Texas. The rescue operation was the largest to date for the unit?s EC145s. “The weather conditions were [...]

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-12

Travis County in Texas has announced it will buy a military-surplus Bell UH-1H primarily for fighting wildfires.  The helicopter will undergo a full refurbishment and fit-out as soon as the purchase order is signed.  It would be expected to become operational in 3-6 months thereafter. The County already operates three EC145s for air ambulance and [...]

Travis County Star Flight builds living quarters at Dell Children’s

Travis County Star Flight builds living quarters at Dell Children’s

Source: Dell Children's Medical Center, 23-Jan-12

On Thursday, Jan. 19, Seton Health Care Family, STAR Flight and Central Texas community leaders gathered at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for a grand opening celebration of STAR Flight’s first on-site, live-in accommodations at the hospital. With its completion, “home” for STAR Flight now carries new meaning. The 1,175-square-foot, specialized accommodations include [...]

Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

Source: Statesman, 20-Oct-10

Travis County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously selected Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas as a second operating base for the STAR Flight medical-evacuation service

Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Oct-10

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter is proud to announce that Travis County’s STARFlight program has been selected to receive the fourth annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. STARFlight was chosen for its investment and proactive accomplishments in training and safety initiatives throughout the organization. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program [...]