The Ohio National Guard revealed their newest aircraft, the UH-60M Blackhawk. The Guard has used the UH-60 Blackhawk for the past 30 years and welcome the newest model. Major Dave McDarmont has reported on the new “robust airframe” of the craft and how it has a longer service lifespan and is more durable. Complete with… Read more »
Air Evac Lifeteam is abruptly closing their Martins Ferry medical base. Seth Myers, the President of Air Evac Lifeteam has reported that the reason for closing is due to low reimbursement and a low demand for transportation. The employees have been offered severance packages or other company positions, reports WTOV 9.
Police in the Ohio city of Toledo are considering getting out of air operations as the mandatory overhaul on their Robinson R44 registered N135WB approaches, and they are without the budget to achieve it. The city took delivery of their police-equipped R44 in 2001, with finance coming from a federal grant and department funds. Local… Read more »
Market leading law enforcement helicopter is now assembled in Mississippi and completions performed in Texas GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 30, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first H125 AStar helicopter produced on its new U.S. final assembly line to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The new aircraft is the first fully assembled on… Read more »
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery and return to service of two (2) Columbus Police Department helicopters. Operated as MD 500E models since 2007, the two aircraft are rejoining the Columbus Aviation Unit as new, factory-built, FAA-certified F-models. In June of this year the Columbus Division of Police committed to a revitalization of… Read more »
Paxton Township residents now have an Air Evac Lifeteam membership when they need a medical helicopter for a life- or limb-threatening emergency anywhere in Ross County, thanks to a purchase by Paxton Township officials. See Full Story
Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »
Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, installed their AWOS at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (8OH9), Cincinnati, Ohio. Metro Aviation, Inc. is the aviation services provider for the medical center. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) provides pilots with FAA certified Altimeter Setting, visibility measurements… Read more »
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today an agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade four of the Aviation Unit’s six MD 500E helicopters to new MD 530Fs. Available exclusively through the MD Helicopters factory, the E-to-F conversion allows MD 500E operators the option to factory-recertify their aircraft as a brand new… Read more »
The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol has put forward a budget request to the Controlling Board of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management for a new helicopter. Agenda item DPS0100351-15 for yesterday’s meeting reads “The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive… Read more »
Christie®, which introduced the world’s first DLP® simulation projection system with LED illumination, is on the road again bringing its simulation display solutions to Dayton, Ohio, on October 8. Register by Oct 3 at http://www.christiedigital.com/simroadshow-pr. At the Christie Sim Roadshow, simulation and defense industry program managers, systems engineers and technical specialists who are exploring solutions to deliver a more… Read more »
The MetroHealth System is part of a study called Prehospital Air Medical Plasma Trial (PAMPer). Individuals experiencing hemorrhagic shock (uncontrolled bleeding) will be given two units of plasma while in the helicopter on the way to the hospital by Metro Life Flight. People in this study will be unable to give informed consent because they… Read more »
Adena Health System is pleased to announce it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located… Read more »
Leonard Pflanz, 56, was arrested early Sunday and accused of driving to Mercy West Hospital, yelling at the University of Cincinnati Health Air Care pilot and threatening to shoot at it the next time it flew low over his property, authorities said. See full story Image: AirCare EC145 based at Cincinnati
Emergency landing in cornfield, which got set alight and several acres were burned. Both occupants airlifted to hospital – owner 81-year-old Henry Brecher of Columbus and 50-year-old Todd Cramer of Dublin.
Mercy, which owns and operates the Critical Care Transport Network helicopters, has informed UTMC, the former Medical College of Ohio, that it will not renew the partnership agreement that expires at the end of this month – See full story
One year ago, MedFlight of Ohio was awarded the 2012 American EurocopterVision Zero Aviation Safety Award, a $10,000 prize given to assist the winning air medical transport program with developing safety initiatives. MedFlight has put its prize to good use expanding its library of Safety Stories, a collection of online videos designed to serve as discussion points for air… Read more »
MedFlight, the region’s long-standing non-profit air and ground medical transportation service, is pleased to announce plans to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County. MedFlight and the Fayette County Commissioners have come to an agreement to locate MedFlight 9 on Highway 435 near I-71, just south of the Tanger Outlet Mall. According to Tony Anderson,… Read more »
Bruce Champ, flight nurse for the East Liverpool Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company’s 2013 Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year award. Champ’s region consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee. The Flight Nurse of the Year is presented to the nurse… Read more »
Columbus police helicopters are grounded while they are inspected and maintenance records are checked. Police were ready to sell one of the choppers when they discovered “gaps” in the maintenance records (see full story).
Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, has begun its new hospital-based air medical transport program with the purchase of a Eurocopter EC145 from American Eurocopter. Dubbed “Monarch 1,” the new aircraft was placed into service in February allowing Nationwide Children’s neonatal and pediatric transport team to initiate critical care services sooner. Based at The Ohio… Read more »
ProMedica Air is adding a new EC135 P2e to its fleet. The aircraft is slated to go into service in April 2013, joining ProMedica Air’s Toledo, Ohio-based EC135 and BO105. “ProMedica Air looks forward to the addition of a second EC135 to our fleet,” said ProMedica Transportation Network Administrative Director, Jack Morasch. “The EC135 format… Read more »
American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in… Read more »
American Eurocopter is proud to announce that MedFlight of Ohio has won the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, topping the list of a record 25 nominees. MedFlight representatives were presented with the award and a $10,000 check by Anthony DiNota, American Eurocopter Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, during the AMTC Community… Read more »
The first of two new American Eurocopter EC145s are now in service for Air Care & Mobile Care, which serves Cincinnati’s University Hospital, West Chester Hospital in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati region. Air Care purchased the new aircraft at Heli-Expo 2012 to upgrade its fleet of BK117 helicopters, which it had flown for… Read more »
Purchaser awarded C$380,000 in damages against City of Columbus overÂ faults in a helicopter they sold in 2009. (see full story) HeliHub.com research suggests (but NOT confirmed) that the aircraft was serial 0540E, sold ex FAA registration N553CR to Canada in 2009 and first registered to Versatile Helicopters as C-FZHS.Â It has since been sold… Read more »
Painted bright UC red and black, a new, state-of-the-art EC145 helicopter is joining the UC Health Air Care and Mobile Care fleet providing advanced transport medicine to the Tristate. The new helicopter will replace one of Air Careâ€™s current BK117 helicopters and be stationed at UC Health University Hospital. A second, identical EC145 will arrive… Read more »
TransDigm Group Incorporated(NYSE: TDG) announced today that it has completed the acquisition ofÂ Aero-Instruments Co., LLCÂ (Aero or the Company), for approximatelyÂ $35 millionÂ in cash.Â Aero, located inÂ Cleveland, Ohio, employs approximately 60 people and has been a supplier of proprietary, highly engineered components to the aerospace industry since 1925. Aero designs and manufactures highly engineered air data sensors… Read more »
Last January the Washington County Sheriff’s Office transferred its two Vietnam-era helicopters to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, citing expected repairs to the birds and a lack of benefits from the program. (see full story)
Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned air ambulance provider serving rural America, has opened a new base in Licking County. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities, and the new base will serve the community of Cambridge. The base opened on March 15 and… Read more »
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has announced that the City of Columbus, Ohio has ordered an MD 500E for delivery in 2012 and an option for a second aircraft to be delivered in 2013. This purchase represents the thirteenth and fourteenth MD 500E in active service in accordance… Read more »
From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter has announced that Air Care, which serves Cincinnatiâ€™s University Hospital and West Chester Hospital in Butler County, has chosen the EC145 to upgrade its fleet of BK-117 helicopters. Since its inception in 1984, the Air Care flight team has completed more than 28,000 accident-free patient care flight missions. They currently… Read more »
Helicopter made precautionary landing in soccer field beside the Upper Room Fellowship church due to poor weather on ferry flight back to base after dropping patient at hospital.Â Landing site was soggy ground and helicopter started to sink, thus hovered short distance to parking lot and then ground handled to covered area
Emergency landing due to mechanical issue.Â Upon inspection by the mechanic, a clogged left hydraulic filter was found which had made the collective feel stiff. After replacement, the aircraft was returned to service.
The Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Chillicothe and Portsmouth have received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services. The accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is now… Read more »
On final approach to Miami Valley Hospital’s south helipad, the aircraft struck a bird. The pilot continued with his landing. The aircraft was inspected and no damage was found. It was returned to service.
The Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center which opened July 25 is situated on 86 acres of land and affords a greater buffer between theÂ helipad and its surrounding neighbors than did Medina Hospital.Â (full story)
Air Evac Lifeteam Senior Director of Base Operations Andy Arthurs said the decision to change the Life Air name to Air Evac Lifeteam was a move to make operations more efficient and create a unified, larger and more cohesive team in Ohio. (Full story)
Lucas County Port Authority directors approved leasing a Toledo Express Airport hangar to ProMedica to house its air-ambulance helicopters despite an objection from an airport business that maintains that it â€” and not the port authority â€” owns the hangar.Â (Full story)
Metro Aviation, Inc. recently completed two major STC programs on the Eurocopter EC130 selected by Medflight Ohio (Columbus) to replace a mixed and aging fleet. The first two completed aircraft were delivered to Medflight Ohio, on June 6th where Metro Aviation, Inc. will serve as the operator, replacing Omniflight Helicopters as the Operator. Following crew… Read more »
Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned air ambulance provider, has begun operations in Lancaster, Ohio. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities. The new base opened Tuesday, June 7, and is located at the Pleasant Township Fire Department, 2929 Lancaster Thornville Road. It is… Read more »
Pilot Jay Dubert, 46, sustained very minor injuries when attempting an emergency landing at 3:47 p.m. The helicopter tipped, causing damage to the rear of the aircraft and the rotors, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol
GE Aviation broke ground today on its new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio. The $51 million center will be built on about eight acres on the University of Dayton’s campus on River Park Drive. “GE’s new R & D center will be… Read more »
This multifaceted issue was thrust into the local spotlight at a Nov. 23 â€œneighborhood meetingâ€ held at the hospital. Area residents voiced their concerns regarding the disruptive air traffic, which many said had increased dramatically with the addition of the Clinicâ€™s helicopter (a Sikorksy S-76).
After landing, port side hydraulics compartment cowling was discovered open, and had contacted the main blades in flight – but only taking paint off, not damaging them.Â One camlock was missing from the cowling
On Tuesday March 22nd, multiple helicopter operators and pilots from every facet of the industry in and around the Cincinnati metro area got together to participate in an open discussion on helicopter safety as it pertains to Cincinnati. The meeting was a joint venture put together by the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) and the… Read more »
The Portsmouth City Planning Commission voted in recent days to allow Air Evac Lifeteam to build a hangar at their existing helipad between 11th and 12th Streets.Â The plans include allowand for installation of an above-ground fuel storage tank.Â No objections were raised by State Fire Marshalâ€™s Office or the Portsmouth Fire Department. Most of… Read more »