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New Location is LifeFlight’s First in Northwest Pennsylvania

New Location is LifeFlight’s First in Northwest Pennsylvania

Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight, one of the nation’s preeminent air-medical transport programs, is partnering with Clarion Hospital to provide enhanced emergency care services to the Clarion region. LifeFlight has opened its fifth medical helicopter base at Clarion Hospital, joining LifeFlight bases at Canonsburg Hospital, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Butler Airport and Rostraver Airport. An EC-145 helicopter will… Read more »

Source: Allegheny Health Network, 14-Jun-17

Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

Last year, Perry County held a benefit cookout in order to raise funds to build a helipad in Frohna and Altenburg. They achieved this and were able to build the two helipads, which roughly costed between $6,000 and $8,000. This year, along with Air Evac, they plan to hold another benefit cookout, this time hoping… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

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Negotiations for Stat MedEvac Housing at Clearfield-Lawrence Airport

Negotiations for Stat MedEvac Housing at Clearfield-Lawrence Airport

Members of Stat MedEvac have approached Clearfield-Lawrence Airport Manager, Dick Shaffer about plans for a new 12 x 28 foot prefabricated building at the airport. A suggestion of having it adjacent to the current structure was given, but comments of removing the old building and replacing it with the new one have been voiced. Shaffer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-17

Leonardo rolls out AW609 in Philadelphia

Leonardo rolls out AW609 in Philadelphia

Photos taken yesterday have emerged on the internet of prototype AC3 on the ramp at the Leonardo facility in Philadalphia, Pennsylvania.  Registered N609PA and all white with huge AW609 titles, the aircraft is clearly being prepared for a flight in the near future. In May 2016, Leonardo announced that AC3 had started ground runs at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-17

Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

Hangar for Brandywine Hospital

JeffSTAT was happy to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of their new helicopter hangar on Brandywine Hospital grounds. The hangar, which took thousands of dollars to renovate and upgrade, will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The renovations included furnished meetings rooms and overnight accommodation for flight crews. JeffSTAT… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

AHMEC’s history dates to 1993 when “spurred by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Helicopter Society, a number of rotary wing aviation pioneers and industry leaders discussed how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Helicopter Society and recognize the Delaware Valley as the cradle of rotary wing aviation in the United States,” explained… Read more »

Source: AHMEC, 26-Sep-16

AW609 prototype moves from Arlington to Philadelphia to resume flight tests

AW609 prototype moves from Arlington to Philadelphia to resume flight tests

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced that the first flying AW609 prototype has arrived in Philadelphia following a recent resumption of flight testing. Departing from Arlington, Texas, the aircraft’s flight plan included an overnight stop in Huntsville, Ala, before arriving in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 10. With industrialization underway, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Aug-16

AW609 resumes test flights

AW609 resumes test flights

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has confirmed that the first AW609 TiltRotor prototype has resumed flight testing in helicopter and airplane modes. Flight testing activities will continue to take place in Arlington, Texas, with plans to soon fly the AW609 to Philadelphia and ultimately relocate the aircraft at the company’s facilities in Italy. The third prototype, assembled and ground… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Aug-16

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Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

Hazleton City Council approved an amended lease agreement with the state Department of General Services that will keep a Pennsylvania State Police aviation unit at Hazleton Regional Airport through May 2017, a city official said. See Full Story

Source: Standard Speaker, 12-Feb-16

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Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

Dr. Michael Selig’s three-year fight to build a heliport on his land in North Whitehall Township is headed to a federal appeals court. See Full Story

Source: The Morning Call, 01-Feb-16

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Keystone names new Sales and Service Manager

Keystone names new Sales and Service Manager

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS” – Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce Robert A. Gordon has been named their newest Sales and Service Manager. “As our Southeast U.S. Sales and Service Manager, Rob is filling the shoes of long-time industry veteran Perry Siler who’s set to retire at the conclusion of Heli-Expo 2016,”… Read more »

Source: KTS, 08-Jan-16

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STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac, a major air medical transport service provider, has ordered two H135-series (formerly EC135) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. to replace older aircraft. The announcement was made Tuesday at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Long Beach, Calif. STAT MedEvac provides air medical transport services to residents of much of western Pennsylvania and operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

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Lancaster General Hospital to relocate helipad for two years

Lancaster General Hospital to relocate helipad for two years

Lancaster General Hospital is relocating its helipad for two years while it builds a new patient tower. See Full Story

Source: Lancaster Online, 06-Oct-15

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American Helicopter Museum celebrating World Helicopter Day

American Helicopter Museum celebrating World Helicopter Day

HAI is proud to bring its second HAI HELI-DAYS event to West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 15, to join the American Helicopter Museum in celebrating World Helicopter Day. Come along for a day full of food, games, and helicopter rides for the whole family! HAI officers also will present three safety events, all of which qualify… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Aug-15

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Driver held on mental issue after endangering medical helicopter

Driver held on mental issue after endangering medical helicopter

It was a close call Sunday after a Georgia man drove his car almost directly into the path of a medical helicopter about to take off from St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon with a newborn infant on board. See full story

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 15-Jul-15

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North Whitehall Township residents push for ban on heliports and airfields

North Whitehall Township residents push for ban on heliports and airfields

Exasperated with a repeat application for a heliport in North Whitehall Township, passionate residents Monday night didn’t mince words when calling for a ban for any future heliports or airfields. See full story

Source: Mcall, 08-Jul-15

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CHEMS, Air Methods host Hangar Day at Seamans Airport

CHEMS, Air Methods host Hangar Day at Seamans Airport

Commonwealth Health Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS) and Air Methods will host a Hangar Day on Sunday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seamans Airport, 727 Windsock Lane, Factoryville. See Full Story

Source: PA homepage, 07-Jul-15

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Philadelphia Helicopter Safety Conference

Philadelphia Helicopter Safety Conference

Please join HAI and the FAA for a free helicopter safety conference on Tuesday, June 2, at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pa. The workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. – to 4:30 p.m. and will feature expert industry speakers from the FAA, HAI, AgustaWestland, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army. Topics to be covered… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-May-15

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AgustaWestland Announces $100,000 Donation and STEM Partnership

AgustaWestland Announces $100,000 Donation and STEM Partnership

Agust­aWest­land, an aeronautics company with facilities in Northeast Philadelphia, donated $100,000 to St. Martin of Tours, an Independence Mission School, in late March through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program. The company plans to augment the donation through a partnership with students and teachers at the school to cultivate future engineering leaders and advance… Read more »

Source: IMS, 30-Apr-15

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AgustaWestland Initiates AW609 Production Phase

AgustaWestland Initiates AW609 Production Phase

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved key milestones, initiating the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries. The company has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility through its designation as the first final assembly line for the only civil tiltrotor in development to date…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

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AgustaWestland Philadelphia adds past Governor of Pennsylvania to Board

AgustaWestland Philadelphia adds past Governor of Pennsylvania to Board

AgustaWestland today announced that the Honorable Tom Ridge has joined AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation’s Board of Directors. Ridge, the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania and the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has significant public and private sector expertise that will allow him to take an active role in advocating for and raising the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

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WellSpan York Hospital opens new, state-of-the-art helipad

WellSpan York Hospital opens new, state-of-the-art helipad

WellSpan York Hospital, today, officially opened its new, state-of-the-art helipad as part of the hospital’s ongoing $50 million overhaul of its emergency department, enhancing the hospital’s ability to provide advanced, life-saving specialty care to the region’s sickest and most seriously injured patients. WellSpan York Hospital is the only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center in… Read more »

Source: WellSpan, 01-Mar-15

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Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the final delivery of the sixth Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvania (PA) State Police. Announced earlier this year, this marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America. “Working with the team at Bell Helicopter to secure our new aircraft has… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Nov-14

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76ers want helipad at Camden practice facility

76ers want helipad at Camden practice facility

The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to install a helipad and two large signs on the practice facility and offices the team is planning to build in Camden. See Full Story

Source: Philly, 14-Nov-14

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Trakkabeam A800 searchlight picked for Pennsylvania Police Bell 407GXs

Trakkabeam A800 searchlight picked for Pennsylvania Police Bell 407GXs

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Pennsylvania State Police have selected the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the department’s six recently purchased Bell 407GX patrol helicopters. “We are pleased that the Pennsylvania State Police selected the Trakka A800 tactical searchlight to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania,” said David Cady, US Sales… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 13-Oct-14

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STAT MedEvac Celebrates 30th Anniversary

STAT MedEvac Celebrates 30th Anniversary

STAT MedEvac started with just one helicopter, known as Angel One, with the idea of getting critically ill and injured patients to care more quickly. Today, as it celebrates 30 years, the largest medical transport service in western Pennsylvania has grown to a fleet of 17 helicopters staffed by more than 160 nurses, paramedics and… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 07-Oct-14

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Philadelphia Police add AS350B2

Philadelphia Police add AS350B2

The Philadelphia Police Department has taken delivery of the first of two new Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 AStar helicopters, becoming the latest in a long and growing list of U.S. law enforcement agencies to utilize this high performance aircraft produced by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI). “We’re very happy with the completion of our first helicopter,” said… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-14

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Geisinger Life Flight introduces new aircraft and landing zone

Geisinger Life Flight introduces new aircraft and landing zone

Geisinger Health System recently introduced a new state-of-the-art, twin-engine American Eurocopter EC-145 to its existing fleet of Life Flight air ambulances. This is the fifth EC-145 helicopter in the Life Flight fleet, part of an ongoing commitment to provide the best quality critical care to residents in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. “For more than 33… Read more »

Source: Geisinger, 23-Jun-14

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17-Jun-14 N152CC Schweizer 300CBi Allentown, US-Pennsylvania

Substantially damaged, injuring female pilot.  High vertical force impact, remained on skids

17-Jun-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

In harmony with the start of spring, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center announces the election of a new Chairman, Marc Sheffler, along with nine new Board of Trustees members. Marc succeeds Bob Beggs, who held the role of Chairman for eight years. Marc is a charter member of the museum and has served… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 06-Apr-14

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Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that it will hold its national CS3 Customer Service Symposium on Sept. 8-10 in Grapevine, Texas. The annual event is an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest safety and technical updates and meet with the company’s key customer support personnel and management. In addition to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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12-Feb-14 Eurocopter EC145 Pittston, US-Pennsylvania

Emergency landing at airport with patient on board.  Second helicopter came to take patient on to destination.  Unstated technical issue, needed engineer.  Operator Geisinger has six EC145s and one BK117

12-Feb-14

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29-Jan-14 Boeing AH-64 Richland, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter calling emergency with one engine shut down and 2 POB.  Cambria County Airport area.  Safe night landing

29-Jan-14

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PennSTAR adds EC145 to air medical fleet

PennSTAR adds EC145 to air medical fleet

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has updated its PennSTAR air medical services fleet with the addition of a new American Eurocopter EC145. Purchased in 2012, the EC145 was completed by Metro Aviation and placed into service over the summer, replacing a PennSTAR BK117. The all Eurocopter PennSTAR fleet consists seven aircraft: five EC135s, one… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-13

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Allegheny Health Network LifeFlight marks 35th year

Allegheny Health Network LifeFlight marks 35th year

Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight air medical transport program, the first service of its kind in the northeastern United States, is marking 35 years of helping critically injured people get life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. LifeFlight provides regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate… Read more »

Source: Allegheny Health Network, 22-Oct-13

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Philadelphia Police orders two AS350B2

Philadelphia Police orders two AS350B2

The Philadelphia Police Department has placed orders with American Eurocopter for two AS350 B2 helicopters as part of its fleet expansion plan, becoming the latest in a growing list of major U.S. Law Enforcement agencies to select the high performance Eurocopter aircraft. The purchases were financed through federal grants. “Track record is important,” said Capt. Kenneth O’Brien… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Oct-13

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Geisinger Life Flight to be honored as American Red Cross Everyday Hero

Geisinger Life Flight to be honored as American Red Cross Everyday Hero

On a crisp fall evening on a dark country road, two cars met head on, shattering the still silence and severely injuring the occupants of both vehicles. A passing motorist saw the pile of twisted metal and called 911. When paramedics reached the remote rural road, they knew if lives were to be saved their… Read more »

Source: Geisinger Life Flight, 15-Oct-13

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75th Anniversary of the First Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting

75th Anniversary of the First Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting

The AHS Philadelphia Chapter, in partnership with the Franklin Institute, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHM&EC), and the Philadelphia chapters of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), presents: The 75th Anniversary of the  First Rotating Wing Aircraft Meeting The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania… Read more »

Source: AHS, 01-Oct-13

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27-Sep-13 N631DP Enstrom F28C Bloomsburg, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

69-year old pilot Carl Enlow had stopped flying tours at a fair for a refuel and to allow a relief pilot to take over.  Enlow went back to speak to the pilot who relieved him when his hat blew off his head and he was struck by the rotor when he reached for it.

27-Sep-13

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FAA Rotorcraft Seminar Looks at Safety from Several Angles

FAA Rotorcraft Seminar Looks at Safety from Several Angles

HAI and the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) hosted a safety seminar for 70 members of the rotorcraft community August 28 at a location in surburban Philadelphia. Speakers included FAA flight surgeons Harriet Lester and Dominick Zito, who gave an informative talk to help listeners navigate over-the-counter medications and keep their ground time to a minimum…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Sep-13

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Philadelphia Helicopter Safety Conference – Aug 28th

Philadelphia Helicopter Safety Conference – Aug 28th

Attention all helicopter pilots: don’t miss this landmark event featuring the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry, presented by some of the top industry experts in their field! On August 28, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel  in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, a panel of experts from AgustaWestland, Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Aug-13

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Hampton Roads Charter Service sued over fatal R66 accident

Hampton Roads Charter Service sued over fatal R66 accident

A Virginia woman sued over a helicopter crash last month in northeastern Pennsylvania that killed her young son and four others, saying a charter company “negligently and recklessly” allowed a pilot to fly when he was not fully trained.  see full story HeliHub accident page – see 27-Jul-13 N646AG Robinson R66 Tunkhannock, US-Pennsylvania (5F) Premilinary NTSB… Read more »

21-Aug-13

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27-Jul-13 N646AG Robinson R66 Tunkhannock, US-Pennsylvania (5F)

En route from Lehighton PA to Endecott NY with five aboard was en route when it disappeared from radar during conditions of severe thunderstorms and heavy fog. The last communication to ATC was a report around 10 pm Saturday that he was “losing altitude and would try to return to a nearby airfield.”.  Wreckage was… Read more »

27-Jul-13

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26-Jul-13 N441BJ Robinson R44 Harrisburg, US-Pennsylvania

Force landing

26-Jul-13

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Drunk allegedly tries to break into medical helicopter

Drunk allegedly tries to break into medical helicopter

A man who allegedly attempted to break into a medical helicopter while it was parked at a helipad in Pottsville early Saturday is in prison and facing federal charges, city police said – see full story

Source: Republican Herald, 03-Jul-13

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Carson Helicopters cited for for exposing workers to chemical hazards

Carson Helicopters cited for for exposing workers to chemical hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Carson Helicopters Inc. for eight alleged serious violations, including exposing workers to hazards involving hexavalent chromium, at the company’s facility in Perkasie. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $40,500 after a December 2012 inspection of the facility was launched because of a complaint. The serious… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Labor, 18-Jun-13

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STAT MedEvac to provide plasma on helicopters

STAT MedEvac to provide plasma on helicopters

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will launch a multi-center trial this summer to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding. Paramedics will administer plasma to these patients while they are still being transported by helicopter to the hospital. Uncontrolled… Read more »

Source: UPMC, 16-Jun-13

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Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried one of Eurocopter’s Super Puma helicopters and two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters from Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands and Philadelphia, USA, to Bergen, Norway. The project was completed in two delivery stages. The Super Puma was loaded onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters in Mount Pleasant before the aircraft continued… Read more »

Source: Volga-Dnepr, 13-Jun-13

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UPMC Presbyterian’s opens new helipad

UPMC Presbyterian’s opens new helipad

A new helipad that reduces the time needed to take patients with serious injuries and illnesses from the rooftop landing site to the Emergency Department opened on 23rd May at UPMC Presbyterian. “Patients will benefit from the opening of the new helipad because it provides more efficient access to our experts and medical teams,” said David Bertoty, clinical director,… Read more »

Source: UPMC Presbyterian, 13-Jun-13

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Boeing to reduce Philadelphia workforce

Boeing to reduce Philadelphia workforce

In a letter to the union members he represents, Chris Owens, President of UAW Local 1069 says… Brothers and Sisters, As your president, it has been my pleasure to bring you good news on many occasions in the past.  Sadly, I have to confirm that the Boeing Company has come to this leadership and announced that they… Read more »

Source: UAW Local 1069, 06-Jun-13

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STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths

STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will launch a multi-center trial this summer to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding. Paramedics will administer plasma to these patients while they are still being transported by helicopter to the hospital. Uncontrolled… Read more »

Source: UPMC, 06-May-13

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AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a final  assembly line for the new generation AW169 helicopter will be established at its AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport in the United States of America. The first Philadelphia built AW169 helicopter will be inducted into the final assembly in May 2014 and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-May-13

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First flight of the newest UK Chinook

First flight of the newest UK Chinook

Boeing recently completed the first flight of the newest CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. The March 15 flight, at the Boeing helicopter facility near Philadelphia, happened ahead of schedule and confirmed initial airworthiness for the Mk6 Chinook. “This is a truly impressive achievement for both Boeing and the project… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 16-Apr-13

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Straube’s Aircraft Service to obtain Repair Station Certification

Straube’s Aircraft Service to obtain Repair Station Certification

Straube’s Aircraft Services recently announced they will soon obtain a 145 Repair Station Certification at the AgustaWestland paint facility located in Philadelphia, PA. Straube’s Aircraft Services has been operating the paint shop at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia OEM facility for the past six years, and working towards their 145 Repair Station Certificate since 2011. “The 145 Repair… Read more »

Source: Straube’s Aircraft Service, 06-Mar-13

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Philadelphia TV station launches LongRanger 4 ops

Philadelphia TV station launches LongRanger 4 ops

WCAU-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Philadelphia, has rolled out a newly-added LongRanger 4 (see full story). HeliHub.com editor note – this is a 2004-build aircraft, operated by Helicopters Inc

28-Feb-13

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14-Feb-13 Eurocopter EC145 Danville, US-Pennsylvania

EMS EC145 clipped crane on hospital it was operating out of

14-Feb-13

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New CEO appointed at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

New CEO appointed at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that William Hunt has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation. He will oversee the company’s business operations from its headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation is a division of AgustaWestland. The Philadelphia plant houses a state-of-the-art production facility for the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Feb-13

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Haverfield Aviation appoints ImpleMedia Communications

Haverfield Aviation appoints ImpleMedia Communications

ImpleMedia Communications (IMC), the Triangle’s most unique full service, business-communications agency, proudly announces that it has been named Agency of Record for Haverfield Aviation, Inc., Gettysburg, PA. IMC will be providing branding, strategic planning and events management, as well as public and media relations. Along with promoting the business, IMC will be working to inform… Read more »

Source: ImpleMedia, 01-Feb-13

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30-Jan-13 N153P Bell 206L3 LaTrobe, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter blown onto its side by high winds

30-Jan-13

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Geisinger Health System acquires fifth EC145

Geisinger Health System acquires fifth EC145

American Eurocopter announced today that Geisinger Health System, in Danville, Penn. has ordered a fifth EC145 for its Life Flight® program. The new helicopter acquisition is part of Geisinger’s fleet modernization and upgrade plan based on the proven and popular EC145 platform. Geisinger Life Flight is a long-time Eurocopter operator and in 1983 became the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 06-Jan-13

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Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate

Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate

After an extensive two-year application and development process, Geisinger Life Flight has been awarded an air carrier certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The air carrier certificate will allow Geisinger Health System (GHS) to directly operate the aircraft assets it leases and owns. In addition, GHS will directly employ its own pilots, mechanics and… Read more »

Source: Geisinger Life Flight, 18-Dec-12

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STAT MedEvac’s Don Holsten recognized

STAT MedEvac’s Don Holsten recognized

The 2012 Pennsylvania State EMS Awards were held on Monday, November 19 at the Radisson Harrisburg Hotel and Conference Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. These annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding community service as part of Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services system. The awards ceremony is presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 04-Dec-12

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Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac receives award

Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac receives award

John Lovett (center of photo), Clinical Director for STAT MedEvac, recently received the STARS of Life Award at The Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania (AAP) Leadership Conference.  John was recognized as a quintessential leader in quality assurance and patient/provider safety. His work integrating into STAT MedEvac the concepts and philosophy of Just Culture was recognized, as was his work with… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 05-Nov-12

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STAT MedEvac continues fleet upgrade with three EC135T2e and two EC145

STAT MedEvac continues fleet upgrade with three EC135T2e and two EC145

STAT MedEvac continues the upgrade of its fleet with the addition of five American Eurocopter twin-engine aircraft – three EC135 T2e helicopters and two EC145 helicopters – which are part of an ongoing strategy at STAT to continually upgrade its fleet with the latest aircraft and the newest technology. STAT MedEvac took delivery of the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter., 23-Oct-12

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17-Oct-12 C-FXGM Eurocopter AS355F2 Tinicum Township, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

Crashed 500m from an early morning take off, killing the sole occupant pilot – named as Doug Brigham

17-Oct-12

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13-Oct-12 N369SN MD Helicopters OH-6A West Chester, US-Pennsylvania

Skids of N369SN contacted blades of N546 at Brandywine Airport, West Chester during the Rotorfest event

13-Oct-12

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13-Oct-12 N546 MD Helicopters OH-6A West Chester, US-Pennsylvania

Skids of N369SN contacted blades of N546 at Brandywine Airport, West Chester during the Rotorfest event

13-Oct-12

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09-Oct-12 N108MF Bell 407 Coolbaugh Township, US-Pennsylvania (2F)

Available photos give no clues as the trees are likely to have had a significant effect on the level of damage. Weather reports include both rain and fog with visibility of less than a quarter of a mile. Pilot William Ellsworth and passenger Tighe Sulllivan were killed.  The other passenger Stephen Barral survived but is… Read more »

09-Oct-12

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Keystone Med-Flight announces new Chief Pilot

Keystone Med-Flight announces new Chief Pilot

Keystone Med-Flight LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, has appointed Heidi Ames as the company’s new Chief Pilot. Heidi is an aviation professional with over 20 years of experience in flight operations management for both commercial air medical companies and the Military. Heidi was most recently the South East Regional Manager and Pilot… Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 25-Sep-12

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Boeing’s Ridley plant evacuated after 9/11 bomb threat

Boeing’s Ridley plant evacuated after 9/11 bomb threat

Boeing spokesman Damien Mills said as many as 500 employees at the facility were evacuated between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after an employee found a threatening note left in a restroom inside the plant’s main building. (see full story)

Source: Delaware County News, 13-Sep-12

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01-Sep-12 N70415 CHR Safari McVeytown, US-Pennsylvania (1F)

Unknown helicopter type crashed into a farm field killing the only occupant, named in the press as Kenneth M. Smith, 61.

01-Sep-12

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Election rally boosts American Helicopter Museum

Election rally boosts American Helicopter Museum

“A lot of people didn’t know we were here,” Museum Director Tim Conaway said. “Since the Paul Ryan rally last week we’ve received a lot of calls. A lot of people are saying ‘what an amazing thing to have in their own backyard.’” (see full story)

Source: West Chester Patch, 31-Aug-12

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12-Aug-12 N892T Eurocopter EC135T1 York, US-Pennsylvania

Helicopter went AOG and was grounded for four days on a helipad which averages six EMS landings per week

12-Aug-12

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03-Aug-12 N8593F Bell 47G5 Tioga, US-Pennsylvania

Field landing after wire strike

03-Aug-12

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