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MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation held and sponsored many successful events at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale last month. Here are just a few highlights: Former astronaut Daniel Bursch, Captain, USN, Ret. spoke at the AMTC Tuesday General Session, relating safety lessons from NASA to air medical transport. Bursch was a guest of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 21-Nov-10

MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) joined with Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight had on display its MD Explorer which they use to provide regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 20-Oct-10

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2010 Community Awards recipients honored at Air Medical Transport Conference

2010 Community Awards recipients honored at Air Medical Transport Conference

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is proud to announce its 2010 Community Awards recipients. Each year, these nine national awards are presented to individuals and organizations that exemplify the best of the air-medical and critical-care-ground transport community. This year’s recipients were honored at a special awards dinner during the Air Medical Transport Conference… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 16-Oct-10

HAI President meets with Presidents of Bell and American Eurocopter to say thank you

HAI President meets with Presidents of Bell and American Eurocopter to say thank you

HAI President Matt Zuccaro took a moment out at the Air Medical Transport Conference to say thank you to Bell Helicopter President John Garrison and American Eurocopter President Marc Paganini for their commitment and continued support of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and HAI Safety initiatives. Through their organizations, both gentlemen have provided personnel,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Oct-10

Life Star of Kansas takes delivery of AW119Ke

Life Star of Kansas takes delivery of AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the entry into service of an AW119Ke helicopter with Life Star of Kansas was marked at a ceremony held at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The helicopter, based in Junction City, Kansas, is now in service and is being used for medical… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestlandCivil,, 14-Oct-10

Avstar Media pledges $10K to MedEvac Foundation International

Avstar Media pledges $10K to MedEvac Foundation International

Avstar Media, a provider of web-based training solutions for medical helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft pilots, has made a $10,000 pledge to MedEvac Foundation International for safety-related initiatives. “We are thrilled we can assist MedEvac Foundation International with this monetary gift that will help make medevac transport safer,” said Tom Ramirez, president of Avstar Media in… Read more »

Source: Avstar Media, 14-Oct-10

Bell closes AMTC 2010 with 32 new aircraft sales

Bell closes AMTC 2010 with 32 new aircraft sales

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it has closed out an extremely successful 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference with significant aircraft sales and the potential for additional opportunities. At the show, Bell Helicopter announced the sale of a combined total of 32 new aircraft, flew more than 35 potential customers in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Oct-10

American Eurocopter to customize EC145 simulator training for Cook Children’s Medical Center

American Eurocopter to customize EC145 simulator training for Cook Children’s Medical Center

Grand Prairie, TX – At the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter announced that Cook Children’s Medical Center has selected the company’s EC145 simulator training course to help its Air Methods pilots prepare for Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC). Cook Children’s purchased the aircraft in 2009 and it is… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Oct-10

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Metro Aviation enhances EC145 EMS interior for better ground ambulances

Metro Aviation enhances EC145 EMS interior for better ground ambulances

Metro Aviation has announced the enhancement of the EC145 air medical interior with the capability to now use the Ferno Model 28A1 litter assembly with ground ambulances. The adaptation will allow the easy and safe transition between the aircraft mounting system to ground ambulances that utilize a Stryker or Ferno gurney system. The company developed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Oct-10

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Night Flight Concepts unveils new website NVG Safety.com at AMTC 2010

Night Flight Concepts unveils new website NVG Safety.com at AMTC 2010

At this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference, Night Flight Concepts, a premier provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, is pleased to unveil a new educational website, NVG Safety.com, to help organizations to implement new or existing night vision goggle (NVG) programs. The site was designed to create a single, centralized information source for educational information… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 13-Oct-10

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REACH Air Medical Services selects NVG computer-based training from NVIO

REACH Air Medical Services selects NVG computer-based training from NVIO

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) and Gladstone Aerospace Corporation (GAC) are pleased to announce at Air Medical Transport Conference 2010 that REACH Air Medical Services has selected the new NVIO Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Computer-Based Training (CBT) to enhance their night vision training program. The NVIO solution will be used to augment both initial and recurrent… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 13-Oct-10

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces Night Vision awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces Night Vision awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has announced from the showroom floor at the Air Medical Transport Conference that they will be initiating and sponsoring the inaugural Night Vision Awards to recognize individuals and companies for proven leadership in Night Vision Operations beginning in 2011 at HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Florida. “ASU has been pioneering the advancement… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 13-Oct-10

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Bell regains Mercy Flight of Western New York as key customer

Bell regains Mercy Flight of Western New York as key customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that Mercy Flight of Western New York has signed an agreement to purchase the first of a potential three Bell 429s, the world’s newest helicopter, to replace its existing fleet of Eurocopter helicopters. “Bell Helicopter is extremely gratified to welcome Mercy Flight back to the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-10

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Bell donates $200K to MedEvac Foundation International

Bell donates $200K to MedEvac Foundation International

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) its continued support for MedEvac Foundation International. This donation reinforces the two entities’ dual commitment to supporting the advancement of air medical transport. Bell Helicopter’s $200,000 donation will help support MedEvac Foundation’s research, education, outreach and other charitable… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-10

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Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

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… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Oct-10

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Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Oct-10

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EMS industry benefits from continuous product development of EC135 and EC145

EMS industry benefits from continuous product development of EC135 and EC145

American Eurocopter’s commitment to continuous product development for its EC135 and EC145 will ensure these rotary-wing aircraft remain the helicopters of choice for the U.S. emergency medical services (EMS) industry. The EC135 is the leader in its twin-engine category and a preferred product for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operations in North America, accounting for… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Oct-10

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Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter announced that Metro Aviation Inc., has entered into an MOU for 12 aircraft. The mix will include EC130’s, EC135s and an EC145 and will support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion of its Aircraft Operations Division. “Metro… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Oct-10

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Air Methods orders 15 Bell 407s for 2011 delivery

Air Methods orders 15 Bell 407s for 2011 delivery

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that Air Methods Corporation, the largest provider of air medical transport services in the world, has signed an agreement to purchase fifteen (15) Bell 407s, one of the most successful single- engine turbine engine helicopters ever produced. All deliveries are planned for 2011. “Air Methods… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Oct-10

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Four EC145s now in service with LifeLine Critical Care Transport

Four EC145s now in service with LifeLine Critical Care Transport

LifeLine Critical Care Transport, a Clarian Health Partner, has just placed its fourth EC145 into service. The Indiana-based air medical provider selected the EC145 at the 2008 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), and placed its first EC145 into service in May of this year. “LifeLine had been flying BK117s for over 25 years when the… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Oct-10

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Air Methods unveils new EZ Lift 1300 patient stretcher

Air Methods unveils new EZ Lift 1300 patient stretcher

Air Methods announced today its Products Division has unveiled the new EZ Lift 1300 wheeled patient stretcher at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Air Methods recognizes it as the first and only wheeled stretcher available for modern single-engine helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) aircraft. This first EZ Lift 1300 is installed in a… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 11-Oct-10

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AirLife Denver wins AAMS Air Medical Program of the Year

AirLife Denver wins AAMS Air Medical Program of the Year

Each year, several hundred air medical programs operate internationally in life-saving efforts for their surrounding communities. Thousands of emergency medical professionals, pilots, communication specialists and administrative staff work together on a daily basis to serve their patients – rural and urban, all sizes and ages, any physical malady imagineable – to keep them safe and… Read more »

Source: AirLife Denver, 11-Oct-10

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MedCenter Air completes transition to all-EC135 fleet

MedCenter Air completes transition to all-EC135 fleet

Grand Prairie, TX – The MedCenter Air Program at Carolinas Medical Center is now operating an all-EC135 fleet, with the latest aircraft entering service in May. The aircraft include state-of-the-art cockpit technology as well as the latest medical equipment. In addition to accommodating one or two litters, the EC135s are equipped with a neo-natal sled,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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Air Evac Lifeteam orders 16 LongRanger IVs

Air Evac Lifeteam orders 16 LongRanger IVs

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the sale of 16 206L4 LongRanger IV helicopters to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), the largest independent provider of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the world. The aircraft will be operated by AMGH subsidiary Air Evac Lifeteam with deliveries in 2012 and 2013. “All… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Oct-10

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American Eurocopter delivers 2 EC145s and an EC135P2+ to EastCare in NC

American Eurocopter delivers 2 EC145s and an EC135P2+ to EastCare in NC

American Eurocopter has completed delivery of three new helicopters to EastCare, the critical care transportation service of University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, Pitt County. Two EC145s and one EC135P2+ now comprise the EastCare rotorcraft fleet, replacing three BK117s. EastCare’s three new helicopters are fully configured for single and dual patient trauma care and… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced that HeatlhNet Aeromedical, long-time customer and program with aircraft operated by Air Methods, continues to expand its operations utilizing the company’s industry leading helicopters. HealthNet has already placed an EC135 and an EC145 into service this year and it has further expansion planned for the fourth quarter…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

Grand Prairie, TX – From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter today announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center has purchased an EC145 for its Department of Helicopter Transport – the AirCare program. The helicopter is replacing one of their current aircraft and… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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American Eurocopter to display EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2010

American Eurocopter to display EC130 and EC145 at AMTC 2010

American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of helicopters for the U.S. emergency medical services industry, announced today that it will again be exhibiting at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 11 – 13, 2010. The company’s industry leading helicopters account for a significant portion of the helicopters providing emergency medical… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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SkyTrac to exhibit at AMTC 2010

SkyTrac to exhibit at AMTC 2010

SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale Florida from October 11-13. The conference is an internationally recognized, annual educational meeting and trade show dedicated to improving the quality of patient care transport services. It is hosted by the Association of Air Medical Services. Judy Meier, Jade… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 11-Oct-10

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HAI to exhibit at AMTC

HAI to exhibit at AMTC

HAI will be exhibiting at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) from October 11-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Come along to Booth #724 and meet HAI President Matt Zuccaro, HAI Director of Safety Stan Rose, HAI Manager of Advertising & Exhibit Sales Lisa Henderson, and HAI Regulations & International Affairs Assistant Beth Burt.

Source: HAI, 07-Oct-10

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Latitude Technologies to exhibit at Helitech, AMTC and NBAA

Latitude Technologies to exhibit at Helitech, AMTC and NBAA

Latitude Technologies of Victoria, British Columbia is pleased to announce their upcoming 2010 Fall schedule of Convention and Trade Show exhibitions. Latitude Technologies will be exhibiting at Helitech in Cascais, Portugal October 5th – 7th, 2010, the Air Medical Transport Annual Convention and Trade Show (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL October 11th – 13th, 2010… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 05-Oct-10

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