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CALSTAR orders five H135

CALSTAR orders five H135

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that California Shock Trauma and Rescue (CALSTAR) has ordered five H135 air medical helicopters. CALSTAR is the first U.S. customer for this significantly improved and updated variant of the most popular twin-engine helicopter chosen by air medical transport service operators. The order announcement was made Monday in a ceremony at the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Oct-15

AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a major U.S. air medical transport services provider, has contracted with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the purchase of six H135-series helicopters with options to buy four additional aircraft.The announcement was made Tuesday in a ceremony at the Airbus Helicopters Inc. booth at the Air Medical Transport Conference under way in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

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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

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

The Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development and promotion of aviation safety.  Metro Aviation is proud to congratulate Helicopter Flight Training Center Director Terry Palmer on receiving the 2015 Jim Charlson Award. Terry is extremely involved in the aviation industry and has committed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-15

CommLab announces 2016 course schedule

CommLab announces 2016 course schedule

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) hosted its first class earlier this year.  To date, nearly 50 communication specialists have participated in the two-day simulation course. The CommLab is a partnership between Flight Vector, Golden Hour, HSI, Xybix and Zoll.  Training scenarios take communication specialists through a variety of situations, both routine… Read more »

Source: CommLab, 21-Oct-15

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) announced Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network (LFN), has been named the 2015 Program Director of the Year. At an awards ceremony last night in Long Beach, California, Griffiths was praised for his achievements in bringing industry leading air ambulance service to rural populations. The award is… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 21-Oct-15

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015. Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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PAC International innovates its paint facility further

PAC International innovates its paint facility further

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, is continuing to improve its refurbishment capabilities.  The company recently completed installation of a Clemco Industries Industrial Blast Facility.  Utilizing a variety of soft, yet abrasive media for removal of paint and corrosion, the new addition is yet another improvement to the innovative paint facility. PAC has proven the… Read more »

Source: PAC, 21-Oct-15

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REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH Air Medical Services announced today that it has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., this award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company whose air ambulance program most clearly… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Oct-15

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8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-15

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Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain HealthCare Life Flight of Salt Lake City is the 2015 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for its development of safety risk assessment tools to help guide flight decisions and flight crew status. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to Intermountain representatives Monday… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-15

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Airbus Helicopters recognizes EMS leaders for safety improvements and service quality

Airbus Helicopters recognizes EMS  leaders for safety improvements and service quality

Airbus Helicopters Inc. honored leaders of the air medical transport industry Monday for their efforts to improve safety and quality of service. Terry Palmer, Director of the Helicopter Flight Training Center at Metro Aviation Inc., in Shreveport, La. received the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-15

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CareFlite orders second Bell 429

CareFlite orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Oct-15

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Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that it has received orders from Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) for three H125 and two EC145 helicopters. The new helicopters will be put into service with AMRG’s community and hospital-based air medical transport programs. Two of the H125s are to be delivered to AMRG later this month, with the other… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Oct-15

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-15

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Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are helping operators of more than 275 Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125B3/B3e dual hydraulic aircraft protect their engines — and now, new certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has cleared the way for H130T2 operators in Brazil to realize the same benefits. Donaldson Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 20-Oct-15

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Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will feature the newest, most innovative and highly capable single-engine helicopter for air medical transport services when AMTC 2015 opens Monday in Long Beach. The leading provider of air medical transport service helicopters in the U.S. market, Airbus Helicopters Inc. (Booth 727) will exhibit two leading helicopter models. The featured aircraft is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Oct-15

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Spectrum Aeromed to Host Book Signing at AMTC 2015

Spectrum Aeromed to Host Book Signing at AMTC 2015

Spectrum Aeromed announced today they will host a book signing and Q&A session with Situational Awareness Matters author and retired Fire Chief Dr. Rich Gasaway at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Long Beach, California at booth 112 immediately following his class. Dr. Gasaway will teach his Flawed Situational Awareness session at AMTC Tuesday… Read more »

Source: Spectrum, 13-Oct-15

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