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09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

9-Jul-2013

Contacted high voltage powerlines and crashed with 5 fatalities.  Registration NOT yet verified... Read more

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

Gifu Fire Dept orders EC145 from Kawasaki production line

7-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Kawasaki has announced their eighth EC145 order for use in the fire and disaster prevention role. The order has been placed by Gifu Prefecture in Japan, who will be replacing a BK117B2 when the EC145 is in service. Gifu covers 4,100 square miles and has a population of about 2 million. All EC145s, including all... Read more

Mercy Flight Buffalo Continues Fleet ICS Standardization with Becker Avionics

Mercy Flight Buffalo Continues Fleet ICS Standardization with Becker Avionics

2-Jul-2013Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Voice Communications System was selected again recently by Mercy Flight Inc. of Buffalo, NY, to upgrade the existing legacy analog audio system in another one of their BK117 EMS helicopters. The BK117 will be their fourth aircraft with Becker DVCS, and will soon undergo avionics modification and DVCS installation at Uniflight... Read more

STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

18-Jun-2013Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is excited to announce a $500,000 donation from Young’s Equipment Inc., a Saskatchewan agricultural equipment business. “We are committed to our customers and during our 25th anniversary year, wanted to invest in an organization that would make a meaningful difference to our customers across the province,” said Tim... Read more

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

13-Jun-2013Source: DRF Luftrettung

40 years ago, DRF Luftrettung carried out its first rescue mission. Since then it has grown into a large and modern organization that operates 31 helicopter bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark for HEMS operations. Today, DRF Luftrettung acknowledged the 40th anniversary of its first mission with a ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the... Read more

New Emergency Transport Helicopter to Serve Long Beach

New Emergency Transport Helicopter to Serve Long Beach

3-Jun-2013Source: Long Beach patch

St. Mary’s Medical Center on Wednesday celebrated what will soon be a new emergency medical transport helicopter that will serve critically injured patients in the Long Beach area and on Catalina Island. (See Full Story)... Read more

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

16-May-2013Source: Leader~Post

Lacy Panno, a flight nurse with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), is excited. (See Full Story)... Read more

Great Slave Helicopters introduces BK117

Great Slave Helicopters introduces BK117

3-May-2013Source: Eurocopter Canada

Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) has taken delivery of a BK117 from the Eurocopter Canada Service Center after customization. The BK117 was originally purchased in Germany, with Eurocopter Canada performing various modifications to customize the aircraft. Great Slave Helicopters BK117 complements their existing fleet of twenty-four Eurocopter aircraft. Their extensive Eurocopter fleet consists of the following... Read more

Regular sightseeing tours start in London

Regular sightseeing tours start in London

1-May-2013Source: The London Helicopter

The UK’s first public helicopter service to sell individual seats online launches on 1st May when The London Helicopter introduces regular sightseeing flights from The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. This innovative offering at www.thelondonhelicopter.com allows passengers to pre-book seats for helicopter sightseeing trips over the Capital taking off from London’s only commercially licensed Heliport. The new... Read more

16-Apr-13 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Cumberland, US-Maine

16-Apr-13 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Cumberland, US-Maine

16-Apr-2013

Emergency field landing, no apprarent damage... Read more

05-Apr-12 Eurocopter BK117 Parsdorf, Germany

05-Apr-12 Eurocopter BK117 Parsdorf, Germany

5-Apr-2013

“Christoph 1” helicopter cut telephone line on approach to site landing to pick up patient injured in equine accident... Read more

True Blue Power Paving the Way for Certified Lithium-ion Products in Aviation

True Blue Power Paving the Way for Certified Lithium-ion Products in Aviation

4-Apr-2013Source: True Blue Power

True Blue Power today announced several Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the TS835 Series lithium-ion emergency power supply (EPS). True Blue Power received a Part 25 STC for installation of the TS835 Series in LearJet 35/36 models and a Part 27 STC for installation in BK117 and EC145 helicopters. The company... Read more

03-Apr-13 ZK-IBK Eurocopter BK117 Wellington, New Zealand

03-Apr-13 ZK-IBK Eurocopter BK117 Wellington, New Zealand

3-Apr-2013

Main rotor blades struck tail boom while running up on roof-top helipad.  Incident blamed on freak wind gust... Read more

29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

29-Mar-2013

Helicopter landed to pick up a patient.  While  rotors were still turning, co pilot observed fuel leak and immediately told pilot to shut down helicopter and switch off electric.  O-ring had failed in fuel line and was repaired on site.... Read more

STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

28-Feb-2013Source: STARS

STARS Air Ambulance begins 24-hour-a-day operations at its Saskatoon base. Since launching service in mid-October, the Saskatoon base has been providing service 12-hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Safety is always our priority,” says Ron Dufresne, vice-president of Saskatchewan operations. “Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time... Read more

15-Feb-13 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117B2 Port Pirie, Australia

15-Feb-13 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117B2 Port Pirie, Australia

15-Feb-2013

Emergency landing after mechanical issues... Read more

15-Feb-13 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Mitterberg, Austria

15-Feb-13 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Mitterberg, Austria

15-Feb-2013

Severe damage to rotor blades and skid after being hit by a truck while parked on is base helipad at Fresach/Freizeitpark Millstättersee Heliport, Austria. All four rotorblades including the rotorhead had to be changed, causing a total damage of 600.000 €... Read more

Rockford Memorial Hospital prepares for full return of REACT

Rockford Memorial Hospital prepares for full return of REACT

22-Jan-2013Source: Rockford Memorial Hospital

Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter program recently began training flights on a temporary aircraft. Working with our aviation partner, Air Methods, REACT pilots and mechanics are now training on a Eurocopter EC135 aircraft housed at the hangar on the North Rockton Avenue campus. Flight nurses have resumed staffing critical care ground transports throughout the region... Read more

Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

21-Jan-2013Source: Alberta Health Services

Patients living in northern Alberta will continue to have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care when the new air ambulance base is relocated to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in March. Alberta Health Services air ambulance operations are moving to a new 3,600 square-metre hangar at the Edmonton International Airport, immediately adjacent to... Read more

Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

Kawasaki completes 1,000th BK117/EC145 airframe

3-Jan-2013Source: Kawasaki

[electronic translation] Kawasaki Heavy Industries has achieved a total of 1,000 aircraft deliveries helicopter “BK117” versatile twin-engine Eurocopter Germany co-production that (Company Inc. [formerly MBB Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm]) Since delivery of the first aircraft in May 1982, are sold all over the world, “BK117” has achieved a total delivery of 1,000 aircraft recently. Helicopters will be delivered in... Read more

Funding boost for Queensland’s EMS operations

Funding boost for Queensland’s EMS operations

3-Jan-2013Source: Queensland Government

Increased funding for community-based emergency helicopter operators has been granted as the Newman Government considers plans for lasting change in their financial support. A new funding model for these essential services is detailed in the Summary Report of the Review of Aeromedical Helicopter Services in Queensland – November 2012, released for consultation by Health Minister... Read more

10-Dec-12 N911BK Eurocopter BK117B3 Rochelle, US-Illinois (3F)

10-Dec-12 N911BK Eurocopter BK117B3 Rochelle, US-Illinois (3F)

10-Dec-2012

Three killed in an EMS helicopter accident – en route from Rockford base to Mendota to pick up a patient.  Weather reported as a factor.  Pilot later named as Andy Olesen, and the two flight nurses were Jim Dillow and Karen Hollis... Read more

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

28-Nov-2012Source: CareFlight

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. Starting on 1 January, CareFlight will provide two helicopters to fly the NETS teams and patients from all over NSW to leading metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Newcastle... Read more

Aeromed to establish base in Punta Gorda

Aeromed to establish base in Punta Gorda

28-Nov-2012Source: NBC2

Charlotte County commissioners in Florida gave Aeromed the green light to base a medical helicopter in Punta Gorda. (see full story)  Aeromed currently has two EC135s and three BK117s – operated for them by Air Methods... Read more

New Zealand – Waikato Region upgraded from Bell 222 to BK117SD2

New Zealand – Waikato Region upgraded from Bell 222 to BK117SD2

27-Nov-2012Source: Philips SAR Trust

After a two-year quest, a new rescue and air ambulance helicopter has been purchased for the Waikato and King Country community. The multi-role BK117 is a multi-million dollar investment for Philips Search & Rescue Trust, operator of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter based in Hamilton. “The capabilities that this BK117 adds to our rescue portfolio are... Read more

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

25-Nov-2012

The Telus logo was added to the STARS helicopter in a ceremony on Wednesday morning for surpassing the $1 million mark in giving to the charity. (see full story)... Read more

22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

23-Nov-2012

Approx date.  Autorotation landing to uneven ground in open field.  Helicopter ended up tail low on its skids, and witness reported blade damage. 3 POB not injured... Read more

ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

13-Nov-2012Source: Voxy

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter (ARHT) is the first rescue helicopter service in New Zealand to carry portable ultrasound equipment, giving it the potential to save more lives. (see full story)... Read more

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

29-Oct-2012Source: Winnipeg Sun

We understand the importance of the life-saving service that STARS provides and the need for this vital assistance to be available 24/7 (see full story)... Read more

PennSTAR to replace a BK117C1 with EC145

PennSTAR to replace a BK117C1 with EC145

24-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is boosting its PennSTAR AMS (Air Medical Services) fleet with the purchase of a new EC145. PennSTAR currently flies three BK117s and four EC135s. The new EC145 is scheduled to be in service by summer 2013, replacing one of the BK117 C1 aircraft. “PennMedicine and PennSTAR are always... Read more

21-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Bedford, US-Massachusetts

21-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Bedford, US-Massachusetts

21-Aug-2012

#2 engine low oil pressure illuminated and engine lost power in landing phase. Otherwise uneventful landing... Read more

15-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Lawrence, US-Massachusetts

15-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Lawrence, US-Massachusetts

15-Aug-2012

Door fell off on take off. Landed without further incident... Read more

STARS begins night missions from Regina base

STARS begins night missions from Regina base

31-Jul-2012Source: STARS

July 30, 2012 – Today STARS air ambulance is beginning 24-hour-a-day operations at its Regina base. Until now, the STARS Regina base has only operated 12-hours per day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time to become comfortable with the terrain and providing service in... Read more

STARS founder steps down, but not away

STARS founder steps down, but not away

4-Jul-2012Source: Calgary Herald

Dr. Gregory Powell and wife Linda retire but remain ambassadors for pioneering Alberta emergency service (see full story)... Read more

NSW Government gives Au$1.5M to Westpac Life Saver Rescue

NSW Government gives Au$1.5M to Westpac Life Saver Rescue

27-Jun-2012Source: Westpac Life Saver Rescue

NSW Premier  Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher recently announced $1.5million in funding for Surf Life Saving NSW to assist the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. “This funding will ensure this vital search and rescue helicopter service continues to provide a 24/7 service in the Greater Sydney Region and a... Read more

South African Air Force buys 6 Particle Separators

South African Air Force buys 6 Particle Separators

26-Jun-2012Source: Airwork

In May 2012 the South African Air Force took delivery and installed the first of six Airwork BK117 Particle Separators (Sand Filters), seen above in grey.  The Airwork particle separator replaced an existing Eurocopter design and early indications are that the SAAF is extremely happy with its performance. With the new filters fitted a decrease... Read more

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

STARS officially launches operations in Saskatchewan

1-May-2012Source: STARS

Regina, SK, April 30, 2012 – As of noon today, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) was ready to provide helicopter air ambulance services for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. Following a brief ceremony involving dignitaries and former patients, the organization opened its base in Regina. “This is a historic day for... Read more

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

Enerplus passes $500,000 milestone in donations to STARS

27-Apr-2012Source: STARS

Enerplus Corporation, who have been strong supporters of STARS since 1992, have reached the $500,000 giving milestone. A celebration, which included a logo unveiling on the STARS helicopter, was held on April 25 for the independent oil and gas producer at the STARS Calgary hanger. “Enerplus has been in business for over 25 years, and... Read more

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

STARS sets date for Saskatchewan start

12-Apr-2012Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce it will launch its first Saskatchewan base on Monday, April 30 in Regina. Beginning at 12 p.m. (noon), STARS will be ready to provide safe, rapid medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan. “We’re very excited that helicopter air medical... Read more

EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

22-Mar-2012Source: Airwork NZ

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the BK117-850D2 engine upgrade. This STC allows for the replacement of the standard BK117-B2 750hp engines with upgraded 850hp engines.  This increase in power significantly improves One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance, allowing the BK117-850D2 to achieve true Category A standard.  The... Read more

CCS Corp donates $100,000 to STARS

CCS Corp donates $100,000 to STARS

29-Feb-2012Source: CCS

The essential, life-saving services STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) provides will now be further supported in western Canada thanks to a $100,000 donation from CCS Corporation. “Many of our employees live and work in rural communities, so there is a natural link to support an organization such as STARS,” said John Gibson, president and... Read more

STARS launches in Manitoba with new crew of 14

STARS launches in Manitoba with new crew of 14

23-Feb-2012Source: STARS

A permanent Manitoba crew of 14 paramedics, nurses and pilots is now responding to emergency calls across the province with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “These paramedics, nurses and pilots are a critical link in patient care and their training and expertise will truly help... Read more

DRF signs 10-year full-fleet power-by-the-hour Eurocopter service agreement

DRF signs 10-year full-fleet power-by-the-hour Eurocopter service agreement

15-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung today signed a power-by-the-hour service agreement with Eurocopter, ensuring optimized technical support with fixed maintenance costs and minimized downtime for this air rescue organization’s large helicopter fleet. DRF Luftrettung currently operates 45 Eurocopter helicopters for emergency medical services, composed of the EC145, EC135 and BK117 versions. In 2011, the company agreed to... Read more

Summit Aviation appointed Eurocopter Service Center

Summit Aviation appointed Eurocopter Service Center

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

Summit Aviation added as service center in key northeast region From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, American Eurocopter announced today that it has reached an agreement that will add Summit Aviation, based in Middletown, Delaware, to its extensive network of independent service centers across North America. “Providing our customers with the service and... Read more

Air Care of Cincinnati selects EC145 – needs “two, possibly three”

Air Care of Cincinnati selects EC145 – needs “two, possibly three”

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter has announced that Air Care, which serves Cincinnati’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

DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

12-Feb-2012Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) sign a five-year support contract at the time of flight with its DRF Luftrettung * EMS missions in Germany, Austria and Denmark. Proposed by Turbomeca SBH ® contract provides customers with offers tailored to their operational needs. Recently, DRF Luftrettung ordered 25 EC145 helicopters T2, which will be equipped with the latest... Read more

Gala raises $720K for STARS air ambulance

Gala raises $720K for STARS air ambulance

24-Jan-2012Source: PSAC

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) today announced it has helped raise a total of more than $5.3 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) over 18 years of presenting the annual STARS & Spurs Gala. This year’s gala brought in the highest total ever raised in the history of the event... Read more

STARS Lottery launches with prize fund of $5.2M

STARS Lottery launches with prize fund of $5.2M

17-Jan-2012Source: STARS

The 19th annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,200 prizes worth over $5.2 million retail. The STARS Lottery raised over $10 million net during the 2011 campaign and continues to be the single largest source of funding to keep STARS in the sky. “STARS flies an average of four missions a day in Alberta,... Read more

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust adds BK117

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust adds BK117

4-Jan-2012Source: Voxy

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust has taken delivery of a BK117 rescue helicopter just as the region moves into the busiest time of the year. It joins the AS350 they already operate, more than doubling their capabilities (see full story)... Read more

PSNI to build helipad in Enniskillen police station

PSNI to build helipad in Enniskillen police station

23-Dec-2011

Police Service of Northern Ireland say that having a helipad in County Fermanagh will mean the aircraft can be refuelled at any time without having to return to its base.  Two other remote landing pads are in operation – at Mahon Road in Portadown and Maydown, near Londonderry. (see full story) CAA photo... Read more

Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service

Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service

20-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Lawrence Municipal Airport is the location of a new base for Boston Medflight, a satellite location to help provide a better service from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.  The airport is located off Route 125 in North Andover, and operations began there on 21st November with a helicopter moving in from Hancom Field in... Read more

14-Dec-11 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117 Port Pirie, Australia

14-Dec-11 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117 Port Pirie, Australia

14-Dec-2011

Emergency single-engine landing after chip light illuminated.  Aircraft was en route to pick up patient.... Read more

Hartford Hospital’s Life Star wins AAMS award

Hartford Hospital’s Life Star wins AAMS award

22-Nov-2011Source: Hartford Hospital

It’s the life-saving medical helicopter that has been saving lives since 1985, and its team just received a great honor. The LIFE STAR program, owned and operated by Hartford Hospital, has been selected as a recipient of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Program of the Year for 2011. The Program of the Year... Read more

13-Nov-11 N330SL Eurocopter BK117 Carbondale, US-Illinois

13-Nov-11 N330SL Eurocopter BK117 Carbondale, US-Illinois

13-Nov-2011

Main rotor struck tail boom on shut down... Read more

Dare County budgets $9.1M for new Medflight helicopter

Dare County budgets $9.1M for new Medflight helicopter

10-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Dare County in northern New York state has recently approved a long-term budget request for a new helicopter.  Figures listed in the County Commission’s meeting minutes of 3rd October show a purchase figure of $9.1M budgeted for, with plans to spread the cost over 10 years. Dare County currently operates a Eurocopter BK117 registered N401DC... Read more

08-Oct-11 Eurocopter BK117 Selph, US-Texas

08-Oct-11 Eurocopter BK117 Selph, US-Texas

8-Oct-2011

Helicopter became unserviceable while on ground responding to emergency call.  Second helicopter called in for patient... Read more

STARS announces 2011 charity dinner/auction

STARS announces 2011 charity dinner/auction

26-Sep-2011Source: STARS

Join us for the 8th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner & Auction for STARS on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The evening will include a three-course roast beef dinner catered by locally-owned The Steak Pit Restaurant and a chance to bid on a wide array of live and silent auction items. Tickets are $75 each or... Read more

Air Ambulance raises $1.3M from one event

Air Ambulance raises $1.3M from one event

7-Sep-2011Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce that CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS raised the single largest dollar amount ever in one day for STARS with a record-breaking $1.3 million. STARS partnered with five prominent Calgary-based CEOs and dropped them in Kananaskis Country, 25 kilometres northeast of Canmore, just... Read more

Ohio’s University Air Care limits night flights until NVG is installed

Ohio’s University Air Care limits night flights until NVG is installed

11-Aug-2011Source: WLWT

The helicopters will still be able to fly to airports and hospital helipads in the dark, flights that do not require NVG use. (full story) University Air Care operates BK117s from two bases in Ohio... Read more

08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

8-Aug-2011

Chip light illuminated and standard procedures led to engine shut down. Uneventful single engine long field landing carried out... Read more

Life Star staying at Norwich hospital despite state cuts

Life Star staying at Norwich hospital despite state cuts

24-Jul-2011Source: Norwich Bulletin

Hartford Hospital officials have renewed their commitment to keeping the Life Star program at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT (Full story)... Read more

02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

2-Jul-2011

Birdstrike, unscheduled landing and no damage was found... Read more

Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

30-Jun-2011Source: Madison Courier

Air Methods returned to Trimble County on June 3 and wasted no time meeting the public. On June 4 the company, located next to the Bedford Fire and Rescue building between Bedford and Milton, had an open house that included food, drinks, music and a showing of the BK117 helicopter.  (Full article)... Read more

STARS celebrates Husky Energy’s $1 million donation milestone

STARS celebrates Husky Energy’s $1 million donation milestone

29-Jun-2011Source: STARS

Lloydminster, SK, June 27, 2011 – Husky Energy reached a donation milestone today after presenting the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $250,000 cheque toward the establishment of the STARS air ambulance program in Saskatchewan. The donation places Husky’s cumulative giving to STARS at over $1 million. “Our partnership with STARS reflects the... Read more

Manitoba Government makes STARS contract permanent

Manitoba Government makes STARS contract permanent

28-Jun-2011Source: Govt of Manitoba

The province has signed a memorandum of understanding with the non-profit Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) to make the helicopter ambulance program permanent in Manitoba, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “The STARS team has made a real difference in Manitoba’s flood fight and we thank them for their hard work,” said Oswald.  “Helicopter... Read more

Precision Drilling donates $1 million to STARS

Precision Drilling donates $1 million to STARS

28-Jun-2011Source: STARS

Precision Drilling achieved a cumulative giving milestone of $1.8 million when they presented STARS with $1 million to be donated over the next five years. The organization is the first oil and gas service company to reach this level of giving to STARS. Precision Drilling’s logo was relocated on the STARS helicopter from the upper... Read more

22-May-11 N550SL Eurocopter BK117B2 Joplin, US-Missouri

22-May-11 N550SL Eurocopter BK117B2 Joplin, US-Missouri

22-May-2011

Destroyed on ground by hurricane... Read more

STARS receives Can$5M donation from Crescent Point Energy

STARS receives Can$5M donation from Crescent Point Energy

15-May-2011Source: STARS

STARS is celebrating a $5 million donation from Crescent Point Energy (CPE) toward the establishment of a STARS program in Saskatchewan in 2012, and at a recent presentation, STARS presents a model AW139 helicopter to CPE. STARS signed an agreement with the government of Saskatchewan to develop a helicopter emergency medical services program in the... Read more

ATP adds coverage for Eurocopter BK 117 C-1

ATP adds coverage for Eurocopter BK 117 C-1

9-May-2011Source: ATP

ATP has added coverage for the Eurocopter Deutschland BK 117 C-1 and the Arriel 1E engine. The new models will also be added to appropriate libraries as listed below Product Code Library Description Effectivity, Library Change B163 BK117C-1 & Arriel 1E BK117 C-1, Arriel 1E, 1E2 B367 Arriel 1 Series Add Arriel 1E, 1E2 B160... Read more

Cambridge Airport opens operations centre for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Cambridge Airport opens operations centre for East Anglian Air Ambulance

12-Apr-2011Source: Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport will be bolstering the full time presence of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service when a new, dedicated operations centre is officially opened on 19 April 2011.  The “Archie Morson Centre” has been equipped and decorated courtesy of The Marshall Group, and will be at the heart of all EAAA operations in... Read more

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center choses Native Air

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center choses Native Air

5-Apr-2011Source: Omniflight

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has chosen Native Air as its air ambulance provider. This partnership will ensure that lifesaving air transport is readily available for the Sun City West and surrounding communities. “There are a number of reasons we chose Native Air,” said John Harrington, Jr., CEO, of the nonprofit hospital located at... Read more

14-Mar-11 Eurocopter BK117 Mardela Springs, US-Maryland

14-Mar-11 Eurocopter BK117 Mardela Springs, US-Maryland

14-Mar-2011

“They made a precautionary emergency landing due to an equipment malfunction, and they had a patient on board,” said Cpl. Kelly Matthews with the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office.... Read more

Westpac rescue helicopter to remain in Narooma district skies

Westpac rescue helicopter to remain in Narooma district skies

2-Mar-2011Source: Narooma News

The Westpac Life Saver has completed its first summer on the NSW south coast, finishing its season on Monday night.  But word has come through of government funding that will keep rescue chopper 3 in Narooma district skies.... Read more

Western Coal donates C$500K to STARS

Western Coal donates C$500K to STARS

24-Feb-2011Source: STARS

Western Coal Corp today announced a five-year, $500,000 commitment to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). Mr. Keith Calder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Coal, is presenting a cheque to STARS Grande Prairie Base Major Gifts Manager Glenda Farnden in the community of Tumbler Ridge on February 23, 2011. “In December 2010,... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

21-Feb-2011Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

The NHS Ambulance Trust has praised the ‘remarkable speed’ in which the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) solved a potentially difficult air operations issue this weekend. Late on Friday afternoon the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Norwich-based firm Sterling Aviation due to procedural issues. This meant the two... Read more

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