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Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a multi-pronged cooperation agreement with Airmedic Inc., consisting of the integration of Star’s STAR-ISAMM™ System into the operations of Airmedic’s expanding helicopter and fixed-wing based Emergency Medical System (“EMS”) services. The parties will… Read more »

Source: Airmedic Inc., 15-Jul-19

Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

It’s been one year since Ipswich Hospital opened its new helipad for the first time after the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country that funds hospital helipads – covered the entire £250,000 cost. Twelve months later, it has seen 72 landings from critically ill patients across the East Anglia region, who have… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Jul-19

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Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

The Meghalaya Government are currently debating to extend their helicopter services to other districts in Meghalaya. This expansion will focus on emergency services during disasters, reports North East News. A helipad will be built on East Khasi Hills district.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jul-19

London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

Since the inception of our service in 1989, our charity has provided hospital-level care at scene to critically injured patients across the capital. We operate alongside Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service, who provide the medical staff and some infrastructure. Gareth Grier, Lead Clinician at London’s Air Ambulance said: “It is incredibly humbling… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 10-Jul-19

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

On Monday 1st July 2019, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) will celebrate their 12th year since the life-saving Charity first began helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations on 1st July 2007. During this time, the Air Ambulance has been tasked to over 8,600 incidents across the region, and the Charity’s Critical Care Team Vehicles (CCTV)… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 02-Jul-19

Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work on the new state-of-the-art, £3.9million helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has begun and is set to benefit four major hospitals in Manchester city-centre. The new helicopter landing site, being built on the roof of Grafton Street car park on Oxford Road will enable critically ill or injured babies, children and… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 01-Jul-19

Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

As a leader in air medical transport across Quebec, Airmedic continues to grow thanks to the purchase of three new fully equipped EC145e helicopters. The company will rely on the expertise of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, and the know-how of Metro Aviation, who will be in charge of the aircrafts’ interior configuration for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Jul-19

Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

As a leading completion center for the EC135/H135, Metro Aviation became the first to STC a medical interior for Airbus’ H135 T3H variant with Helionix. Outfitted for STAT MedEvac, the STC includes aspects of Metro’s standard air medical package with equipment standardized and modernized to match the program’s existing fleet of aircraft. The two-decade-long relationship between… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jun-19

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Russian Helicopters cooperating with AAT on Ansat medical interiors

Russian Helicopters cooperating with AAT on Ansat medical interiors

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and an Austrian company Air Ambulance Technology signed a cooperation agreement. The parties agreed on joint development and Russian certification of the medical module which may be installed on Ansat helicopters. The document was signed by Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky and managing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

A reception held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place on the House of Commons Terrace, Westminster on 10 June 2019. The event, hosted by Chairman of the APPGAA Robert Courts MP, gave members of both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to meet with representatives from air ambulance charities and ambulance… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulance, 19-Jun-19

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Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Safety is foremost in the thoughts of any organisation that works in the aviation world, and at the heart of it is the UK Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC meets six times a year in various locations across southern England. Captain Rob Mackie, Safety Manager for Devon Air Ambulance, has been attending these meetings for… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 14-Jun-19

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Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods is announcing it has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s commercial provider networks. The agreement provides Blue Cross members with in-network access to medically necessary air transport services from Air Methods at agreed-upon rates. It also prevents members from being balance-billed for charges beyond those contracted rates. Blue Cross began offering… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Jun-19

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Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary has announced that a new Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) is now fully operational on its rooftop helipad and has received a cheque worth £574,023.95 from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads – to cover its entire cost. The HELP Appeal pledged… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jun-19

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Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

It will be too expensive to build a temporary ambulance helicopter base at Trøsen in Skånland as planned. The air ambulance service HF therefore wants to rent premises at Heli-Team AS in Harstad instead. Temporary base will house crew and helicopter until a new permanent base for Sør-Toms and northern Nordland is in place in… Read more »

Source: Luft Ambulanse, 07-Jun-19

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South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

Techniques and equipment developed by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) are being adopted by South African doctors to benefit patients on the other side of the world. The GNAAS team hosted Neville Vlok, chief medical officer at HALO air ambulance, based near Johannesburg, who visited the UK on a fact-finding mission. Dr Vlok,… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 03-Jun-19

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Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) renewed its commitment to the health and safety of Western Canadians by making a $600,000 contribution over four years to STARS air ambulance. “Each year STARS flies thousands of missions in and around the same rural communities served by FCC. We have seen the positive impact STARS has had during some… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-May-19

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Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, announced the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s helicopter based in Murfreesboro has a new home at the Murfreesboro Airport. LF 5 in front of its new hangerLifeFlight 5, which has been based in Rutherford County since 2012, is leasing 3,500 square feet inside the airport’s new TDK hanger. TDK is a contractor and developer, specializing in apartment complexes. TDK built… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 27-May-19

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STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, is excited to announce Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, one of its flagship fundraisers in Alberta, has an all-female cast this year. This much-appreciated eighth annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. All funds raised from the women’s… Read more »

Source: SATRS, 23-May-19

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Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site, an important step toward bringing this all-new aircraft to service members to perform critical search and rescue operations. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) and based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-May-19

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Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

In an effort to better serve our community and surrounding areas, Scotland Health Care System has partnered with Cape Fear LifeLink Air to station a helicopter on the Scotland Memorial Hospital campus starting May 10, 2019. Cape Fear LifeLink Air is an emergency air medical transportation service offered by Cape Fear Valley Regional Medical Center… Read more »

Source: Scotland Health, 22-May-19

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Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a long-term agreement with AMS Heli Design (“AMS”) of Denison, Texas. (www.amsheli.com) AMS is a Helicopter EMS Interior provider, specializing in Air Ambulance configuration through the use of new lightweight materials and new… Read more »

Source: Star Navigation Systems Group, 22-May-19

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New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 20-May-19

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GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

The move to Progress House in Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe, has brought fundraising, lottery and admin teams together under the same roof for the first time. Office staff are excited to welcome the operational team based at Durham Tees Valley Airport to the new headquarters later in the year, while our Cumbrian base in Langwathby will… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

Medical air rescue as provided by DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) is developing into an ever more important sector. The rapid evolving technology in air operations through to medical care is reflected in the increased number of air rescue missions in 2018. DRF Luftrettung crews were called out 40,090 times which corresponds to a 4%… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 09-May-19

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New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the app which launches this month. It takes £3.75 million per year to keep the Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and saving lives – a key fact that inspired the team when they were designing the game. Competitors… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-19

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STARS receive $1 million gift

STARS receive $1 million gift

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1 million contribution… Read more »

Source: STARS, 06-May-19

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Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

INVERNESS’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has welcomed two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, serving the Highlands and Islands and further afield as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s airborne response. The aircraft replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters, which have been in active service out of Inverness since 2015. Each £20 million AW189… Read more »

Source: Inverness Coast Guard, 03-May-19

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STARS receives donation of $1 Million

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-May-19

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Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital has not had a function helipad since their air ambulance service was suspended in September. This came after a landing caused damage and an injury. The wind from landing and taking off causes objects to blow around in the surrounding houses by the hospital helipad. Especially since Ornge has begun using larger helicopters…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-19

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Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

From this week, Devon Air Ambulance can provide its patients with an additional life-saving treatment. This wasn’t previously available in Devon until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department; the administration of blood plasma. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance explains “In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 30-Apr-19

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Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

One of the people credited with bringing STARS to Saskatchewan is stepping up once again to help the non-profit fundraise for its future. Former premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, announced via video message that he is volunteering his time to chair the air ambulance’s capital campaign, raising funds to replace its fleet and to continue… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Apr-19

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STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

Together with former patients, crew and community allies, STARS officially welcomed to the Calgary base today two new Airbus H145 aircraft.  The helicopters are the first part of a plan to replace the non-profit air ambulance’s entire fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us one step closer to making our fleet renewal program… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Apr-19

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Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet is pleased to announce that it has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, effective April 1, 2019. Helijet will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the B.C. Ambulance Service which is operated by BCEHS. Under the new agreement, a… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 25-Apr-19

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AMGH acquiring SevenBar Aviation

AMGH acquiring SevenBar Aviation

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leading air medical transport company, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC, a privately-held air medical operator offering fixed and rotor wing services to a broad array of leading healthcare organizations throughout the nation. SevenBar Aviation will closely align with Med-Trans Corporation and the transaction… Read more »

Source: Air Medical Group Holdings, 08-Apr-19

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Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet. The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

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Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities

Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities

Blue Sky Network (BSN) announced its participation in the 16th edition of the Aerial Firefighting (AFF) Europe exhibition and continued its commitment to the industry with new offerings. This marks the satellite tracking innovator’s first time exhibiting at AFF Europe. For more than a decade, BSN has provided tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions for… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 02-Apr-19

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UK – Petrofac extends Survitec contract for immersion suits and lifejackets

UK – Petrofac extends Survitec contract for immersion suits and lifejackets

Survitec has secured a three-year contract extension with oil and gas services provider, Petrofac, to supply aviation immersion suits and lifejackets for personnel making helicopter transits to offshore oil platforms from Norwich Airport in the UK. Jill Florence, Contract Service Delivery Manager, Survitec, said: “For the past three years, Survitec has worked with Petrofac providing… Read more »

Source: Survitec Group, 01-Apr-19

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Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department. Asia Pacific is the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Apr-19

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PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018. PHI, Inc (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 of $141.5 million, or $8.95 per share, on revenue of $674.4 million. This compares to a net gain… Read more »

Source: PHI, 20-Mar-19

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PHI enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHI enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI” or “the Company”) today announced that PHI and its principal U.S. entities filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas to address the upcoming maturity of PHI’s unsecured senior notes and strengthen its balance sheet in… Read more »

Source: PHI, 15-Mar-19

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Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at the Big Bear City Airport served 334 patients, including 23 children, on 347 transports during the first full year of permanent operation—the equivalent of caring for nearly one patient per day. Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-Mar-19

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Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

North Carolina air medical operator Dare County MedFlight will be the first customer in North America to retrofit its helicopter to the new 5-bladed version, announced today at the Heli-Expo tradeshow at the Georgia World Congress Center. The new version of Airbus Helicopters’ best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Norwegian Air Ambulance orders new Airbus

Norwegian Air Ambulance orders new Airbus

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation (NAAF) has become the launch customer in the emergency medical services (EMS) sector for the new H145 helicopter unveiled at the Heli-Expo 2019 exhibition. The Foundation, parent of Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (NOLAS), has ordered a single H145 which will be used for advanced research and development purposes. Airbus announced at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken the decision to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters to the new 5-bladed version, that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo, making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145. “We’re proud to be amongst the first customers to upgrade our H145 to the new version”,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Icelandic Coast Guard, covering two H225. This contract formalizes a five year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila 2A1 engines. Commented Höskuldur Ólafsson, Icelandic Coast Guard, Helicopter Director Maintenance: “With this contract, we will benefit from a the best… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Mar-19

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Spectrum Aeromed Continues Partnership with Minnesota’s North Memorial Health

Spectrum Aeromed Continues Partnership with Minnesota’s North Memorial Health

Spectrum Aeromed has announced it will continue its long-standing relationship with Minnesota-based North Memorial Health. Collaborating for over 20 years, Spectrum Aeromed and Minnesota-based North Memorial Health have a long-standing relationship.  Spectrum most recently customized the interior of a Leonardo AW109S Helicopter. That was the seventh 109S customization that Spectrum Aeromed has completed. “As an… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Mar-19

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DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International recently delivered the fourth customized Airbus EC135P2+ helicopter to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s AirCare program. “Our fourth aircraft is a dedicated spare that plays a key role in helping us meet the needs of our customers. This aircraft is flight ready and is quickly placed in service when any of our primary aircraft… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 06-Mar-19

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Spidertracks Launch Virtual FDR

Spidertracks Launch Virtual FDR

In 2005, a high-profile helicopter accident in New Zealand ended in two fatalities and one of the most inefficient search and rescue efforts ever experienced. With no emergency signal or communication received, the families, friends, authorities, and soon the general public became very concerned. Despite hundreds of man hours of searching, the wreckage of the… Read more »

Source: Spidertracks, 06-Mar-19

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New EMS Base at Port Angeles

New EMS Base at Port Angeles

Life Flight will begin an emergency air medical transport service to Clallam and Jefferson counties as a base at the William R. Fairchild International Airport will soon be open. The company will use an AgustaWestland and a Pilatus PC-12 fixed-wing aircraft. The closest EMS is still 35 minutes out, so a service in the area… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

Roadside and in-the-field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT)…. Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance Charity, 27-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

It’s been quite a month already for Devon’s Air Ambulances operationally, but this week sees the Trust celebrating a One Star accreditation, recognising very good levels of employee engagement and coming in at number 51 in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for. Martin Bell, Retail and People Development Director commented “This… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 27-Feb-19

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STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance has selected SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk with real-time in-flight data transfer capability for its Airbus H145 fleet renewal program. The lightweight SKYTRAC hardware kit will enable fast and reliable group-talk, simultaneous uninterrupted flight tracking, and onboard satellite and cellular data transfer capabilities. The package supports real-time in-flight data streaming from any connected device… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 26-Feb-19

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Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

A programme of work to upgrade the helipad at Raigmore Hospital has now been successfully completed with the helipad now fully operational and equipped to meet increasing demands. With over 500 flights each year it’s a common sight to see helicopters arriving and taking off from the helipad based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. The… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

One of PHI, Inc.’s [Nasdaq: PHIIK, PHII] largest shareholders, Timothy Stabosz, who owns roughly 11% of the company’s non-voting (PHIIK) shares, today released an “open letter to management,” calling on the company to address, and refute, a story published by Debtwire on February 11th.  Such letter is provided below in its entirety.  Separately, Stabosz announces… Read more »

Source: Timothy Stabosz via Globe Newswire, 20-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Last week saw Devon Air Ambulance reach yet another landmark, by attending it’s 27,000th mission. On 11 February the service was called to help a rural patient, in an agricultural location, who had suffered chest injuries, after being crushed by a cow. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “Due to patient confidentiality… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-19

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New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust is excited to welcome Darrin Muggeridge to the board. Darrin, a successful New Plymouth businessman and owner of The Plymouth International Hotel and Auto Lodge Motor Inn, has extensive business and governance experience. Born and bred in Taranaki, Darrin and his wife Anna have brought up their four daughters in New… Read more »

Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, 19-Feb-19

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UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

Health Minister Stephen Hammond has invited air ambulance charities in England to apply for a new £10 million fund for upgraded equipment and facilities. The £10 million in capital funding will help air ambulance charities to invest in new equipment and upgrade facilities to support them in providing vital services to patients across England. Air… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 19-Feb-19

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Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

The European Defence Agency has just concluded multiple framework contracts with Global Helicopter Service GMBH, Elitaliana S.R.L. and Starlite Aviation Operations Ltd. for the provision of fixed and rotary wings medical evacuation services in the context of EDA’s Support of Operations. The contracts run until January 2023 for a maximum value of 120 million Euro…. Read more »

Source: European Defence Agency, 15-Feb-19

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Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

The first upgrade of an H135 ambulance helicopter from T2 + to T3 was successfully completed by HeliAir engineers. Reinhard Kraxner: “Managing Director of ÖAMTC Air Rescue”For us, it goes without saying that we are always evolving to provide the highest quality and safety to our patients in all areas, so it makes sense to… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 13-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

This week Devon Air Ambulance have confirmed that 2018 was the busiest year in its 27 years of operation, having assisted 1,109 patients, an increase of 12% from the previous year.   Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “We knew we had been busier, and in fact have helped an additional 119 patients in… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 12-Feb-19

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New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

The fundraising campaign for a life-saving Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital took a major step forward today thanks to a new charity partnership. The HELP Appeal’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram has presented the first installment of £562,500 out of a £2.25M pledge to David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity. The HELP Appeal has… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Feb-19

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Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced the opening of Mercy Air 66, a new base that will provide air medical services to the Barstow community. The new base will be located at the former site of the Barstow Community Hospital at 555 S 7th Street, and will result in quicker response times for… Read more »

06-Feb-19

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New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

Babcock International (Babcock) has appointed Simon Meakins as Director of its UK Offshore business, which provides crew change and search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry. Simon, who trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF, has been with the business since 2011 and moves into the role of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 06-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Foxhole Community Association celebrates the opening of a community landing site to support Devon Air Ambulance’s night time missions, enabling them to help even more patients. We recently celebrated the establishment of the 100th Community Landing site in Devon. Across the county, communities are working hard to set up the pre-surveyed floodlit community landing sites… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 05-Feb-19

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Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight recently launched a video series on YouTube meant to improve first responder safety when medical aircraft respond directly to an emergency scene, as opposed to an airport or helipad. Boston MedFlight regularly transports critically ill or injured patients off the Vineyard by helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, and on occasion its helicopters are called… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 31-Jan-19

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Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

All Air Evac bases in Alabama are now certified to have two units of blood and two units of plasma on board EMS flights and can set up an IV of blood in flight. Having started administering blood in flight will give the patient a better chance of survival. They are allowed to give blood… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-19

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Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Thirty-eight years after CareFlight put its first helicopter into service, it has another first: the first all-female flight crew. “It’s super exciting – for girls to actually think they can do this,” says Elisabeth Abel, Flight Nurse on the first all-female flight crew in the region’s history. The crew includes a pilot, flight nurse and… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 30-Jan-19

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East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-19

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STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

When you hear the sound of a STARS helicopter, you know it is involved in a life-saving mission. When you buy your STARS lottery ticket, you join the fight to save lives. The 26th edition of the STARS lottery launched today offering 2,809 prizes, valued at over $4.5 million. LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again and this year a lucky ticket… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Jan-19

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SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

For a customer in the field of air rescue SPAES GmbH & Co. KG procured and certified each nine medical racks suitable for ventilators Dräger Oxylog 3000 plus / Hamilton T1 as well as for Perfusor® Braun compact S in helicopter EC 135. The racks for the ventilator are mounted on the track system at the ceiling of… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 28-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit, nationally recognized critical care medical transport organization that partners with a consortium of academic medical centers, has produced a helicopter landing zone safety video training series developed for use by Massachusetts first responders and air ambulance companies operating in the Commonwealth. This is the first landing zone safety video series created specifically for… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 25-Jan-19

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