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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive £140,000 from the Government. The money is part of £6 million awarded to Air Ambulances UK for distribution to the 21 air ambulance charities on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The Government funding is an emergency injection of cash to help air… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 22-Sep-20

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

On September 17th, exactly 45 years ago, “Christoph 43” was alerted for the first time. Over the years, the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter has become an important part of emergency rescue, as it is used across the board in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Especially in topographically difficult regions such as the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Sep-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery UK will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 21-Sep-20

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health… Read more »

Source: Shared Health, 21-Sep-20

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-20

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-20

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

A new virtual reality crew simulator is transforming the way RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrew officers train for lifesaving winch missions, allowing them to build their skills in scenarios which can’t be replicated in live helicopter training. Crew members carry out winch missions played through a virtual reality helmet, combined with the physical elements built into… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 11-Sep-20

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colo. The new helicopter base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley. “Our Alamosa fixed-wing team has built strong bonds in the local community,… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Sep-20

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Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Sep-20

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NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

The HELP Appeal, which improves helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) by funding the construction of new or upgraded hospital and air ambulance helipads, has announced there have been 15,500 landings on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded across the country. Since the charity’s creation in 2009, it has donated £20 million towards 39 new… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Sep-20

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WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) state government funded Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters will return to the skies this Saturday, 5 September as SLSWA predict an increase in beachgoers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in March, we saw people flock to our beaches as a way to maintain their physical… Read more »

08-Sep-20

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Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

On average, a charity-funded air ambulance takes to the skies somewhere in the UK every 10 minutes – flying potentially life-saving care to the scene of serious illness or injury. This week the spotlight shines on the UK’s 39 helicopter air ambulances, operated by 21 separate charities, as they mark the nationwide Air Ambulance Week… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, 07-Sep-20

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Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight, a leading provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise. “We are excited to announce… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 03-Sep-20

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£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

Helicopters are now able to fly critically ill and injured patients directly to Hull Royal Infirmary after its new £600,000 helipad was declared operational. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has completed the major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can be flown into… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 03-Sep-20

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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

Bundaberg emergency services and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have come together to drive home important safety messages, to launch Queensland Road Safety Week 2020. Queensland Police Service officers, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics regularly work together with rescue helicopter crews to assist crash victims across the region. Today, they… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 31-Aug-20

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Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team at Stornoway in the Western Isles completed their 1,000th tasking since 2013, with the recovery of a group of people stuck on coastal rocks in the Highlands. Captain Dan Lewis, senior first officer Marc Grant, winch operator James Lyne and winchman Andy Walker were called to the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 31-Aug-20

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Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to… Read more »

Source: HeliService, 31-Aug-20

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Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department’s needs. The contract was signed during the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-20

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DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

Completely unexpectedly a few days ago a drone approached the intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph 54” of the DRF air rescue at the airfield in Freiburg shortly after its take-off. The DRF pilot did not have to evade on her mission flight to Lörrach, but the unmanned flight system suddenly got in her way… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 25-Aug-20

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Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leader in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Hatzolah Air to help Urban Aeronautics to develop, produce, and market its CityHawk aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. CityHawk is a revolutionary VTOL with a uniquely compact footprint and… Read more »

Source: Urban Aeronautics, 24-Aug-20

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Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., and Borrego Health, one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced opening of a new Mercy Air base at the Borrego Medical Clinic in Borrego Springs, California on September 1st. The base will support the care and transportation of critically ill and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Aug-20

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EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use. Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire… Read more »

Source: EHang, 24-Aug-20

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Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

Due to COVID-19, there has been an increased request for isolation units. Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products have partnered to support that demand and offer a safe solution for transporting infected patients amid the global pandemic. Spectrum Aeromed will be a distributor of ISOVAC Products’ Containment and Protection System Utilizing Life Support (CAPSULS™) Patient Isolation… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Aug-20

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Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

POSCO said Thursday it has set up a medical evacuation system to transport victims of industrial accidents at its mills by helicopter to large hospitals. See Full Story.   

Source: The Korean Times, 20-Aug-20

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MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Aug-20

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Mercy Air opens new California base

Mercy Air opens new California base

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that its subsidiary, Mercy Air, has opened a new base in Paso Robles, Calif., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other California cities that will be served by the base include San Luis Obispo, Templeton, King City, Cambria,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 17-Aug-20

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Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

The Guardian of the North II will be based at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) base near Eaglescliffe, Stockton. The £5m aircraft will work across the charity’s entire area which includes Cumbria and North Yorkshire as well as the North East. The £5m Dauphin N3+ helicopter is the newer version of the charity’s… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 14-Aug-20

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Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has achieved another first in the UK by further improving specialist, lifesaving equipment on-board their aircraft to assist NHS specialist transport teams during flights. The national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 14-Aug-20

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Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter base at Prestwick, on Scotland’s west coast near Glasgow, has surpassed a major milestone after responding to 1,500 calls for support since 2016. Prestwick chalked-up its 1,500th task when a child was spotted adrift in a dinghy off the Ayrshire coast and required assistance. Captain Mark Randall, Captain… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-20

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Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

With the summer upon us and many of you planning activities out in the wonderful countryside we have here in our region – we are urging you to download the What3Words app to help us help you. The app, which has divided the world up into three metre squares, each with a unique three-word address,… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 10-Aug-20

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Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter crew at Lydd, Kent have marked a major milestone after completing their 1,000th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2015. Captain Andy Pilliner, co-pilot Stijn Roovers and winch paramedic Shawn Clark undertook the 1,000th tasking, when the Children’s Acute Transport Service called for support just after midnight on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Aug-20

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Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

LifeFlight Australia has reached a major milestone, clocking up 10 thousand flying hours in its fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters. The aeromedical service, which has a forty year history of saving lives in Queensland, Australia, operates ten RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopters – including five AW139s. One month shy… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Australia, 07-Aug-20

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Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

When it comes to helicopter air ambulance services, quality patient care and safety are top priorities. See Full Story.

Source: EMS WORLD, 06-Aug-20

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Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

The Flying Doctor Service (FDS) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) target Sabah, Sarawak, and rural areas in Perak and Kelantan. See Full Story.

Source: CodeBlue, 06-Aug-20

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HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits… Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Jul-20

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

The Ministry of Health has dealt the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust a breach of contract notice over the leak of Covid-19 patient data. See Full Story.

Source: Stuff, 31-Jul-20

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New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters. ROCKET offers the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry in South Africa a neutral and independent helicopter ambulance service of unmatched quality. The service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Jul-20

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New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

Loud cheers went up around the Devon Air Ambulance airbase at Exeter airport last Thursday, as their new Airbus H145 helicopter flew down the runway and settled onto the helipad – it was the first time this new generation aircraft had landed in Devon. The new helicopter arrived at Exeter as part of a training… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Jul-20

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Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, announced the acquisition of six lease-attached Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) helicopters from Milestone Aviation.  The aircraft are leased and operated by Life Flight Network (“Life Flight”) headquartered in Oregon. “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition, one of several deals we anticipate consummating over the… Read more »

Source: Thora Capital, 18-Jul-20

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STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

Many STARS supporters across the province have cause to celebrate, following the final draws of the 2020 STARS lottery yesterday. The ninth edition of the STARS Lottery Saskatchewan featured more than 1,800 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, and two stunning, fully-furnished show homes worth nearly $1.6 million each…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-20

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Helipad upgrade completed at Letterkenny University Hospital

Helipad upgrade completed at Letterkenny University Hospital

THE COAST Guard helicopter can once again land at Letterkenny University Hospital following the completion of works to bring it up to European standards. See Full Story.

Source: Donegal News, 16-Jul-20

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NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

A New Zealand based rescue helicopter pilot has established an exclusive club for those who have been rescued by helicopter which will help raise money for rescue chopper services around the country. Sue Dinkelacker, a Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and award-winning sculptor, says the Haast Club is a way for those who have been helped… Read more »

Source: Northland Emergency Services, 16-Jul-20

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Air ambulances in Nova Scotia now carry supply of blood

Air ambulances in Nova Scotia now carry supply of blood

People who are seriously hurt or ill enough to need an air ambulance to take them to hospital will now have a blood supply en route. See Full Story.

Source: CBC, 15-Jul-20

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Melfort Union Hospital helipad goes out to tender

Melfort Union Hospital helipad goes out to tender

The Melfort Heliport Project has gone to tender. The project will see a heliport built on the grounds of Melfort Union Hospital. See Full Story.

Source: northeast NOW, 15-Jul-20

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Royal Hobart Hospital helipad now open

Royal Hobart Hospital helipad now open

THE K Block helipad at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is now open, with the helipad utilised for the first patient transfer within four hours of becoming operational. See Full Story.  

Source: Hobart Observer, 15-Jul-20

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Boston MedFlight Reaches 80,000 Patient Transport Milestone

Boston MedFlight Reaches 80,000 Patient Transport Milestone

Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for 35 years has provided critical care medical transport to patients in need by air and ground, has announced that it recently provided critical care medical transport to its 80,000th patient since its founding in 1985. This is a significant milestone for the region’s primary provider of critical… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 10-Jul-20

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AirLink lands at Klamath County Fire District

AirLink lands at Klamath County Fire District

A little-used fire station in Klamath Falls is now serving as an emergency dispatch airport, thanks to a partnership between AirLink Critical Care Transport, and Klamath County Fire District #1. Medical transport company AirLink has come in for a landing at Klamath County Fire District Station #5 near the Running ‘Y’. “This is a little… Read more »

Source: AirLink, 10-Jul-20

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New helipad opens at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

New helipad opens at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital

A brand new helipad at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is now open, thanks to a £1million donation from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads. The hospital’s previous helipad was unable to receive night landings, but the new helipad is equipped… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 10-Jul-20

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US EMS Operator contracts for first IFR-certified AW119

US EMS Operator contracts for first IFR-certified AW119

Leonardo announced that the EMS operator Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added to an existing fleet of ten AW119Kx helicopters delivering in-flight critical care and transporting patients in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Jul-20

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Devon Air Ambulance adds 150th community helipad

Devon Air Ambulance adds 150th community helipad

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes the 150th Community Landing Site into operation The launch of the Newton Ferrers community landing site earlier this week marked a significant milestone in the development of a County-wide network of sites which enable Devon Air Ambulance to reach patients ‘during the hours of darkness’. These floodlit surveyed landing sites enable… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Jun-20

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The Air Ambulance Service approaches 40,000th mission

The Air Ambulance Service approaches 40,000th mission

Serving the local communities through their lifesaving service, your local air ambulance is set to complete its 40,000th mission on 24 June. Since 2003, your local air ambulance which operates the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and families,… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Service, 19-Jun-20

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Leonardo AW109 Trekker chosen to support French EMS market

Leonardo AW109 Trekker chosen to support French EMS market

Leonardo announced that the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter has been chosen as the new helicopter to support Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations from Rouen Hospital in Normandie, France. One aircraft, with a specially customised EMS interior, is expected be delivered by the end of 2020 from Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line in Italy,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 17-Jun-20

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Ontario Government to fund EMS heliport at Fort Francis

Ontario Government to fund EMS heliport at Fort Francis

Ontario is investing in the emergency health services system to help patients access faster-coordinated care when they need it most. See Full Story.

Source: NetNewsLedger, 15-Jun-20

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LifeFlight of Maine to add crew quarters at Auburn Airport

LifeFlight of Maine to add crew quarters at Auburn Airport

LifeFlight of Maine is getting new crew quarters at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport. See Full Story.

Source: Sun Journal, 15-Jun-20

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Nova Capital expands fleet with 8 new EMS helicopters

Nova Capital expands fleet with 8 new EMS helicopters

Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter lessor, today announced the acquisition of eight new helicopters in Emergency Medical Services configuration. These latest additions to the Nova Capital portfolio, include 2 Leonardo 139’s, 3 Leonardo 169’s, and 3 Airbus H145’s. All of the Aircraft are factory new, and are already deployed serving on EMS missions in… Read more »

Source: Nova Capital, 12-Jun-20

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 50 years

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 50 years

Every year, the helicopters take off to rescue individual lives and those which shaped the nation, including last year’s Whakaari/White Island eruption. See Full Story.

Source: 1 News, 12-Jun-20

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Devon Air Ambulance carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance carrying freeze-dried plasma

Thanks to our supporters, we can provide our patients with an additional life-saving treatment, not 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 which carry oxygen… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 11-Jun-20

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appeals For Virtual Supporters

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appeals For Virtual Supporters

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is recruiting people to become ‘virtual’ supporters to help support its lifesaving cause. The charity relies on donations from the six regional communities it serves to fund its daily lifesaving operations. However the organisation also depends on its dedicated team of volunteers and supporters to assist with fundraising activity, ranging from… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 08-Jun-20

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Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations, turning them into continuous improvement actions.   At Heli-Expo 2020, Hungarian Air Ambulance became the first helicopter operator to purchase a complete end-to-end solution, from… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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COVID-19 – Airbus Helicopters offers solutions to air ambulance operators in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 – Airbus Helicopters offers solutions to air ambulance operators in the fight against COVID-19

[electronic translation] The global health system is under tremendous pressure. At the forefront of the fight against the pandemic was a significant part of the ambulance operators. Airbus is committed to ensuring maximum helicopter availability for emergency departures. The manufacturer is developing special solutions for isolating the helicopter cabin from the main part of the cabin. Among them are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance suffers £1.5M income shortfall

Cornwall Air Ambulance suffers £1.5M income shortfall

Cornwall Air Ambulance is appealing for urgent support to help safeguard the future of the helicopter service amid a significant funding shortfall due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With the closure of charity shops, the cancellation of community fundraising events and the loss of income from the tourism sector, the lifesaving charity is predicting an annual… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 03-Jun-20

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Universal Helicopters closes its doors after almost 60 years of operations

Universal Helicopters closes its doors after almost 60 years of operations

After nearly six decades in Newfoundland and Labrador, Universal Helicopters has closed due to financial reasons. See Full Story. 

Source: CBC, 02-Jun-20

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Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

Gama Aviation starts Scottish EMS operations after taking contract back from Babcock

HeliHub.com editor note – below is the press release from Gama Aviation regarding the commencement of operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service.  It is worth noting that Gama Aviation have held the contract since the 1990s to provide two fixed-wing and two rotary-wing aircraft.  Up to now, the rotary-wing element has been subcontracted to Babcock… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-20

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Heli Hero names added to new helicopter

Heli Hero names added to new helicopter

More than 1,000 names have now been added to the underside of the new Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter. As part of the Heli Heroes campaign, supporters paid a minimum of £100 for their name of choice to be added to the helicopter to help raise money for the New Heli Appeal. It was a hugely… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 01-Jun-20

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COVID-19 – AW139 supporting COVID-19 operations in Canada

COVID-19 – AW139 supporting COVID-19 operations in Canada

During the spread of Covid-19, Leonardo has seen operators of its aircraft adapt, react and overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic across geographies. Air ambulance operators Ornge and STARS have managed to continue conducting life-saving missions across Canada throughout the emergency.   Both of these healthcare organisations have shared with Leonardo how they were… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 29-May-20

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ACC Aviation Partners with AeroMedical

ACC Aviation Partners with AeroMedical

Leading aviation service provider, ACC Aviation Group, has this week announced a commercial agreement with US-based air ambulance systems specialist, AeroMedical. Founded in 1979, AeroMedical pioneered the production of specialist emergency medical services (EMS) equipment for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and the organisation has continued to lead the field in designing, certifying and manufacturing custom-built… Read more »

Source: ACC Aviation, 28-May-20

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Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

The air rescue station in Bad Saarow was founded 30 years ago , and 20 years ago the DRF air rescue took over. On the occasion of the milestone birthday, the crews of the rescue helicopter “Christoph 49” stationed at the station take a look back, but also a look at their current work. The… Read more »

27-May-20

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DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung has signed a further framework agreement with Bucher Leichtbau for the HEMS equipment for its helicopters of the types H135 and H145. The air rescue organization has brought its many years of experience and know-how into the configuration of the HEMS kits, especially in the development of the stretcher. DRF Luftrettung continues to rely… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 27-May-20

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Australia – Rio Tintopledges A$500,000 to CareFlight

Australia – Rio Tintopledges A$500,000 to CareFlight

Rio Tinto has pledged A$500,000 to CareFlight Northern Operations to support emergency aeromedical care in the Northern Territory as part of a A$1.1 million commitment to support East Arnhem communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution underlines Rio Tinto’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the region and to provide resources to combat the… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 22-May-20

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Hereford County Hospital helipad is now open

Hereford County Hospital helipad is now open

Hereford County Hospital has opened its new, larger helipad thanks to the support of the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The entire construction costs of the new helipad and additional infrastructure around the Emergency Department, were covered by the HELP Appeal’s £100,000 donation. The new helipad has… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-May-20

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Bell Honoring Heroes During National EMS Week

Bell Honoring Heroes During National EMS Week

Somewhere, a dedicated team stands ready, waiting to launch a Bell aircraft, reach an emergency site and save a life. As the third week of May 2020 comes to a close, the U.S. celebrates emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and recognizes their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients – even in uncertain environments. Now, more… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-May-20

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