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LAR and DRF jointly win Adenauer-de Gaulle Prize

LAR and DRF jointly win Adenauer-de Gaulle Prize

24-Jun-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, Minister of State Michael Roth and the French Ambassador in Luxembourg, Bruno Perdu, presented the Adenauer de Gaulle Prize 2020 to DRF Luftrettung and Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) yesterday evening. Stephan Nusser, emergency paramedic / HEMS TC, and Peter Kennemann, pilot, accepted the award at a ceremony in Neumünster Abbey in... Read more

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

23-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

A prestigious Royal Humane Society award has been presented to HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Lydd helicopter winch paramedic Mark Scotland, following his heroic actions in the effort to save a 12-year-old girl off the coast of Kent last year. Mr Scotland was awarded with the Testimonial on Parchment for bravery, which recognises someone who... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance add second aircraft for summer months

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance add second aircraft for summer months

22-Jun-2021

British EMS charity Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) have today started a short term contract for a second aircraft. The Leonardo AW109 was ferried today from Sywell to the main LNAA base at Waddington, as seen in these images, and thence to Strubby in the east of Lincolnshire where it will be based until... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

22-Jun-2021Source: Air Methods

We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a premier... Read more

ÖAMTC air rescue and RotorSky – competent partners in training

ÖAMTC air rescue and RotorSky – competent partners in training

22-Jun-2021Source: ÖAMTC

An essential safety factor in air rescue is the optimal support of the pilot by the flight rescuer during the different phases of the flight. For this reason, regular cockpit training will also be required by law for flight rescuers at European level from 2022. Reinhard Kraxner, Managing Director ÖAMTC Air Rescue: “Even if we have been actively... Read more

Korean Air to Support First Responders with Hybrid Drones

Korean Air to Support First Responders with Hybrid Drones

22-Jun-2021Source: Korea Air

Korean Air will supply two of its new hybrid unmanned vehicles for a firefighting drone project on Jeju Island, one of Korea’s most popular vacation spots. The Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters has signed an agreement with the airline to provide drones to monitor accident and fire sites in real time, search for missing people in... Read more

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

21-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions... Read more

Air Ambulance Partnership Reaches A Milestone

Air Ambulance Partnership Reaches A Milestone

21-Jun-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Longstanding grant funding from the HELP Appeal now totals a milestone £3.5million since 2014, helping to ensure Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s pre-hospital rapid response service remains at the forefront of clinical and operational excellence. Currently celebrating 30 years of advanced lifesaving care, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is entirely reliant on donations from the general public,... Read more

Philips Search & Rescue Trust adds another BK117

Philips Search & Rescue Trust adds another BK117

15-Jun-2021Source: Philips Search & Rescue Trust

Philips Search & Rescue Trust’s (PSRT) newest rescue helicopter – the BK 117-IIX – has taken to the skies on its first mission.  The commissioning of IIX-Reserve is the latest step towards the long-term growth and sustainability of an emergency air rescue service at the highest levels of excellence. The BK117-Reserve machine is available to... Read more

Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance selects Auk safety garments

Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance selects Auk safety garments

10-Jun-2021

AUK Protection gains Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (BSAA), Uppsala, as a new client. With this, BSAA joins the group of operators choosing to fly their missions in the new EMS Collection by AUK Protection. BSAA offers medical transports with airplane and helicopter from several regions in Scandinavia and will initially be equipping their helicopter pilots... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews make splash during vital training exercise

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews make splash during vital training exercise

10-Jun-2021Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Sunshine Coast residents heard the hum of the Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission Helicopter, off Mudjimba, as RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews completed vital water winch training today. “Water winching is the skill we need to practice the most,” Chief Aircrew Officer, Simon Gray, said. “This is really important training for us; it means we can go... Read more

First EMS helipad to be built on Gunsan islands

First EMS helipad to be built on Gunsan islands

9-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in Korea is reporting that a new heliport is to be built on the island of Gaeya, primarily for air ambulance use. There are no formal landing sites on the island at present, and the plan will not only create a formal handover point from local first responders, but will also promote operational... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance reports on 12 months of COVID operations

Yorkshire Air Ambulance reports on 12 months of COVID operations

9-Jun-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a lifesaving rapid response emergency service 365 days a year to the five million people across Yorkshire. On average, the charity responds to five incidents across the entirety of the region every single day. Like many charities across the UK, the recent pandemic brought many new challenges to Yorkshire Air Ambulance... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appoints New Trustees

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appoints New Trustees

8-Jun-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

During Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June 2021) advanced pre-hospital emergency service, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, has announced the appointment of Vivienne McVey and Neal Hooper to its Board of Trustees, who joined the organisation after an open selection process. The lifesaving service relies on important voluntary support from more than 200 people across the... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

7-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 listings and 14th... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

3-Jun-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance recognises that our world is facing a serious and urgent threat to climate change. The journey towards environmental sustainability is ongoing, but sadly it is not something which can be resolved instantly. Instead it is about making a meaningful commitment to addressing the reality of climate breakdown, by acting to radically reduce carbon emissions. The Declaration has been prepared by... Read more

Plymouth Businessman named Patron of Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

Plymouth Businessman named Patron of Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

3-Jun-2021Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

Prominent New Plymouth businessman Bryce Barnett has been named as Patron of the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. Barnett was welcomed into the honorary role during a small ceremony at the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter hangar at New Plymouth Base Hospital today. Barnett spent eight years with the Trust, taking the reins as Chairman in 2012 and... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance win prestigious healthcare award

Children’s Air Ambulance win prestigious healthcare award

2-Jun-2021Source: Children's Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has won the Adolescent and Child Health Care Team award at the Oxfordshire Health and Social Care Awards 2021. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service which is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them... Read more

AUK Protection equips Swedish Air Ambulance

AUK Protection equips Swedish Air Ambulance

28-May-2021Source: AUK Protection

Swedish Air Ambulance, SLA, provides prehospital ambulance care in large parts of Sweden. Onboard the helicopters there are, apart from pilots, experienced anesthesiologists and HEMS/nursing personnel that can provide top quality emergency care to sick or injured on site and during transport. SLA also provides intensive care transports between hospitals, both within and outside connected... Read more

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network Announce Partnership on Patient Transport

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network Announce Partnership on Patient Transport

28-May-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network are pleased to share that they have entered into an agreement for Life Flight Network to provide comprehensive medical transport services for Bozeman Health patients. Life Flight Network, also a not-for-profit organization, is a medical transport service with helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and... Read more

Henley Air has launched an EMS in South Africa

Henley Air has launched an EMS in South Africa

27-May-2021Source: Bell

Long-standing Bell customer, Henley Air, has launched its very own Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in South Africa, utilizing six Bell products. With over 22 years of experience, Henley Air is a family-owned and managed helicopter company that has provided safe and reliable helicopter-related services to the South African market. The company has demonstrated and... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

26-May-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical technology thanks to a major donation from South West Water  South West Water (SWW) has over the years been a great supporter of Devon Air Ambulance and have proudly supported the charity with an annual donation of around £5,600. This regular financial support has enabled Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to maintain it’s vital life-saving... Read more

Unique soccer shirt auction to benefit Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Unique soccer shirt auction to benefit Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

20-May-2021Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Steve Dukes, Head of Kit and Equipment for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is to auction a unique haul of personally signed shirts, including from all 92 clubs in the Premier League and Football League pyramid, in memory of his late father Charlie Dukes. The online auction will begin on Friday 14th May, lasting for one... Read more

3,000th call out for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

3,000th call out for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

20-May-2021Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

A hillwalker injured in a fall on Ben Vorlich yesterday evening prompted the landmark 3,000th rapid emergency response from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. One of our two charity-funded helicopter air ambulances was scrambled from its central base at Perth Airport when emergency services received a call to a man injured on the hillside high above Lochearnhead.... Read more

Japanese forces join US Marine Corps on SAR exercise

Japanese forces join US Marine Corps on SAR exercise

17-May-2021

U.S. Marines and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel conducted a bilateral search and rescue exercise at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Hijyudai Training Area, 27 April, 2021. The participating units included: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, Marine Aircraft Group 12 and Ashiya Air Rescue Squadron, Air Rescue Wing (Ashiya). The bilateral exercise allowed U.S. and Japanese... Read more

New rooftop helipad for central Manchester UK hospitals

New rooftop helipad for central Manchester UK hospitals

14-May-2021Source: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The new, lifesaving helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) – the first elevated helipad of its kind in the North West – has opened to patients today (Monday 10th May, 2021). The state-of-the-art helicopter landing pad, which is situated on the roof of Grafton Street car park onOxford Road Campus (ORC), will enable... Read more

Australian SAR operator merges with drone search company

Australian SAR operator merges with drone search company

14-May-2021Source: Ripper Corp

Surf Life Saving Queensland today announced it is joining forces with hi-tech drone search and rescue company The Ripper Group in a move it believes will revolutionise the way lives are saved in marine environments around the world. SLSQ’s investment in the rebranded Ripper Corporation will contribute significantly to the organisation’s vision of zero preventable drowning deaths... Read more

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

Babcock extends East Anglian Air Ambulance contract

13-May-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock and the life-saving charity East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have announced a significant new seven-year contract to keep the helicopter emergency medical service flying high and saving lives into the next decade. The contract will see Babcock providing exclusive aviation support including advanced helicopters, ground support, engineering and pilots and includes the imminent introduction... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders two five-blade H145s

13-May-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The two current YAA helicopters, G-YAAC and G-YOAA, which came into service in 2016, will be replaced by a more advanced and state-of-the-art version of their current model, the Airbus H145.  The decision to replace the helicopters is to ensure the people of Yorkshire receive the best operational and medical service from the life-saving Charity.... Read more

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

Ascent launches EMS operations in the Philippines

12-May-2021Source: Ascent

The Medical City, a leading healthcare provider in the Philippines, announces the launch of their partnership with Ascent, Asia’s on-demand helicopter service that enables travel in a crowd-free and controlled environment. Patients and personnel of The Medical City are now only minutes away from its healthcare network by flying in and out of its world-class... Read more

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

12-May-2021Source: Air Methods

LifeNet Inc, a division of Air Methods, announced that LifeNet 3-2 will now be based at the Hartford Municipal Airport. The new base location will ensure residents in the Hartford region and surrounding areas will have access to air medical services–resulting in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations. Air medical services provide essential... Read more

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

7-May-2021Source: EAAA

Life-saving crews from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have moved into their new Norwich headquarters, ahead of planned 24/7 operations later this summer. The charity, which has been operating from temporary accommodation for over a year, launched its mission to deliver a 24/7 air ambulance service in the East of England back in 2019. This... Read more

New appointments at Irish Community Air Ambulance

New appointments at Irish Community Air Ambulance

6-May-2021Source: Irish Community Air Ambulance

Mícheál Sheridan Mícheál has worked in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland for 24 years, most recently as CEO of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, a position he held for thirteen years. The Cavan man is a board member of Charities Institute Ireland and is a former Chairperson of Fundraising Ireland. He has an MSc in... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance Charity releases 2020 stats

London’s Air Ambulance Charity releases 2020 stats

6-May-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Health Minister praises work of London’s Air Ambulance Charity as 2020 mission data is announced London’s Air Ambulance has today revealed the number of critically injured patients it treated in 2020. The data has been released to thank people for keeping the service operational day and night throughout the pandemic and to ask Londoners to... Read more

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

5-May-2021Source: Air Methods

Air Methods thanks West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for protecting the citizens of his state from misleading air medical membership practices by signing House Bill 2776; the Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act. WV HB 2776 Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act What the legislation does: “The purpose of this bill is to create the Air Ambulance... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex adopt new smartphone app

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex adopt new smartphone app

5-May-2021Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex

We have become the first UK pre-hospital health organisation to adopt a new app designed to help healthcare staff breakdown communication barriers with patients at the point of care. Using flashcards with simple questions and explanations, CardMedic helps healthcare staff to communicate with patients who have visual, hearing or cognitive impairment, language barriers or who... Read more

Chippenham Hospital acquires new EMS helicopter

Chippenham Hospital acquires new EMS helicopter

26-Apr-2021Source: Richmond News

It takes many resources to help people involved in crashes or health emergencies. Now, some Central Virginia hospitals are getting some extra support to help those in need of emergency care. Chippenham Hospital recently acquired a new medical helicopter. See Full Story.... Read more

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

23-Apr-2021Source: Fort Macleod Gazette

The new H145 helicopter used by STARS air ambulance is too big to land on the heliport at Fort Macleod Health Centre. Fort Macleod council wants to get that situation solved as soon as possible. “The heliport, to my way of thinking, is a necessity in Fort Macleod,” chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said, noting STARS... Read more

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

22-Apr-2021

The UK air ambulance market is a mature one with very good coverage across the country. A total of 44 helicopters are flown for EMS work, supplemented by a handful of other aircraft for maintenance cover, together with a few fixed wing in certain situations including supporting the Channel Islands.   Apart from two in Scotland,... Read more

AirMed World Congress – venue and dates announced

AirMed World Congress – venue and dates announced

22-Apr-2021Source: ÖAMTC

In June 2022, the OEAMTC Air Rescue Service will host the AirMed World Congress in beautiful and historic Salzburg, Austria. The conference brings together global experts to shape the future of emergency services. The 2022 Congress will provide an empowering platform for industry professionals to network and co-operatively explore vital aspects of this important branch.... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

22-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has strengthened its operation at Cambridge City Airport with the construction of a new hangar for its Airbus H145 helicopter. The new helicopter hangar for the Anglia Two aircraft is next to the charity’s operational base and will mean that the aircraft no longer needs to be towed across the... Read more

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance completes 10,000th heli mission

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance completes 10,000th heli mission

21-Apr-2021Source: Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance

The milestone mission took place yesterday afternoon, 19 April, when Doctor Fran Dolman, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Specialist Paramedic Mike Funge, HEMS Paramedic Nigel Harley, and Captain Dave Nichollswere called to Ringwood, Hampshire,to provide critical care to a young male following a road traffic collision.Following treatment at the scene, the patient was conveyed to... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is blazing a trail for the environment

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is blazing a trail for the environment

19-Apr-2021Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

On the eve of Earth Day 2021 (22nd April) Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is excited to announce the steps taken to date and further plans to reduce its impact on the environment. In what EHAAT believes is a first for a UK air ambulance charity, it has carried out a thorough review of... Read more

New Chief Pilot at Great North Air Ambulance Service

New Chief Pilot at Great North Air Ambulance Service

19-Apr-2021

A pilot from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) who was awarded the prestigious military cross in 2007 has taken over the role as the charity’s chief pilot. Keith Armatage from Newcastle has been with the charity for six and a half years following a 25-year career in the military. The promotion comes after... Read more

STARS Radiothon to take over radiowaves to save lives across Saskatchewan

STARS Radiothon to take over radiowaves to save lives across Saskatchewan

19-Apr-2021Source: STARS

There’s a new, virtual way to make a difference in the lives of those who live, work or play across Saskatchewan: by listening and donating to the first-ever Critical Care on the Air radiothon, presented by GMS, in support of STARS. The two-day radiothon will be broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 21... Read more

Air Methods reopens seasonal Air Idaho Rescue Base

Air Methods reopens seasonal Air Idaho Rescue Base

16-Apr-2021Source: Air Methods

Our subsidiary, Air Idaho Rescue, has reopened its West Yellowstone seasonal air medical base serving the greater Yellowstone region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue base extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Madison River valley. The base officially... Read more

North West Air Ambulance transfers 100th unit of blood

North West Air Ambulance transfers 100th unit of blood

16-Apr-2021Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has reached a significant milestone in its ‘Blood on Board’ project, bringing blood transfusion to critically ill and injured patients across the region. The service administered blood products to its 100th pre-hospital patient in March 2021, after introducing the capability to perform pre-hospital blood transfusions by the road... Read more

Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

14-Apr-2021

In a detailed press release under the brief title of “Business Update”, Babcock International Group not only reaffirmed the sale of their offshore business, but also indicated that all aerial emergency services businesses are under review.  The company admitted that the Avincis acquisition in 2014 has not delivered shareholder value with low returns on high... Read more

New helipad launched at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

New helipad launched at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

13-Apr-2021Source: HELP Appeal

NHS Lothian and the HELP Appeal are celebrating an important milestone as the new helipad located at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (RHCYP/DCN) officially opens. The helipad, located above the fourth floor of the RHCYP/DCN will serve both the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the RHCYP/DCN... Read more

Canadian military picks Centum’s Lifeseeker SAR tech

Canadian military picks Centum’s Lifeseeker SAR tech

13-Apr-2021Source: Centum

CENTUM has announced that the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has selected Lifeseeker for Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue operations. It is a central part of the Canadian Cellular Airborne Sensor Search and Rescue (CASSAR) project. The DND joins other search and rescue teams across the world who are already using Lifeseeker.Lifeseeker... Read more

Surf Life Saving Queensland upgrades Carrara base from Bo105 to EC135

Surf Life Saving Queensland upgrades Carrara base from Bo105 to EC135

12-Apr-2021Source: Surf Life Saving Queensland

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s rescue service has been bolstered by the addition of a new Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, Lifesaver 46, which will start patrolling in time for school holidays. The new helicopter was unveiled at the Carrara hangar earlier today and replaces the B0105 that has been servicing South East Queensland since 2012. Lifesaver... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

Great North Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

12-Apr-2021Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

David Stockton brings decades of experience in the commercial sector to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Prior to arriving at GNAAS, the 49-year-old ran his own businesses, focussing primarily on healthcare and retail in the Teesside and Tyneside areas. Recently, he also spent five years working at board level within a multi-billion pound... Read more

Florida – new helipad at Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Florida – new helipad at Fawcett Memorial Hospital

9-Apr-2021Source: Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Faster access to life-saving medical care is now available at Fawcett Memorial Hospital with the opening of a new helipad. Located on the 4th floor of Fawcett Memorial Hospital’s parking garage, medical transport helicopters can now land on the helipad where the hospital’s emergency medical team will be waiting to receive the patient. “The new... Read more

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

8-Apr-2021

New Zealand EMS operator Northland Emergency Services Trust (“NEST”) is planning to move to a new base due to expansion.  The organisation has provided this statement from CEO Craig Gibbons to HeliHub.com The Northland Emergency Services Trust Board of Trustees have long been aware of the limitations that the Kensington base has on operations. For... Read more

Bell delivers first 505 to Uganda

Bell delivers first 505 to Uganda

8-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation (medevac) missions in Africa. “We are... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

8-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced that its CEO, Patrick Peal, will be retiring from the charity in June after seven years in the role. EAAA’s Director of Operations Matthew Jones has been appointed as Patrick’s successor and will take the reins at the end of June. Patrick played an integral part in setting... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receives keys to new HQ

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receives keys to new HQ

8-Apr-2021Source: HELP Appeal

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) has taken possession of its new Headquarters based on A15 Sleaford Road, next to RAF Waddington. The new purpose-built home, which will see staff, crew, helicopter and Critical Care Cars under one roof for the very first time, will provide a unique opportunity for the charity to welcome... Read more

SCAA paramedics interviewed on how COVID restricts their work

SCAA paramedics interviewed on how COVID restricts their work

8-Apr-2021Source: The Press and Journal

Helimed 79 and its crew took up operations from Aberdeen airport on April 3, 2020 – less than a fortnight after the UK-wide coronavirus lockdown was introduced. It left Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance’s (Scaa) new team isolated in their hangar as only essential personnel were allowed entry. See Full Story.... Read more

USS Carl Vinson Conducts First CMV-22B Osprey Medevac Exercise

USS Carl Vinson Conducts First CMV-22B Osprey Medevac Exercise

7-Apr-2021Source: USS Carl Vinson

Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Two conducted the Navy’s first medical evacuation (medevac) exercise utilizing the CMV-22B Osprey, Feb. 22. During the evolution, a simulated patient was transported by the ship’s medical team to a CMV-22B Osprey from the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics... Read more

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

Airbus bids H175 for NYPD two-ship SAR requirement

6-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has submitted a bid to the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s request for proposal for two new helicopters to partially replace their aging fleet of rotorcraft. Airbus is prepared to equip the New York Police Department with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters. “Airbus is honored to have the opportunity to... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed outfits Bell 407 for Haiti

Spectrum Aeromed outfits Bell 407 for Haiti

6-Apr-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed recently completed a project with Haiti Air Ambulance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency helicopter services to the people and visitors of Haiti. Contracted through PAC International, Spectrum Aeromed outfitted the interior of a Bell 407 aircraft with a patient stretcher and base assembly and medical floor. The project was completed... Read more

London Air Ambulance building own app

London Air Ambulance building own app

5-Apr-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

London’s Air Ambulance Charity cares for the 10 million people living and working within the M25. The charity deals in life and death situations, helping patients in need of urgent emergency treatment. When an emergency call comes in, London’s Air Ambulance medics must be ready to go – and so must their equipment. Ensuring medics... Read more

Air Ambulance NI announce sponsorship deal with ABP

Air Ambulance NI announce sponsorship deal with ABP

5-Apr-2021Source: Air Ambulance Northern Island

ABP has entered into a new 5-year sponsorship partnership with Air Ambulance NI. In a first-of-its-kind branding agreement for Air Ambulance NI, the ABP logo is now displayed on the charity’s helicopters. The charity, along with partners at Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland. The HEMS team... Read more

93 years after starting, fixed wing operator adds helicopters

93 years after starting, fixed wing operator adds helicopters

5-Apr-2021Source: Flying Doctor

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations) Board Chair, Mr Sam Walsh AO has announced that two helicopters will join our fleet in an Australian first for the RFDS. This exciting expansion of our service will give RFDS crews greater flexibility and capability to respond quickly to each patient’s inter-hospital transfer needs with the most appropriate... Read more

Opinion – UK HEMS industry faces key operational changes

Opinion – UK HEMS industry faces key operational changes

30-Mar-2021

Now, more than ever, UK HEMS charities are scrutinising their operations and we are likely to see a continued steady move from contracting with commercial helicopter operators to managing the operation in-house. Air ambulance charities have now been established in the UK for over thirty years. Nearly all of them originally developed around a three-way... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

29-Mar-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

A new partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay which will help patients facing life-changing or life-threatening injuries and illnesses. These surveyed floodlit sites will enable Devon Air Ambulance to land in the heart of Torbay’s communities during the ‘hours of darkness’... Read more

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

29-Mar-2021Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1 million funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Swann said: “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response. “Many people who have had life-changing injuries, and whose... Read more

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

26-Mar-2021Source: EAAA

We’re excited to announce a brand new charity partnership in Bedfordshire. Staff at London Luton Airport have chosen to support EAAA over the next three years, alongside Luton Foodbank. As well as fundraising support, we will also benefit from free refuelling and waived landing fees as and when one of our helicopters needs to land at the airport.... Read more

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

25-Mar-2021Source: Aspirus MedEvac

Aspirus MedEvac critical care transport in early April is moving the home location of its helicopter service from Wausau to Woodruff, Wisconsin. The Aspirus Bell 407 helicopter will reside in a hangar located at Howard Young Medical Center. Around 90 percent of patient volumes come from north of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH),” said Jason Keffeler,... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

24-Mar-2021Source: London Air Ambulance

We are delighted to announce that our Physician Response Unit (PRU) has been shortlisted for Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This recognises the outstanding dedication the PRU has given to making things better across their organisation during an extremely challenging year for the NHS. The judging... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

23-Mar-2021Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped fund over 300 time-critical missions for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. SCAA has been supported by a total of £750,000 thanks to players in recent years. And, with an average mission costing £2,500, players of the popular lottery have helped save and improve hundreds of lives throughout Scotland. People’s Postcode... Read more

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich... Read more

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

22-Mar-2021Source: STARS

History repeated itself last week when Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance (SMHI) announced a second gift of $1 million to support the missions of STARS air ambulance in the province. The announcement was made during the virtual annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities – the same venue in which the producer led, Saskatchewan-based... Read more

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

22-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

From March 1st, the rescue helicopter “Christoph Regensburg”, located at the University Clinic Regensburg (UKR), will in future always carry blood and plasma reserves with him in order to be able to help patients in critical condition even better, and above all earlier . The importance of quick provision in an emergency becomes particularly clear in... Read more

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