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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

With less than a year remaining, aerial firefighters are on-track to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipment installations. After that date, any noncompliant helicopter or fixed wing aircraft will have limited access to US airspace. ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) is considered an essential tool of 21st century air traffic management… Read more »

Source: Helimax Aviation, 25-Jan-19

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Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

We are very pleased to announce another extension of the operational hours of the emergency service, which will now fly until 2 am every day of the week with immediate effect. DAA’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt, said: This landmark is another step towards our goal of eventually providing Devon with a 24-hour emergency Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 24-Jan-19

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7 trainee paramedics start at HIOW Air Ambulance

7 trainee paramedics start at HIOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have started the New Year with seven new trainee Critical Care paramedics joining the Charity Critical Care Team. The Charity made the appointments as a response to an increase in demand for the life-saving service. Missions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have doubled for the… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 16-Jan-19

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DRF Luftrettung opens 10th night flight station

DRF Luftrettung opens 10th night flight station

At the turn of the year, DRF Luftrettung put the Bautzen station into operation – and thus its tenth night-flight station nationwide. No other air rescue organization in Germany operates so many 24-hour stations. Throughout Europe, DRF air rescue is among the civil operators of the night-flight expert, with the most flying hours in the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 14-Jan-19

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East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

This week East Anglian Air Ambulance have attended their 25,000th mission. While difficult to celebrate because it means a patient has needed our care, we are delighted to reach this milestone figure, which highlights the vital need for our service. East Anglian Air Ambulance is a helicopter emergency medical service provider for the people of… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-19

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Busiest year ever for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Busiest year ever for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) attended a total of 1,491 patients in 2018, making it the busiest year ever for the Charity’s Critical Care Teams. The figure is an increase of 2% on 2017 with 1,461 patients and a rise of 38% on the 2016 total of 1,077. EHAAT’s helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-19

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London Air Ambulance 30th anniversary campaign

London Air Ambulance 30th anniversary campaign

The Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of the London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign. The campaign aims to highlight the charity’s vital work in delivering life-saving treatment across London, and raise support for the development of new facilities. The patronage has been announced ahead of His Royal Highness’ visit to the London… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-19

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Cornwall Air Ambulance publish 2018 mission stats

Cornwall Air Ambulance publish 2018 mission stats

2018 was an incredibly busy year for the crew and team at Cornwall Air Ambulance, with a total of 1053 missions easily surpassing the 2017 figures. The Cornwall Air Ambulance crew are dispatched to the most critical incidents and the most difficult to reach locations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, where every minute… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance rent Explorer to cover for grounded Bell 429

We are pleased to announce we intend to resume flying operations from Friday (11 January) through a contingency arrangement with Specialist Aviation Services. A back-up helicopter (MD 902) will be brought online for day flying (8am-6pm, seven days a week) for the foreseeable future. Our charity previously shared an MD 902 helicopter with Wiltshire Police… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 10-Jan-19

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Nomination for coastguard rescue teams who saved a life on St Kilda

Nomination for coastguard rescue teams who saved a life on St Kilda

A man was seriously hurt, although alive he was in a precarious position on cliffs on St Kilda, on the Outer Hebrides, Scotland with a 200 foot drop below him. It became clear that the helicopter from Stornoway would not be able to get him out. Step forward the coastguard rescue teams, who’ve been nominated… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 08-Jan-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance grounded by Heli Charter liquidation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) have had to ground their Bell 429 helicopter after their operator Heli Charter Ltd went into voluntary liquidation. That move means that the company is no longer trading, which in turn invalidates their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on which WAA relies. Without a nominated AOC holder, they cannot fly. WAA issued… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-19

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Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2019. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

25-Dec-18

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Metro Reveals Exclusive DHART X UVM H135 Design

Metro Reveals Exclusive DHART X UVM H135 Design

Metro delivered a newly completed H135 for a partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s DHART program and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Health Network Critical Care Transport Team. This helicopter boasts a distinct paint job, wrapped in branding from each program. The design mirrors DHART’s customary design, while the color scheme demonstrates the collaboration with UVM…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Dec-18

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WW2 Spitfire has near miss with EMS AW169

WW2 Spitfire has near miss with EMS AW169

A World War 2 Spitfire almost came into collision with an EMS AW169 recently. The Spitfire was flying at 220mph and the AW169 155mph. The helicopter’s ambulance crew stated that the Spitfire was doing aerobatics and was finishing a loop. The helicopter pilot had to perform a steep left turn and they missed each other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-18

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Medical City Fort Worth opens new helipad

Medical City Fort Worth opens new helipad

Medical City Fort Worth has spent over $65 million on their new patient tower on 800 Ninth Avenue. The tower, now open, is featured will all modern design elements for an emergency hospital. They now have a rooftop helipad that will allow patients direct access through an elevator into the hospital, instead of having to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-18

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LA Fire Department adds 5th AW139 helicopter

LA Fire Department adds 5th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo announced that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS)… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 17-Dec-18

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ADAC testing manned multicopters in EMS role

ADAC testing manned multicopters in EMS role

ADAC Luftrettung is the first air rescue organisation in the world to test the use of manned multicopters in emergency medical services – both in theory and in practice. The charitable company from Munich has started a feasibility study for the groundbreaking pilot project, supported by the ADAC foundation. For this purpose, two model regions… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 14-Dec-18

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Ornge AW139s to receive new stretcher system

Ornge AW139s to receive new stretcher system

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, and HeliMods, an Australian aerospace technology company, announced today that they have reached an agreement for the installation of an enhanced stretcher system in the Ornge fleet of AW139 helicopters. For Ornge, this agreement follows an exhaustive search and competitive procurement process to find the right… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 14-Dec-18

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Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

Residents of Rotorua have joined together in forming a new trust to try and re-establish their rescue helicopter service. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was shut down in October. Over 500 residents met at the hangar, arguing that the service remain. The proposed trust has filed legal documents for charitable trust status and will then be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-18

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Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

The Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunched as Air Ambulances UK on Friday 23rd November, signalling the start of an exciting new era of strategic growth in which it aims to significantly increase the level of national funding provided to its 21 beneficiary air ambulance charities across Great Britain. The new working name and brand… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulances UK, 07-Dec-18

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Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

The Government of Saskatchewan is committing to renew its 10-year agreement with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) beyond 2020 to provide helicopter air medical service in Saskatchewan.  The province will also fund one of the three new helicopters needed in Saskatchewan as part of the organization’s plan for fleet renewal.“We are pleased to announce… Read more »

Source: Saskatchewan, 07-Dec-18

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CAMTS reaccredits eleven Med-Trans bases

CAMTS reaccredits eleven Med-Trans bases

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited eleven Med-Trans air medical transport bases in the United States. “This recognition is a result of the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become the best at their positions of tremendous responsibility in transporting and caring for patients,” said Med-Trans Corporation President… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 05-Dec-18

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UW Health Med Flight Expands to Portage

UW Health Med Flight Expands to Portage

To enhance emergency services in the region, a second regional Med Flight helicopter base will be set up in Portage at Divine Savior Healthcare. “We decided to create another regional base to cut response times for people in north- central Wisconsin,” said Frank Erdman, manager of critical care transport for UW Health. With the addition of the Portage… Read more »

Source: UW Health, 27-Nov-18

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Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite announced that they received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AW169 air medical interior. This STC is for various lightweight medical interior configurations that were previously certified through EASA. “The FAA STC will allow us to offer our medical interiors also in the US. We are excited to have received this STC…. Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 26-Nov-18

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Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, presented a check for nearly $25,000 to Patient AirLift Services recently for the organization’s PALS for Patriots program. Audrey Brady, Commercial Systems and Services (CSS) Vice President for Sikorsky, presented Donna Collins, PALS President, with the donation from the company’s annual employee silent auction. The PALS for Patriots Program serves… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Nov-18

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Russian Helicopters sign contract for the supply of 20 Ansats to China

Russian Helicopters sign contract for the supply of 20 Ansats to China

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply 20 Ansat helicopters for the Emergency Medicine Association of the People’s Republic of China. The helicopters are designed for the provision of primary care and emergency medical evacuation and can be used in regions with complex terrain and remote areas with… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Nov-18

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Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

Norwegian Air Ambulance AS (NLA – Norsk Luftambulanse), Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH(RST) and Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS (NCCH) celebrate inauguration of theNCCH training center in Stavanger/Norway. Establishing an Airbus H145 Level D Full-Flight Simulator is one of the key measures to increaseoperational safety of the air ambulance service in Norway. Following this idea,… Read more »

Source: Norwegian Air Ambulance, 19-Nov-18

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Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

A DEDICATED volunteer and a successful fundraising campaign for its new airbase has resulted in Wiltshire Air Ambulance winning two prestigious awards. The charity enjoyed their success at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, run by the Association of Air Ambulances, at a ceremony in London on Monday (12 November). Colin Smith, of Chippenham, Wiltshire,… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 16-Nov-18

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Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

The nation’s finest clinicians, aviators and fundraisers are celebrated at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 310 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. Awards hosts Richard Madeley and Angellica Bell handed out 12 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams,… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 16-Nov-18

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Aspirus MedEvac Achieves NAAMTA Accreditation

Aspirus MedEvac Achieves NAAMTA Accreditation

Following an independent, external audit, Aspirus MedEvac is being awarded accreditation for their ground ambulance and rotor-wing medical transport program by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA). NAAMTA Accreditation is founded upon standards, which identify best practice criteria in all aspects of medical transport, including business administration, personnel qualifications, training, communications, safety,… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 16-Nov-18

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Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

Claire Smith and Andy Tunningley were appointed as Trustees of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at a recent board meeting. At the same meeting Clare Dobie, who stepped down as a Trustee after nearly ten years’ service, was thanked for her commitment and support for the Charity. Claire Smith and her husband Robert have… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 09-Nov-18

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Vision for the future of General Aviation

Vision for the future of General Aviation

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference 2018 was closed by Executive Director Patrick Ky yesterday, setting out the Agency’s commitments as part of GA Roadmap 2.0 for a truly innovative, better, cheaper and safer General Aviation (GA) in Europe! Conveying a great sense of community and energetic spirit, the 2-day conference on GA provided a fruitful ground for… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-Nov-18

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STARS wins international competition

STARS wins international competition

After showcasing their skills on the world stage, members of STARS’ air medical crew ultimately won the prestigious Association of Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 2018 Sim Cup on Tuesday. Flight nurse Jenny Thorpe and flight paramedic Matt Hogan represented STARS at the annual critical care skills contest, held during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)… Read more »

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Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock has emblazoned one of its life saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 05-Nov-18

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STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record with its BK117 and EC145 predecessors. Offering the largest cabin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with the sale of six helicopters for two customers at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, AZ from October 22-24.   “Airbus Helicopters has been supporting the air medical market in North America since its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Monday for their far-reaching efforts to strengthen safety and service for crews and patients. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “We are proud to honor the committed teams… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-18

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Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS operator Life Flight Network has logged over 40,000 flight hours with its fleet of 21 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters. Life Flight Network is the largest air ambulance not-for-profit in the United States with a service area that includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 24-Oct-18

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Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

The HEMS market has seen constant and significant growth over the last few years, be it in developing markets or mature ones. Growth has seen double digits, making it the fastest growing helicopter mission segment with even more opportunities ahead. Ambulatory healthcare, national and local governments clearly recognize the needs and benefits of air ambulances… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 24-Oct-18

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