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Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

30-Nov-2021

The shortlisted nominees for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced today. The Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, being held virtually this year, on Friday 3rd December 2021. The Independent... Read more

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the request of the Free State of Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung puts an additional intensive care transport helicopter into service for public rescue. Due to the pandemic, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration, sees it as necessary to station a second intensive-care transport helicopter temporarily at Nuremberg Airport. An H145 helicopter... Read more

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

29-Nov-2021Source: Nova Capital Group

Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter and aircraft lessor, today announced the award of a sale and leaseback facility for (6) factory new AIRBUS H145D3 helicopters in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) configuration, including two (2) options. These latest portfolio additions expand Nova’s owned and managed fleet to 89 Helicopters and 14 fixed-wing aircraft, with a... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

29-Nov-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Dr John Chatterjee, a Consultant with London’s Air Ambulance Charity, attended and spoke at an Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, hosted by The Royal Foundation.  At the event HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, gave a keynote speech about the importance of prioritising mental health in the emergency services, drawing on his own... Read more

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

29-Nov-2021Source: CTV News

A new helipad has been unveiled at the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle to serve patients in the town and surrounding communities. Around 200 patients have been transferred from All Nations to larger centres through STARS Air Ambulance since 2012, making the hospital one of the busiest rural locations for airlifts in the... Read more

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

29-Nov-2021Source: Nairobi News

There was excitement as Kenya’s first air ambulance, carefully flown from Wilson Airport by Captain George Njihia, landed at the rooftop of Nairobi West Hospital on Wednesday. See Full Story. ... Read more

Castle Air wins Cornwall Air Ambulance contract

Castle Air wins Cornwall Air Ambulance contract

26-Nov-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is pleased to announce it has appointed Castle Air as its helicopter operations partner. The Liskeard-based company will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and engineering of the charity’s AgustaWestland (AW) 169 helicopter, which was manufactured by Leonardo. Castle Air has over 40 years’ experience in the management of aircraft and is... Read more

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

25-Nov-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with Andøya Space Defence, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 on board the coastguard vessel KV Nordkapp in Norwegian waters. The purpose of the trials was to demonstrate the embarked Search and Rescue (SAR) and maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 in the environmental conditions of the Arctic in latitudes... Read more

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

24-Nov-2021Source: Otago Regional Council

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust presented its 2020-21 annual report to an Otago Regional Council (ORC) meeting. ORC is a major funder of the Trust, donating $350,000 annually. ORC Chair Andrew Noone said the report showed HeliOtago, the rescue service operator, has been called on even more over the past year. “HeliOtago and the Otago... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

22-Nov-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives as they show their support for this year’s road safety campaign organised by Brake, the road safety charity. The campaign is running from Monday 15-21 November and Devon Air Ambulance will stand alongside Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as they urge drivers to take the necessary care and attention needed when driving.... Read more

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel,... Read more

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

16-Nov-2021Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced that it will participate in a long-term sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) strategy by German air rescue operator ADAC Luftrettung. To support their goal of achieving carbon neutrality for their operations, ADAC Luftrettung will extend SAF usage to its fleet of P&WC-powered... Read more

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

15-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to... Read more

DRF Luftrettung pulls out of European Rotors due to COVID

DRF Luftrettung pulls out of European Rotors due to COVID

12-Nov-2021

German rescue operator DRF have issued the following statement “Due to the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung will not be taking part in the European Rotors trade fair in Cologne on 16–18 November 2021 as previously planned. ‘We truly regret having to take this decision. However, in light of the rising infection... Read more

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

10-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for five Bell 407GXi helicopters to be sold to Classic Air Medical. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will provide air medical transport in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. “For more than 30 years, Classic Air... Read more

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

3-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi aircraft to GMR with delivery expected to be complete by 2023 and an option by Global Medical Response to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024 to expand HEMS operations in North America.... Read more

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

3-Nov-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, will add 12 Bell 407GXi helicopters to its air medical fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in May 2022 and will bring the total number of Bell 407GX series helicopters operated by Life Flight Network to 17. Life Flight Network also operates a host... Read more

Bluewater Health’s helipad project clears another step

Bluewater Health’s helipad project clears another step

3-Nov-2021Source: Blackburn News

The construction timeline for Bluewater Health’s helipad project is on track following recent survey results. Geo-technical surveys and soil sampling was done during this past summer. See Full Story. ... Read more

AMTC 2021: Leonardo makes US EMS sales of AW119Kx and AW169

AMTC 2021: Leonardo makes US EMS sales of AW119Kx and AW169

3-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

At AMTC 2021 (Air Medical Transport Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, 31 October-2 November) Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its presence in the US emergency medical service (EMS) market with new contracts. These latest sales continue to grow the share of Leonardo helicopters in the North American EMS market, which now totals over... Read more

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

2-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505. “As the world’s most advanced short light single platform, the Bell 505 is capable... Read more

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

1-Nov-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced at the SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference that it is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its industry-leading Foresight MX Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the Airbus H135 platform. To achieve the STC, GPMS will work with Metro Aviation, an... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed Partners with Uniflight on AW119 Interiors

Spectrum Aeromed Partners with Uniflight on AW119 Interiors

1-Nov-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed has announced it is partnering with Uniflight Global on multiple AW119Kxi interiors, with installation beginning in January 2022 for two HEMS flight programs.“Amazing things are happening in the EMS/HEMS fields by the medical teams. To be a part of their cutting-edge requirements is very exciting,” said Matthew Christenson, VP and Account Executive for... Read more

Anti-vaxxer EMS pilots and medics taken off flying duties in NZ

Anti-vaxxer EMS pilots and medics taken off flying duties in NZ

1-Nov-2021Source: RNZ

A handful of rescue helicopter pilots and medics are resisting getting vaccinated and will be out of a frontline job. The chopper services say they hope to find other jobs for them and there’ll be no impact on patient services. See Full Story. ... Read more

STARS successfully trials inflight medical data transfer with Skytrac

STARS successfully trials inflight medical data transfer with Skytrac

1-Nov-2021Source: Skytrac

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader of intelligent connectivity solutions for aviation, and STARS air ambulance, a Canadian leader in emergency medical care and transportation for the critically ill and injured, have completed a first-of-its-kind in-flight Medical Data Transfer trial onboard STARS’ new five-blade Airbus H145-D3 aircraft. The Medical Data Transfer capability is the... Read more

Second helipad to be built for ThedaStar

Second helipad to be built for ThedaStar

29-Oct-2021Source: Post Crescent

ThedaCare will spend $100 million to expand its Neenah hospital over the next two years, including a new emergency department, stroke center, a second helipad for the ThedaStar medical service and space for medical students to train in the Fox Valley. See Full Story.... Read more

Australia – new helipad opens at Nepean Hospital

Australia – new helipad opens at Nepean Hospital

28-Oct-2021Source: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Hospital has been buzzing following the first successful helicopter landing atop the new 14-storey clinical tower. The new helipad will be a gateway to the world class services of Nepean Hospital, directly connecting to the new emergency department, critical care and neonatal intensive care services. The day and night test landings, completed by NSW... Read more

DMC Children’s Hospital unveils new helicopter

DMC Children’s Hospital unveils new helicopter

27-Oct-2021Source: Click On Detroit

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Children’s Hospital has an important new tool. On Tuesday morning the hospital unveiled its new PANDA One (Pediatric and Neonatal Dedicated Ambulance) helicopter. It will be fully equipped with technology to help children in need and staffed with specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists. See Full Story.  ... Read more

HELP Appeal donates £300K to Magpas Air Ambulance

HELP Appeal donates £300K to Magpas Air Ambulance

21-Oct-2021Source: HELP Appeal

Magpas Air Ambulance welcomed Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal to its airbase in Cambridgeshire after receiving a £300,000 donation to its ‘Future 50’ appeal to fund a new airbase. During the visit he met with Magpas Air Ambulance CEO, Daryl Brown MBE, to find out more about the new base, which is... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance averages three missions every night

East Anglian Air Ambulance averages three missions every night

20-Oct-2021Source: EAAA

Since the launch of EAAA’s 24/7 service by air and road on 30 June and up until 7am on Monday 18 October, the charity’s crews have been tasked 307 times between 7pm and 7am, averaging nearly three missions a night. During this time, 87 of the taskings were by helicopter and 220 by rapid response vehicle. As the nights draw in and the seasons change, the EAAA teams will be operating even more during the... Read more

Polish Ministry of Health buys new PW206 engines for EC135 fleet

Polish Ministry of Health buys new PW206 engines for EC135 fleet

19-Oct-2021

Local media in Poland is reporting the announcement of a contract between the Ministry of Health and Pratt & Whitney for the purchase of engines for their EC135 fleet. Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Center Europe GmbH has been contracted to provide 48 new engines, made up of 35 PW206B2 and 13 PW206B3. The... Read more

ADAC starts live testing of helicopter/drone interoperability

ADAC starts live testing of helicopter/drone interoperability

19-Oct-2021Source: ADAC Luftrettung

Successful in science and development: The non-profit ADAC Luftrettung and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have jointly researched how helicopters, drones and autonomous vehicles can be networked in order to further improve emergency medical care from the air. In a live demonstration at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder on October 13, 2021, the two organizations will... Read more

Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

18-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian state of Kerala has recently issued a new tender for a light twin helicopter. Primarily for state VIP travel, other tasks may include medical evacuation. While being managed by the Police, the . They are offering a three year contract with a potential two year extension, and the expectation of at least 20... Read more

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

15-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Romanian Government has announced the results of a helicopter tender, although like many such processes, it is already subject to an appeal from an unselected bidder. The requirement was for up to twelve medium/heavy helicopters, to be operated by Serviciul Mobil de Urgență, Reanimare și Descarcerare – fortunately known by its SMURD initials –... Read more

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

11-Oct-2021Source: Embry-Riddle

To transport injured patients, helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) pilots must fly at night, at low altitudes, over rough terrain and in bad weather. Sadly, compared with all other forms of aviation, medical helicopters are involved in twice the number of fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours, research has shown. Richard Simonson, a Ph.D. candidate... Read more

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

8-Oct-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware,  announced the company’s attendance at AUSA 2021, Booth #625. At the booth, the company is inviting show attendees to experience the Vita Rescue System Litter Attachment, as they are strapped in and safely hoisted into the air to experience the... Read more

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

8-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing... Read more

Story related to Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services

Story related to Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services

5-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com has suspended a story ran four hours ago regarding The Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services. We are checking the accuracy of the text provided, which was largely based on a statement provided to the HeliHub.com news team. The story was suspended 7 minutes after the HeliHub office was contacted by a party... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

5-Oct-2021Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Our Board of Trustees has elected Barney Burgess as Chair in succession to Dr Helen Bowcock OBE, DL. Professor Andrew Rhodes and Michael Docherty succeed Barney Burgess as joint Vice Chairs. The appointments take effect from December 2021. Barney Burgess, who joined our Board in 2017, has a broad business experience, having worked for McKinsey... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

5-Oct-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Air Methods Corporation are excited to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey is the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. “Through his decades of service, Mark has earned a position of trust among our flight teams. They know that when they fly... Read more

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

30-Sep-2021Source: CBC

A doctor who works with the province’s helicopter air ambulance service says it was very important to bring in a third helicopter crew rotation to transport an increasing number of patients across the province. Dr. Dallas Pearson says STARS Air Ambulance has been very busy transferring patients across the province after a growing number of... Read more

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

20-Sep-2021Source: Viterra

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) announced that it is once again teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2022 fundraising calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with tens of thousands of calendars sold annually. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at STARS’... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

14-Sep-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Air-Rescue Rega – the leading Swiss air rescue organization – announced development cooperation for the air ambulance version of Aero3, Dufour Aerospace’s new and innovative aircraft for patient transport and emergency medical services. The Aero3 is the first of its kind to feature a tilt-wing design with exceptional space, load, and... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

14-Sep-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bunting. Tim brings a wealth of experience with him, having previously worked for BBC Children in Need and held senior fundraising roles in the South West. In his first week in the job, Tim sat down to answer some questions about the role, his... Read more

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

14-Sep-2021Source: CareFlight

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services recently received its 10th consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Premier Health’s CareFlight, which celebrates 38 years of service this fall, has been continuously CAMTS-accredited since 1994 – one of the first programs in the United States to undergo a review by... Read more

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

14-Sep-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinity Air Medical, Inc. (“Trinity”), a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company. The transaction is expected to close during the week of September 13, 2021, subject to customary... Read more

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

8-Sep-2021Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust announces it will replace the A109 helicopter that has served the region for the last 12 years. Its replacement, a BK117 aircraft is the most common rescue helicopter in New Zealand. It is a larger aircraft that can comfortably accommodate the increase in equipment required to enable the best possible... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, signed an agreement for the supply of four Arctic Mi helicopters -8AMTSH-VA. The document was signed by the... Read more

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

2-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few countries where the national registration authority openly lists a registration cancellation as being due to an IDERA (Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation).  The website of CAA in Australia describes an IDERA as “a voluntary measure that provides greater security to creditors by preventing a debtor from flying an aircraft to... Read more

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

31-Aug-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that its new helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman is now in service. This is an expansion of the Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation throughout the region. “Having this service in Bozeman saves critical time for patients who need... Read more

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

30-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On August 19, 2021, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries carried out the one millionth air rescue mission – each with the aim of providing medical care to people in need as quickly as possible. In addition to the historical number that was reached at the Munich station on behalf of all emergency crews, the air rescuers... Read more

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance Charity

25-Aug-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Bolt, London’s fastest growing ride-hailing operator is partnering with London’s Air Ambulance Charity in recognition of their 32 year service providing round the clock trauma care to the people of London. London’s Air Ambulance is reliant on public donations to meet its annual running costs of £11 million. As an adoptive Londoner, the afternoon of... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

23-Aug-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have selected HealthNet Aeromedical Services as the recipient of the 2021 Safety in EMS Award. Sponsored by Horton Emergency Vehicles, the award was established to recognize an organization that has significantly contributed to advancing EMS practitioner and/or patient safety. “HealthNet... Read more

Christoph 37 passes landmark 20,000th mission

Christoph 37 passes landmark 20,000th mission

23-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

Christoph 37, the red and white helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung, is needed in the region around Nordhausen – his operational figures show that. On Friday, August 13, 2021, the crew turned 20,000. Alarmed times. A serious heart attack, a head-on collision on the country road – a life is often at stake when the... Read more

STARS receives $1 Million donation

STARS receives $1 Million donation

20-Aug-2021Source: STARS

STARS is thrilled to receive a generous $1 million gift from Tourmaline Oil Corp. (“Tourmaline”), Canada’s largest natural gas producer. The multi-year donation will support STARS’ operations across Western Canada, while also benefiting our municipal neighbours. “We’re excited to support STARS and ensure the highest level of critical care is available to people when they... Read more

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

20-Aug-2021Source: Surge

Newcastle-based software company Surge have recently launched a dedicated new brand Surge MedTech, as they continue to grow in the digital healthcare space. In 2019, Surge partnered with the Great North Air Ambulance who were looking for a way to move away from paper records and keep a digital log of all the work they... Read more

Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

19-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo have announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s... Read more

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

18-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s 150-mile... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

17-Aug-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system. “By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, we are... Read more

EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

17-Aug-2021Source: EAAA

EAAA has revealed that July was the charity’s busiest month on record in over four years and EAAA’s busiest ever July. The air ambulance charity, which has two teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, was tasked 266 times across the region in July. This was 38 times more than in June, where the charity... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

13-Aug-2021Source: Kongsberg Geospatial

The Canadian Coast Guard was in Oklahoma recently, albeit virtually. Kongsberg Geospatial announced today they successfully conducted Phase 1 trials of the Martin UAV V-BAT on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard at a UAS test facility operated by the Chocktaw Indian Nation of Oklahoma, in rural southeastern Oklahoma. The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting... Read more

Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

13-Aug-2021Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical care transport by air and ground has announced that it recently surpassed the 85,000 patient transport mark since its founding in 1985.  Boston MedFlight’s headquarters is located at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. Boston MedFlight cares for more than 4,600 patients annually, including the most critically... Read more

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

11-Aug-2021Source: Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service

On July 3, 2021, the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service fleet of eight AW139 reached a major aviation milestone.   In just four and a half years, the fleet has flown 20,000 hours and completed more than 10,000 critical care missions at multiple sites, including canyons, crevasses, roadways, rivers, oceans, frozen lakes, cliffs and cruise ships.... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance reaches 200 missions with Yorkshire Service

Children’s Air Ambulance reaches 200 missions with Yorkshire Service

11-Aug-2021Source: The Children’s Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance has flown the Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service (Embrace) no fewer than 200 times. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, which supports paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed, potentially lifesaving transfer of critically ill babies and children, flying them from one hospital to another... Read more

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance Trustee Chairman steps down

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance Trustee Chairman steps down

11-Aug-2021Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Sir John joined the HIOWAA Board of Trustees in July 2016 and was appointed Chairman of Trustees in February 2017, staying on after his four-year term ended to oversee the appointments of six new Trustees and the new Chief Executive Officer. Sir John was in place and played a crucial role in advising and overseeing... Read more

Texas blocked from regulating air ambulance charges

Texas blocked from regulating air ambulance charges

10-Aug-2021Source: Claims Journal

A federal appellate court ruled Wednesday that the Texas Workers’ Compensation Division may not enforce a law that regulates fees charged by air ambulance companies that transport injured workers from accident scenes. See Full Story.... Read more

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

9-Aug-2021Source: Airbus

STARS Air Ambulance, an Airbus operator for more than 35 years, is the first customer in North America to operate the new five-bladed H145 following the acceptance of their new helicopter today in Fort Erie, Ontario. This latest version of the H145 family is their sixth delivery in the company’s fleet renewal plan and the... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services adds an Airbus EC145e in West Virginia

HealthNet Aeromedical Services adds an Airbus EC145e in West Virginia

9-Aug-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The addition of a new helicopter in Morgantown, West Virginia is yet another commitment by HealthNet Aeromedical Services and WVU Medicine to improve critical care transport for patients in the region. “The power, safety features, and advanced medical capabilities of this upgraded aircraft will undoubtedly enhance the ability of our flight teams to save lives,”... Read more

Vincorion receives 100 rescue hoist order

Vincorion receives 100 rescue hoist order

6-Aug-2021Source: VINCORION

Mechatronics manufacturer VINCORION has received an order to supply 100 hydraulic Rescue Hoist Systems (RHS) for military transport helicopters. The contract has a total value of approximately 11.5 million euros, spread over the period between now and 2028. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021. “We developed our hydraulic Rescue Hoist... Read more

DRF issue 2020 Annual Report

DRF issue 2020 Annual Report

6-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

Not a single helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung has remained on the ground due to corona since the pandemic changed the world in spring 2020 and presented one of Europe’s leading air rescue organizations with unprecedented challenges. The Friends of the DRF Luftrettung supported the necessary measures to overcome the crisis with all the means... Read more

New RACQ LifeFlight Rescue doctors take to the skies of Queensland

New RACQ LifeFlight Rescue doctors take to the skies of Queensland

5-Aug-2021Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Twenty-five new RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctors are jumping on board Queensland’s rescue choppers and jets, ready to bring advanced medical care to sick or injured patients, often in some of the state’s most challenging locations. The selected doctors have completed an intensive training week at the LifeFlight Training Academy, to prepare them for the... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue clocks up busiest year on record

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue clocks up busiest year on record

4-Aug-2021Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

LifeFlight Australia has completed a record financial year of saving lives, with RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Air Ambulance jets, community helicopters and critical care doctors coming to the aid of 6,733 people. The jet and helicopter crews were busier than ever, flying more than 4,600 hours in total. “We’re able to provide that high level of care... Read more

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital helipad project complete

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital helipad project complete

3-Aug-2021Source: Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

The new helipad at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital is now in service, speeding up the transport time for critically ill and injured patients to get higher-level medical care when necessary. Located above the hospital’s Emergency Department entrance, the helipad is a nearly $2 million investment that enhances care in the local community. Before the helipad’s... Read more

Lithgow Hospital gets new helipad

Lithgow Hospital gets new helipad

28-Jul-2021Source: Lithgow Mercury

Have you noticed construction going on near Lithgow Hospital? Well what you are witnessing is the new helipad being installed. Member for Bathurst Paul Toole made the announcement that construction had started on a new helipad for Lithgow Hospital earlier this month. See Full Story. ... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports busy first half of 2021

Devon Air Ambulance reports busy first half of 2021

28-Jul-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

The charity assists 577 patients in the first six months of the year with Critical Care Cars deployed to around a quarter of missions. Between the 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, Devon Air Ambulance experienced an incredibly busy period with crews deployed to 930 incidents, serving 577 patients. Of these missions, 45.4% were... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

27-Jul-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is encouraging the public to download the free app, to help crews attend the precise location of patients in an emergency. From Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) will be taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere summer safety campaign to raise awareness of the free what3words app and... Read more

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