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Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

13-May-2022Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

  The base in northern Alabama will be staffed by highly trained pilots, flight nurses, flight paramedics and an on-site aviation maintenance technician.   Air Evac Lifeteam announced its newest emergency air medical transport base in northern Alabama is now in service. Located in Athens, the new base will provide service to Limestone County and... Read more

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

10-May-2022Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is continuing to build its UK air ambulance offer by introducing a new service specifically aimed at the motorsport, events and film / TV industry in the UK. The service seeks to provide fully crewed turnkey helicopter emergency services for situations that require additional medical infrastructure to support a specific safety case or... Read more

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

9-May-2022Source: Acres Group

  Nottingham’s Acres Group has successfully designed its first heliport, as expansion plans for an existing base receive council approval. The project, designed by the team at Acres Architects, involves the building of a new 800 sq. metre hangar and associated offices on the site of Nottingham Heliport, off the A46 Fosse Way, in Widmerpool, south Nottinghamshire.... Read more

DRF base at Thüringen celebrates 30 years

DRF base at Thüringen celebrates 30 years

3-May-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  Christoph Thüringen , the only helicopter in Thuringia that is available around the clock for urgent transfers between clinics and emergency operations, is celebrating his birthday. On April 1st, 30 years ago , the station started its service, first at Erfurt Airport, four years later it was moved to the central clinic in Bad Berka. Today the crew performs over 1,000... Read more

Rega advances use of drones

Rega advances use of drones

29-Apr-2022Source: Rega

At its Annual Media Conference, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega presented its further developed drone system and a new version of the Rega app. The Rega drone, which is equipped with various sensors, is deployed when poor visibility prevents the Rega search helicopter from being used. The new version of the tried-and-tested Rega app is now even... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance 2022 fundraising gala raises record £944,000

London’s Air Ambulance 2022 fundraising gala raises record £944,000

27-Apr-2022Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

On Monday 25 April, London’s Air Ambulance Charity hosted its most successful gala ever; raising over £944,000 in donations. This is enough to fund over 400 missions: helping London’s only helicopter emergency service save more lives across the capital, every day, when every second counts. At the event, our patron, His Royal Highness The Duke... Read more

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

20-Apr-2022Source: The Sun

Fontana will spend $2.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds on a previously-owned helicopter to bolster public safety and fire and emergency medical services. See Full Story. ... Read more

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

14-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

Thanks to a £2 million pledge from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country funding NHS hospital helipads, Salford Royal’s new hospital will have a new rooftop helipad that will be able  to receive seriously injured or ill patients flown directly in by helicopter. It means that up to 20 minutes will be... Read more

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

14-Apr-2022Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has announced that Dr. Bjorn Peterson is now serving as Chief Medical Officer for the organization. Dr. Peterson brings extensive experience in working in emergency medicine, both in EMS and pre-hospital critical care. He succeeds Dr. R.J. Frascone, who officially retired from Life Link III following 36 years of service on April... Read more

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

12-Apr-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the end of March 2020, DRF Luftrettung provided another helicopter at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport to provide support in the corona pandemic in addition to the public system. Christoph 111’s operational readiness ends today. The crew of Christoph 111 says goodbye after today’s mission and after two years in which they have contributed to... Read more

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

8-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

A Cambridgeshire based lifesaving charity that flies hospital-level care to patients at the scene of their medical emergencies, has received a generous donation from the HELP Appeal to invest in cutting edge medical equipment. Magpas Air Ambulance doctors and paramedics have the skills and kit to effectively bring a hospital A&E department to the scene... Read more

New helipad opens at Scarborough Hospital

New helipad opens at Scarborough Hospital

4-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

A new, lifesaving helipad is now open at Scarborough Hospital that will enable seriously ill and injured patients to have immediate access to the Emergency Department after landing by helicopter. Thanks to a £500,000 donation by the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, work began in December on... Read more

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

4-Apr-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is thrilled to celebrate 35 years since the first emergency helicopter service began in Cornwall – and the UK. In 1987, Cornwall was the first county in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter, a vital service that has proven time and time again its importance in such a rural... Read more

Nipawin heliport granted SHA approval

Nipawin heliport granted SHA approval

1-Apr-2022Source: Toronto Star

While the Saskatchewan Health Authority has given final approval on a heliport build in Nipawin, Rennie Harper, Nipawin’s mayor, said that they’ll still need a cost re-estimate before fundraising can be underway. See Full Story.... Read more

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

31-Mar-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

Babcock and North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) have announced a significant new multi-year contract which will keep the charity saving lives into the next decade. The new contract, awarded following a competitive procurement process, supported by Aeroptimo, has seen Babcock selected to continue as NWAA’s exclusive aviation partner for at least the next seven years.... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir expands service offerings

30-Mar-2022Source: ÖAMTC Air Rescue

To meet increasing demand, ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s technical services division – HeliAir – has expanded their services to include maintenance for Airbus’s H145 helicopters. Having successfully completed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s certification process at the end of 2021, HeliAir now fulfills all legal requirements to maintenance the H145 for customers throughout Europe. “Every... Read more

Mosaic commits another $2.5 million to STARS in Saskatchewan

Mosaic commits another $2.5 million to STARS in Saskatchewan

21-Mar-2022Source: STARS

The ambitious fundraising goal for STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign in Saskatchewan has now been accomplished, thanks to a generous $2.5 million commitment from Mosaic, announced today at the STARS base in Regina. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign was launched in 2018 to renew STARS’ fleet of aging air ambulances with Airbus H145... Read more

STARS launches Mission Ready podcast

STARS launches Mission Ready podcast

21-Mar-2022Source: STARS

You’ve heard other podcasts. You’ve heard other STARS stories of rescue and recovery. But you haven’t heard any like this. Today STARS launches Mission Ready, presented by WBM Technologies. It’s a podcast that takes listeners deep inside our most harrowing and fascinating missions. We invite you on the journey as we share dispatch recordings, hear... Read more

MOT CRS acquires six AW189 for Maritime SAR operations

MOT CRS acquires six AW189 for Maritime SAR operations

18-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS) has signed a contract for six AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023. The PRC (MOT CRS) is China’s only national maritime professional rescue and salvage... Read more

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

14-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

THC (The Helicopter Company) and Leonardo are further reinforcing their collaboration in civil helicopter operations with the introduction of 16 AW139 intermediate twin engine aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) and corporate transport missions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliveries commence to start this year and shall be completed within the following three years.... Read more

Uniflight Global Partners with Spectrum Aeromed on New Fleet Completions

Uniflight Global Partners with Spectrum Aeromed on New Fleet Completions

9-Mar-2022Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Uniflight Global has announced its partnership with Spectrum Aeromed for installation of multiple HEMS interiors. Uniflight began completions on Leonardo AW119Kxi helicopters in the first quarter of 2022. “We are delighted to once again partner with Spectrum Aeromed and their turnkey interior solution for EMS operators,” offered Ray Weiser, the V.P. of Sales for Uniflight.... Read more

Smith Myers debuts at Heli-Expo 2022

Smith Myers debuts at Heli-Expo 2022

9-Mar-2022Source: Smith Myers

Smith Myers formally kicks off its North American expansion strategy when it makes its US event debut at Heli Expo (Booth 4826, March 8-10, Dallas, TX), to showcase ARTEMIS, an award-winning Mobile Phone Detection and Location system designed specifically for airborne SAR (Search and Rescue) and Disaster Relief. The global specialist in the design, development,... Read more

Princess Royal opens new Manchester hospital helipad

Princess Royal opens new Manchester hospital helipad

9-Mar-2022Source: NHS Manchester University

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today (2nd March) officially unveiled the helipad at Oxford Road Campus (ORC). She also visited maternity services at Saint Mary’s Hospital, both part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), in her role as Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The helipad, the first of its kind... Read more

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance host royal visit

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance host royal visit

7-Mar-2022Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) hosted a visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex. As a local life-saving charity, we work alongside the hospitals, emergency services and supporting organisations across the region. Today’s visit was an opportunity to bring everyone together at EHAAT’s new airbase at North Weald, enabling The... Read more

ITC-AeroLeasing Delivers One H135T3H

ITC-AeroLeasing Delivers One H135T3H

7-Mar-2022Source: ITC-AeroLeasing

ITC-AeroLeasing has successfully commenced the delivery and lease of one EMS configured Airbus Helicopters H135T3H to a European operator, which provides special mission services worldwide. “We are very pleased to serve this well-established European operator on its critical EMS missions. This delivery not only expands ITC’s footprint in Europe, but also furthers one of our... Read more

Karolinska University Hospital contracts with Babcock for EMS AW139

Karolinska University Hospital contracts with Babcock for EMS AW139

4-Mar-2022Source: Karolinska University Hospital

Karolinska University Hospital will be the first in Sweden to have a new type of medical helicopter that can provide the sickest patients with advanced care, even in the air. The helicopter can bring patients from all over the country to Karolinska. A contract for the operation and delivery of an Agusta Westland 139 (AW... Read more

FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

4-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS will complement its EC135 helicopter fleet in use at its southern bases to ensure uninterrupted medical helicopter service expansion next autumn. The new base serving Ostrobothnia will open in Seinäjoki from the end of 2022. The helicopter will be acquired used by FinnHEMS. In the future, four southern bases in Vantaa, Turku, Tampere and... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

2-Mar-2022Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is the first air ambulance in the UK to upgrade its Airbus H145 helicopter with a new five blade rotor head.  This UK-engineering first will generate more lift, reduce vibrations and improve handling and stability, providing improved comfort for EAAA’s patients and crew as they operate 24/7. The Norwich-based Anglia... Read more

FinnHEMS takes ops in-house after Babcock contract expired

FinnHEMS takes ops in-house after Babcock contract expired

2-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

The flight operations of Finnish medical helicopters were fully transferred to the state-owned company FinnHEMS on 11 February 2022, when the service agreement between FinnHEMS and flight operator Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance expired. In the future, nationwide HEMS operations will be carried out by FinnHEMS’ subsidiary FinnHEMS Flight Services Ltd at all medical helicopter bases in... Read more

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

2-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS terminates its fuel card agreement with Teboil. Teboil is a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The cessation of fuel supplies is a protest against Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine. Teboil has been one of FinnHEMS ‘channels for purchasing fuel for emergency vehicles. Helicopter fuel purchases are made using other procurement channels, for which the company has... Read more

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

28-Feb-2022Source: Airlift Northwest

Airlift Northwest, the not-for-profit air medical transport service of UW Medicine, today announced the opening of a new helicopter base at Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, Wash., to serve the communities of Central and Eastern Washington. The new base will begin operations this summer with a specially configured Airbus H-135 helicopter. It has a range of... Read more

Rega reports on 2021 missions

Rega reports on 2021 missions

22-Feb-2022Source: Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

In 2021, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega came to the assistance of more than 12,000 people for the first time. The Rega helicopters were in the air particularly frequently, but the three ambulance jets also recorded more missions than in the previous year. Besides its regular operational activities, Rega continued to assist the Swiss authorities in handling... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue adds new custom fuel facility from IOR

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue adds new custom fuel facility from IOR

21-Feb-2022

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews in Brisbane have opened the pumps on a new fuel storage and management facility, custom built by fuel supplier, IOR. “This fuel tank will enable our flight crews to refuel their aircraft and be ready to respond to a critical mission, more efficiently,” RACQ LifeFlight Rescue General Manager of Operations, Brian... Read more

New helipad lighting for Peterborough City Hospital for 24×7 ops

New helipad lighting for Peterborough City Hospital for 24×7 ops

21-Feb-2022Source: HELP Appeal

Seriously ill or injured patients from across the region will benefit from extended air ambulance flying hours thanks to a generous donation of nearly £47,000 to Peterborough City Hospital from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads State-of-the-art helipad lighting will enable air ambulances to land throughout the... Read more

LifeFlight medical recruits soar through training week

LifeFlight medical recruits soar through training week

15-Feb-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

21 new RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care doctors have joined the ranks across Queensland, but one of the retrieval registrars had already treated a patient in the air, before she even started her official aeromedical training. Dr Karin Dautzenberg was called in to help on the plane ride over to Australia from the Netherlands, when... Read more

The Air Ambulance Service brings blood on board

The Air Ambulance Service brings blood on board

14-Feb-2022Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The critical, lifesaving work of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) has been further enhanced through the introduction of blood and plasma on board its helicopters and critical care cars. Every day, The Air Ambulance Service – which operates the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) – attends... Read more

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare to open new Idaho base

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare to open new Idaho base

14-Feb-2022Source: Intermountain Healthcare

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare are opening a new helicopter medical transport base on the Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital campus in Burley, Idaho, to enhance medical transport services for area residents throughout Mini-Cassia, Idaho. Classic Air Medical will begin providing this critical care service in the summer of 2022, with a team of three... Read more

Air Zermatt introduces 24-hour on-call service at Gampel base

Air Zermatt introduces 24-hour on-call service at Gampel base

14-Feb-2022Source: Air Zermatt

Since Friday, Air Zermatt is on standby with a rescue team 24 hours a day at the base in Gampel. In case of an emergency call, helicopter, pilot, paramedics and the emergency doctor are ready for action even faster day and night. This measure shortens the start of a rescue team at night by up... Read more

TRHA owes National Helicopter Service $27million

TRHA owes National Helicopter Service $27million

10-Feb-2022Source: NewsDay

THE Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) currently owes $27 million for helicopter services to transport patients to Trinidad. The revelation was made at a Joint Select Committee (JSC) meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee to examine the internal controls, expenditure and the accessibility and availability of diagnostic imaging services at public health institutions... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance Charity appoints new Chair

London’s Air Ambulance Charity appoints new Chair

10-Feb-2022Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

The Board of London’s Air Ambulance Charity has today, 10th February 2022, announced the appointment of Bob Forsyth as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees. The appointment comes after a far reaching and competitive process, involving external and internal candidates facilitated and guided by Inclusive Boards. Bob has been a trustee of the... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance adds third weather station in coverage area

Cornwall Air Ambulance adds third weather station in coverage area

8-Feb-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

More lives to be saved by Cornwall Air Ambulance with launch of new weather station More lives are set to be saved by Cornwall Air Ambulance as a new weather station is launched in Bude. The new site, which has been kindly funded by Charity Ambassador Dr Karen J Dickens, will assist in accurate reporting... Read more

STARS Lottery is critical to sustaining operations

STARS Lottery is critical to sustaining operations

2-Feb-2022Source: STARS

The past year has been one of the busiest on record for STARS as our crews worked on the frontlines of the pandemic caring for critically ill patients. The 29th edition of STARS LOTTERY, launching to the public today, helps make that possible while offering the chance to win 2,500 prizes, valued at more than... Read more

LifeFlight Australia helped 6846 people in 2021

LifeFlight Australia helped 6846 people in 2021

27-Jan-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

LifeFlight Australia has marked a record-breaking year, with RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community helicopters, Air Ambulance jets and Critical Care medical teams coming to the aid of 6,846 people – the highest number of patients helped in a calendar year, by the aeromedical service. In 2021, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter and jet crews flew 2,503 critical missions, topping last calendar year’s total... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust welcomes new Head of Operations

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust welcomes new Head of Operations

27-Jan-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is pleased to announce that Andrew “Alf” Evans has been appointed as the new Head of Operations for the charity. Alf comes from a military background, with extensive experience in aviation, operations and survival training. Most recently, he has spent the last 11 years serving as Head of Operations at emergency... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports on 2021 mission stats

Devon Air Ambulance reports on 2021 mission stats

26-Jan-2022Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Mission statistics for 2021 reveal just how vital the response of the Devon Air Ambulance medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, as they experience their busiest year ever. Throughout another challenging year for many public services and charities, the crew at Devon Air Ambulance has been tasked to attend over 1900 incidents... Read more

National EMS Memorial Service moves Weekend of Honor to July

National EMS Memorial Service moves Weekend of Honor to July

26-Jan-2022Source: EMS 1

The National EMS Memorial Service announced Wednesday the dates for the National EMS Memorial Service and Weekend of Honor for 2022 and 2023. The dates are July 22-24, 2022, and July 21-23, 2023, and the location is the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. See Full Story.... Read more

Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

20-Jan-2022Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, announced the addition of a helicopter critical care transport base in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This new service will augment existing helicopter and fixed-wing services in north-central Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana. The new helicopter base, slated to open this spring, will serve as a... Read more

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

Babcock France certified Part CAMO and Part 145 on H145 D3

19-Jan-2022Source: Babcock

Babcock France announces that it has received from the OSAC l Aviation & Sécurité its Part CAMO and PART 145 certificate of approval for the maintenance of its Airbus H145 D3 helicopter fleet at its Cannet-des-Maures site. Meeting the needs of its customers across the country, Babcock’s maintenance sites offer a full range of MCO... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

19-Jan-2022Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Our crews were called out 2,880 times in 2021, the highest number since we became an independent healthcare provider in 2018. 1,125 call outs took place in Berkshire, with 1,018 in Buckinghamshire and 640 in Oxfordshire. Crews delivered critical care to 1,819 patients when they needed it most, attending the most serious incidents across the... Read more

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

19-Jan-2022Source: AvSax

Many air ambulance helicopters in the UK are now carrying a specialist piece of equipment to help keep the crew, patients and aircraft safe in the event of a fire or even an explosion. More than 20 helicopters are operated by specialist aerial emergency medical services (EMS) company Babcock and following a detailed look into... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance reflects on missions in 2021

Cornwall Air Ambulance reflects on missions in 2021

19-Jan-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance was tasked to 1,092 incidents in 2021. New figures released by the charity show the crew responded to 733 incidents in the helicopter and 359 in the rapid response vehicles. Of these missions, 551 were to people injured in trauma-related incidents and 534 were in response to medical emergencies. Throughout the year,... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has recorded its busiest ever year as the country emerged from lockdown with an increased demand for the life-saving service. Emergency call outs soared well beyond pre-pandemic levels with crews at the charity’s Aberdeen and Perth airbases deployed 810 times during 2021 – a 76% increase on the previous year’s... Read more

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

18-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations. This exemption will allow Part 119 certificate holders authorized... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has thanked the public for its support, which has enabled it to attend 3,544 life and limb-threatening emergencies in 2021. The total number of missions undertaken since the Charity’s inception in 2001 stands at over 41,000. The Charity, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, received 3,544 calls during 2021. 1870... Read more

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

17-Jan-2022Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras has just delivered two H145 model aircraft to the company Air Jet Taxi Aéreo Ltda. The helicopters are the first equipped with five blades to be used for passenger transport and also for aeromedical transport in Brazil. In addition to the recognized operational efficiency and safety, which make the helicopter a commercial success... Read more

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

17-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has been presented with the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for its services to the people of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The accolade was presented to the Service by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jeff Edwards MBE, in November during his visit to Cardiff Heliport. Mr Morgan said: “Wales Air... Read more

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

14-Jan-2022Source: Irish Community Air Ambulance

The Irish Community Air Ambulance was tasked to 512 missions in 14 counties during 2021, its busiest year since the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Air Ambulance launched in July 2019. There were 490 taskings in 2020. The organisation is Ireland’s only charity-funded HEMS Air Ambulance. It works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and responds... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

14-Jan-2022Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance sign off 2021 as busiest year in charity’s history. A lot has happened at LNAA this year, from moving to a new headquarters to upgrading the helicopter, the charity hasn’t stood still through what has been a monumental year of change. And the numbers reflect the pace of transformation with... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

13-Jan-2022Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 1,570 potentially life-saving call-outs in 2021. The highest number of missions were cardiac arrest, 491 (31% of total), closely followed by medical emergencies, such as strokes, 268 (17%), road traffic collisions, 228 (15%) and falls from height, 226 (14%). Other incidents included rail and sporting incidents,... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

12-Jan-2022Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Donning PPE and continuing throughout lockdowns, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s critical care paramedics and doctors were there for the people of Wiltshire and Bath when they were needed most. Of the 1,104 missions last year, 653 were by helicopter and 451 were in the Rapid Response Vehicles (cars). Chief executive David Philpott said: “The year 2021... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

12-Jan-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s website has scooped the Good Web Guide Awards 2021 Charity Website of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. The Good Web Guide Awards celebrates the best websites from across the UK, in a range of different categories. A panel of judges including industry experts, former GWG Website of... Read more

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

12-Jan-2022Source: Everdrone

For the first time in medical history, a drone has played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest. The world unique achievement took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in December of 2021, when an Everdrone autonomous drone delivered a defibrillator that helped save the life of a 71-year-old man. “This is... Read more

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

7-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

British EMS operator Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (D&SAA) have bought out the “other half” of the Leonardo AW169 operated for them by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). Prior to the transaction date in December, their aircraft was owned by SAS (Dorset & Somerset) Ltd, a company set up in 2017 jointly owned by the charity... Read more

AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute Welcomes Three New Instructors

AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute Welcomes Three New Instructors

22-Dec-2021Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of three new instructors to the Medical Transport Leadership Institute’s (MTLI) Council of Regents. MTLI, the organization’s flagship leadership training program, has awarded the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) designation to more than 1200 future industry leaders in air and critical care... Read more

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

21-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Through the ongoing pandemic and an exceptionally active hurricane season, Bristow’s Gulf of Mexico search and rescue (SAR) team has remained at the ready to assist customers in the Gulf of Mexico. The team reached 1,000 missions for the year on November 8, 2021. Operations for 2021 far exceed pre-pandemic missions. In 2018, they flew... Read more

Babcock ramps up EMS night flights in Italy

Babcock ramps up EMS night flights in Italy

15-Dec-2021Source: Babcock

Aerospace, Defence and Security company Babcock International is ramping up technology in its Italian air ambulance operation and having a major impact on its pilots’ ability to fly at night and keep communities safe. Increasing in use by 75% over the last five years the ‘night flight’ is now a critical part of Babcock-managed air... Read more

Inverness hospital helipad reports over 1000 landings

Inverness hospital helipad reports over 1000 landings

15-Dec-2021Source: NHS Highland

The upgraded helipad at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has seen 1016 landings since it reopened in 2019. The much-needed improvements two years’ ago enabled the helipad to increase in size to meet the demands of larger and more frequent aircraft use which are vital in an emergency, as they are faster, can carry more medical... Read more

RUAG and Collins Aerospace sign agreement for maintenance of rescue hoists

RUAG and Collins Aerospace sign agreement for maintenance of rescue hoists

13-Dec-2021Source: RUAG

RUAG has just concluded a 10-year license agreement with Collins Aerospace for the maintenance and overhaul of rescue hoists for helicopters. As a result, from 2022 our main customer, the DDPS, will benefit from significant improvements in our infrastructure, employee skills and expert knowledge with regard to maintenance and overhaul. The operational readiness of the... Read more

ANCC Designates Air Methods as Industry’s Only Accredited Air Medical Provider 

ANCC Designates Air Methods as Industry’s Only Accredited Air Medical Provider 

10-Dec-2021Source: Air Methods

We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks. As the international standard of... Read more

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

10-Dec-2021Source: Acadian Air Med

Acadian Air Med, a division of Acadian Ambulance Service, is marking 40 years in operation in 2021. From its early days, Acadian Ambulance’s ground operations worked in tandem with air ambulances. In 1976, Acadian partnered with the U.S.’ Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) helicopter ambulance program. The success of MAST led to the... Read more

Life Flight Network and Life Link III launch strategic alliance

Life Flight Network and Life Link III launch strategic alliance

10-Dec-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight Program Adds Axnes PNG wireless ICS

Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight Program Adds Axnes PNG wireless ICS

10-Dec-2021Source: Axnes

Axnes is proud to be a trusted partner as the provider of our PNG WICS for the Intermountain Life Flight program,” said Brett Gardner,Vice President at Axnes Inc. “By using our WICS technology as a wireless intercommunication extension system, PNG technology brings unprecedented capabilities to the crew and demonstrates a proven operational benefit. The equipment... Read more

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

2-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to PSB Avialeasing four Ansat helicopters in the interests of the National Air Ambulance Service. This is the first batch under the current contract for 37 cars of this model. The Ansats produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant are equipped according to the principle... Read more

LCI acquires lessor Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Ltd

LCI acquires lessor Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Ltd

1-Dec-2021Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, today announces an agreement to acquire Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Limited, a division of the Nova Capital Group. Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Limited represents the twin-engine rotary and fixed-wing aircraft lease division of the Nova Capital Group, with single-engine operations remaining within the Group. The acquisition will result in... Read more

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