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DRF Luftrettung digitises medical mission documentation

DRF Luftrettung digitises medical mission documentation

12-Aug-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  At the beginning of August, DRF Luftrettung, in cooperation with medDV GmbH, introduced digital documentation software. Adapted to the specific requirements of air rescue, it can receive patient- and mission-specific data and transfer it to clinics for further treatment. With special tablet PCs on which NIDA software is installed, air rescuers can now document... Read more

Metro Aviation expands to Arizona with Guardian Air Transport

Metro Aviation expands to Arizona with Guardian Air Transport

4-Aug-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation is welcoming Guardian Air Transport to its family of operations customers, officially adding the state of Arizona to the company’s list of operations.  Guardian Air is the air medical program for Northern Arizona Healthcare and utilizes eight bases across the state for scene calls, inter-facility transfers, and specialized neonatal transports. “We are... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e to LIFE FORCE Air Medical

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e to LIFE FORCE Air Medical

29-Jul-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  LIFE FORCE Air Medical is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e aircraft. It will be the first EC145e in the program’s history and will be replacing the LIFE FORCE 1 aircraft at their Cleveland, TN base. The new EC145e will allow LIFE FORCE to fly... Read more

Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure public

Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure public

27-Jul-2022Source: Air Ambulances UK

  In light of the recently launched Charity Commission inquiry into the Air Ambulance Foundation UK (1155345). Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure supporters, members, and partners that they are in no way affiliated with the Air Ambulance Foundation UK. Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance predicts demand rise

Midlands Air Ambulance predicts demand rise

27-Jul-2022Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

  A West Midlands charity is predicting a rise in demand for its vitally important pre-hospital emergency service with more than one million people[1] expected to descend on the region for a summer of sport. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which rapidly reaches and treats up to 12 patients every day in the region, believes the increase... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

27-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $25,000,000, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (PZ0173) to previously awarded contract FA8629-14-C-2403 for post DD250 production manufacturing requirements on the Combat Rescue Helicopter System, including torque requirements on the rotor blades to be completed between nine and 11 hours of flight.  Work will be performed in Stratford,... Read more

P1AR conducts HH60G hoist training for USAF 55th Rescue Squadron

P1AR conducts HH60G hoist training for USAF 55th Rescue Squadron

25-Jul-2022Source: P1AR

  Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce that it has completed a live flight training course providing specialized dynamic hoisting and emergency procedures training for the United States Air Force’s 55th Rescue Squadron “Night Hawks” located in Tucson... Read more

Sanford AirMed Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Northern Minnesota

Sanford AirMed Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Northern Minnesota

25-Jul-2022Source: Lakeland PBS

Sanford Health celebrated 10 years of air service Tuesday near their facility in Bemidji. Through the use of AirMed services, hospitals in northern Minnesota like Sanford are able to provide care to those who may not otherwise be able to receive it. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Field of STARS gala raises over Can$300K

Field of STARS gala raises over Can$300K

25-Jul-2022Source: STARS

  After two years of virtual fundraisers, the third in-person Field of STARS gala, presented by Nutrien and held July 19 in conjunction with the Ag in Motion outdoor farm show, was a success. The casual country gala raised more than $300,000 to support STARS’ operations. When coupled with previous in-person and virtual events, Field... Read more

Milestone delivers two AW169s to Sloane Helicopters

Milestone delivers two AW169s to Sloane Helicopters

25-Jul-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced that it has delivered a second AW169 helicopter to UK-based operator, Sloane Helicopters (“Sloane”). The first helicopter, a new AW169, was delivered in December 2021. Sloane will operate the helicopters on behalf of the Children’s Air Ambulance UK, an inter-hospital transfer... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight reports record-breaking financial year

RACQ LifeFlight reports record-breaking financial year

22-Jul-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

LifeFlight Australia has completed another record-breaking financial year, coming to the aid of 6,825 people through missions performed by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters, Air Ambulance jets and Critical Care Doctors “We’re proud to make a difference in the lives of so many people, including those in rural and regional Queensland, by being ready to respond, 24/7,... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance orders 2 H135s for fleet renewal

London’s Air Ambulance orders 2 H135s for fleet renewal

21-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) – the helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) for the UK’s capital – has ordered two Airbus H135 helicopters for the renewal of its fleet under a contract signed at the Farnborough International Airshow. “We are extremely honoured to have received this order from one of the world’s most prestigious... Read more

Babcock sell some Onshore operations for €136.2M

Babcock sell some Onshore operations for €136.2M

20-Jul-2022

Aside from their offshore operations, Babcock are also selling their onshore interests. Employees were told yesterday that Ancala Partners, a mid-market infrastructure investor was buying Babcock operations in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden and Finland.  The deal is priced at €136.2 million Excluded are operations in UK, France, Canada and Australia, where Babcock also operates defence... Read more

BASF makes $500K donation to STARS air ambulance

BASF makes $500K donation to STARS air ambulance

20-Jul-2022Source: STARS

  Completion of STARS’ multi-year initiative to renew its aging helicopter fleet is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $500,000 gift from BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, announced today at the STARS base in Saskatoon. The donation will be used by STARS for mission operations as well as to help purchase medically... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to add second AW169

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to add second AW169

19-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo is pleased to announce that the UK charity Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) will be introducing its second AW169 helicopter for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The agreement between Specialist Aviation Services and EHAAT, which was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, includes a bespoke medical interior, in addition to... Read more

DRF reports on first half of 2022

DRF reports on first half of 2022

19-Jul-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  DRF Luftrettung is reflecting on a busy six months for missions. The crews of the 29 HEMS bases nationwide and two ambulance aircraft received a total of 19,791 alerts from January to June 2022, which represents an increase of 8 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. The non-profit air... Read more

Lutheran Air Celebrates 10,000 Patient Flights

Lutheran Air Celebrates 10,000 Patient Flights

14-Jul-2022Source: Lutheran Air

  Lutheran Air celebrated a milestone of 10,000 patient flights since the air ambulance program began serving the region nearly two decades ago. Lutheran Air I, its flight crew and several longtime crew members were recognized by Lutheran Health Network and Lutheran Hospital leadership for reaching the momentous occasion on the hospital helipad Monday. “The... Read more

Life Flight Network Adds Additional B407GXi

Life Flight Network Adds Additional B407GXi

14-Jul-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft to Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network currently operates a fleet of 53 aircraft and with the addition of these four aircraft, will be the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific... Read more

SAR Queen operating across Norway

SAR Queen operating across Norway

13-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

The Banak SAR base went live in Q1 of this year marking the first permanent operating location for the AW101 inside the Arctic Circle. This is the third SAR base to go-live in Norway, other bases include Sola and Ørland. Leonardo is assisting with maintenance, including 24/7 support together with material supply and technical representatives.... Read more

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

11-Jul-2022Source: Rega

  Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is delighted with the agreement that was signed today by the State Council of the Canton of Geneva. This agreement between Canton Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and Rega marks the continuation of a decades-long partnership for the benefit of patients and will further improve aeromedical care for the local population.... Read more

Life Flight Network Names Aviation Safety Leader as new Chief Executive Officer

Life Flight Network Names Aviation Safety Leader as new Chief Executive Officer

7-Jul-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Life Flight Network has selected aviation safety and operations leader Ben Clayton to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, providing ICU-level care to communities in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. Clayton was selected from a large field of... Read more

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

4-Jul-2022Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

  Fifteen years on from that first flight, the crew are tasked to around four emergency missions every day mirroring previous years, and are able to provide advanced life-saving care usually found in a hospital emergency department.   One of the longest-serving members of the team, Dr David Sutton, who has been flying with the charity... Read more

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

4-Jul-2022

  Together with patients and supporters, STARS officially welcomed the new Airbus H145 helicopter to its Edmonton base today. The new aircraft model is part of a landmark initiative to replace STARS’ fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about commemorating with our community allies the arrival of a new fleet that will serve patients across Alberta for decades... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

1-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various research projects all aimed at improving Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. For more than 40 years, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation... Read more

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announce new CEO

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announce new CEO

22-Jun-2022Source: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

  Charles joins the charity, with a wealth of experience across both the commercial and charity sectors as well as experience in working with local government. He spent 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline in a variety of senior roles, including leading the international development, supply and marketing of major new medicines. For the past five years Charles has... Read more

REACH Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County

REACH Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County

17-Jun-2022Source: REACH Air Medical

  REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced its plans to open an air medical base in Colusa County. Located in Williams along Interstate 5, the new base will provide service to Colusa County and the surrounding regions. “We are incredibly proud to be joining the community of Williams,” said Vicky Spediacci, Air Chief Operating Officer... Read more

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

16-Jun-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have delivered two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters from its joint venture leasing operation to the well-established Italian helicopter operator, Alidaunia. The two state-of-the-art aircraft will be based in Naples and Salerno on long term... Read more

Metro Aviation welcomes Washington County EMS

Metro Aviation welcomes Washington County EMS

16-Jun-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation turned 40 in 2022 and is continuing the celebration with its 40th operations customer in the birthplace of Texas. Metro will operate one EC145 for Washington County EMS and eventually provide fire suppression operations, a first for the 40-year operator. Washington-on-the-Brazos, also called Washington, originated in 1821 as a ferry crossing during... Read more

REACH and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County Announce Agreement

REACH and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County Announce Agreement

16-Jun-2022Source: REACH Air Medical

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH), a leading provider of air medical transport services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County, Inc. (d.b.a. Ukiah Ambulance) for professional advisory services related to enhancing the delivery of ground ambulance services in Mendocino County. The new agreement expands on a current,... Read more

AirLift Texas opens new base at Weslaco

AirLift Texas opens new base at Weslaco

15-Jun-2022

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., is thrilled to announce the opening of AirLift Texas, a new base in Weslaco, Texas, on June 1st to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding Rio Grande Valley communities. Opening the base will result in quicker response times for emergent... Read more

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

14-Jun-2022Source: HELP Appeal

  The HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads, announces that over 20,000 landings have been made on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded. It has donated over £40 million so far towards 45 helipads in total, which also includes 25 new helipads and major... Read more

The Top 5 Trends Facing The Air Medical Industry in 2022

The Top 5 Trends Facing The Air Medical Industry in 2022

8-Jun-2022Source: Air Methods

  The future of healthcare and its impact on air medical services is facing sweeping changes and acute challenges. From hospital closures and staffing shortages to increased domestic tourism, Air Methods is evaluating market dynamics and preparing for this shift. Here are our top 5 trends facing the air medical industry in 2022. 1. Obstetrical Units... Read more

NHC Northern Helicopter commences German polar contract with three BK117s

NHC Northern Helicopter commences German polar contract with three BK117s

7-Jun-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  Northern Helicopter GmbH will fly in the Arctic and Antarctic in the future. From June 2022, the shipping company F.Laeisz GmbH, Rostock, will entrust the Emden offshore aviation company with the operation of the helicopters for the research vessel “Polarstern” chartered to the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). . For... Read more

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

7-Jun-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

  RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will join other Queensland aeromedical service providers, as tenants of a state of the art ‘super base’, to be purpose built at Brisbane Airport. LifeFlight’s commitment to the project was confirmed today (Fri 3rd) with the announcement by Queensland Treasurer Hon. Cameron Dick, that the Queensland State Government will contribute $10.4... Read more

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

3-Jun-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will join other Queensland aeromedical service providers, as tenants of a state of the art ‘super base’, to be purpose built at Brisbane Airport. LifeFlight’s commitment to the project was confirmed today (Fri 3rd) with the announcement by Queensland Treasurer Hon. Cameron Dick, that the Queensland State Government will contribute $10.4 million... Read more

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are deploying Tactical Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in order to provide wide area ISR capabilities to vessels and contribute to the formation of a robust and dynamic Recognized Maritime Picture. UAS are becoming an important capability for maritime intelligence gathering. These systems provide considerable advantages when capable of being... Read more

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo remains fully engaged with the Canadian Government in relation to the upgrade of its CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter fleet. After distinguished 20-years of service life, the CH-149 Cormorant fleet requires a mid-life upgrade which is being proposed by Team Cormorant, a collaboration of Leonardo, together with its Canadian partners, IMP... Read more

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

1-Jun-2022Source: London's Air Ambulance

  Following a campaign during our 30th anniversary, we celebrated the official opening of London’s Air Ambulance’s new helipad space. The new offices are positioned closer to the flight deck, enabling the crew to reach the aircraft faster when a trauma call comes in. Therefore this development will potentially give London’s most critically injured patients... Read more

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

30-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow’s UK SAR team conducted a successful SAR Winch Paramedic selection event at Fleetwood Nautical College in May 2022, continuing its long history of innovation and excellence in aviation. The innovative program used a nationwide recruitment effort that solicited almost 300 applicants in late January from across the United Kingdom to apply for the UK SAR... Read more

Advertising board responds to claims brought by Air Methods against Global Medical Response

Advertising board responds to claims brought by Air Methods against Global Medical Response

27-May-2022Source: BBB National Programs

  The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that Global Medical Response, Inc. (GMR) provided a reasonable basis for certain advertising claims for its Air Ambulance Transport. However, NAD recommended that the advertiser clearly disclose qualifying information related to its AirMedCare Network (AMCN) subscription membership program. The claims at issue were challenged... Read more

CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

26-May-2022Source: CHC

  CHC Helikopterservice (CHC HS) started a new civilian-operated rescue helicopter service for the Governor’s Helicopter Service at Svalbard. Under the 10-year contract, CHC HS will provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopters, with a six person crew, including a doctor, flying two Airbus AS332L1 plus one backup aircraft. EMEA’s General Operations Manager, Per Andre Rykhus said:... Read more

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Salem, Oregon

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Salem, Oregon

25-May-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced the addition of a 24-hour helicopter critical care transport base in Salem, Oregon. Life Flight Network’s highly trained flight crew will provide ICU level care to the communities of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the surrounding area, augmenting their existing air medical services in... Read more

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

24-May-2022Source: UK Military

  UK and US helicopters have been finding and striking targets and lifting paratroopers and equipment into action together on Exercise Swift Response. Joint Helicopter Command’s Aviation Task Force 1 (ATF-1), which commands the attack, reconnaissance and support helicopters in the British Army’s global response force, is flying in support of the major multinational exercise in... Read more

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

24-May-2022Source: Bell

  Somewhere, a dedicated team stands ready, waiting to launch a Bell aircraft, reach an emergency site and save a life. These brave emergency medical workers (EMS) workers are always prepared to serve their communities, which is why Bell wanted to recognize their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients – even in uncertain environments. Now,... Read more

Christophorus 16 air ambulance passes 15,000 hours

Christophorus 16 air ambulance passes 15,000 hours

23-May-2022Source: HeliRescue

  [electronic translation] On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the emergency doctor helicopter Christophorus 16 flew the 15,000. Use since the air rescue service in Oberwart. The crew was called to Graz for a secondary transport from Oberwart Hospital. A pregnant patient was taken directly to the delivery room at the State Hospital for the delivery... Read more

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

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