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NSW Government funds Condobolin helipad

NSW Government funds Condobolin helipad

The Nationals Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries says a helipad at Condobolin hospital in central-west New South Wales will help link the district with more specialist services.See full story.

Source: ABC News, 07-Dec-15

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. The donation comes from money raised during the past two Black Tie & Blue Jeans Dinner and Auction events that were sponsored by the Memorial Foundation. “The Foundation Board worked… Read more »

Source: Klickitat, 03-Dec-15

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$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

$32K donation to Klickitat Valley Hospital helipad fund

The KVH Memorial Foundation presented a check for $32,000 to CEO Leslie Hiebert and the KVH Commissioners for the Helipad construction fund at the hospital. See Full Story

Source: KVH, 03-Dec-15

Boost for Sigatoka District Hospital helipad plan in Fiji

Boost for Sigatoka District Hospital helipad plan in Fiji

PLANS to establish a helipad at the Sigatoka District Hospital received a major boost when resorts along the Coral Coast and industry stakeholders raised more than $70,000 last Saturday during a charity golf event and raffle held at the Natadola Bay Golf Course. See Full Story

Source: Fiji Times, 03-Dec-15

Rega orders three AW169s

Rega orders three AW169s

AgustaWestland announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Dec-15

Thames Valley Air Ambulance wins regional awards

Thames Valley Air Ambulance wins regional awards

Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been awarded for the significant impact it has made to the region at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards, held in Reading on Thursday 19 November 2015. Winning ‘Charity of the Year’, sponsored by James Cowper Kreston, the Charity demonstrated to the judges outstanding achievement and service to its beneficiaries,… Read more »

Source: TVAA, 30-Nov-15

AirLife 6 welcomed at Covington Municipal Airport

AirLife 6 welcomed at Covington Municipal Airport

AirLife 6, an emergency medical helicopter operated by AirMethods Corporation, has taken up residence at the Covington Municipal Airport, and the community welcomed it with an open house last week at the airport. See Full Story

Source: Rockdale Citizen, 30-Nov-15

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre helipad delayed again

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre helipad delayed again

The construction of a helipad on the roof of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is delayed again. See Full Story

Source: Fortmcmurray Today, 30-Nov-15

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Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has delivered a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam in O’Fallon, Missouri. The Level 7 FTD includes Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. It will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the ultimate realism and accuracy in NVG training and… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 27-Nov-15

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Collier EMS hosts open house

Collier EMS hosts open house

Collier County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) held an open house, offering a tour of their MedFlight hanger and helicopter on Nov. 14.See full story.

Source: Collier Citizen, 27-Nov-15

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AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

The Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), in cooperation with helicopter manufacturers Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopter, announces its commitment to the installation of Crash Resistant Fuel Systems (CRFS) in all new aircraft and equipping current aircraft with CRFS as those products become available. Our members are proud to partner with Bell Helicopter and Airbus on this… Read more »

Source: AMOA, 26-Nov-15

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Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Christmas came a little early for Houston County residents.See full story.

Source: KSLA News, 26-Nov-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is progressing its plans to move onto a single base from where both helicopter operations and all charity functions can be run.  WAA has confirmed they have  submitted an Outline Planning Application to Wiltshire Council for its proposals at a 12.6 acre (5.1 hectare) site on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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India – Two government-funded hospitals to get helipads

India – Two government-funded hospitals to get helipads

Two recently set-up and government-funded hospitals in India are to have emergency helipads added to their facilities.  The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the cities of Bhubaneswar and Raipur (the state capitals of Odisha and Chhattisgarh respectively)  will have the landing facilities added in the next financial year as they are not… Read more »

24-Nov-15

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East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

ETMC’s Air 1 program is celebrating a milestone with 30 years of service to East Texas. The first flight was December 1985 with a transport of a burn patient to Dallas. ETMC Air 1 has served East Texans by providing emergency helicopter transport for victims of car accidents and cardiac and stroke patients, as well… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 23-Nov-15

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Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance doctor wins Lifetime Achievement award

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance doctor wins Lifetime Achievement award

Almost 350 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday night at the National Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2015. Award hosts, BBC News presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding handed out 11 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and humbling. The… Read more »

Source: Lincs and Notts, 23-Nov-15

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London’s Air Ambulance app wins award

London’s Air Ambulance app wins award

Last night we collected two key awards at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2015. Our life-saving dispatch app, developed in partnership with EE and Mubaloo, won the ‘Innovation’ category and Consultant, Dr Gareth Grier, won ‘Doctor of the Year’. We were also runner up in three other categories. Air ambulances from across the UK… Read more »

Source: LAA, 23-Nov-15

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New CEO at Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

New CEO at Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

A new Chief Executive Officer will soon be leading the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust. Karen Jobling will soon take over the helm of our Charity. Our long serving CEO, Peter Aldrick, who has overseen the successful expansion and development of the life-saving service during the past 16 years, will retire in mid-January… Read more »

Source: Lincs And Notts, 20-Nov-15

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STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-15

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RACQ Careflight completes first AW139 mission

RACQ Careflight completes first AW139 mission

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Brisbane-based crew completed its first mission on board the new AgustaWestland 139 (AW139) helicopter today. “After six weeks of intensive crew training, the AW139 helicopter officially became operational this morning,” CareFlight Operations Manager Matt O’Rourke said. The milestone flight was a hospital transfer for a 65-year-old woman suffering a cardiac condition. “A… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Nov-15

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Maine – Helipad approved for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Maine – Helipad approved for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

The Planning Board Monday approved a joint project of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and LifeFlight of Maine to create a helicopter pad in the hospital parking lot behind Liros Gallery. See Full Story

Source: The Ellsworth American, 16-Nov-15

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Westpac confirms Tasmania EMS helicopter sponsorship to 2017

Westpac confirms Tasmania EMS helicopter sponsorship to 2017

With Tasmania’s summer bush walking season fast approaching and an increase in boating activities, police are reminding bush walkers and boaters to be prepared.See Full Story

Source: Sky news, 16-Nov-15

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Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Powell Helipad in recognition of Dr. Powell’s role as founder of STARS air ambulance and the STARS Foundation, and his exemplary service over a 35-year career. Since retiring as STARS President and CEO in March 2012, Dr. Powell continues to volunteer… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 12-Nov-15

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance plan new operational base

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance plan new operational base

Nearly 100 people have attended an exhibition showing plans for a new air ambulance base in Paddock Wood. See full story.

Source: Kent Online, 12-Nov-15

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Cascade Valley Hospital builds helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital builds helipad

Local patients in critical condition will soon be able to be airlifted to Cascade Valley Hospital instead of taking ambulances there.See full story.

Source: North County Outlook, 12-Nov-15

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NSW Morgue to be demolished so helipad can be built

NSW Morgue to be demolished so helipad can be built

An old morgue at Condobolin Hospital in central-west New South Wales is being demolished to make way for a helipad aimed at fast-tracking patients.See full story.

Source: ABC News, 11-Nov-15

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Valley Med Flight open new base at Roseau

Valley Med Flight open new base at Roseau

Patients in need of urgent care in northwestern Minnesota will no longer need to wait for a medical flight from Grand Forks or Bemidji to take them to a hospital.See full story.

Source: Grand Forks Herald, 11-Nov-15

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Helipad from day one at new Saskatchewan hospital

Helipad from day one at new Saskatchewan hospital

A new hospital has officially opened in Moose Jaw that features a helicopter pad, a hyperbaric chamber and the first permanent MRI scanner outside Regina and Saskatoon. See Full Story

Source: CTV News, 09-Nov-15

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U-M Survival Flight wins international title

U-M Survival Flight wins international title

If you think caring for severely injured patients is hard work, imagine doing it 2,000 feet above the ground and at 175 miles per hour. And if that doesn’t sound bad enough, perform all of those same caring techniques in front of hundreds of fellow medical professionals, video crews, and of course, judges. U-M Survival… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Nov-15

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UK – HELP Appeal pledges $1 Million for Manchester hospital helipad

UK – HELP Appeal pledges $1 Million for Manchester hospital helipad

The HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to delivering helicopter landing pads at all Major Trauma Centers and key A&E hospitals across England and Scotland – has pledged £1 million to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) Charity’s new helipad appeal. A huge kick start to its fundraising campaign,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 06-Nov-15

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Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Nov-15

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Era Group Announces Q3 2015 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q3 2015 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release third quarter 2015 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 5, 2015, to begin at 10:00… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 04-Nov-15

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Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics to add a helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics is getting a new helistop in hopes of cutting down transportation times for patients who need critical care. See Full Story

Source: Herald Net, 02-Nov-15

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Baldwin Aviation partners with Avera McKennan for air ambulance safety

Baldwin Aviation partners with Avera McKennan for air ambulance safety

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center’s air ambulance service serves a widely-dispersed population in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota from its Sioux Falls location and, as with any emergency response organization, timeliness and precise information are critical components to its success.  That’s why Avera McKennan’s aviation operation has chosen to team… Read more »

Source: Baldwin Aviation, 29-Oct-15

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Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation will welcome a new operations customer in November.  Metro and Cooper University Health Care are partnering to launch a new air medical service throughout seven counties of southern New Jersey. “Cooper Air Med is a crucial part of Cooper’s emergency medical services continuum,” said Steven E. Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM, Vice Chairman, Department… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Oct-15

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Spectrum Aeromed named in Entrepreneur award list

Spectrum Aeromed named in Entrepreneur award list

Spectrum Aeromed was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Spectrum Aeromed is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 29-Oct-15

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Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

Bright colours revealed for EC135 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

HeliHub.com was the first media outlet to confirm that Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance were going to update from their Bo105 to the larger EC135 helicopter, in our article on 22nd September, the day after the EC135 was registered by the Civil Aviation Authority as G-SCAA.  What we can now reveal is the colour scheme of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

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Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

Colours revealed for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance new H135

The new Airbus Helicopters H135 G-HIOW was delivered to Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance at Thruxton on Saturday 24th October, and is currently working alongside the previous EC135T2 G-KRNW – which in turn is better known for the time it spent in Cornwall. G-HIOW is seen photographed here (and © Copyright 2015) by Keith C… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

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Lombardia Capital Partners quadruples investment in Air Methods

Lombardia Capital Partners quadruples investment in Air Methods

Lombardia Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Air Methodsoration (NASDAQ:AIRM) by 304.19% based on its latest Q3 2015 regulatory filing with the SEC. See Full Story

Source: Financial Magazin, 27-Oct-15

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Herts Air Ambulance opens its first charity shop

Herts Air Ambulance opens its first charity shop

Christmas shoppers in Ware will be in for a treat from early December as Herts Air Ambulance opens the doors to its first Charity Shop, just in time for Christmas. The Charity Shop located at 3, High Street in Ware, will be a huge boost to the Charity – helping to ensure its life-saving helicopters… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 27-Oct-15

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Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation recently reached a major milestone for its operations division. The air medical operator received certification from the Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) to operate as an approved air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The recently completed initial audit and future continuing audits are conducted by the DOD Commercial Airlift Division… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Oct-15

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United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft Delivers H130 Demonstrator to Airbus Helicopters

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced the delivery of a completed Airbus H130 (formerly EC130 T2) air medical transport service demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas.   The aircraft was completed at the United Rotorcraft Decatur, Texas facility and includes medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and three-color paint scheme was designed… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Oct-15

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Spectre of negative PR may lead to Bond name change

Spectre of negative PR may lead to Bond name change

We are hearing more and more that Bond will change its name to bring it in line with parent company Babcock.  The onshore element Bond Air Services, along with Bond Offshore Helicopters, were both represented under the Babcock name at the recent Helitech International event in London, and Bond staff told us there that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-15

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New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

STARS and the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) are now able to transport emergency patients faster, thanks to a new temporary medical helicopter landing pad on the University of Saskatchewan campus. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 26-Oct-15

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Midwest MedAir brings new EC135 to Columbus

Midwest MedAir brings new EC135 to Columbus

Columbus Community Hospital held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, October 23 to celebrate the acquisition of a new medical helicopter to the area. See Full Story

Source: Columbus News Team, 26-Oct-15

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Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

Work has begun on the first of two permanent air ambulance helicopter bases at the Henry County Airport. See Full Story

Source: The Paris Post Intelligencer, 26-Oct-15

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Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

The Children’s Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to recruit regular donors to the charity using DRTV, its first use of TV. See Full Story

Source: UK fundraising, 26-Oct-15

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Great Western Air Ambulance celebates one year of EC135

Great Western Air Ambulance celebates one year of EC135

The GWAAC helicopter is celebrating one year of saving lives across Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and parts of Wiltshire. Our Eurocopter 135, callsign Helimed 65, arrived at our Filton base on 16th October 2014. To celebrate her first birthday we’re going to have a party! We’re planning to surprise our crew on… Read more »

Source: Great Western, 26-Oct-15

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Air Methods pilot wins NEMSPA Pilot of the Year award

Air Methods pilot wins NEMSPA Pilot of the Year award

National EMS Pilot Association (NEMSPA) today announced the winner of the 2015 Pilot of the Year Award – Ann Lowell of Air Methods, currently serving the Haiti Air Ambulance program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Each year, NEMSPA accepts nominations for this award from the nationwide emergency air medical community to recognize an individual who stands out… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 26-Oct-15

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AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

AMRG launch Wiregrass Life Flight

It was a dream of the Pilcher family for the better part of 50 years. Owners of Pilcher’s Dothan Ambulance Service, the family envisioned air transport to complement their ground service. It didn’t happen overnight, but it did eventually materialize.  See full story

23-Oct-15

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CALSTAR orders five H135

CALSTAR orders five H135

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that California Shock Trauma and Rescue (CALSTAR) has ordered five H135 air medical helicopters. CALSTAR is the first U.S. customer for this significantly improved and updated variant of the most popular twin-engine helicopter chosen by air medical transport service operators. The order announcement was made Monday in a ceremony at the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Oct-15

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South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa has signed a contract for three AW119Kx EMS-equipped helicopters to expand their existing fleet of five AW119Ke aircraft. The contract also includes an option to acquire five additional units. The initial three aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-15

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Gama Aviation opens new base to manage Scottish EMS contract

Gama Aviation opens new base to manage Scottish EMS contract

Gama Aviation (LSE:GMAA), the global aviation services company, has opened a new purpose built base at Glasgow airport to support its contract with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The base will house Scotland’s national specialist transport and retrieval service (SCOTSTAR) for critically ill NHS patients and will be the first time anywhere in the UK… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 22-Oct-15

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63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

HeliHub.com continues to build on its reputation of unearthing key facts about the helicopter industry by monitoring production data very closely.  Our team crank the numbers on the world’s helicopters on an ongoing basis. 52400 to 52478 – 79 aircraft – have been delivered in the last six years.  The first of these – serial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-15

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AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

AMGH orders six H135s, options for four more

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a major U.S. air medical transport services provider, has contracted with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the purchase of six H135-series helicopters with options to buy four additional aircraft.The announcement was made Tuesday in a ceremony at the Airbus Helicopters Inc. booth at the Air Medical Transport Conference under way in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

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STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac orders another two H135 from Airbus

STAT MedEvac, a major air medical transport service provider, has ordered two H135-series (formerly EC135) helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. to replace older aircraft. The announcement was made Tuesday at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Long Beach, Calif. STAT MedEvac provides air medical transport services to residents of much of western Pennsylvania and operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Oct-15

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Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

The Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development and promotion of aviation safety.  Metro Aviation is proud to congratulate Helicopter Flight Training Center Director Terry Palmer on receiving the 2015 Jim Charlson Award. Terry is extremely involved in the aviation industry and has committed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-15

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Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

Life Flight Network CEO named Program Director of the Year by AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) announced Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network (LFN), has been named the 2015 Program Director of the Year. At an awards ceremony last night in Long Beach, California, Griffiths was praised for his achievements in bringing industry leading air ambulance service to rural populations. The award is… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 21-Oct-15

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Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015. Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH Air Medical Services announced today that it has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., this award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company whose air ambulance program most clearly… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Oct-15

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8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-15

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Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain Life Flight win Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

Intermountain HealthCare Life Flight of Salt Lake City is the 2015 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for its development of safety risk assessment tools to help guide flight decisions and flight crew status. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to Intermountain representatives Monday… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-15

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Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Air Medical Resource Group orders three H125s and two EC145s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that it has received orders from Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) for three H125 and two EC145 helicopters. The new helicopters will be put into service with AMRG’s community and hospital-based air medical transport programs. Two of the H125s are to be delivered to AMRG later this month, with the other… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Oct-15

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-15

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Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Brazil certifies Donaldson filters for H130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) are helping operators of more than 275 Airbus Helicopters H130 and H125B3/B3e dual hydraulic aircraft protect their engines — and now, new certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has cleared the way for H130T2 operators in Brazil to realize the same benefits. Donaldson Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 20-Oct-15

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LifeFlight of Maine moves into new hangar facility

LifeFlight of Maine moves into new hangar facility

LifeFlight of Maine is known for providing critical care transport to all who need its resources.See Full Story

Source: WCSH6, 19-Oct-15

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UK HELP Appeal makes second grant to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham

UK HELP Appeal makes second grant to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham

Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Saving Lives Helipad Appeal has received a significant boost thanks to another generous donation from the HELP Appeal. Launched in July 2014, the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal is raising £3 million to build an onsite helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), so that critically-injured patients can be transferred to the East… Read more »

Source: Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 19-Oct-15

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Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus to exhibit H130 and H135 at AMTC 2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will feature the newest, most innovative and highly capable single-engine helicopter for air medical transport services when AMTC 2015 opens Monday in Long Beach. The leading provider of air medical transport service helicopters in the U.S. market, Airbus Helicopters Inc. (Booth 727) will exhibit two leading helicopter models. The featured aircraft is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Oct-15

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UK HELP Appeal makes first grant for Scottish helipad

UK HELP Appeal makes first grant for Scottish helipad

A £700,000 donation from the HELP Appeal is providing real benefits for patients being brought to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) by air ambulance. To thank the charity, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, Andrew Robertson met the charity’s Chief Executive, Robert Bertram, to unveil a special plaque thanking the charity for its… Read more »

Source: HELP, 16-Oct-15

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AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

Jupiter Avionics Corporation announced today that Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) has selected Jupiter Avionics to equip their fleet with various JA95 Audio controllers. “We have had numerous companies come to us and talk about their products and discuss our needs with us, but no one had designed a product that met our requirements before,”… Read more »

Source: Jupiter Avionics, 16-Oct-15

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Australian proposal would limit high-rise buildings near EMS helipads

Australian proposal would limit high-rise buildings near EMS helipads

SIX air ambulance flight paths around busy hospitals will be protected, with proposed bans on high-rise developments in inner-city areas to protect hospital helipads. See Full Story

Source: Herald Sun, 15-Oct-15

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Essex Herts Air Ambulance takes expertise to Denmark

Essex Herts Air Ambulance takes expertise to Denmark

A Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) team from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) took their expertise to Aarhus University in Denmark recently to address an international audience of students and clinical experts on how the life-saving Charity operates to bring cutting-edge medical treatment to the pre-hospital scene. More than 250 delegates attended the… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 14-Oct-15

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Hospital CEO raises concern over proposed helicopter ban

Hospital CEO raises concern over proposed helicopter ban

The head of a northern Idaho hospital says a proposed ban on helicopters could possibly interfere with hospital services. See Full Story

Source: KTVB, 13-Oct-15

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Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

Talk continues about the possibility of a new hangar for medical helicopters at the Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport. See Full Story

Source: The GreeneVille Sun, 13-Oct-15

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