Ems News

Ornge AW139s to receive new stretcher system

Ornge AW139s to receive new stretcher system

14-Dec-2018Source: Ornge

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

Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

12-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

Association of Air Ambulances Charity relaunches as Air Ambulances UK

7-Dec-2018Source: Air Ambulances UK

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

Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

Saskatchewan renews 10 year STARS funding contract

7-Dec-2018Source: Saskatchewan

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

CAMTS reaccredits eleven Med-Trans bases

CAMTS reaccredits eleven Med-Trans bases

5-Dec-2018Source: Med-Trans

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

UW Health Med Flight Expands to Portage

UW Health Med Flight Expands to Portage

27-Nov-2018Source: UW Health

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

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

26-Nov-2018Source: Aerolite

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

Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

20-Nov-2018Source: Sikorsky

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

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

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

19-Nov-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

19-Nov-2018Source: Norwegian Air Ambulance

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

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

16-Nov-2018Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

16-Nov-2018Source: Association of Air Ambulances

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

Aspirus MedEvac Achieves NAAMTA Accreditation

Aspirus MedEvac Achieves NAAMTA Accreditation

16-Nov-2018Source: NAAMTA

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

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

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

13-Nov-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

9-Nov-2018Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

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

Vision for the future of General Aviation

Vision for the future of General Aviation

9-Nov-2018Source: EASA

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

STARS wins international competition

STARS wins international competition

9-Nov-2018

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

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

5-Nov-2018Source: Babcock

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

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

26-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

26-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

24-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

24-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

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

Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

24-Oct-2018Source: Rotortrade

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

REACH adds Airbus H125s and H130s

REACH adds Airbus H125s and H130s

24-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

REACH Air Medical Services will boost its life saving capabilities with the addition of five Airbus helicopters. Airbus Helicopters Inc. will deliver the three H125s and two H130s later this year, with the aircraft going into service by spring. REACH is a subsidiary of Global Medical Response (GMR), a leading medical transportation company formed when... Read more

WIKING Helicopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS

WIKING Helicopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS

24-Oct-2018Source: WIKING Helikopter Service

WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS contract with four offshore windpark operators, Ocean Breeze Energy & Co. KG, OWP Butendiek GmbH & Co. KG, OWP Nordergruende GmbH & Co. KG and Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH after a joint tender to support their rescue chain. WIKING provides the rescue helicopter incl. pilots... Read more

CHC Opens New Search and Rescue Facility in Dublin

CHC Opens New Search and Rescue Facility in Dublin

23-Oct-2018Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter (‘CHC’) opened its new search and rescue (‘SAR’) base facility in Dublin, Ireland. The facility opening, held October 18 at the Dublin Airport, was attended by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter and distinguished guests. The event included a base and aircraft... Read more

Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

23-Oct-2018Source: Kopter

Kopter North America (NA) announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist. Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts stated: “We are tremendously pleased to add to the team a person with so much history, knowledge and... Read more

Airbus at AMTC 2018

Airbus at AMTC 2018

23-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will highlight its role as the U.S. market leader for air medical transport rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference Oct. 22-24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Two of the most powerful and modern aircraft used by air medical transport providers , the twin-engine H145 and a single-engine H130, will be on display at... Read more

Kopter at AMTC 2018

Kopter at AMTC 2018

23-Oct-2018Source: Kopter

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and mission capability above and beyond known standards. Aspects that are all critical to any air... Read more

Leonardo at AMTC 2018

Leonardo at AMTC 2018

23-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is attending AMTC 2018 in Phoenix (22-24 October) illustrating a range of advanced capabilities in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service sector (HEMS). An AW119Kx single engine aircraft is on static display. This helicopter has been operated by the established Leonardo customer 7Bar for the University of State of New Mexico since 2015 and is... Read more

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

22-Oct-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced that Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine to power the three new Airbus H135P3s, the club is acquiring to renew its fleet of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters. “The twin-engine Airbus H135 helicopter and the PW206... Read more

SAF expands fleet

SAF expands fleet

18-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

French Alps-based civil operator SAF Group has ordered six new Airbus’ helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) operations, mountain rescue, aerial work and passenger transport. The order includes three light single and three light twin helicopters to be operated in Metropolitan France and in the Reunion Island, where SAF has recently acquired Hélilagon. Delivery of... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to expand its H145 fleet

DRF Luftrettung to expand its H145 fleet

18-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

At Helitech, Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract about the delivery of three H145s in 2019. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator to 17, making them one of the biggest H145 operators worldwide. “The performance of the H145, especially the added value which Helionix brings to our operation, helps... Read more

Heli-One to Install Search and Rescue Cabin Configuration for H225s

Heli-One to Install Search and Rescue Cabin Configuration for H225s

17-Oct-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, will be installing Search and Rescue (SAR) cabin modifications for two Airbus H225s owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding (KAUH). The modifications include a stretcher with base plate and a medical equipment wall. The aircraft will also be undergoing Return-to-Service maintenance and a... Read more

HCare services at Helitech 2018​

HCare services at Helitech 2018​

14-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters welcomes you to join us at Helitech 2018 from 16 – 18 October in Amsterdam Over the course of the show we’ll be making several announcements at the Airbus booth. The H160 and H145 in emergency medical service (EMS) configuration will be on display, along with innovations such as the high-speed Racer demonstrator... Read more

Airbus showcases EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018

Airbus showcases EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018

12-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters will highlight a wide range of products and digital services at this year’s Helitech International air show, taking place October 16-18 in Amsterdam. Special focus will be given to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) missions, a segment the company leads with 60% of the in-service fleet, thanks to its long expertise and wide range of dedicated solutions. On... Read more

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

9-Oct-2018Source: London Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport has welcomed The Children’s Air Ambulance and its Leonardo AW169 intensive care-equipped helicopter as a new tenant. Citing its convenient location, enabling the charity to work with its NHS partners across the south of the country, London Oxford Airport was determined as its ideal southern base. TCAA will from hereon in be... Read more

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

9-Oct-2018Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director, Dr. Jim Bryan, has been honored as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority for his commitment to excellence and education in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Oregon EMS Awards Banquet, held Friday in Salem, honors those who stand out among the thousands of EMS professionals helping to save... Read more

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

3-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016. The H135 was delivered in HEMS configuration, fully equipped with the latest medical interior, and will perform life-saving EMS... Read more

Bell Delivers Three B429s

Bell Delivers Three B429s

2-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “The Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed and aircraft readiness when minutes matter,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “Bell is incredibly proud to provide aircraft to support the men and women of Mercy... Read more

Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

1-Oct-2018Source: Lifeflight of Maine

A half a million dollars is an impressive amount of money by almost any measure. Even more impressive, most of it was collected one $10, $50 or $100 donation at a time thanks to the dedication of this year’s Islesboro Crossing swimmers, paddlers and volunteers. Open water swimmers and LifeFlight supporters from across Maine and... Read more

Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

28-Sep-2018Source: Devon Air Ambulance

A night landing site for Devon Air Ambulance is now operational at Tetcott Village Hall. The open grass area by the Hall has recently had new lighting installed, which consists of a new lighting column and LED lights, and a remote switching system, so the lights can be activated by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services... Read more

Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

28-Sep-2018Source: Bristow Group

St Athan’s HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has rung the changes with the arrival of two brand-new Leonardo AW189 helicopters, which flew into service for the first time yesterday. The new aircraft replace two smaller Leonardo AW139 aircraft, which have been a familiar sight in the skies above South Wales and North... Read more

Two Wichita EMS operators partner with hospital for pediatric patient transfer

Two Wichita EMS operators partner with hospital for pediatric patient transfer

24-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Wesley Healthcare has made an agreement with EagleMed and LifeSave Transport to provide better training for medical crews who transport ill children. The hospital will be offering the two air ambulances’ nurses and paramedics an advanced training and certification in pediatric fundamental critical care support, reports The Wichita Eagle.  ... Read more

Cal Fire Crew Awarded for Dangerous Rescue

Cal Fire Crew Awarded for Dangerous Rescue

19-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

David Rodriguez, Donald Kowalski, Nathan Carrion and George Karcher, a crew from Cal Fire have been awarded with the California State Firefighters Association’s Medal of Valor. This was after they performed a dangerous rescue on September 6, rescuing a badly hurt climber who was stuck, upside down, 2,682m off the ground on Mount San Jacinto,... Read more

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

18-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Gozo General Hospital’s helicopter was under scrutiny after the death of a heart patient. Allegations were made that the helicopter was faulty, and the elderly patient could not be transferred to Malta due to this. An inquiry into this revealed that “No difficulties were encountered during the transfer of the patient from GGH to... Read more

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

18-Sep-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program. The hospital partnered with Metro Aviation to customize the aircraft at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La. The H135 features a standard medical interior including various specialty add-ons including a Cardiosave mount for hemodynamic support and Outerlink’s IRIS – a system for... Read more

First Flight turns 30

First Flight turns 30

18-Sep-2018Source: Metro Aviation

In 1988, Ronald Reagan was President, shuttle Discovery led the space program back into flight nearly three years after the Challenger disaster, and, on the local front, Brevard County’s first and only air ambulance program debuted. This year marks 30 years of Health First’s First Flight — the Integrated Delivery Network’s (IDN) mobile medical unit... Read more

Helicopter ambulance service soon in Tamil Nadu

Helicopter ambulance service soon in Tamil Nadu

17-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

During the Tracheal Reconstruction, Heart and Lung Transplant Surgeries workshop, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan said that they are planning on introducing helicopter ambulance services to the Tamil Nadu area. Specifically, to transport hearts to transplant centres that lack nearby airports, reports The Hindu.... Read more

Air Evac LifeTeam Sends Crews and Helicopters to help with Hurricane Florence

Air Evac LifeTeam Sends Crews and Helicopters to help with Hurricane Florence

13-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Air Evac LifeTeam is responding to the call for help in communities that will be affected by Hurricane Florence. They will be sending 72 crew members with 12 helicopters for as long as need be. Once at their designated communities, the crews will be working under FEMA as well as state and local EMS agencies,... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

13-Sep-2018Source: ÖAMTC

When it gets summer, the numbers of operations in the ÖAMTC air rescue are rising sharply. The most powerful ÖAMTC emergency helicopter between late June and early September (June 30 to September 9, 2018) was the Christophorus 9 stationed in Vienna. This helicopter was alerted to 410 missions in Vienna, Lower Austria and northern Burgenland.Missions... Read more

Nogales LifeLine 3 Closes Base

Nogales LifeLine 3 Closes Base

12-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Arizona Lifeline 3 closed its base at the Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital after ten years of service. Program Director Ed Brouse has commented that the decision to close was due to numerous factor and has been ongoing for several years. The Nogales community will still be served by Lifenet 6, working from the Tubac Fire... Read more

HIOWAA mark National Air Ambulance Week 2018

HIOWAA mark National Air Ambulance Week 2018

11-Sep-2018Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have marked the start of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) by announcing that they have been tasked to over 1,000 emergencies so far this year. The week shines the spotlight on the work of Air Ambulance charities across the country and celebrates the life-saving services they provide... Read more

Donation to fund helipad at GWAAC new air base

Donation to fund helipad at GWAAC new air base

11-Sep-2018Source: HELP Appeal

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) today welcomed Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal to their air base. During the visit he met with representatives from GWAAC to find out more about their new air base, which is currently under construction in Almondsbury. The HELP Appeal is the only... Read more

Redmond Announces New Helipad

Redmond Announces New Helipad

11-Sep-2018Source: Redmond Regional Medical Center

Members of the community and Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce joined Redmond Regional on Thursday, August 23 for a ribbon cutting celebration of the hospital’s new helipad. In addition to the new construction, Redmond also announced an agreement with AirLife Georgia to base a full-time helicopter and flight crew at the hospital. Redmond’s decision to... Read more

HELP Appeal fund upgrade for helipad at Raigmore Hospital

HELP Appeal fund upgrade for helipad at Raigmore Hospital

10-Sep-2018Source: HELP Appeal

With over 500 flights each year it’s quite common to see helicopters arriving and taking off from the helipad based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and this much used facility is about to undergo an upgrade. The upgrade to the current landing site will allow the helipad to meet the increasing demands due to larger... Read more

Air Methods and Anthem partner

Air Methods and Anthem partner

10-Sep-2018Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a global leader in emergency air medical services, and Anthem today announced that the companies are partnering to provide Anthem consumers with access to Air Methods’ emergency medical services as part of their in-network health coverage benefits. The new partnership covers consumers who are enrolled in Anthem affiliated health plans in Indiana, Kentucky,... Read more

EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

6-Sep-2018Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has today publically launched our new First Aid Training Programme. Our mission is simple, we want to save more lives and minimise the impact of trauma and medical emergencies in the future by forming the chain of survival and delivering first aid training to workplaces and community organisations across East... Read more

MedFlight to fly into new facility

MedFlight to fly into new facility

24-Aug-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Visitors to Troy have been watching the progress as the new Kettering hospital Troy location has been rising from the former Hobart property at the corners of West Main, Elm, and Water streets. As construction progresses, Kettering Health Network is excited to let residents know of some of the services that will be available at... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

Devon Air Ambulance buy Airbus H145

20-Aug-2018Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance prides itself on being a dynamic and forward-thinking charity, committed to providing the very best patient care and ensuring the service continues to grow and improve. The exciting next step in this development is just about to be taken, with the purchase of a new state of the art Airbus H145 helicopter,... Read more

AAMS Statement in Response to NASEMSO “Borders in the Sky”

AAMS Statement in Response to NASEMSO “Borders in the Sky”

17-Aug-2018Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) would like to respond to the National Association of State EMS Officials press release, dated Aug 3, “NASEMSO Responds to Borders in the Sky.” NASEMSO and AAMS, as well as a host of other organizations, support the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA). That compact, according... Read more

Cooper 2 joins life-saving Air Medical Transport Service

Cooper 2 joins life-saving Air Medical Transport Service

15-Aug-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Cooper University Health Care has expanded its life-saving air medical transport service to the South Jersey community with the addition of a new helicopter. Cooper has been providing this vital service to residents of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties since 2010. The new helicopter, Cooper 2, is based out of... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance fly 8,000th Mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance fly 8,000th Mission

14-Aug-2018Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have flown to their 8,000th mission. The crew who responded to the milestone mission on Wednesday evening (1st August) were Dr Liz Shewry, Specialist Critical Care paramedics, Mike Funge and Oliver Saddler and Pilot Marcus Doyle. Since the first flight 11 years ago, our Critical Care Teams have... Read more

Lifestar Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Lifestar Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

9-Aug-2018Source: Lifestar Air Medical

Med-Trans Corporation and Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems are commemorating the 25th anniversary of LIFESTAR air medical transport service in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding states. After beginning in one location with one helicopter, LIFESTAR now operates two helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft from three locations. “We are proud of the growth and service we’ve been... Read more

Leonardo collaborates with Politecnico di Milano on sustainable helicopter technologies

Leonardo collaborates with Politecnico di Milano on sustainable helicopter technologies

1-Aug-2018Source: Leonardo

Helicopters will be an increasingly comfortable means of transport; by reducing noise and vibration inside the helicopter, pilot workload can be reduced, search and rescue tasks are easier and the quality of medical treatment in air ambulances is improved. It is the reason Leonardo and the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) are developing new technologies for... Read more

Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

1-Aug-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Chicago’s only hospital-based medical flight program began flying a more advanced helicopter this month. The Airbus EC145 replaces the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)’s Dauphin N model helicopter, which has been in use since 1990. The retiring helicopter has transported more than 13,000 patients across the region during its tenure at the University of Chicago Medicine.... Read more

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

1-Aug-2018Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters. United Rotorcraft’s AW139 and AW169 EMS interiors include configurations for medical or passenger transport. The EMS configuration includes a freestanding equipment rack; a Medical Transport Module... Read more

CALSTAR to add base in Santa Cruz County

CALSTAR to add base in Santa Cruz County

30-Jul-2018Source: CALSTAR Air Medical Services

CALSTAR Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of REACH Air Medical Holdings, has announced that it will open a new air medical transport base in Santa Cruz County California. The base will provide emergency air medical transport services to the communities of Santa Cruz County and the surrounding regions. “We are incredibly proud of this expansion,”... Read more

UT Health reveals new helicopter design

UT Health reveals new helicopter design

25-Jul-2018Source: UT Health East Texas Air 1

UT Health East Texas Air 1 revealed their new helicopter design and uniforms today, during a celebration at UT Health Tyler, along with new state-of-the-art technology that enables flight paramedics to transmit patient data to the hospital and a safety tracking system. “The Outerlink Iris System is a next generation satellite communications system that will... Read more

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

24-Jul-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as... Read more

Ukrainian military signs for 55 Airbus helicopters

Ukrainian military signs for 55 Airbus helicopters

23-Jul-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s,... Read more

Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 to replace MD Explorer

Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 to replace MD Explorer

19-Jul-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that Magpas Air Ambulance has selected the AW169 as its new generation helicopter. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise the aircraft with an advanced medical interior and will operate the helicopter on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, providing pilots and maintenance services. The announcement was made during the Farnborough International... Read more

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

18-Jul-2018Source: GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA STC for the installation of its AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System on the Airbus H135 helicopter. The AeroStretcher Mk IV system is an evolution of the previous Mk III product which was very well received by the helicopter transport operators and provided them with the capability to rapidly reconfigure their aircraft to... Read more

Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

18-Jul-2018Source: Bristow Group

The last purpose-built HM Coastguard helicopter base at Lydd, Kent, was opened today, marking a major milestone in the UK’s national search and rescue helicopter service. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened the base and witnessed the duty search and rescue helicopter crew returning from a training sortie, in a... Read more

First US HEMS Operation to Eliminate Paperwork with Flightdocs

First US HEMS Operation to Eliminate Paperwork with Flightdocs

12-Jul-2018Source: Hospital Wing

Hospital Wing, a Memphis-based air ambulance company, has become the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operator in the U.S. to take its operation fully paperless. Utilizing the Flightdocs HMX platform, Hospital Wing has been able to eliminate all paper-based forms and reports from its operation, significantly increasing efficiency across maintenance and operational processes. Operating... Read more

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