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UK – SWH Civils awarded Derriford Hospital Helipad Contract

UK – SWH Civils awarded Derriford Hospital Helipad Contract

SWH Civils has recently tendered for and won the contract for the construction of a helipad at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. This exciting project, which is due to commence at the end of October, will provide a new helicopter landing facility enabling a wider range of aircraft to land at Derriford Hospital Emergency Unit. The works… Read more »

Source: SWH, 08-Oct-14

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH Air Medical Services announces that the final Asset Purchase Agreement has been executed to acquire the North Bend and Klamath Falls, OR Emergency Airlift (EAL) emergentair ambulance service lines and assets.The purchase will expand the air ambulance programs of REACH, Cal-Ore LifeFlight and AirLink Critical Care Transport (CCT), now collectively known as the Oregon… Read more »

Source: REACH, 08-Oct-14

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MedFlight Receives Top Industry Award as Program of the Year

MedFlight Receives Top Industry Award as Program of the Year

Columbus, Ohio, MedFlight, the non-profit critical care transportation company owned by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OhioHealth, was awarded the prestigious award of Program of the Year last night in Nashville, Tennessee at the annual Air Medical Transportation Conference by AAMS (Association of Air Medical Services). The Program of the Year Award… Read more »

Source: MedFlight, 07-Oct-14

STAT MedEvac Celebrates 30th Anniversary

STAT MedEvac Celebrates 30th Anniversary

STAT MedEvac started with just one helicopter, known as Angel One, with the idea of getting critically ill and injured patients to care more quickly. Today, as it celebrates 30 years, the largest medical transport service in western Pennsylvania has grown to a fleet of 17 helicopters staffed by more than 160 nurses, paramedics and… Read more »

Source: STAT MedEvac, 07-Oct-14

Wales Air Ambulance gets Government commitment for doctors on all flights

Wales Air Ambulance gets Government commitment for doctors on all flights

A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wales from April 2015, Deputy Minister for Health Vaughan Gething announced The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru (EMRTS Cymru) is the… Read more »

Source: Welsh Government, 03-Oct-14

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County Commissioners renewed the county’s contract renewal for medical helicopter services with AirEvac Sept. 23 see full story

Source: Tyler Star, 03-Oct-14

New Helipad At West Hills Hospital

New Helipad At West Hills Hospital

A new helipad at West Hills Hospital could make a big difference for critical burn patients throughout the region. See Full Story

Source: CBS Los Angeles, 02-Oct-14

Military surgeon, researcher and healthcare leader appointed Chief Medical Officer for Ornge

Military surgeon, researcher and healthcare leader appointed Chief Medical Officer for Ornge

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Homer Chin-Nan Tien, an internationally-renowned, award-winning physician, administrator and educator, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tien joins Ornge from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he is Medical Director for the Tory Regional Trauma Centre, Canada’s largest trauma unit…. Read more »

Source: Ornge, 02-Oct-14

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New Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

New Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Alex Lochrane will replace John Perry, who stands down after five years as Chief Executive, during which time the charity has grown steadily to the point where it was recently announced that it will be upgrading to a new helicopter with full night flying capacity in 2015. See Full Story

Source: On The Wight, 30-Sep-14

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New EC135T3 for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance will allow night ops

New EC135T3 for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance will allow night ops

MORE lives are set to be saved after the air ambulance service that operates in Oxfordshire revealed it will begin night flights.  See full story

Source: The Herald, 30-Sep-14

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Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

STARS has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has once again been a staggering success, raising $974,869.77 in one day. Since it started in 2010, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise close to $4 million for STARS. Earlier this morning, STARS partnered with influential business leaders… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-14

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to upgrade to night-capable EC135T3

Today we are delighted to be able to announce that we will be upgrading to a specially-equipped new helicopter next year, which will have full night flying capability. As a young charity, this is considerable achievement, keeping us at the forefront of helicopter emergency services care, and allowing us to continuously improve our service to… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 29-Sep-14

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1,000th air ambulance landing at Southampton General Hospital helipad

1,000th air ambulance landing at Southampton General Hospital helipad

A VITAL Hampshire emergency service will reaching a major landmark today. See Full Story

Source: Daily Echo, 29-Sep-14

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Man refused to move for EMS helicopter landing

Man refused to move for EMS helicopter landing

A Florida man was arrested after deputies say he refused to move his car so a helicopter could land and transport a victim to the hospital after a serious car accident. See Full Story

Source: WBTW, 29-Sep-14

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East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

East Anglian Air Ambulance supports British Medical Journal research

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) welcomes recent discussions on the treatment of cardiac arrest patients, published in the British Medical Journal this week. The article supports the need for immediate, good quality, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced medical intervention at the scene, in order to give the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 29-Sep-14

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Ornge and Cambrian College Establish Partnership in Advanced Care Paramedicine

Ornge and Cambrian College Establish Partnership in Advanced Care Paramedicine

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is proud to announce a partnership with Cambrian College. This is Ornge’s first partnership with a community college. Through this partnership, Cambrian College will deliver an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) graduate certificate program beginning September 2014, which will develop and support the training of highly-skilled flight… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 25-Sep-14

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EagleMed Receives Coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating

EagleMed Receives Coveted ARGUS Platinum Rating

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest and most prestigious ARGUS safety rating, demonstrating EagleMed’s passionate and ongoing commitment to safety. EagleMed is the largest air medical transport company to achieve the ARGUS Platinum Rating. To award a Platinum Rating, aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. conducts… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 25-Sep-14

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AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland, today at the 2014 Air Medical Transport Conference, has formally delivered a GrandNew to SevenBar, a provider of helicopter EMS services in the Southwestern United States. The GrandNew will join a fleet of fixed wing aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport and features a Spectrum EMS Single/Dual Litter capable interior that… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Sep-14

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Metro Aviation welcomes MedLink AIR to the Metro Family

Metro Aviation welcomes MedLink AIR to the Metro Family

Metro Aviation is welcoming Gundersen Health System to the Metro Family this fall. MedLink AIR, the emergency medical helicopter for Gundersen Health System, will soon be operated by Metro. The program serves La Crosse, Wisconsin and surrounding areas within a 150-mile radius, including communities through the tri-state region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Sep-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center announces CommLab for Communication Specialists

Helicopter Flight Training Center announces CommLab for Communication Specialists

Communication Specialists could be called the backbone of the emergency transport industry. From interfacility transfers to precautionary landings, their skills get vehicles where they are needed when they are needed most. To further hone the skillset of the industry’s communicators, the Helicopter Flight Training Center is introducing the CommLab. Through a partnership between Flight Vector, Golden Hour, HSI, Xybix and Zoll,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Sep-14

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Protean wins Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Protean wins Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Airbus HelicoptersInc. (AHI)is proud to announce that Protean LLC has been honored as the 2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for development of the LZControl.com database, a free flight safety service the companyprovides the air medical industry. Jennifer Hardcastle, Sales Manager – Air Medical Specialist for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented Protean CEO John Cornett… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Becker Avionics Provides Digital Audio System Solution for HALO-Flight Bell 429

Becker Avionics Provides Digital Audio System Solution for HALO-Flight Bell 429

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that another Bell Helicopter 429 light-twin, operated by HALO-Flight Inc. (Corpus Christi, Texas), has been equipped with the popular Becker DVCS Digital Audio System. HALO-Flight’s Bell 429 will be on display at the Bell Helicopter booth (#923) at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Nashville, TN, September 22-24…. Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 23-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in Nashville, Tenn. The recently delivered and placed into service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University LifeFlight… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Sep-14

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Air Methods director Tahbaz sells over $825K of company shares

Air Methods director Tahbaz sells over $825K of company shares

Air Methods Director Morad Tahbaz sold 15,000 shares of the stock on the open market on Monday 15th September. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.0083, for a total value of $824,124. Following the completion of the sale, Tahbaz now directly owns 61,799 shares in the company (approx value $3.4 Million). The… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 18-Sep-14

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Air Methods director Bernstein sells over $530K of company shares

Air Methods director Bernstein sells over $530K of company shares

Air Methods Director Ralph Bernstein sold 9,600 shares of the stock on the open market on Monday 15th September.. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.57, for a total value of $533,561. Following the completion of the sale, Bernstein now directly owns 2,521,785 shares in the company (approx value $140.2 Million). The… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 18-Sep-14

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Air Methods director Carleton sells over $828K of company shares

Air Methods director Carleton sells over $828K of company shares

Air Methods Director Mark Carleton sold 15,000 shares of the stock on the open market on Monday 15th September.. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.2367, for a total value of $828,555. Following the completion of the sale, Carleton now directly owns 12,050 shares in the company (approx value $0.67 Million). The… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 18-Sep-14

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Metro Aviation Delivers EC135 to Life Air Rescue

Metro Aviation Delivers EC135 to Life Air Rescue

Metro Aviation recently completed an Airbus EC135 for Life Air Rescue, the premiere air medical service in Shreveport, Louisiana. Compared to Life Air’s former helicopter, which had a serial number of 0013, the new aircraft is equipped with great technological and medical improvements. The new, completely refurbished aircraft includes a Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Sep-14

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INAER Spain’s “Gigante 3” completes 197 missions in first half of 2014

INAER Spain’s “Gigante 3” completes 197 missions in first half of 2014

[electronic translation] The city of Cuenca’s medical helicopters, operated by a crew from INAER Spain (INAER), has completed 197 missions during the first half of the year. 84% of the missions related to health problems (including heart attacks, strokes and respiratory problems), and 16% related to traumas (such as traffic accidents and work injuries). The… Read more »

Source: INAER, 15-Sep-14

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Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

Puerto Rico fails to pay – last air ambulance closes down

AEROMED ceases operations… and by the time without air ambulance Puerto Rico once more Puerto Rico without air ambulance. After 18 months without receiving a single payment from the Department of health and instead submit a proposal to commit to pay only 17 of 262 flights in that period of time at a rate below… Read more »

Source: Aeromed, 15-Sep-14

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ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has today taken in Donauwörth the first of 14 new EC145 T2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in reception. In the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO Airbus Helicopters Germany, stressed the ADAC Vice President for Technology, Thomas Burkhardt. “With this modern, silent and powerful helicopter, we are taking a big… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 15-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters to display an EC145 T2 at Helitech International 2014

Airbus Helicopters to display an EC145 T2 at Helitech International 2014

Helitech International 2014 kicks off in just over a month at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre from 14 – 16 October. The event, run in association with the European Helicopter Association (EHA), can confirm that Airbus Helicopters will showcase an EC145 T2 on its stand; a next-generation helicopter that is perfectly suited for emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Helitech 2014, 12-Sep-14

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Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health Sign Letter of Intent for Air Ambulance Collaboration

Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health Sign Letter of Intent for Air Ambulance Collaboration

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare officials today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a potential collaboration between Aero Med’s operations in Big Rapids and North Flight EMS Air Division. Their goal is to enhance the critical care emergency air transport services available in northern Michigan. The letter of intent launches a due diligence… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Health, 10-Sep-14

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KwaZulu-Natal launches night EMS flights

KwaZulu-Natal launches night EMS flights

You are cordially invited to the launch of the Aero-medical Night Vision Goggles (NVG) system, which will greatly enhance Emergency Services’ Ability to operate at night and to reach areas that are unreachable by road transport. The Department, in partnership with the Red Cross Air Mercy Services, launched the night–time aeromedical services at the Richard’s… Read more »

Source: KwaZulu-Natal Govt, 08-Sep-14

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Helipad approval re-affirmed for Overlook Medical Center

Helipad approval re-affirmed for Overlook Medical Center

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has re-affirmed its approval for Atlantic Health System  to construct and operate a restricted use helipad at Overlook Medical Center.  See full story

Source: My Fox NY, 08-Sep-14

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New partnership between Morris Fire Dept and LifeStar 1 Chicago

New partnership between Morris Fire Dept and LifeStar 1 Chicago

The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District has been teaming up with helicopter rescue service Lifestar to shave valuable minutes off response times in potentially fatal crashes.  See full story

Source: Morris Daily Herald, 08-Sep-14

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United Rotorcraft EMS-equipped Bell 429 to HALO-Flight

United Rotorcraft EMS-equipped Bell 429 to HALO-Flight

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division (Nasdaq: AIRM), recently delivered a Bell 429 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Helicopter to HALO-Flight in Corpus Christi, Texas, equipped with a customized medical interior.  The aircraft completion took place at the Bell Helicopters facility in Piney Flats, Tenn. and is slated to enter service September 2014. “Our life saving… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Sep-14

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Bond Air Services Names New Managing Director

Bond Air Services Names New Managing Director

Bond Air Services has announced the appointment of Tim Shattock as new Managing Director. Tim succeeds current Managing Director, Chris Greenhill, who is retiring after 34 years with the company. Tim comes to Bond Air Services with more than 30 years of senior management experience in the aviation industry, most recently as Chief Executive Officer… Read more »

Source: Bond, 04-Sep-14

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Sweden – Go-ahead for Värmland’s HEMS

Sweden – Go-ahead for Värmland’s HEMS

Värmland’s County Council announced that it has been granted the Swedish Transport Agency’s permission to commence its HEMS operation. The permission allows daytime VFR operations in a first step, but it will be extended by adding IFR- and night operations. “Finally, it feels great that we are up and running”, says health director Tobias Kjellberg… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 03-Sep-14

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Bucher offers new flexible interior concept for EC145-T2

Bucher offers new flexible interior concept for EC145-T2

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated the official hand-over of the EC145-T2 to DRF Luftrettung. This was the green light for Bucher Leichtbau to begin the first installation in an EC145-T2 of their totally redesigned and developed helicopter emergency medical system (AC70). It is the culmination of two years of intensive collaboration with our customers and partners,… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 03-Sep-14

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UK – Helipad upgrade at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital welcomed

UK – Helipad upgrade at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital welcomed

Air Ambulances which cover Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales today welcomed an upgrade of the helipad at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). The upgrade, which will take about seven weeks to complete with work beginning from today (18 August), will allow some of the newer larger air ambulances to land on the site… Read more »

Source: RSH, 20-Aug-14

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Australia – Mannum hospital helipad plans unclear

Australia – Mannum hospital helipad plans unclear

A final location for the Mannum hospital helipad is still up in the air with an agreement between the Mid Murray Council and Mannum Health Advisory Committee (HAC) yet to be reached. See Full Story

Source: The Murray Valley Standard, 20-Aug-14

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Medics fear new hospital helipad as 14-storey drop puts staff on edge

Medics fear new hospital helipad as 14-storey drop puts staff on edge

Worried staff working at one of Scotland’s biggest hospitals have raised fears over its helicopter pad. See Full Story

Source: Daily Record, 19-Aug-14

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Era Group Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

Era Group Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million in value of its common stock from time to time. The repurchase authorization permits the Company to make repurchases on a discretionary basis as determined by an Executive Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 15-Aug-14

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EMS Bell 429 starts Australia and New Zealand demo tour

EMS Bell 429 starts Australia and New Zealand demo tour

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East has today announced a demonstration tour of a Bell 429EMS helicopter in EMS configuration across New Zealand and Australia – a first for the region. Arriving this week, the aero-medical configured helicopter will visit New Zealand in August… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 13-Aug-14

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India – Heliport hub planned to serve air ambulances

India – Heliport hub planned to serve air ambulances

Gurgaon district administration is mulling a proposal to set up a ‘heliport hub’ in the city for disaster management and air ambulance. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 13-Aug-14

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Boone Co. Air Evac Lifeteam Honored

Boone Co. Air Evac Lifeteam Honored

Boone Co. Air Evac Lifeteam is being named Region 4 Most Improved Base for 2014. See Full Story

Source: KRZK, 13-Aug-14

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Air Methods Announces New Senior Vice President

Air Methods Announces New Senior Vice President

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that David Richardson has been appointed as senior vice president of eastern air medical services. Richardson will succeed Ed Rupert who is retiring after serving the health care industry for more than 40 years. Prior to joining Air Methods, Richardson worked at… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Aug-14

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Air Methods’ CEO Aaron Todd on Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Air Methods’ CEO Aaron Todd on Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Welcome everyone to the Air Methods’ Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call. See Full Story

Source: Seeking Alpha, 13-Aug-14

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Air Methods Reports 2Q2014 Results and 3Q2014 Update

Air Methods Reports 2Q2014 Results and 3Q2014 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 and provided an update on July 2014 patient transports. For the quarter, revenue increased 14% from $226.2 million to $258.5 million from the prior year quarter.  For the six-month period, revenue increased 19% to… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Aug-14

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Bell delivers 429 to HALO-Flight

Bell delivers 429 to HALO-Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 configured for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) to the non-profit helicopter emergency medical service, HALO-Flight, Inc. “We chose the Bell 429 for its modern design, cost effectiveness throughout its lifecycle and its single pilot IFR capability, which gives us peace… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Aug-14

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St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

St. Vincent Heart Center is seeking city permission to build a helipad on church-owned property south of 103rd Street in Carmel, about a half-mile from the specialty hospital. See Full Story

Source: IBJ, 11-Aug-14

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Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

Great North Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years in Cumbria

Today the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance celebrated a decade in action! Ten years on from flying into the county for the first time, the aircraft landed at Armathwaite Hall, near Keswick, where it was greeted by a crowd of staff, former patients, and volunteers. The aircraft, based at Langwathby, near Penrith, began work in… Read more »

Source: GNAA, 08-Aug-14

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Medical Helicopter Crews Concerned About Drones

Medical Helicopter Crews Concerned About Drones

The crew of Carilion Clinic Life-Guard says there is concern in the air medical service community regarding the use of unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones, over accident scenes. “See Full Story“

Source: WSET, 08-Aug-14

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Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

The MetroHealth System is part of a study called Prehospital Air Medical Plasma Trial (PAMPer). Individuals experiencing hemorrhagic shock (uncontrolled bleeding) will be given two units of plasma while in the helicopter on the way to the hospital by Metro Life Flight. People in this study will be unable to give informed consent because they… Read more »

Source: Metro Health, 07-Aug-14

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Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

A man suspected of leaking Michael Schumacher’s medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich’s cantonal prosecutor said in a statement. “See Full Story“

Source: Mirror, 07-Aug-14

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Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro delivers AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight

Metro Aviation delivered a recently completed AS365 N3+ to Miami Valley CareFlight Air and Mobile Services in Dayton, Ohio. Originally introduced in the 1970s, the latest version of this platform boasts upgraded engines and avionics and is the first AS365 N3+ to be completed by Metro. “CareFlight at Miami Valley Hospital chose Metro because it… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-14

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Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

The Manitoba government has released the report and recommendations of the Clinical Oversight Committee on the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance service, led by Dr. Brian Postl, Health Minister Erin Selby said today. “Our first priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care to Manitoba families.  We are confident these recommendations and the… Read more »

Source: Manitoba, 05-Aug-14

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Old airport radars affect Zoll monitors on EMS helicopters

Old airport radars affect Zoll monitors on EMS helicopters

from the pages of Concern Network Bulletin comes this cautionary report from the team at Northwest MedStar:- At the beginning of April, the Medstar base in Missoula, Montana acquired new Zoll X-series monitors. Shortly after being placed into service, we began to notice that the monitors would turn off at the Missoula International Airport base… Read more »

Source: Concern Network, 05-Aug-14

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FAA Proposes $110,000 Civil Penalty Against Air Evac EMS

FAA Proposes $110,000 Civil Penalty Against Air Evac EMS

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $110,000 civil penalty against Air Evac EMS Inc., of West Plains, Mo., for operating a Bell BHT 206 helicopter that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges a company mechanic installed a chin bubble window on the aircraft without… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Aug-14

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Adena Selects MedFlight for Critical Care Air Transport

Adena Selects MedFlight for Critical Care Air Transport

Adena Health System is pleased to announce it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located… Read more »

Source: Adena Health System, 01-Aug-14

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Air Methods to Report Q2 Financial Results

Air Methods to Report Q2 Financial Results

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 after the close of the market on Thursday, August 7, 2014.  The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 01-Aug-14

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Portsmouth hospital helipad receives BOA approval

Portsmouth hospital helipad receives BOA approval

The Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a request from Portsmouth Regional Hospital for a special exemption to build a helipad in the hospital’s parking lot. See full story

Source: Seacoast Online, 28-Jul-14

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Bell announces first two HEMS Bell 429s in the Middle East

Bell announces first two HEMS Bell 429s in the Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement for the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the Middle East. The aircraft will be equipped with a fully customized EMS interior and state-of-the-art avionics. The aircraft will be delivered in 2015 and will support… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jul-14

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New Report: Air Methods – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

New Report: Air Methods – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Air Methods Corporation (AIRM) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The… Read more »

Source: Fast Market Research, 22-Jul-14

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Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight have held a launch party for a newly arrived EC135T2e, emblazoned with a graphic of the Northern Lights.  It will go into EMS service in September.  See full story

Source: Fort McMurray Today, 18-Jul-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receive £75,000 donation

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance receive £75,000 donation

Motorsport Legend John Surtees OBE, has presented a £75,000 cheque to local charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation. The presentation, which took place at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, was made to the Air Ambulance Chief Executive Adrian Bell; the money will be used for ‘High Fidelity Simulators’. Presented… Read more »

Source: Surtees Foundation, 18-Jul-14

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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has selected an AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will start operations from its base at Henstridge on the Dorset / Somerset border in South West England in 2016 and will be able to reach any… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

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UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ Med Flight service has begun providing emergency medical response with two helicopters, 24/7. Med Flight will now have both helicopters in service between 9pm and 9am seven days a week in addition to regular daytime hours.  Previously, only one of the two Med Flight helicopter was staffed from 9pm… Read more »

Source: UW Health, 17-Jul-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has selected the new generation AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will be operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the KSSAAT. KSSAAT, a prime HEMS provider and the first, and presently only,… Read more »

Source: Specialist Avn Svs, 15-Jul-14

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Announcement of New NEMSPA President

Announcement of New NEMSPA President

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is pleased to announce that Kurt Williams has been appointed as their nextacting President.Williams is a former military aviator with nearly 30 years of aviation experience, a Lead Pilot and Air Medical Resource Management Instructor currently employed with PHI Air Medical Group and holds an MBA from The University… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 15-Jul-14

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Vandals block night landings at Trout Lake helipad

Vandals block night landings at Trout Lake helipad

The only night-certified helipad in the Lappe area, north of Thunder Bay is no longer safe for helicopters to use after dark.  See full story

Source: CBC, 14-Jul-14

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Man threatens medical helicopter in Cincinnatti

Man threatens medical helicopter in Cincinnatti

Leonard Pflanz, 56, was arrested early Sunday and accused of driving to Mercy West Hospital, yelling at the University of Cincinnati Health Air Care pilot and threatening to shoot at it the next time it flew low over his property, authorities said.  See full story Image: AirCare EC145 based at Cincinnati

Source: Cincinnati.com, 14-Jul-14

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INAER France orders EMS Bell 429

INAER France orders EMS Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with INAER France an Avincis Group operator for a Bell 429 in Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) configuration. The aircraft, the first Bell 429 sold in France, will be equipped with a fully customized EMS interior and state-of-the-art avionics. INAER will… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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GNRC plans to launch EMS helicopter service in North-East India

GNRC plans to launch EMS helicopter service in North-East India

GNRC (formerly known as Guwahati Neurological Research Centre) today unveiled plans to initiate air ambulance and medical outreach programme using helicopters to remote areas of North-east India. The service will regularly ferry doctors from GNRC to difficult-to-access locations across the region and provide doorstep medical support to the population across the North-eastern states of Arunachal… Read more »

Source: GNRC, 14-Jul-14

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Metro Aviation delivers second EC145 to Boston MedFlight

Metro Aviation delivers second EC145 to Boston MedFlight

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new EC145 for Boston MedFlight, a critical care transport service in New England. This is the second EC145 that Metro has completed for Boston MedFlight. “We are excited to receive our second Airbus EC145 after its completion from Metro Aviation. This gives us the youngest operating fleet in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Jul-14

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