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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

[electronic translation] Rega has today filed a complaint against unknown. It wants to create with this step clarity to statements which have been spread on Monday in a French newspaper in connection with the theft of patient data. Yesterday wrote the French newspaper “Dauphine Libere”, a medical record of Michael Schumacher had recently been offered some… Read more »

Source: Rega, 11-Jul-14

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EagleMed Reaches FAA Safety Management System Level 3

EagleMed Reaches FAA Safety Management System Level 3

EagleMed LLC has entered Level 3 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS), reflecting the company’s unwavering commitment to safety. The critical care air medical transport company initiated its participation in the government-designed safety program several years ago. In adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety in the air medical transportation… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 10-Jul-14

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Spectrum Aeromed hires HR and Marketing position

Spectrum Aeromed hires HR and Marketing position

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that Ashli Kottsick has been hired as the company’s human resources and marketing generalist. This is a newly created position in which Kottsick will be responsible for all human resources activities as well as providing marketing, accounting, IT, special project and general administration support in the office. Kottsick worked in… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Jul-14

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STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is the first medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Saskatoon is now the third base to come on line. This new approach, spearheaded by Saskatoon Health Region’s Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-Jul-14

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Australian Helicopters signs for six AW139s on EMS mission

Australian Helicopters signs for six AW139s on EMS mission

This order follows Australian Helicopters announcement in late April of the contract win.  Five AW139s are needed, the sixth is assumed for maintenance cover. AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the signature of a contract for AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters that will be operated for Ambulance Victoria under a 10 year agreement to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Jul-14

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Norsk Luftambulanse in Danish EMS operation

Norsk Luftambulanse in Danish EMS operation

On 1 July 2014 the Nordic Air Ambulance team was thanked for its service in the HEMS trial period in Karup, Denmark. The operation will now be inherited by Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA), which will operate the Karup helicopter in cooperation with SOS until 20 September 2014. Starting on 1 October 2014 Norsk Luftambulanse will commence… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 07-Jul-14

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Norsk Luftambulanse to run Narvik HEMS

Norsk Luftambulanse to run Narvik HEMS

Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has been awarded a contract for the operation of a new air ambulance base at Evenes, Norway. The National Air Ambulance Service of Norway, locally designated Luftambulansetjenesten ANS, announced the assignment on 18 June. The new emergency medical operation will be stationed at Harstad / Narvik Airport Evenes, and it will employ… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 07-Jul-14

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New Flight for Life EC145 in East Texas

New Flight for Life EC145 in East Texas

In a joint announcement, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Good Shepherd Medical Center and Champion EMS will be expanding Flight For Life medical air transportation service, beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Trinity Mother Frances’ new, instrument-rated EC-145 helicopter will be stationed at the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview. Primarily serving Gregg and Harrison… Read more »

Source: TMF, 02-Jul-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance appoints aviation expert

Wiltshire Air Ambulance appoints aviation expert

An Internationally recognised Aviation experts has recently joined Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) to oversee the charity’s transition from its current collaborative partnership with Wiltshire Police to a completely separate and independent Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) provider at the end of this year. Giorgio Bendoni joined WAA in May as Bell 429 Program Co-ordinator to… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 01-Jul-14

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NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award Nominations

NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award Nominations

NEMSPA “EMS Pilot of the Year” Nominations Now Being Accepted at www.poy.nemspa.org Do you know a phenomenal hardworking pilot in the EMS industry that should be recognized for their professionalism, achievements and contributions to the safety ofthe air medical industry?  Now’s your chance to say thank you! Just go to www.poy.nemspa.org and fill out the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 30-Jun-14

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Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that it has built and delivered from the Philadelphia assembly line the sixth AW119Kx, featuring advanced life-saving equipment and a customized EMS interior, for Life Link III of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This represented the final delivery from the initial contract, with Life Link III retaining options for an additional six aircraft. Initially… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jun-14

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Sweden – Interim EMS helicopter arrives for Värmland County

Sweden – Interim EMS helicopter arrives for Värmland County

Värmland County’s new air ambulance is here. It arrived in Karlstad in mid June, and it is expected to be operative in August. The longed-for helicopter, a French EC 135 P2, is here on an interim basis, while waiting for the permanent acquisition process to be finalized. The helicopter will be operating from a temporary… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jun-14

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New footwear for Essex Air Ambulance crew courtesy of Magnum

New footwear for Essex Air Ambulance crew courtesy of Magnum

The Essex Air Ambulance Air Crew are now proud owners of state of the art boots thanks to the support of Magnum. Georgina Lees, UK PR & Communication Executive for Magnum, said: “As a company that provide the professional services with comfortable, resilient and certified footwear, Magnum are delighted to announce that we will be… Read more »

Source: Essex Air Ambulance, 26-Jun-14

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Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it acquired the four bases of Baptist LifeFlight, owned by Baptist Health Care (BHC) of Pensacola, Fla. The change is effective immediately, with continued service to three states along the Gulf Coast, including the Florida panhandle, southern Alabama up to Montgomery,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Jun-14

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to provide extra cover during the Grand Départ

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to provide extra cover during the Grand Départ

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has announced its operational plans during the Grand Départ when it is expecting to see an increase in its activity as well as busier operational periods. Yorkshire’s only emergency helicopter service has announced plans to operate a third aircraft for the week leading up to the Grand Départ as well… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 25-Jun-14

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Air Evac closes base in Ennis TX

Air Evac closes base in Ennis TX

Emergency responders around the area are making adjustments to their operation plans after the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter base closed its doors at Ennis Municipal Airport on June 13.  See full story

Source: Daily Light, 23-Jun-14

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Geisinger Life Flight introduces new aircraft and landing zone

Geisinger Life Flight introduces new aircraft and landing zone

Geisinger Health System recently introduced a new state-of-the-art, twin-engine American Eurocopter EC-145 to its existing fleet of Life Flight air ambulances. This is the fifth EC-145 helicopter in the Life Flight fleet, part of an ongoing commitment to provide the best quality critical care to residents in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. “For more than 33… Read more »

Source: Geisinger, 23-Jun-14

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London’s Air Ambulance performs world’s first pre-hospital REBOA

London’s Air Ambulance performs world’s first pre-hospital REBOA

World’s first pre-hospital REBOA carried out by London’s Air Ambulance Pioneering new technique to prevent trauma patients bleeding to death Control of severe pelvic haemorrhage, an injury most commonly associated with cycling incidents and falls from height 2 years of development with The Royal London Hospital Boris, “stunning advances in medical care are helping people… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 19-Jun-14

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Northwest MedStar receives third EC135

Northwest MedStar receives third EC135

Northwest MedStar, the region’s air medical program, received its third Airbus EC135 helicopter from Metro Aviation, Inc. to provide critical care transport for patients in the region. “We’re excited to introduce this aircraft to our fleet,” says Eveline Bisson, Northwest MedStar director. “In collaboration with the region’s hospitals and EMS agencies, our team brings an… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 19-Jun-14

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EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed selects Metro Aviation for AS350 simulator training

EagleMed LLC critical care air medical transport company has selected Metro Aviation as its preferred provider of helicopter simulator training for its pilots. EagleMed will conduct this important training at Metro Aviation’s Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, La., utilizing a Eurocopter AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device. “EagleMed’s unconditional commitment to safety is further… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Jun-14

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Airmedic acquires two new AgustaWestland 109 GrandNew

Airmedic acquires two new AgustaWestland 109 GrandNew

Airmedic is announcing the acquisition of two AgustaWestland 109GrandNew helicopters specifically configured for emergency medical services (EMS)—a first in Quebec. “These two new Category A twin-engine helicopters will provide us with greater latitude to fulfill our mission,” points out Airmedic president Christian Trudeau. “Our ultimate goal is to be able to fly to the rescue… Read more »

Source: Airmedic, 17-Jun-14

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Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance flies 10,000th mission

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance flies 10,000th mission

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announced this afternoon that it had carried out its 10,000th mission. The Charity’s EC135 helicopter, Pilot Max Hoskins, Paramedic Mark Williams and Consultant Doctor Ian Mews attended the incident which took place in the Shaftesbury area at 13.45 pm today. The patient, Carissa Ealson (24) was taking part in a… Read more »

Source: DSAA, 17-Jun-14

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EagleMed taps Baldwin as additional safety resource

EagleMed taps Baldwin as additional safety resource

EagleMed LLC has enlisted Baldwin Safety & Compliance as an additional resource for the critical care air medical transport company’s safety management system needs. Baldwin Safety & Compliance, headquartered in South Carolina, is a recognized leader in customized safety management and business solutions. “We are pleased to have the added services of a leader in… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 17-Jun-14

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The Bell 429 Completing Successful EMS Missions in Russia

The Bell 429 Completing Successful EMS Missions in Russia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced th Bell 429 is successfully completing key Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions for new Russian customers. Heli-Drive, one of Bell Helicopter’s independent representatives in the region has customized a Bell 429 and constructed the first six of 16 total helipads at regional hospitals to support… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jun-14

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GrandNew chosen for new Southern Hokkaido Doctor Heli base

GrandNew chosen for new Southern Hokkaido Doctor Heli base

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan are pleased to announce that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Hakodate City Hospital in Southern Hokkaido. The aircraft, which is expected to enter service in early 2015, will be based at the Hakodate Airport…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jun-14

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Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan president-elect Charles Olsen presented a cheque for $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director Becky Conly last night at Lobsterfest. It’s the first payments in our $120,000 commitment for the naming rights to the helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Last night’s presentation included $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Estevan… Read more »

Source: Rotary Club of Estevan, 13-Jun-14

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Cornish MPs Lend Support to Air Ambulance Campaign

Cornish MPs Lend Support to Air Ambulance Campaign

Local MPs have lent their support to a campaign for lifesaving improvements to landing facilities at the region’s Major Trauma Centre. Cornwall Air Ambulance took its campaign to Westminster on Monday 9th June at the annual reception of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Ambulances. Derriford Hospital is the region’s designated Major Trauma Centre… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 13-Jun-14

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Helibras delivers EMS EC145 to State of Minas Gerais

Helibras delivers EMS EC145 to State of Minas Gerais

Helibras delivered the first EC145 the State Department of Health of Minas Gerais. The aircraft will be used for attendance during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the state. In aeromedical configuration, the model will carry two stretchers with patients, doctors, nurses, operating crew of Firefighters, Pilot and co-pilot. The helicopter is equipped with the… Read more »

Source: helibras, 11-Jun-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance to remain in Devizes

Wiltshire Air Ambulance to remain in Devizes

Wiltshire Air Ambulance are preparing to sign a five year lease allowing them to continue to operate from Wiltshire Police HQ at Devizes.  See full story

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 11-Jun-14

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Evergreen Helicopters awarded $10M option on military EMS contract in Hawaii

Evergreen Helicopters awarded $10M option on military EMS contract in Hawaii

Evergreen Helicopters, Inc., McMinnville, Oregon, was awarded a $10,672,126 modification (P00008) to contract W91CN-12-D-0002 to exercise option two for service and support for Medical Evacuation for the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is June 22, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jun-14

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance completes 6,000 missions

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance completes 6,000 missions

Since 2008, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) has been on hand to provide potentially lifesaving care to those who need it most. Thousands of people across the three counties have benefitted from the Charity’s lifesaving service and on Wednesday 4th June, during National Volunteering Week, the Charity reached a significant milestone. The service… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 10-Jun-14

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Cornwall Air Ambulance – Third Time Lucky at Business Awards

Cornwall Air Ambulance – Third Time Lucky at Business Awards

The annual event celebrate innovation and achievement among Cornish businesses. The 2014 awards ceremony was held at St Mellion International Resort in May. Guest speaker was businessman Gerald Ratner, famous for his honest appraisal of his own jewellery products. Cornwall Air Ambulance was recognised in the Best Third Sector Business category, sponsored by the Eden… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 09-Jun-14

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New program director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Woodward

New program director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Woodward

Phil Ester was recently named the new program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam in Woodward – see full story

Source: Woodward News, 09-Jun-14

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Cornwall Air Ambulance seeks night-time landing sites

Cornwall Air Ambulance seeks night-time landing sites

From December, the county will have two night-capable MD902s, and the charity is asking people and communities with potential sites to consider offering them.  See full story

Source: Cornishman, 08-Jun-14

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Great Western Air Ambulance to upgrade to EC135 in October

Great Western Air Ambulance to upgrade to EC135 in October

Bond Air Services have confirmed to HeliHub.com that the contract they have with Great Western Air Ambulance will see an aircraft upgrade in October 2014.  The move is largely prompted by their current Bo105 being incapable of operating from the newly-opened helipad at Bristol Royal Infirmary, one of two hospitals in the centre of GWAA’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-14

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Genesys Aerosystems announces order for 210 HeliSAS systems to AMGH

Genesys Aerosystems announces order for 210 HeliSAS systems to AMGH

Genesys Aerosystems formerly Cobham is pleased to announce an agreement has been signed with Air Medical Group Holdings and its subsidiaries, Air Evac, Med Trans, EagleMed and Reach, for a total of 210 HeliSAS systems in their fleet of Bell and Eurocopter EMS helicopters. The HeliSAS 2-axis autopilot and stability augmentation systems will be installed… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 05-Jun-14

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Bell embarks on European Demo Tour with HEMS-configured 429

Bell embarks on European Demo Tour with HEMS-configured 429

confirming the details of the story HeliHub.com broke back on 15th May Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announces progress of its European demo tour with a Bell 429 aircraft configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). The aircraft arrived earlier this month and has visited many charity and EMS organizations in the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Jun-14

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Airbus takes EC145T2 to Airmed World Congress

Airbus takes EC145T2 to Airmed World Congress

As the leading helicopter manufacturer in helicopter emergency medical services – with a 60 percent market share – Airbus Helicopters is introducing its evolved EC145 T2 rotorcraft in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) configuration. The twin-engine EC145 T2 is showcased at the AIRMED World Congress in Rome, Italy with new HEMS and mountain rescue… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Jun-14

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Helipad upgrade completed in eight hours, thanks to good project planning

Helipad upgrade completed in eight hours, thanks to good project planning

Determined the trauma center should resume incoming and outgoing flights as quickly as possible, the contractor worked closely with UCSD project management and subcontractors to bring the existing helipad up to Caltrans and FAA standards.  See full story

Source: Times of San Diego, 03-Jun-14

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London – Official Opening of the St George’s Hospital Helipad

London – Official Opening of the St George’s Hospital Helipad

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson officially opened the St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust helipad today Planning for the £5m helipad began in 2010 shortly after St George’s Hospital was designated as the major trauma centre for the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network It is the first London helipad south of the Thames… Read more »

Source: St George's Healthcare, 03-Jun-14

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Permit issued for Scripps Memorial Hospital helipad

Permit issued for Scripps Memorial Hospital helipad

Heliplanners is pleased to announce that Caltrans Division of Aeronautics has conducted its final inspection and issued its Heliport Permit for the recently completed rooftop heliport at Scripps Memorial Hospital’s new Critical Care Building in Encinitas, California. The heliport will help to improve rapid medical access for Scripps’ patients throughout San Diego County and the… Read more »

Source: Heliplanners, 03-Jun-14

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EMS helipad planned at Fort William in Scotland

EMS helipad planned at Fort William in Scotland

THE Blar Mor development site in Fort William is to be investigated as a possible location for a permanent helipad for air ambulance helicopters.  See full story

Source: Lochaber News, 02-Jun-14

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Bayflite to renew helipad lease at North Port

Bayflite to renew helipad lease at North Port

Bayflite, the helicopter ambulance service, intends to renew its lease on a helipad at North Port’s fire station near City Hall for another two years.  See full story

Source: Herald Tribune, 02-Jun-14

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Almost $140,000 raised for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at Gala Ball

Almost $140,000 raised for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at Gala Ball

More than 500 guests dressed to impress at RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s eighth annual Gala Ball on Saturday night, while helping to raise an incredible $140,000 for the helicopter rescue service. The magnificent Empire Theatre set the stage for Toowoomba’s night of nights, which saw revellers dig deep to raise the impressive figure. RACQ CareFlight’s South… Read more »

Source: RACQ Careflight, 02-Jun-14

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