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Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for two latest-generation EC135 T3s for emergency medical service (EMS) operations. “Air ambulances save lives every day.  Adding these new EC135 T3s to our fleet will help us to deliver vital EMS missions for our customers,”… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

[electronic translation] The Board of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega has included the Urner lawyer Gabi Huber and the Bernese advocate Franz Stämpfli to the Board. Replace the retiring by the end of 2014 Franz Steinegger and Paul Maximilian Mueller. Gabi Huber is familiar as a former Councillor of the Canton of Uri, today’s National Councillor… Read more »

Source: Rega, 16-Dec-14

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RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

The future of community helicopter rescue services in Queensland has been assured for a further 10 years. See Full Story

Source: SMH, 15-Dec-14

Martin County to sign contract with PHI Air Medical?

Martin County to sign contract with PHI Air Medical?

Martin County has been relying on St. Lucie County’s medical helicopter to transport seriously injured accident victims since January. See Full Story

Source: Insurance News Net, 15-Dec-14

Minnesota – Swift County approves funds for helipad

Minnesota – Swift County approves funds for helipad

Swift County will contribute $13,333 toward the cost of constructing a helipad two blocks west of the Swift County-Benson Hospital. The site is a vacant lot just to the east of the Civic Center and north of Swift County Human Services building. See Full Story

Source: Swift County Monitor, 15-Dec-14

First enhanced EC135 T3/P3 enters service with Aiut Alpin Dolomites

First enhanced EC135 T3/P3 enters service with Aiut Alpin Dolomites

The world’s newest light-weight twin-engine rotorcraft is now in service with the operational start-up of Airbus Helicopters’ upgraded EC135 T3/P3 of Aiut Alpin Dolomites – a northern Italy-based Alpine mountain rescue service. Aiut Alpin Dolomites’ operations benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ enhancements incorporated in this latest variant of the versatile EC135 family, which include significant power… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Dec-14

New Yale-New Haven Hospital helicopter equipped for critical care

New Yale-New Haven Hospital helicopter equipped for critical care

Yale-New Haven Hospital can now treat patients on the fly, as it transports them from another hospital. See Full Story

Source: NH Register, 08-Dec-14

Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

Staten Island University Hospital Gets New Emergency Helicopter

When it comes to treating a patient in an emergency situation, every second counts. A new helicopter being used by a Staten Island University Hospital will cut down on the amount of time it takes to get patients from one place to another. See Full Story

Source: NY 1, 08-Dec-14

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New Air Link Helicopter Lands at Regional West

New Air Link Helicopter Lands at Regional West

Regional West Health Services has a new medical helicopter and Air Link has a brand new look. Med-Trans Corporation, which oversees Air Link’s aviation operations, delivered a brand new Bell 407GX helicopter to the medical center on Sunday. The new aircraft is black, red, and gray and its tail number is N911NE. It is the… Read more »

Source: Air Link Helicopter, 02-Dec-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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AgustaWestland Completes GrandNew Deliveries to Intermountain Life Flight

AgustaWestland Completes GrandNew Deliveries to Intermountain Life Flight

AgustaWestland announced today that Intermountain Life Flight of Utah has taken delivery of its fifth GrandNew for EMS and SAR missions as they expand service to patients throughout the western United States. Completed in Philadelphia, the GrandNew delivered to Intermountain Life Flight provides increased emergency response capability, including NVG compatibility, to the communities they serve…. Read more »

Source: Agustawestland, 02-Dec-14

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Legal action threats delay Willits REACH air ambulance base

Legal action threats delay Willits REACH air ambulance base

REACH emergency air ambulances will not be operating out of Willits’ Ells Field this year. The city of Willits handling of the proposed air ambulance base at the field has been challenged by the group Keep the Code. Promises of a lawsuit, including an emergency injunction to stop the operation has caused both the city… Read more »

Source: Willits News, 01-Dec-14

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First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance are on the point of taking delivery of two MD Explorers as part of the next stage of the organisation’s evolution.  The delivery brings a whole raft of changes with a new operator, new helicopter type, dual aircraft working, and (later) a night flying capability.  The Explorers – operated by Specialist Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Nov-14

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The impact of grounding “Pedro” on local EMS departments

The impact of grounding “Pedro” on local EMS departments

The Marine Corps may soon ground its four “Pedro,” search and rescue helicopters at MCAS Cherry Point and disband its crew. See Full Story

Source: WCTI12, 28-Nov-14

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Students develop app for in-flight care

Students develop app for in-flight care

A group of college students has worked with a health system’s helicopter team to develop a mobile app for in-flight patient care. See Full Story

Source: grbj, 28-Nov-14

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Air Medical Group Holdings expands into India

Air Medical Group Holdings expands into India

Aviators Air Rescue has announced that they will provide air ambulance services across India using EC135T3/P3 helicopters in partnership with the US-based Air Medical Group Holdings.  The two companies have hsigned a three-way agreement with AIrbus Helicopters which will see them flying three EC135s on EMS work from the last quarter of 2015.  The agreement… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-14

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STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS air ambulance is pleased to announce that today STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Nov-14

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Missouri – Ambulance board split on air ambulance policy

Missouri – Ambulance board split on air ambulance policy

Administrator David Tetrault asked the board to rescind the vote that gave primary air ambulance response to Air Evac, asking the board to go back to dispatching the closest appropriate air ambulance whether it is Air Evac or ARCH.  See full story

Source: Daily Journal Online, 27-Nov-14

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Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

At least 20 Southern Arizona fire and medical responders and the citizens they serve including the Green Valley Fire District and surrounding departments could benefit from new helicopter service recently restored in Tubac.  See full story

Source: GV News, 27-Nov-14

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STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS air ambulance is looking to prevent injuries involving snowmobiles for the upcoming winter season. In 2013, the helicopter air ambulance service responded to 20 serious snowmobiling and related incidents. It’s about mass times velocity and the potential for injury with these machines now is huge,” agreed Chad Hegge, flight paramedic with STARS. “They are… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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Star Care introduces new helicopter

Star Care introduces new helicopter

Emergency flight crews could be arriving at their destinations even quicker. It’s all thanks to Star Care’s newest helicopter. The new helicopter exceeds all requirements by the FAA. Not to mention, it’s faster, more fuel efficient and even comes with a back up camera. See Full Story

Source: Klkn tv, 26-Nov-14

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UK – Midlands Air Ambulance Launches New Volunteering Drive

UK – Midlands Air Ambulance Launches New Volunteering Drive

THE team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has launched a new marketing campaign to encourage further volunteers to join the charity by demonstrating just how important volunteers are to supporting the great work of the vitally important emergency service. See Full Story

Source: Stroud, 26-Nov-14

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STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS air ambulance and Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. are partnering to promote snowmobile safety this winter, as more than 34,500 Manitoba snowmobilers get ready to hit the trails. There were seven fatalities in total last season, including five off-trail, and two on-trail incidents. Media are invited to the STARS Winnipeg base on Tuesday, Nov…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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Linda Bean pledges $3M for third LifeFlight helicopter

Linda Bean pledges $3M for third LifeFlight helicopter

Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster has pledged $3 million to LifeFlight’s campaign for a third helicopter, half of the total needed for the aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Midcoast, 24-Nov-14

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Essex & Herts Top Doctor Wins National Air Ambulance Award

Essex & Herts Top Doctor Wins National Air Ambulance Award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is delighted to announce that their Pre-hospital Care Doctor Rik Thomas, won Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2014 on Monday night. Rik’s award is in recognition of his actions following an incident that required quick thinking and careful consideration… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 24-Nov-14

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DRF Air Rescue wins Matrix42 Customer Innovation Award

DRF Air Rescue wins Matrix42 Customer Innovation Award

[electronic translation] DRF Air Rescue has won this year’s “Customer Innovation Award” of the IT company Matrix42 in Category Enterprise Mobility. The award was the mobile solution, which is used to manage all iPhones used in the DRF air rescue and app management. On 6 November, the award ceremony was held in Frankfurt under the Matrix42 Customer… Read more »

Source: DRF, 23-Nov-14

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UK – The Association of Air Ambulances announces award winners

UK – The Association of Air Ambulances announces award winners

Almost 250 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance world last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2014. Awards host, BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin handed over 10 Awards to some outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and humbling. The awards, which are independently judged, went… Read more »

Source: AAA, 21-Nov-14

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Bond takes delivery of first EC145T2 in UK

Bond takes delivery of first EC145T2 in UK

Late last week, Bond Air Services took delivery of the first EC145T2 in the UK – serial 20012 – arriving by air on a German test registration D-HADM.  This helicopter has since been registered with the UK CAA as G-HEMC and would be ordinarily expected to go through various certification and paperwork exercises before commencing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-14

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Celebrating 10 Years of Flight For Life Lifeguard 4 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

Celebrating 10 Years of Flight For Life Lifeguard 4 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is hosting an open house on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Flight for Life Colorado’s Lifeguard 4 helicopter based at the hospital. Lifeguard 4 will land on the northwest lawn, outside the Dorcy Cancer Center at 11:30 a.m. to kick off… Read more »

Source: St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, 18-Nov-14

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EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed Commences in Montana

EagleMed’s AS350 B3 at the Bert Mooney Airport, where a dedicated hangar is under construction. EagleMed Photo EagleMed LLC has begun flying critical care air medical transport flights throughout southwest Montana from its newest base at Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport. The company will lease a new dedicated 10,000 square foot hangar that is being built… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 14-Nov-14

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Metro Aviation receives Brazilian Validation

Metro Aviation receives Brazilian Validation

As the Brazilian aircraft market grows, Metro Aviation is playing a larger role in helping South American companies get off the ground.  The worldwide completion leader recently received Brazilian validations for several installations already STC’d in the US for the Airbus EC145T1 aircraft. “Metro sees Brazil as an emerging market for US products and services. … Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Nov-14

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Helipad being built at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Helipad being built at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Installation of a helicopter pad has begun outside the new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center emergency department and when it is done it will have the capacity for two medical helicopters, JEDunn Construction superintendent Jesse Hunt said. See Full Story

Source: Herald, 11-Nov-14

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Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki EC145 Medevac Delivered to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered a BK117C-2 helicopter to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd. The new helicopter, the 29th C-2 model to be delivered by Kawasaki in Japan, will be used for emergency medical service. The Kawasaki BK117 helicopter was developed jointly by Kawasaki and European helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, formerly… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 10-Nov-14

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Pecos County funds medevac coverage for all

Pecos County funds medevac coverage for all

No one should hesitate to call 9-1-1 in a medical emergency. That is not the time to wonder how much an ambulance ride costs. Travel time to hospital or specialized consultative services can be critical. Flying might be the best or only option. See Full Story

Source: The Fort Stockton Pioneer, 10-Nov-14

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PHI reports results for 2014 Q3 Ended September 30th

PHI reports results for 2014 Q3 Ended September 30th

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were $216.3 million, compared to $200.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, an increase of $15.5 million. Oil and Gas… Read more »

Source: PHi, 10-Nov-14

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Air Methods Reports 3Q2014 Results and 4Q2014 Update

Air Methods Reports 3Q2014 Results and 4Q2014 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Revenue increased 10% to $277.8 million from $252.4 million in the year-ago quarter. For the nine-month period, revenue increased 15% to $759.4 million, up from $657.8 million in the prior-year nine-month period. For the quarter, net income decreased 5% to $33.7 million,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Nov-14

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UK – New helipad proposed for Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital

UK – New helipad proposed for Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital

The Sheffield Helipad Appeal: ‘Saving Time, Saving Lives’, is being launched by Sheffield Hospitals Charity to raise funds to build a new helipad very close to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at the Northern General. The new helipad will mean that patients requiring life-saving treatment can be transferred to the Major Trauma Centre (MTC)… Read more »

Source: NHS, 06-Nov-14

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Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

Air Methods hosted an open house Wednesday at Glasgow Municipal Airport to celebrate 15 years of air ambulance service in Barren and surrounding counties. See Full Story

Source: Glasgow Daily Times, 05-Nov-14

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Berlin air ambulance base celebrates 20 years

Berlin air ambulance base celebrates 20 years

[electronic translation] Whether a heart attack or stroke patient, a verunfalltes child or a serious car accident in the night – starts in 20 years “Christoph Berlin” HDM air rescue daily operations for the fastest possible medical care to patients and transport in specialized clinics. To mark this anniversary the HDM air rescue has invited to… Read more »

Source: DRF, 03-Nov-14

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MedEvac Foundation International Opens 2015 Scholarship Cycle

MedEvac Foundation International Opens 2015 Scholarship Cycle

The MedEvac Foundation International is seeking applicants for the 2015 Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) and the Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship.  The annual MTLI and SMTA programs, offered by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), are excellent continuing education opportunities for medical transport providers in all disciplines. MTLI’s formal education program enhances… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 03-Nov-14

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Black Hills Life Flight readies new helicopter for service

Black Hills Life Flight readies new helicopter for service

They’re the ones called to emergencies when a matter of minutes can mean the difference between life and death. See Full Story

Source: Black Hills Fox, 03-Nov-14

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Aiut Alpin Dolomites receives first EC135 T3/P3

Aiut Alpin Dolomites receives first EC135 T3/P3

In a delivery ceremony held at Airbus Helicopters in Germany, Airbus Helicopters handed over the first aircraft of this new version of the EC135 family. Launch customer Aiut Alpin Dolomites is a mountain rescue operator in Italy already operating an EC135. “The increased performance of the EC135 T3/P3 will bring additional power reserves, which gives… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Oct-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance launches Bell 429 to the community

Wiltshire Air Ambulance launches Bell 429 to the community

All air ambulance helicopters in England and Wales are funded by charitable contribution, and the launch of Britain’s first Bell 429 featured no shortage of important people from the county of Wiltshire. Dignitaries included no fewer than ten mayors from various towns and Sarah Troughton, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, the Queen’s official representative in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-14

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Air ambulance service to launch at Great Plains Health

Air ambulance service to launch at Great Plains Health

Great Plains Health will launch a new medical air ambulance service in the region beginning Nov.1. The new service, owned and operated by Air Methods, is called Great Plains Health LifeNet. “Our rapidly expanding medical specialty offerings at Great Plains Health and the strategic need for predictable medical air transport long term are really what… Read more »

Source: Great Plains, 28-Oct-14

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Head-on collision is 20,000th mission for Wales Air Ambulance

Head-on collision is 20,000th mission for Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has carried out its 20,000th mission since the service was launched in 2001, responding to a head-on collision near Treorchy. The landmark mission came on Tuesday 7th October, when the Swansea-based crew were called to the scene of a two-car road traffic collision on the A4107. WAA paramedic Jason Hughes, who on… Read more »

Source: Wales-air-Ambulance, 28-Oct-14

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Summit Air Ambulance Takes Delivery of Its First AW119Kx

Summit Air Ambulance Takes Delivery of Its First AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced that it has delivered to Summit Air Ambulance of Idaho their first AW119Kx, an EMS equipped helicopter that will support their operations in the Northwest United States. The delivery of a second AW119Kx will soon follow, and both helicopters will join several AW109 Power helicopters already in service with Summit, in addition to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Oct-14

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Exelis adds night capability to CorvusEye™ wide area airborne surveillance system

Exelis adds night capability to CorvusEye™ wide area airborne surveillance system

A new Exelis (NYSE: XLS) CorvusEye 1500 visible color and infrared (IR) sensor provides day and nighttime wide area airborne surveillance coverage to support the military, law enforcement, border patrol and first responders. Developed to complement the daytime electro-optical sensor Exelis released in May, the sensors are available as an integrated end-to-end system or separately. The new… Read more »

Source: Exelis, 21-Oct-14

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Great Western Air Ambulance upgrades to EC135

Great Western Air Ambulance upgrades to EC135

After a big fundraising campaign and support from members of the public Great Western Air Ambulance Charity have today received their new helicopter. The Eurocopter 135 will replace the current helicopter, an aging Bolkow, enabling the charity to transform the care they are able to offer to patients. The Movin’ On Up campaign was launched… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 16-Oct-14

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Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

The two latest-version aircraft will support Bond Air Services’ EMS operations in the UK. [Ed – as recently reported, one for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance, and one for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance] Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Oct-14

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New helipad to save time and lives at the Northern General Hospital

New helipad to save time and lives at the Northern General Hospital

We are very excited to be launching our brand new appeal today: The Helipad Appeal. The “Saving Time, Saving Lives” campaign is kicking off today with a launch at the Northern General Hospital – the site where the new helipad will be built. The appeal is being launched to raise funds to build a new… Read more »

Source: Sheffield Hospitals Charity, 15-Oct-14

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Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169

Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA AS) of Norway has signed a contract for one AW169 light twin-engined intermediate helicopter for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Norway. The contract was signed today at the Helitech 2014 exhibition being held in Amsterdam. The helicopter will feature an advanced EMS mission configuration including state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Oct-14

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First landing at new KS helipad in downtown Stockholm

First landing at new KS helipad in downtown Stockholm

The very first helicopter has landed at the Karolinska University Hospital’s brand new helipad in Solna, near downtown Stockholm. The local EC 135 EMS helicopter SE-JFN, piloted by Richard Johansson of Scandinavian MediCopter, did the landing on Friday afternoon. The new two-place helipad sits on top of a new trauma center that is being built… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 14-Oct-14

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Bell Delivers First UK HEMS 429 at Helitech

Bell Delivers First UK HEMS 429 at Helitech

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust’s (WAACT) Bell 429 at Helitech International in Amsterdam from October 14-16. After delivery, the aircraft will become the first Bell 429 in the United Kingdom used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Additionally, this year, Bell Helicopter is also celebrating… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Oct-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance Bell 429 flying in UK, ready for Helitech

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Bell 429 flying in UK, ready for Helitech

For almost ten years, the British county of Wiltshire has been host to an MD Explorer jointly operated by the Police and Air Ambulance – a relatively unusual British aviation industry phenomenon with a Governmental organisation working hand-in-hand with a charity.  This arrangement draws to a close at the end of November, with the aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-14

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AAMS Chairman provides an update on Board activity

AAMS Chairman provides an update on Board activity

Many of us are settling back into our routines following the AMTC in Nashville, Tennessee last week. With close to 2400 in attendance, participants enjoyed great keynote presentations, ten tracks of informative education courses, a sold-out exhibit hall, and, most likely, a night or two on Broadway Street enjoying some of the best musical talent… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 13-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters delivers China’s first fully-equipped air ambulance

Airbus Helicopters delivers China’s first fully-equipped air ambulance

A new era in Chinese air ambulance operations began today with Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of a twin-engine EC135 as the first rotorcraft outfitted for dedicated helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) missions in the country. During a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany engineering and production site where the aircraft was assembled, the milestone EC135 was… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Oct-14

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HIOWAA introduce new CEO

HIOWAA introduce new CEO

Following a thorough selection process, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Lochrane as Chief Executive from 1st October 2014.  He 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… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 09-Oct-14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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