Ems News

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

18-Feb-2021Source: Northern Helicopter GmbH

Northern Helicopter GmbH will continue to be responsible for offshore rescue in the offshore wind farms Albatros and Hohe See in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The follow-up contract with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG started on February 1, 2021 and covers a term of four years with the option of... Read more

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

17-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

17-Feb-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

A Leicestershire girl has been crowned the winner of a nationwide competition to design an official mascot for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA). Last year, the national children’s charity launched a competition to find the perfect mascot for #TheCrew – their club for children and young people – and with over 500 entries from across... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance move in to new airbase

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance move in to new airbase

17-Feb-2021Source: EHAAT

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has taken possession of its brand-new purpose-built airbase at North Weald Airfield following its completion by Barnes Construction. Work on the facility began in February 2020 after planning permission was granted by Epping Forest District Council. Project managed by quantity surveyors Castons, and designed by architects Hurley Porte and... Read more

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

16-Feb-2021Source: Swiss Air Rescue Rega

[electronic translation] The commanders of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega organized a total of 16,273 missions last year. While the rescue helicopters were in the air more often than in the previous year, the ambulance jets recorded significantly fewer missions. In addition to its operational activities, Rega supported the Swiss authorities in dealing with the corona pandemic. This... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

15-Feb-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

To help futureproof the advanced pre-hospital service operated by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisation is developing a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in the Shropshire area, which will benefit patients across the whole of the Midlands. The robust plans were approved by Shropshire Council late January, the charity’s Board of Trustees gave final approval... Read more

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

11-Feb-2021Source: Airwork

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) Supplementary Type Certificate for a Light Weight, cost effective AW139 Wet Floor for EMS/SAR and Offshore configured Leonardo AW139 Helicopters. The Airwork standard fit Wet Floor for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter was designed in conjunction with the launch customer, CHC Australia, and is... Read more

Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

9-Feb-2021Source: Millennium Post

The state Fire and Emergency Services department is planning to introduce helicopters in its fleet to strengthen the fire fighting mechanism. See Full Story.... Read more

BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

9-Feb-2021Source: Bryan County News

Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services now has a permanent helicopter landing area next to BCFES Station 1 on Highway 144 in South Bryan County. The zone is marked by four red and green lights and a windsock that identifies it as a landing area for helicopters. See Full Story. ... Read more

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

9-Feb-2021Source: REACH Air Medical Services

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Salton City, CA. The new base will provide air medical transport services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Imperial County and the surrounding regions. This is the third community-based air medical operation... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

8-Feb-2021Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is taking additional steps to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19 by decontaminating crews and equipment with specially-prepared water containing salt and electricity which instantly kills 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and viruses. A dry `fog’ created from electrolysed saline water is released inside a tent into which anything... Read more

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

4-Feb-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia has achieved a significant in-service milestone with Ambulance Victoria, with its AW139 helicopter fleet exceeding 20,000 flying hours at the five year anniversary of entering service. Since January 2016, Babcock has supplied five AW139s, plus a service assurance aircraft, to support Ambulance Victoria’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations. Babcock Australasia’s Chief Pilot... Read more

CareFlight Introduces New App for Emergency Responders

CareFlight Introduces New App for Emergency Responders

4-Feb-2021Source: Premier Health’s CareFlight Air and Mobile Services

Premier Health’s CareFlight Air and Mobile Services is launching a new app that will allow first responders at the scenes of emergencies to electronically request a helicopter for patient transport. Responders will be able to track their flight to the scene in real time. By using the app, personnel from fire, Emergency Medical Services, dispatchers,... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

3-Feb-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

When dealing with the most serious major traumas in Yorkshire, time is of the essence and it is paramount that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Team can reach their patients in the quickest way possible. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that they have introduced two custom-built Skoda Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicles to... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

2-Feb-2021Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) responded to 1,577 call-outs by air and road in 2020 – its second highest yearly total on record – as it remained fully operational throughout the pandemic providing vital support to the NHS. The 2020 yearly figures represent a drop of 685 individual call-outs when compared to... Read more

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

29-Jan-2021Source: FinnHEMS

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which is responsible for nationwide medical helicopter operations, the Southern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the Pirkanmaa Hospital District have begun joint planning and work to establish a Seinäjoki base. ​The goal is to start operations by the end of 2022. We work together and each actor separately to open a base. ​The construction of... Read more

Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

28-Jan-2021Source: Wales Air Ambulance

A Wrexham company has donated essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff and volunteers of the Wales Air Ambulance. PPE Hwb Wrecsam, which is a community interest company, has worked non-stop during the pandemic to make sure individuals and organisations across the county have PPE equipment. To date, they have distributed more than 45,000 face... Read more

Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

28-Jan-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation will equip the updated Ansat medical helicopters with complexes for transporting newborns. The device has passed the necessary certification and received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency. A new medical module, which is used in Ansat medical helicopters, has been supplemented with incubators for... Read more

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

27-Jan-2021Source: CENTUM

CENTUM has announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns... Read more

Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

26-Jan-2021Source: Great Western Air Ambulance

Our Critical Care Team were called to around five patients a day on average across 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing national lockdowns and restrictions throughout much of the year. The crew were called to 1,726 patients in urgent need across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas.... Read more

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

26-Jan-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has reached another milestone by transferring its 500th patient. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, the national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and... Read more

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

26-Jan-2021Source: Shropshire Star

Plans for a new multi-million pound air ambulance headquarters at Cosford have been given the green light. See Full Story.... Read more

Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

26-Jan-2021Source: Metro Aviation

When the Society of Auto Engineers released their J3027 guidance regarding ground ambulance-based patient litters, it left many air ambulance crews in a bind.  Crews were no longer able to quickly transfer a litter from the aircraft to the ground vehicle.  Instead, they had to transfer the patient from the helicopter’s stretcher to the ground... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

21-Jan-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has revealed its mission statistics for 2020, which shows just how vital the response of the medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, even during a pandemic and continuing lockdown periods. Throughout the year the charity has been tasked to attend over 1500 incidents across Devon and were, on... Read more

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

19-Jan-2021Source: STARS

While they look different wearing protective masks and gowns to protect against the novel coronavirus, STARS crews continue to fly missions daily for Albertans in desperate need of medical care. The 28th edition of the STARS lottery, launching to the public today, helps make that possible while offering the chance to win 2,500 prizes, valued... Read more

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,... Read more

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

14-Jan-2021Source: RACQ CQ Rescue

  RStatistics revealed today show the region’s lifesaving rescue helicopter clocked up a staggering 164,000km and 631 missions last year. That’s an average of nearly two missions a day flying more than 449km for RACQ CQ Rescue’s Bell 412 helicopter to help save lives across Central and North Queensland. CQ Rescue CEO Ian Rowan said... Read more

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

14-Jan-2021Source: Air Methods

LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., today announced a partnership with Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) to open a new air ambulance base at the facility. The base will serve residents of Columbus, Fremont, Albion, Central City, Schuyler, David City, Aurora, and other local communities surrounding the... Read more

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

12-Jan-2021Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook 1,238 missions in 2020 – a record number since the charity became a stand-alone air ambulance in 2015. Despite two national lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and now a third to begin 2021, the need for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s lifesaving service has never been more crucial. David Philpott,... Read more

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

8-Jan-2021Source: Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leading Israeli aerospace, announced it has reached an agreement to provide four CityHawk VTOL aircraft to Hatzolah Air for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. ​ ​ In addition, Hatzolah Air will become Urban Aeronautics’ official sales representative and distribution channel to other EMS and Rescue organizations worldwide. The companies... Read more

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

7-Jan-2021Source: Business Air Rescue

Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) has been awarded the 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize together with German air rescue service DRF Luftrettung for their outstanding cross-border achievements during the Corona crisis. See Full Story. ... Read more

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

5-Jan-2021Source: stuff

Timaru Hospital’s new $165,000 helipad is complete and ready for use after six years, to the relief of rescue pilots. See Full Story.... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

5-Jan-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It is a milestone in the history of air rescue in German-speaking countries and also EU-wide: DRF Luftrettung is expanding its fleet with Airbus H145 helicopters which have five main rotor blades. Today, the technicians at DRF Luftrettung start equipping the first of five of these helicopters to be delivered this year, for deployment at... Read more

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

4-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Just before the Chrstmas break, Sikorsky announced – but only on Twitter – that they will deliver a new S-92 to the Republic of Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters.  This aircraft will support firefighting and search & rescue missions.  No time scale was given, but given that Sikorsky only seems to have delivered one new... Read more

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

24-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon.  Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this... Read more

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

23-Dec-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Innovation and collaboration truly do sit at the heart of what Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) does. The charity funded service was honoured to be co-recipient of a special ‘Covid-19 Response award’, at the recent Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards with Babcock Aviation Onshore, the UK’s leading provider of Air Ambulance operations support. The award... Read more

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

22-Dec-2020Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced that they plan to open a new air medical base in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This new base, which marks the company’s tenth air medical base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, is scheduled to begin 24/7 operations starting in spring 2021. This base will be located at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, which allows the... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

18-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. “Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the... Read more

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

14-Dec-2020Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design announced today that it has received the EASA validation for a previously issued FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight EMS interior for for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopter. A new milestone achieved by AMS Heli Design entering the European market with an outstanding interior designed by paying particular... Read more

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

10-Dec-2020Source: UPMC

MedEvac critical care air ambulance service. Houser succeeds Doug Garretson, who retired in October. Houser joined CEM in 2016 and served most recently as senior director, Medical Operations and chief clinical officer. Prior to joining UPMC, he served as vice president at MedFlight in Columbus, Ohio. “Jim brings over 20 years of industry experience and... Read more

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

10-Dec-2020Source: Cooper Air Medical Services

Cooper University Health Care’s Air Medical Services is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of service in South Jersey this month. Cooper Air Medical Services launched on December 4, 2010. Since launching, Cooper Air Medical Services have provided lifesaving care to the community, transporting nearly 4,000 patients – 2,400 inter-facility transports, and more than 1,500 transports directly... Read more

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

9-Dec-2020Source: Memorial Hermann Life Flight

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® is proud to launch its K9-Casualty Care Course and Transportation Service, making Life Flight the first air ambulance service in the nation to provide training, treatment and transportation for injured K9 officers. The K9-CCC program provides K9 handlers with emergency care training for their K9s including wound packing, poison control, CPR... Read more

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

9-Dec-2020Source: Life Flight Network

Using state of the art aircraft and highly skilled medical and aviation professionals, Life Flight Network (LFN) provides life saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another. LFN is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical service and has provided residents across the Northwest... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

9-Dec-2020Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has now given blood transfusions to more than 100 patients. This incredible milestone was reached recently when a man involved in a road traffic collision was given a pre-hospital transfusion by a clinical team based at the charity’s North Weald airbase, who attended the incident by rapid response vehicle.... Read more

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

8-Dec-2020Source: Great Western Air Ambulance

In response to the pressures of COVID-19, GWAAC have introduced a new bespoke counselling service for our crew who have been working on the frontline during the pandemic. Our Specialist Paramedics and Critical Care Doctors have continued to remain ready to respond to those in need throughout the pandemic, supporting NHS and frontline colleagues in... Read more

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

8-Dec-2020Source: Summit Helicopters

A new air ambulance helicopter is now stationed at Prince George Airport. The craft quickly proved its worth when, on Sunday and a day before the service’s “official launch,” it was flown to Terrace to pick up a patient. What would have been a 6 1/2-hour trip by ground took a “significantly faster” two hours... Read more

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

7-Dec-2020Source: Med-Trans

Med-Trans Corporation, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, recently delivered a Bell 407 air ambulance to Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va. The aircraft will be based at the Level 1 trauma center and launches the HCA Virginia Healthcare Air Ambulance program. Med-Trans will provide the pilots and aviation maintenance technicians, and Chippenham... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

7-Dec-2020Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

On 24 November East Anglian Air Ambulance was awarded Employer of the Year in the Norfolk Business Awards. Sarah Atkins, Head of HR, said: “After a truly challenging year for everyone, EAAA was truly delighted to be recognised by this award for the way we reacted to the pandemic and focused on the wellbeing of... Read more

Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

7-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

As part of their women leadership series, Authority Magazine recently interviewed our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, about her leadership at one of the country’s largest air medical service providers. JaeLynn spoke with Phil La Duke from Authority Magazine about the unconventional path that led her to where she is today, the excitement and challenges of being... Read more

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

4-Dec-2020Source: Wellington Advertiser

The helipad at the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) here is now open.... Read more

Melfort hospital helipad complete

Melfort hospital helipad complete

4-Dec-2020Source: Melfort Journal

The helipad at the Melfort hospital is done and has been certified by Transport Canada, the City announced on December 1.... Read more

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

3-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

2-Dec-2020Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance has achieved its ambition to become a 24/7 service thanks to the donations from the people of Wales. The Charity, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021, will start operating an overnight helicopter from Tuesday, 1 December. The cost of running the helicopters during the day currently stands at £6.5... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

27-Nov-2020Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

We are all aware of the fantastic life-saving work carried out by the UK’s Air Ambulances when there’s a life-threatening injury or medical emergency. Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) is no exception, relying on the skill and bravery of its team of doctors and critical care paramedics – some of the most highly skilled pre-hospital... Read more

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

25-Nov-2020Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital

Critically ill and injured infants and children throughout the southeastern United States now have expanded access to the expert pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville through a new Kids Kare helicopter. The helicopter, which is the latest addition to Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Transport Fleet, is dedicated solely to infants and children, staffed... Read more

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

24-Nov-2020Source: UPMC Mercy

The new air ambulance helipad at UPMC Mercy will replace the original structure overlooking the Boulevard of the Allies, which has been in place since the mid 1980’s and a landmark of Pittsburgh’s cityscape. The relocation is part of the ongoing construction of the state-of-the art UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy. “We... Read more

NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

23-Nov-2020Source: NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH

Since November 1, 2020, NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH has once again been responsible for the offshore rescue for the RWE Amrumbank West wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. After a four years intermission, the Amrumbank wind farm with its 80 offshore wind turbines is again one of the... Read more

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

23-Nov-2020Source: Rush Health Systems

Meridian, MS – As a patient, being airlifted from a traumatic accident or being transported to a larger healthcare facility can be scary, but not having any available packed red blood cells on the medical aircraft can be fatal. Thanks to the partnership between Rush Health Systems and PHI Air Medical Mississippi, community members who... Read more

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

20-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced the opening of a new helicopter base in Lincoln County, Missouri, north of St. Louis. The base is part of the Air Methods subsidiary, ARCH Air Medical Service, which has served Missouri and Illinois for more than 40 years. This expansion represents a vital... Read more

Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

20-Nov-2020Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments has confirmed a new three-year charity partnership with London’s Air Ambulance, having supported the charity since 2012. The new partnership, that will run until 2023, will continue to provide lifesaving funding to the London’s Air Ambulance service, whose advanced trauma team treat critically injured patients on the roadside and serve the ten... Read more

Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

20-Nov-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One, Clinical Air Division of Pafford EMS is pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership with Shreveport, Louisiana based Metro Aviation. This partnership will combine Pafford Air One’s industry-leading, pre-hospital care with Metro Aviation’s internationally recognized excellence in helicopter transportation services and award-winning flight safety and training programs. Under the... Read more

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

17-Nov-2020Source: Collins Aerospace

At a ceremony Sunday, leaders from Collins Aerospace Systems’ helicopter rescue hoist business presented the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the company’s Rescue of the Year Award. Each year, Collins Aerospace honors one of its Goodrich hoist customers for a particularly daring helicopter rescue executed using the company’s hoist. This year, Texas DPS... Read more

Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

13-Nov-2020Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Blood on Board project is thought to have saved dozens of lives since its launch in 2015. After hearing of the project, the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (known as AREU) sent two clinicians to visit the charity to find out more. Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner and Christian... Read more

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

13-Nov-2020Source: ADAC Luftrettung

The currently increasing number of COVID-19 infections is also being observed with concern at ADAC Air Rescue. The corona virus is once again facing major challenges for the non-profit organization from Munich. “The rescue service from the air is currently fully secured in Germany,” emphasizes managing director Frédéric Bruder. “With our experience from the first wave, we are... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

12-Nov-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

On Wednesday 11 November the new H145 helicopter was introduced into service and ready to bring emergency medical care to patients across Devon. As the hangar doors were rolled back, the Devon Air Ambulance crew readied the H145 for the first day of its lifesaving service. Although just like the start of a typical day... Read more

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

11-Nov-2020Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed will continue to build upon their relationship with medical flight and emergency medical services leader Life Link III, taking on two projects that will deliver in 2021, according to the company. Life Link III will add an additional Leonardo AW119Kx aircraft to their existing fleet of helicopters as well as a Leonardo AW109... Read more

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

10-Nov-2020Source: AMS

AMS Heli Design LLC announces that it has been granted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopters. EASA and other relevant CAAs validations will be achieved in 2020. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli... Read more

EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

9-Nov-2020Source: The Sampson Independent

In less than a year after opening a new fire station and recovering from a tornado in 2017, Chief Andrew Hawkins is ready to see more construction that will save lives through flight. See Full Story. ... Read more

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

9-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

6-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it has entered an agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota –... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

6-Nov-2020Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Naismith as its new Director of Income Generation and Engagement. Sarah joins after 17 years as Charity Director at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity (MFTC), where she helped grow a fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospital into an... Read more

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

6-Nov-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter currently in use in civil air rescue is now also flying in Stuttgart: an H145 started yesterday as the new “Christoph 51″. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make work easier for the crew and contribute to even better patient... Read more

Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

6-Nov-2020Source: Kopter

Kopter participated in the digital edition of the AMTC 2020 (Air Medical Transport Conference) together with its parent company Leonardo, showcasing how the SH09 will ideally complement the existing Leonardo Helicopters product range on the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) segment. When seconds count, the SH09 is the helicopter of choice in the single engine class for a... Read more

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

6-Nov-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Life Link III, a n EMS o p e r a to r in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the... Read more

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