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CALSTAR adds new “clot stabilizing” treatment

CALSTAR adds new “clot stabilizing” treatment

Sacramento based CALSTAR, the largest nonprofit air ambulance on the west coast, is the first air ambulance in the United States to introduce a new “clot stabilizing” treatment to its arsenal of medications. Tranexamic acid (TXA) could save hundreds of lives in California and thousands across the country, according to Dr. David Duncan, CALSTAR’s medical… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 17-Apr-13

Summit Air Ambulance rolling after successful first year

Summit Air Ambulance rolling after successful first year

The first year of Summit Air Ambulance’s existence in southwest Montana has been a memorable one (see full story).

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 17-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

For safety to exist, it must be a way of life.”  Those words are familiar in the Metro Aviation family and reiterated in a new safety video featuring Metro’s CEO Mike Stanberry.  The video speaks directly to employees and customers and reaffirms Metro’s commitment to sustaining an active Safety Management System (SMS). The incorporation of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Apr-13

London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

International SOS and London’s Air Ambulance today announced a strategic partnership for 2013. The partnership will focus on securing additional funding for London’s Air Ambulance to sustain the vital life-saving services it delivers across the capital and support a number of key enhancements being made by the charity. London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Apr-13

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 15-Apr-13

New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

Price residents may have noticed a helicopter flying over the city on Friday. The new chopper caught the eye of many residents and will soon be a permanent fixture to the area (see full story)

Source: ETV-10 News, 15-Apr-13

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

The Healthnet 4/Medflight 7 airbase located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville recently received a new, larger helicopter to serve the air medical needs of the community (see full story).

Source: Portsmouth-Dailytimes, 15-Apr-13

New helicopter request app saves time and lives

New helicopter request app saves time and lives

When EMS helicopter pilot Jim Cooper observed that the system for requesting a life flight crew was unnecessarily long, complicated and prone to error, he decided not to accept the status quo. He created a new iPhone application to streamline communication and save crews precious minutes. Heli-Now founder Cooper said, “This simple helicopter request app… Read more »

Source: Heli-Now, 14-Apr-13

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West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

West Michigan AirCare celebrates 20 years

Marks Air Care’s 20th anniversary and we wish to express our thanks to all healthcare providers in the region for so many years of teamwork and for helping keep us safe. Since our first mission in 1993, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing critical care and rapid trauma interventions to patients in Southwest Michigan and Northern… Read more »

Source: Air Care, 12-Apr-13

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Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

The hospital had a helipad on the rooftop of its old ED but it was removed in 2003 when a new emergency department was built and although the provision was made in the new building for a rooftop helipad, but it was never funded.  A commitment has now been made for a temporary pad within… Read more »

12-Apr-13

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MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment has issued an $8 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of New England Life Flight, Inc. in Bedford, which does business as Boston MedFlight. The emergency transport service will use lease proceeds to buy a medically configured helicopter that will replace an existing helicopter to transport ill and injured patients. Lease proceeds will also finance… Read more »

Source: Boston Medflight, 12-Apr-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam Earns Three-Year CECBEMS Accreditation

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns Three-Year CECBEMS Accreditation

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air medical service provider in the United States, was recently awarded a three-year certification from CECBEMS. Jennifer Fletcher, director of patient care services and staff development for Air Evac Lifeteam, said the company is one of the biggest providers of continuing education in the country. In… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 11-Apr-13

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Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

Emergency Helicopter to be Based in Golden Triangle

MedStat EMS announces the expansion of its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (see full story).

Source: The Columbus Packet, 10-Apr-13

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BMA backs CQ’s rescue services with $330,000 donation

BMA backs CQ’s rescue services with $330,000 donation

RACQ CQ Rescue and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue may be used to lending a helping hand, and now they’ve had the favour returned with BMA contributing $330,000 over three years to these organisations (see full story).

Source: The Bulletin, 10-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

Our team will be followed in Channel 5’s Trauma Doctors in four 60 minute programmes, beginning on Thursday 11th April 2013 at 9pm. Shadowing London’s Air Ambulance and the UK’s leading trauma centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Trauma Doctors allows the audience to witness this specialist group of clinicians making the split second… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-13

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PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

Most people in western Kentucky know PHI Air Medical through the familiar yellow and black helicopters that take sick and injured people to hospitals (see full story).

Source: Murray Ledger And Times, 09-Apr-13

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Overlook Medical Center Files Appeal of Helipad Decision

Overlook Medical Center Files Appeal of Helipad Decision

Representatives of Atlantic Health System and Overlook Medical Center filed a Notice of Appeal of the Union County District Court’s decision supporting denial of variance approvals to construct a neuroscience helipad on the roof of Overlook Medical Center (see full story).

Source: The Alternative, 09-Apr-13

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MedEvac Foundation congratulates SMTA Scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation congratulates SMTA Scholarship winner

Mercy Life Line Flight Nurse Supervisor, Matthew Benzen, RN, BSN, CFRN, CMTE, has been awarded the 2013 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship by the MedEvac Foundation International. Mr. Benzen receives the scholarship based on his long standing dedication to safety in the critical care transport community. Mr. Benzen has been actively involved in the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 09-Apr-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam Awarded 7th FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence

Air Evac Lifeteam Awarded 7th FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence

Air Evac Lifeteam has been awarded the Diamond Certificate of Excellence for the seventh consecutive year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The honor is bestowed on companies that have 100 percent employee participation in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program. The program encourages aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) to complete initial and recurrent training, and then… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 08-Apr-13

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Ribbon cutting for new Air Evac Lifeteam hanger

Ribbon cutting for new Air Evac Lifeteam hanger

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Air Evac Lifeteam on Tuesday, March 26, at their new hanger on Streckert Drive in Brownwood (see full story).

Source: Brownwood, 08-Apr-13

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Wales Air Ambulance makes historic first night flight

Wales Air Ambulance makes historic first night flight

Wales Air Ambulance completed a historic mission this week with the charity’s first ever night mission. The lifesaving charity made its maiden flight during darkness hours on Monday, March 25, saving the life of a 59-year-old man who had suffered a heart attack. The mission follows weeks of extensive night flight training for pilots and… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 07-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance Turns To City For Funding

London’s Air Ambulance Turns To City For Funding

London’s solitary air ambulance could gain a companion if plans to seek funding from the City are successful.Unlike our urban counterparts, Paris, New York and Sydney who have at least four air ambulances each, we rely on just one (see full story).

Source: Londonist, 05-Apr-13

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Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

Unity4 brings fundraising capability to Wales Air Ambulance

Not for profit organisations count on donations to further their cause and extend much needed help to the communities they serve. As a non-government funded charity, Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) needs the necessary financial support and selected Unity4, the global home agent contact centre outsourcer and technology provider, to carry out this key function noting… Read more »

Source: Unity4, 05-Apr-13

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Overlook Medical Center Files Appeal of Helipad Decision

Overlook Medical Center Files Appeal of Helipad Decision

Representatives of Atlantic Health System and Overlook Medical Center filed a Notice of Appeal of the Union County District Court’s decision supporting denial of variance approvals to construct a neuroscience helipad on the roof of Overlook Medical Center (see full story).

Source: The Alternative Press, 05-Apr-13

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Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

Bond extends contract with North West Air Ambulance by 7 years

Bond Air Services (Bond), the largest operator of air ambulance aviation units in the UK, has been awarded a new seven-year contract by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA). The contract, worth just over £10 million, is to provide air ambulance support across five counties in North West England. Under the new contract, Bond will continue… Read more »

Source: Bond Air Services, 05-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation visited with representatives from Boston MedFlight and American Eurocopter recently to begin production of MedFlight’s new EC145.  The new aircraft will replace one of their two BK117 C1s. The new fleet configuration will include the EC145, BK117, and the S76. “We are excited about operating our very first EC145 and look forward to… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Apr-13

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Rio Grande Regional Hospital celebrates new helipad

Rio Grande Regional Hospital celebrates new helipad

Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) celebrated the opening of the New Helicopter Landing Pad located next to the emergency entrance.  RGRH and AirEvac LifeTeam, the country’s largest independently owned and operated air ambulance service with over 25 years of experience, are working together to provide prompt patient care and quality air transport.  Rio Grande Regional… Read more »

Source: Rio Grande, 04-Apr-13

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Community opposes Nowra air ambulance move

Community opposes Nowra air ambulance move

A proposal to relocate the Albion Park Rail-based rescue helicopter to Nowra has met the same fierce community opposition directed towards the plan to move the chopper to Sydney  (see full story).

Source: Illawarra Mercury, 03-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

After completing the first three EC155s to be used for HEMS operations in the US early last year, Metro Aviation is preparing to complete another Eurocopter EC155, this time for Shands at the University of Florida’s ShandsCair. The ShandsCair aircraft will be the fourth EC155 used for HEMS in the country.  Metro Aviation received an… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Apr-13

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First Hospital Rooftop Helipad in Charleston Ready for Service

First Hospital Rooftop Helipad in Charleston Ready for Service

Every second matters when a patient is rushed to a hospital during a medical emergency, especially in cases of a heart attack or stroke. Now patients transported to the Charleston peninsula via helicopter will receive medical intervention 15 to 20 minutes faster by landing on Charleston’s first hospital rooftop helipad at Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s… Read more »

Source: Roper St. Francis Healthcare, 28-Mar-13

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REACH Air Medical Services Earns Diamond Certified Again

REACH Air Medical Services Earns Diamond Certified Again

REACH Air Medical Services has just been awarded the prestigious Diamond Certified® symbol for the third consecutive year. This is the result of being rated highest in quality in a patient and customer satisfaction rating performed by American Ratings Corporation. In order to earn Diamond Certified, a company must apply to be rated by American… Read more »

Source: REACH, 28-Mar-13

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Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

Following a concerted public effort within the geographical area of Bardufoss, the Royal Norwegian Air Force have moved two Bell 412s to Bardufoss.  This will meet the campaign’s target to provide a better spread of aviation resources throughout the country, particularly for emergency situations. Defence Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen has also said that these helicopters are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-13

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Air Methods awards StandardAero five year RR250 contract

Air Methods awards StandardAero five year RR250 contract

StandardAero announced today that it was awarded a five year maintenance contract by Air Methods Corporation (AMC) on the company’s fleet of Roll-Royce M250 engines. This agreement will run through February, 2018. The exclusive deal provides total M250 support to AMC’s current fleet of 53 engines which is growing to 73 engines over the next… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 26-Mar-13

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British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on B.C. political parties to review air ambulance service in the province and support a transition to a cheaper, not-for-profit model in their election platforms. On Thursday, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle released a report on the air ambulance service, finding that “the B.C. Ambulance Service is unable… Read more »

Source: Canadian Taxpayers Federation, 26-Mar-13

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Ornge investigation may take another year, says OPP

Ornge investigation may take another year, says OPP

Ontario taxpayers will know within a year whether any charges will be laid in the criminal probe of the troubled Ornge air ambulance service, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis said Wednesday (see full story)

Source: CBC News, 22-Mar-13

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AirEvac base nearing completion

AirEvac base nearing completion

The AirEvac Lifeteam helicopter base which is currently under construction on the campus of Great River Medical Center is nearing completion, according to Chris Raymer, GRMC’s Chief Operations Officer. During their Monday meeting, Raymer told the hospital’s board of governors that the base is expected to begin flights on April 1 (see full story).

Source: Blytheville Courier News, 21-Mar-13

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“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

While winding roads and steep inclines provide much of Northwest Arkansas’ (NWA) beauty and allure, the landscape makes medical transport difficult. Thanks to Mercy and Air Methods Corporation’s partnership, area residents have a new emergency medical helicopter featuring the latest technology and safety advancements. Whether it’s a heart attack, stroke or serious automobile injury, the… Read more »

Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas, 21-Mar-13

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Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

Cornwall Air Ambulance, one of the early pioneers of EMS helicopters in the UK, will move away from Bond Air Services after working with them for 27 years. From December 2014, the charity will stop flying a red EC135 and move over to a pair of MD Explorers, operated for them by Medical Aviation Services…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-13

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RACQ CQ Rescue crew awarded National Emergency Medals

RACQ CQ Rescue crew awarded National Emergency Medals

Members of the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter crew have been awarded National Emergency Medals at a ceremony held at the service’s hangar today. Presented during a special Rescue 412 (formerly the Rescue 100 Program) breakfast event, National Emergency Medals are given to individuals who respond to nationally significant emergencies within Australia and render extraordinary service… Read more »

Source: CQ Rescue, 20-Mar-13

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Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

Cabell Huntington Hospital and HealthNet Aeromedical Services today unveiled a new aircraft with features to enhance the care of patients who are transported to and from the hospital by air. The new helicopter is a Eurocopter EC-130 that includes more space for patient care and the latest technology to aid flight nurses and crew members…. Read more »

Source: Cabell Huntington Hospital, 20-Mar-13

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Spectrum Aeromed hires new Chief Operating Officer

Spectrum Aeromed hires new Chief Operating Officer

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that they have hired Chad Kost to serve as the company’s newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.  Kost will handle many aspects of Spectrum Aeromed’s daily operations and procedures and aid with strategic planning. “The tremendous growth we have realized as a company coupled with additional opportunity to expand… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 20-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation launches innovative app

Metro Aviation launches innovative app

Metro Aviation recently released an innovative smart phone app that has the potential to decrease response time by up to five minutes.  When air transport is needed, hospitals and first responders can use Metro Alert to instantly notify one of Metro Aviation’s bases and send GPS coordinates using the helo alert function. Metro Alert users… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Mar-13

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Australian Helicopters wins two Queensland EMS contracts

Australian Helicopters wins two Queensland EMS contracts

Australian Helicopters has been selected as the new helicopter provider to support both Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service (CQRS), based in Mackay, and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS), based in Rockhampton, to assist with emergency response on behalf of Queensland Health. The services will transition over in July 2013 from incumbent operators at both the… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 19-Mar-13

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PHI, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Year 2012

PHI, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Year 2012

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012. Consolidated operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased $107.1 million over the year ended December 31, 2011. Our Oil and Gas medium and heavy aircraft flight hours and revenues increased… Read more »

Source: PHI Inc, 18-Mar-13

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Mediflght of Oklahoma to Begin Serving Area

Mediflght of Oklahoma to Begin Serving Area

Beginning March 4, Mediflight of Oklahoma will become the sole provider of air ambulance services in the Lawton community. For those who have AirEvac memberships, don’t worry, Mediflight will honor them. Mediflight of Oklahoma has been providing medical flight services throughout Oklahoma for over 30 years. In addition to the services currently available, Mediflight also… Read more »

Source: Mediflight of Oklahoma, 18-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation begins configuration of EC145 for Memorial MedFlight

Metro Aviation begins configuration of EC145 for Memorial MedFlight

Metro Aviation recently received a new Eurocopter EC145 for Memorial MedFlight, the air medical and critical care transport team for Beacon Health System’s Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Metro Aviation is performing the completion of the new aircraft at its main facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana. “While working with Metro Aviation, everyone has made me… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Mar-13

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UK Hospital told new £4m helipad must be bigger

UK Hospital told new £4m helipad must be bigger

St George’s Hospital has scrapped plans to reduce the size of a new helipad which was too small for Search and Rescue helicopters. The proposed £4m helipad, approved last year, was reduced by 5 sq m in another application withdrawn last week, making it too small for larger helicopters used by Search and Rescue teams…. Read more »

Source: St George's Healthcare, 18-Mar-13

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Air Evac helipad soon to be built in Altus, Oklahoma

Air Evac helipad soon to be built in Altus, Oklahoma

ALTUS  Air Evac LifeTeam will soon begin construction of a new helipad to better serve the needs of patients who must be transported to distant hospitals for medical treatments  and get them there faster.(see full story)

Source: The Lawton Constitution, 15-Mar-13

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Carilion to start construction of helicopter hangar in Lexington

Carilion to start construction of helicopter hangar in Lexington

As part of a move to better coordinate its air medical services, Carilion Clinic is building hangars and other facilities for emergency helicopters based at Lexington and Smith Mountain Lake. Construction will begin later this month on a hangar, crew quarters and offices on a half-acre site behind Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, the… Read more »

Source: Carilion, 13-Mar-13

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Avincis and Eurocopter sign global framework agreement, including ten EC145T2

Avincis and Eurocopter sign global framework agreement, including ten EC145T2

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement, including the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work. Announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, the agreement covers aftermarket support and training, as well as the purchase… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 13-Mar-13

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TNT approves unscripted docu-drama “Life Flight”

TNT approves unscripted docu-drama “Life Flight”

TNT has greenlit Life Flight, a riveting unscripted docu-drama that follows air-ambulance teams as they race to save lives. TNT has ordered six episodes of the series, which is slated to launch in early 2014. Life Flight follows the dedicated teams from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where the Life Flight service was born. The series… Read more »

Source: TNT, 13-Mar-13

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New Ontario hospital helipad to improve patient care

New Ontario hospital helipad to improve patient care

Markham Stouffville Hospital and Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, are pleased to announce the opening of the hospital’s new rooftop heliport.  An Ornge helicopter made its inaugural landing at the hospital today and was greeted by hospital CEO, Janet Beed. “This new heliport will help us provide more efficient service to… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 12-Mar-13

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Vacaville Medical Center opens new helipad

Vacaville Medical Center opens new helipad

Work on the 54-foot helipad began last August. Officials said it’s the largest hospital-based helipad in Solano County and one of the many new achievements at the Vacaville Kaiser facility (see full story).

Source: Times Heraldonline, 11-Mar-13

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Northern Health launches helipad review process for Fort St. John

Northern Health launches helipad review process for Fort St. John

Northern Health, working with the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), has engaged a third party facilitator to lead a review of the case for a helipad near the Fort St. John Hospital. At present, some patients are brought by helicopter from remote locations directly to the Fort St. John Airport. They are then moved by ground ambulance to… Read more »

Source: Northern Health, 11-Mar-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam announces plans to open base in Potosi, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam announces plans to open base in Potosi, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam broke ground Monday for its newest air ambulance base in Potosi on the campus of Washington County Memorial Hospital (see full story)

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Midwest MedAir purchases Eurocopter EC135P2e

Midwest MedAir purchases Eurocopter EC135P2e

American Eurocopter today announced the purchase of an Eurocopter EC135 P2e helicopter by Midwest Medical Transport Co., Nebraska’s largest EMS transport company. Midwest Medical Transport serves all of Nebraska and western Iowa. With 12 stations and a staff of highly trained and certified personnel, the company provides care through a fleet of ALS equipped ambulances… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Med-Trans continues addition of Eurocopter EC135s to its fleet

Med-Trans continues addition of Eurocopter EC135s to its fleet

Med-Trans Corporation, a leading provider of air medical transport services, has ordered its 14th EC135 helicopter from American Eurocopterec135-med-trans-florida1 in the last six months. American Eurocopter announced the latest order Thursday at the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show in Las Vegas. The order, along with three others placed in December, is part of an agreement with… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The helicopters will be configured with a dedicated aeromedical interior to perform air ambulance operations,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Flight Network has accepted its first of fifteen AW119Kx sinngle engine helicopters during al ceremony held at Heli-Expo 2013 (Las Vegas) today. All aircraft are expected to be delivered by year end to perform emergency medical service missions with this first aircraft set to be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced an agreement for the sale of 30 Bell helicopters – 24 Bell 407 and six Bell 206L-4 helicopters – to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent provider of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world. Deliveries are scheduled to begin… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D™ helicopters for its Angel One® intensive care medical transport unit, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today from the Heli-Expo Industry Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The new aircraft will replace the two S-76® helicopters already flying the Angel One team as… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Air medical transportation and helicopter completions leader, Metro Aviation has announced the completion of a new comprehensive training center co-located at the company’s main offices in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The 12,000 square foot facility is complete with the latest generation learning tools dedicated to safety and efficiency through training.  The company will provide advanced training presentations… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-13

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Eurocopter launches the EC135T3 and EC135P3

Eurocopter launches the EC135T3 and EC135P3

Eurocopter marked a new milestone in its product line enhancement strategy by launching the improved-performance, updated EC135 T3/P3 helicopter versions at the Heli-Expo 2013 industry show today, signing Air Methods of the U.S., Norsk Luftambulanse of Norway, and Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites as launch customers. New features for these latest variants of Eurocopter’s EC135 light,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation announces new Director of Marketing

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Marketing

Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen King as the company’s new Director of Marketing.  Ms. King brings a wealth of experience and diversity to the Metro family.  Most recently, Ms. King was Director of Communications for the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce in Bossier City, La., where she was responsible… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Mar-13

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, has begun its new hospital-based air medical transport program with the purchase of a Eurocopter EC145 from American Eurocopter. Dubbed “Monarch 1,” the new aircraft was placed into service in February allowing Nationwide Children’s neonatal and pediatric transport team to initiate critical care services sooner. Based at The Ohio… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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American Eurocopter leads in helicopter sales for EMS missions

American Eurocopter leads in helicopter sales for EMS missions

Many times each day, a call goes out somewhere in the United States for a helicopter to provide emergency airlift for a critically injured or ill patient. More often than not, a Eurocopter helicopter sold and supported by American Eurocopter answers the call. As Heli-Expo 2013 begins, American Eurocopter can proudly say that in 2012… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Air Methods receives $44.8M contract from Sikorsky

Air Methods receives $44.8M contract from Sikorsky

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that its United Rotorcraft Division has been awarded a contract in excess of $44 million from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for MEDEVAC Interior Systems installed on new HH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters. This supports Sikorsky’s new Army Multi-Year-8 BLACK HAWK production contract and covers… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Mar-13

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PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

Metro Aviation, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, PAC International, a market leader in helicopter technical services, announces a marketing partnership with Sierra Aeronautica of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  Under the marketing agreement, Sierra Aeronautica, through its CEO, Marcos Braga, will provide marketing and sales leadership for customization of helicopters entering Brasil. Mike Stanberry, Metro’s CEO… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-13

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HeliHub.com appointed “Preferred News Supplier” to NEMSPA

HeliHub.com appointed “Preferred News Supplier” to NEMSPA

The National EMS Pilots Association has reached an agreement with HeliHub.com whereby our newsfeed is run on the home page of their website.  The most recent ten news stories on HeliHub.com are available in a tabbed window, updated immediately a new story appears on the HeliHub.com website.   In this role HeliHub.com is appointed as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation to showcase new air medical EC145 during Heli-Expo

Metro Aviation to showcase new air medical EC145 during Heli-Expo

With the helicopter world soon to descend on Las Vegas for the 2013 HAI Heli-Expo, Metro Aviation has announced that it will showcase a recently completed EC145 as part of the company’s exhibit during the event.  The featured aircraft is based in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health Air Care and Mobile… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-13

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PAC International to feature AMS EC135 in Las Vegas during the Heli-Expo

PAC International to feature AMS EC135 in Las Vegas during the Heli-Expo

Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, International (PAC), a Metro Aviation company, has announced that they will showcase a recently reconfigured EC135P2+ on exhibit C3111 during the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning on 5 March.  The featured aircraft is one of three EC135s recently reconfigured by PAC and was previously operated as an offshore support helicopter.   During the reconfiguration process,… Read more »

Source: Paradigm Aerospace, 04-Mar-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance praised by top children¹s doctor

Yorkshire Air Ambulance praised by top children¹s doctor

Specialist child doctors have praised the work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance in helping to save the lives of critically ill babies and children across the county. Over the last year Yorkshire Air Ambulance has worked with Embrace – the Yorkshire and Humber infant and children’s transport service – to rapidly get specialist medical teams and… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 04-Mar-13

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ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

ASU has completed their second night vision modification for a ASU aircraft owned and operated by PHI, Inc, headquartered in Lafayette, LA. The aircraft is a new aircraft that has been specifically designed to serve the oil and gas industry offshore. The aircraft is equipped with cardiac monitors with 12-lead EKG capability, transport ventilators and intravenous… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Mar-13

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Era Group announces results Q4 and Year to 31 December 2012

Era Group announces results Q4 and Year to 31 December 2012

Era Group Inc. ERA -0.64% today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Prior to January 31, 2013, Era Group was a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (“SEACOR”). On January 31, 2013, SEACOR completed the spin-off of Era Group (“Spin-off”). Era Group is now an independent public… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 01-Mar-13

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STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS Air Ambulance begins 24-hour-a-day operations at its Saskatoon base. Since launching service in mid-October, the Saskatoon base has been providing service 12-hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Safety is always our priority,” says Ron Dufresne, vice-president of Saskatchewan operations. “Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Feb-13

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