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Keystone Med-Flight announces new Chief Pilot

Keystone Med-Flight announces new Chief Pilot

Keystone Med-Flight LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, has appointed Heidi Ames as the company’s new Chief Pilot. Heidi is an aviation professional with over 20 years of experience in flight operations management for both commercial air medical companies and the Military. Heidi was most recently the South East Regional Manager and Pilot… Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 25-Sep-12

Midlands Air Ambulance orders new EC135T2e for night flying

Midlands Air Ambulance orders new EC135T2e for night flying

Since 1991 Midlands Air Ambulance has been airlifting critically ill and injured patients to hospitals across our region. Starting with just one aircraft, the fleet has grown to three aircraft and has responded to over 38,000 missions, making it the busiest and largest Air Ambulance operator in England and Wales. In that time the operation… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 24-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance supports “medical skills for young offenders” project

London’s Air Ambulance supports “medical skills for young offenders” project

As London saw this year’s youngest victim of knife crime, 14-year-old Kevin Ssali, sadly die on Sunday, the need to ensure immediate, on the scene medical aid for victims of violent attacks seems to be more urgent than ever. The Liverpool project aims to train young offenders, who are often present at the scene of… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-12

East Anglian Air Ambulance take delivery of new EC135T2e

East Anglian Air Ambulance take delivery of new EC135T2e

Bond Air Services have delivered Eurocopter EC135T2e G-HEMN to East Anglian Air Ambulance on Monday 17th September.  The helicopter is  fully night-compatible for the time when EAAA commence NVG operations as planned – reportedly in December assuming training and approvals are in place by then. EAAA commenced operations hurriedly with Bond in February 2011 after… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-12

London’s Air Ambulance supports ‘medical skills for young offenders’ project

London’s Air Ambulance supports ‘medical skills for young offenders’ project

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with The Liverpool Project, that has been set up to teach young offenders the basic medical skills necessary to manage victims of violent attacks. Young offenders, who are often present at the scene of violent incidents are trained to provide immediate haemorrhage control in the vital minutes after… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-12

St George’s to build South London’s first hospital helipad

St George’s to build South London’s first hospital helipad

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust announced today, Tuesday 18th September, that it has been granted formal planning permission to develop a helipad at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. It will be only the second hospital helipad in London and the first south of the river. The development will be partly funded through a grant of £1million… Read more »

Source: St George's Healthcare, 18-Sep-12

Ohio – New EC145 joins UC Health Air Care

Ohio – New EC145 joins UC Health Air Care

Painted bright UC red and black, a new, state-of-the-art EC145 helicopter is joining the UC Health Air Care and Mobile Care fleet providing advanced transport medicine to the Tristate. The new helicopter will replace one of Air Care’s current BK117 helicopters and be stationed at UC Health University Hospital. A second, identical EC145 will arrive… Read more »

Source: UC Health, 18-Sep-12

Ontario hospital helipad damaged by vandals

Ontario hospital helipad damaged by vandals

Police said that since May, vandals have broken several marker and fixture lights on the hospital’s helipad, which is used by Ornge.  The vandalism has occurred multiple times during the last few months. Nine lights were broken during one instance.   (see full story)

Source: CBC, 17-Sep-12

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Both Taranaki rescue pilots quit

Both Taranaki rescue pilots quit

Both of the pilots working for Taranaki’s rescue helicopter have quit their jobs as the trust that runs the service struggles for money. (see full story)

Source: MSN, 17-Sep-12

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CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has welcomed a partnership with Aviation Australia what will see the Queensland non-profit reimbursed for $15,000 per year worth of underwater escape training at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane Airport facility. (see full story)

Source: Australian Aviation, 16-Sep-12

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Lee County MedStar maintenance director put on administrative leave

Lee County MedStar maintenance director put on administrative leave

A Lee County MedStar director was put on administrative leave while the Lee County Sheriff’s office investigates claims he stole hundreds of dollars worth of helicopter fuel (see full story)

Source: Naples News, 14-Sep-12

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Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

Flight for Life has staged a “Rocky Mountain Ransom” to raise money to buy an AS350B3e (see full story)

13-Sep-12

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Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Two more AS350s for EagleMed

Today, at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012, American Eurocopter announced that EagleMed LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced air medical transport service providers in the Midwest United States, has purchased an AS350® B2 and an AS350 B3. The aircraft will join EagleMed’s all-Eurocopter rotor wing fleet and will be utilized to service growth… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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ADAC orders 14 EC145T2 and 3 EC135P2e

ADAC orders 14 EC145T2 and 3 EC135P2e

ADAC Air Rescue today signed its latest order in a framework acquisition agreement with Eurocopter for the purchase of 14 EC145 T2 and three EC135 P2e helicopters, which are to be delivered between 2013 and 2017. The contract concluded today at the ILA Berlin Air Show was for an EC145 T2, which is part of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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Bond’s SAR clinical lead gives insight to medicine in extreme offshore conditions

Bond’s SAR clinical lead gives insight to medicine in extreme offshore conditions

Bond Offshore Helicopters’ clinical lead, Dr. Mark Bloch, today gave insight into the critical work of paramedics on search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, and the challenges they face working in extreme conditions offshore. Bond has been operating the Jigsaw SAR service for BP in the North Sea since 2006.  In that time, Bond’s on-board paramedic… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 10-Sep-12

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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center tests new helipad

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center tests new helipad

The nearly $2 million dollar helistop can accommodate helicopters up to the size of a Blackhawk (see full story)

Source: KSBY, 10-Sep-12

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Ornge recruits first Patient Advocate

Ornge recruits first Patient Advocate

Denise Polgar will become Ornge’s first Patient Advocate, a newly created position unique in the field of air ambulance and medical transport, and will begin this role on September 4th, 2012. As Patient Advocate, Ms. Polgar will support and comfort patients and families, as well as work to resolve their concerns about patient care and… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 10-Sep-12

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Ornge making progress with approval to fly in US Airspace

Ornge making progress with approval to fly in US Airspace

Ornge is improving the quality of patient care with approval to fly air ambulance helicopters in U.S. airspace. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Ornge’s application to fly helicopters to the U.S., allowing Ornge’s air ambulance helicopter fleet to fly in U.S. airspace and transport patients to or from any U.S. destination. “The… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 07-Sep-12

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Keystone Med-Flight appoints new President

Keystone Med-Flight appoints new President

Keystone Med-Flight LLC (“Keystone”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, today announced it has appointed Paul Rayhill as the company’s new President. Paul Rayhill was most recently the President of Aviation Services Unlimited LLC (ASU) located in Rome NY. ASU is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, and is a well-respected FAA… Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 05-Sep-12

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New Helicopter Hangar for Pecos County

New Helicopter Hangar for Pecos County

The hangar is about 3,400 sq. ft. including the office area, restroom, equipment storage room and hangar area for helicopter.  (see full story)

Source: KOSA, 03-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance trials pocket-sized visualization devices

London’s Air Ambulance trials pocket-sized visualization devices

Five portable, pocket-sized visualization devices that can help physicians identify fluid presence as well as other life threatening conditions are being trialed by London’s Air Ambulance charity. London’s Air Ambulance, which provides pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury throughout London, has experienced increased demand during the Olympic Games and expects similar during the Paralympic… Read more »

Source: GE Healthcare, 03-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance launches “Wear Red” day

London’s Air Ambulance launches “Wear Red” day

Wear Red Day launches on Friday 28th September, for the first time in its history and it is a day which we hope will become an annual fundraising event. Simply by wearing red to the office, school or on a night out, you can raise awareness and money for our life-saving service. ‘Wear Red Day’ will become… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 31-Aug-12

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Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

“I believe just one citizen complained and made a big enough stink that he got an FAA inspector to come out,” said Tony Henderson, president of Classic Aviation. (see full story)

Source: Deseret News, 31-Aug-12

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Substance Abuse in HEMS Industry – Survey

Substance Abuse in HEMS Industry – Survey

Participate in a ground-breaking survey on substance abuse in the HEMS industry. There is currently no data available on substance abuse specific to either pre-hospital emergency medical services or air medical personnel.  The purpose of this anonymous survey is to to (1) break the silence, (2) identify the prevalence in HEMS and (3) initiate an industry-wide conversation… Read more »

Source: IAFCCP, 31-Aug-12

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UK – Frimley Park hospital helipad passes flight tests

UK – Frimley Park hospital helipad passes flight tests

Frimley Park’s new helicopter landing pad for air ambulances is a step nearer to being fully operational after initial flight tests this week proved successful. The first aircraft to land on the new helipad was the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance on Thursday (16 August), followed by Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance the… Read more »

Source: Frimley Park, 31-Aug-12

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Duke Life Flight Receives HeliWagon

Duke Life Flight Receives HeliWagon

HeliWagonTM announced this week that the company has delivered a new HeliWagon to Duke University Medical Center. The new HeliWagon is located at Duke Life Flight’s base at Johnston County Airport in Smithfield, North Carolina. Duke Life Fight was the first North Carolina hospital based helicopter service in 1985. This is the first HeliWagon delivered to… Read more »

Source: HeliWagon, 31-Aug-12

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Heliworks Queenstown and Southern Lakes Helicopters win rescue contract

Heliworks Queenstown and Southern Lakes Helicopters win rescue contract

Sister companies Heliworks and Southern Lakes Helicopters  will provide “semi-dedicated” Squirrel helicopters equipped with NVG, searchlights, beacon search, extended range capability and winch and long-line retrieval systems. (see full story)

Source: Otago Daily Times, 30-Aug-12

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Aero Products to part out retired EMS S76A++

Aero Products to part out retired EMS S76A++

Complimentary to its global recognition as a well-respected Bell Helicopter parts distributor and overhaul facility, Aero Products recently announced the addition of a retired Sikorsky Legacy Model S-76® A ++ to its inventory. This legendary aircraft completed its final voyage as it touched down on August 9th at the Aero Products facility in Show Low, Arizona,… Read more »

Source: Aero Products, 30-Aug-12

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Spectrum Aeromed on 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies List

Spectrum Aeromed on 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies List

Spectrum Aeromed announces that they have been listed on the INC 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the second consecutive year. Last year the company was named to the INC 500 Fastest growing companies for 799.3 percent growth in three years. “We are honored to be named to the INC 5,000 list, for the second… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 29-Aug-12

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Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Aeromed has relocated its emergency medical helicopter from LaBelle to Fort Myers as of 10 a.m. today to provide coverage in Lee County while MEDSTAR is out of service. Lee County Emergency Medical Services temporarily suspended its MEDSTAR flight operations on Tuesday, August 21 to begin reconfiguration toward national accreditation standards. MEDSTAR is expected to… Read more »

Source: Lee County, 29-Aug-12

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Bell delivers first EMS 429 in Europe

Bell delivers first EMS 429 in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) in Europe to Air Zermatt in Switzerland. Air Zermatt, in need of a rugged and reliable aircraft for rescue missions, selected the Bell 429 for its unmatched ability to operate at high… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Aug-12

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Introducing the new Night Vision Advisory Council

Introducing the new Night Vision Advisory Council

On Wednesday August 8th, 2012, in response to an open invitation to industry, a group of Night Vision Goggle (NVG) industry professionals convened in Dallas, Texas. Hosted by FlightSafety International, the purpose of the meeting was to develop a council of NVG subject matter experts to provide recommendations on safety, education, standardization, and other issues… Read more »

Source: NVAC, 28-Aug-12

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Milestone lease two GrandNews to Elilombarda

Milestone lease two GrandNews to Elilombarda

Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, has recently delivered two new AgustaWestland AW109SP Grand New to Italian operator Elilombardia. Likely for tax reasons, the aircraft were initially registered in their name for a couple of days in mid-July in the Isle of Man, as seen in our photos here.  They were then moved to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Aug-12

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Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea Crew win award

Wales Air Ambulance’s Swansea Crew win award

This year a Wales Air Ambulance crew received the prestigious Gail Williams’ Award for their efforts in the Glyn-Neath mine rescue. The winners, put forward by Wales Air Ambulance Operations Manager Jason Williams for their clinical excellence in attending the mine collapse, were the Swansea based crew of HEMS paramedics Chris Connor and Jason Hughes… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 21-Aug-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam enters third Level of FAA’s SMS Voluntary Pilot project

Air Evac Lifeteam enters third Level of FAA’s SMS Voluntary Pilot project

Further bolstering its commitment to safety and risk management, Air Evac Lifeteam – the largest independently-owned air ambulance service in the country – has entered the third level of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Management System Voluntary Pilot Project. The national helicopter EMS company, with 110 bases in 15 states, has been enrolled in… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 20-Aug-12

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Med-Trans partners with AirMed – Serving Georgia & South Carolina

Med-Trans partners with AirMed – Serving Georgia & South Carolina

Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed of Augusta, Georgia announced today a newly formed partnership between the twoorganizations to operate the AirMed air medical services.  The newly formed partnership will work in unison to manage the highly regarded AirMed flight program well into the future. The two organizations recently joined forces as AirMed was looking to establish a… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 20-Aug-12

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New Hampshire – Portsmouth Hospital gets OK for helipad

New Hampshire – Portsmouth Hospital gets OK for helipad

A proposal to construct a 50-foot by 50-foot helipad adjacent to the emergency room entrance at the Borthwick Avenue hospital gained unanimous approval from the city’s Planning Board earlier this week. (see full story)

Source: Seacoast Online, 20-Aug-12

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North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

North West Air Ambulance to base both EC135s at hospitals, not airfields

The North West Air Ambulance is excited to announce significant changes, which will enhance the service being provided to patients across the region. Over the next few weeks, our charity will move our aircraft to bases at two of the region’s dedicated trauma hospitals, allowing qualified doctors to travel onboard to incidents which require specialist… Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 17-Aug-12

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First OSF EC145 delivered with Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio System

First OSF EC145 delivered with Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio System

OSF Aviation, LLC, a division of OSF HealthCare based in Peoria, Illinois, recently took delivery of their first of four (4) new Eurocopter EC145 Air Medical helicopters with the Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System installed. These EC145s are part of a fleet replacement program for OSF’s operations. OSF Aviation is the provider of air… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 17-Aug-12

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CALSTAR to standardise on EC135 – orders up to eight

CALSTAR to standardise on EC135 – orders up to eight

American Eurocopter announced today that California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), with headquarters at McClellan, CA, has agreed to purchase up to eight EC135® helicopters. CALSTAR operates nine full-time bases in northern and central California and is the largest nonprofit air ambulance provider on the west coast. With this order, it will replace its older,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 16-Aug-12

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“Friends of Henry 1” launched to support Sonoma Sheriff’s Bell 407

“Friends of Henry 1” launched to support Sonoma Sheriff’s Bell 407

Launched by a cross-section of Sonoma County professionals in early 2012, Friends of Henry 1 seeks to ease budget challenges which threaten the continuation of Henry 1, the North Bay Region’s rescue helicopter program, operated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Friends of Henry 1 actively seeks public and private donors to keep this vital… Read more »

Source: Friends of Henry 1, 15-Aug-12

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Michigan – Beaumont Health System contracts with PHi Air Medical

Michigan – Beaumont Health System contracts with PHi Air Medical

With an expanded organ transplant program and an increase in patients from outside Southeast Michigan, Beaumont Health System is taking to the skies with a new air medical transportation service, Beaumont One. The twin-engine EC135helicopter will transport patients within Michigan and northern Ohio. The service was launched Aug. 13. Beaumont is contracting with PHI Air… Read more »

Source: Beaumont Health System, 15-Aug-12

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EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

EC155 enters service with U-M Health System’s Survival Flight

Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System’s hospitals. The arrival of three newAmerican Eurocopter 155helicopters marks the beginning of a new era for the 29-year-old U-M Survival Flight  program, which was the first medical… Read more »

Source: University of Michigan, 14-Aug-12

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PHi announces results for Q2 ended 30 June 2012

PHi announces results for Q2 ended 30 June 2012

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Oil and Gas segment revenues were $104.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $90.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $14.2 million. Flight… Read more »

Source: PHi, 14-Aug-12

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Air Methods Reports 2Q2012 results and 3Q2012 update

Air Methods Reports 2Q2012 results and 3Q2012 update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 and provided an update on July 2012 community-based patient transports. For the quarter, revenue increased 48% from $150.2 million to $222.5 million in the current-year quarter. For the six-month period, revenue increased 47% to… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-Aug-12

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AgustaWestland seeks $1.8M back from ORNGE

AgustaWestland seeks $1.8M back from ORNGE

AgustaWestland is seeking the return of $1.8M from the controversial marketing services agreement between them and Ontario EMS operator ORNGE – the detail of which is already under investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.  (see full story)

Source: Toronto Star, 01-Aug-12

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STARS begins night missions from Regina base

STARS begins night missions from Regina base

July 30, 2012 – Today STARS air ambulance is beginning 24-hour-a-day operations at its Regina base. Until now, the STARS Regina base has only operated 12-hours per day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time to become comfortable with the terrain and providing service in… Read more »

Source: STARS, 31-Jul-12

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FAA certifies Aerolite lateral stretcher kit for AW139

FAA certifies Aerolite lateral stretcher kit for AW139

Aerolite announces FAA certification for an AW139 lateral stretcher kit. The lightweight lateral stretcher can be installed within minutes in place of the center row of pax seats. The kit is meant for AW139 operators that installed standard cabin seat configurations but would like to have the extra capability of transporting a patient on a… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 31-Jul-12

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University of Utah AirMed takes delivery of EC145

University of Utah AirMed takes delivery of EC145

American Eurocopter announced today that it delivered an EC145® to the University of Utah’s AirMed Program. AirMed currently has a fleet of four helicopters. This is the program’s first Eurocopter aircraft and will be providing a much needed upgrade to one of its older aircraft. “We were getting to the point where it wasn’t cost… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 31-Jul-12

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Arco keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high

Arco keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company and provider of workwear, personal protective equipment and workplace safety products, has announced a three-year deal to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The deal will help to enable the charity to continue providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to over five million people across Yorkshire. With its… Read more »

Source: Arco, 30-Jul-12

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DLRAA fly 4,000th rescue mission in just 4½ years

DLRAA fly 4,000th rescue mission in just 4½ years

Friday 13th is always a date that stands out, but last week’s date will be extra memorable for the crew of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), as they achieved a milestone rescue mission. On Friday, DLRAA attended their 4,000th rescue since the Charity started back in January 2008. From accidents up in the rural… Read more »

Source: DLRAA, 30-Jul-12

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East Anglian Air Ambulance have Bell 429 demo

East Anglian Air Ambulance have Bell 429 demo

Last Thursday 26th July, East Anglian Air Ambulance had some demo flights with the Bell 429 demonstrator aircraft which was in the UK for the recent Farnborough airshow.  Registered C-FTNB, the helicopter did a number of flights from EAAA’s operational base at Norwich Airport. The same helicopter was also noted on 18th July at North… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jul-12

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Butte Falls unveils safer helicopter pad

Butte Falls unveils safer helicopter pad

Emergency helicopter landings in Butte Falls, Oregon just got safer with the opening of a new landing area at the edge of town (see full story)

Source: Mail-Tribune, 30-Jul-12

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Air Methods to bring medical helicopters to Fort Drum

Air Methods to bring medical helicopters to Fort Drum

Medical air transport provider Air Methods will begin operations on Fort Drum on Aug. 1, after opening a station in Watertown last month and with another on the way in Potsdam. (see full story)

Source: Waterdown Daily Times, 27-Jul-12

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Duke of York to become Patron of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Duke of York to become Patron of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG has kindly agreed to become the Royal Patron of the Charity. The announcement comes after The Duke of York, KG visited and officially opened the YAA’s northern airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk on Monday 9th July.  During… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 27-Jul-12

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UK – Sir David Jason Pledges Support for National Air Ambulance Week

UK – Sir David Jason Pledges Support for National Air Ambulance Week

One of Britain’s most famous and respected actors Sir David Jason is getting behind the first National Air Ambulance Week – 24-30 September 2012. Sir David has come a long way from his days as an electrician; since then he has won many prestigious awards for his work, with roles greatly varying from the comical Del… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 25-Jul-12

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Cayman Police helicopter crew obtain EMS certification

Cayman Police helicopter crew obtain EMS certification

Four members of the RCIPS Air Operations Unit are now certified emergency medical responders – thanks to a joint initiative between the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and the police. In addition, the Cayman Heart Fund has very generously donated a defibrillator for use on the police helicopter. The four crew members recently completed an… Read more »

Source: RCIPS, 24-Jul-12

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Germany’s DRF releases mid-year statistics

Germany’s DRF releases mid-year statistics

Motorbike accidents, stroke or seriously injured children: the air rescue organization DRF Luftrettung is on duty every day with its helicopters and ambulance aircrafts. In the first half of the year 2012 the DRF Luftrettung flew a total of 19,667 missions, involving helicopter missions at 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark as well… Read more »

Source: DRF, 23-Jul-12

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Mercy One to receive second EMS Bell 429

Mercy One to receive second EMS Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that 429 launch customer Mercy One of Des Moines, Iowa will receive a second Bell 429 helicopter from Air Methods. Mercy One currently operates an air medical critical care configured Bell 429 and will add a second helicopter, equipped with United Rotorcraft emergency medical services… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jul-12

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Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

Medical Center rooftop helipad to be inaugurated in Beirut

The Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in Beriut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood is expected to inaugurate on Thursday a helipad on the roof of the building during a ceremony sponsored by Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh. (see full story)

Source: Naharnet, 19-Jul-12

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Maryland State Police exercises options for three AW139s

Maryland State Police exercises options for three AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Maryland State Police Aviation Command has executed options under their current contract for three additional AW139 medium twin helicopters. These aircraft will be used for emergency medical, search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security missions. This order follows an initial contract for six AW139s placed… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-12

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London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service, is proud to announce that it is the designated air ambulance for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (“the Games”). In addition to providing Major Incident and serious injury cover for London during this time, London’s Air Ambulance medical teams will provide… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Jul-12

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Naka Nihon to operate Japan’s first EC135P2e for Doctor Heli

Naka Nihon to operate Japan’s first EC135P2e for Doctor Heli

(elctronic translation from Japanese) Nakanihonkoku Inc., the machine operating 11 EC135 helicopters for the doctor, has been quick to provide a means of fast-moving medical institutions from the scene of the accident. Other, made ​​by Eurocopter helicopters operated 30 aircraft, news gathering, has been engaged in the mission, such as disaster prevention. President Mikio Kunimitsu… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation will be exhibiting again this year during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 11-14 JUL 2012. The company will be featuring their latest AS350B3 law enforcement completion provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety Aviation Section. The aircraft is the first… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Jul-12

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UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Specialist Aviation Services has signed a contract today for six AW169 helicopters including firm orders and options. The contract was signed by Henk Schaeken, Group Managing Director of Specialist Aviation Services at the Farnborough International Airshow. The helicopters will amongst others be used for emergency services missions with deliveries… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Transport Canada approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior for Bell 429

Transport Canada approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Transport Canada has approved the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 United Rotorcraft air medical critical care interior. Bell Helicopter is featuring a Bell 429 in this interior configuration at the Farnborough International Airshow this week. The United Rotorcraft air medical critical… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Jul-12

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MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

Mission San Juan Island: Hero Retrieval brings together a group of eight Heroes, medevac industry leaders and volunteers from outside the industry, for a common cause… to raise money for vital medevac research and education programs.  The event will be held Saturday, October 20 on San Juan Island, just prior to the start of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 10-Jul-12

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Fifth and final AW139 delivered to New Jersey State Police

Fifth and final AW139 delivered to New Jersey State Police

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Police has today taken delivery of their fifth and final AW139 helicopter under their fleet replacement program. The aircraft were produced at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania production facility. “We are extremely proud to deliver the final AW139 to the New Jersey State Police,”… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation announces the passing of Russell K. Garner

Metro Aviation announces the passing of Russell K. Garner

It is with great sadness that Metro Aviation announces the passing of the company’s production manager and longtime employee, Russell K. Garner. Mr. Garner died suddenly in the Shreveport, LA area on 26 JUN 2012. Garner was instrumental in the success of the company with several achievements related to equipment integration and supplemental type certificate… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Jul-12

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The Air Ambulance Service joins in Olympic Torch festivities

The Air Ambulance Service joins in Olympic Torch festivities

Olympic fever is heightening with less than two months left until London 2012 officially gets underway. Over the next few days people across the East and West Midlands will be turning out to watch the torch being carried through the streets on its way to London, and here at The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) we’re… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 05-Jul-12

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

How many people can say that over 4,500 guests attended their birthday party.  Well Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had just that.  On Saturday 30th June 2012 we held our 5th Birthday Summer Fair at Popham Airfield, as our big birthday celebration and it was the most wonderful day.  The sun shone for… Read more »

Source: Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-12

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Devon Air Ambulance on Sky1 from 8 July for 12 weeks

Devon Air Ambulance on Sky1 from 8 July for 12 weeks

Angela Griffin returns to Sky1 and Sky1 HD with the second series of the hit action-packed documentary series “Emergency with Angela Griffin”.  This time, however, the Devon Air Ambulance service features in seven out of the twelve episodes with Angela flying alongside the crew. Over 12 busy weeks, Angela spent many shifts with the Devon… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-12

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Whistler Health Care Centre helipad finally gets approved

Whistler Health Care Centre helipad finally gets approved

After multiple attempts, the helipad at Whistler Health Care Centre has finally been approved by Transport Canada – see full story

Source: Whistler Question, 05-Jul-12

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Duchess opens Cornwall Air Ambulance HQ

Duchess opens Cornwall Air Ambulance HQ

The new headquarters building for Cornwall Air Ambulance was opened yesterday by the Duchess of Cornwall.  It is the first time in the UK that the fundraising and admin side of an air ambulance charity has been co-located with the operational side of the helicopter – the new hangar can hold two helicopters and is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jul-12

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NativeAir adds EMS base in El Paso, Texas

NativeAir adds EMS base in El Paso, Texas

The NativeAir emergency response team wants to get the word out to local hospitals, local firefighters and emergency responders. They’re ready and waiting to respond to an emergency and just a phone call away. (see full story)

Source: KTSM Television, 04-Jul-12

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