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Keystone Med-Flight signs distribution agreement with mVisum

Keystone Med-Flight signs distribution agreement with mVisum

Keystone announced today that it has signed a distribution and license agreement with the mobile health care communication firm mVisum, Inc. This agreement authorizes Keystone to distribute and sell mVisum’s unique medical data transmission system for use on medically configured aircraft. mVisum’s technology provides the ability to send, review, and respond to diagnostic quality medical… Read more »

Source: Keystone Med-Flight, 09-Dec-10

All Rega mountain bases now equipped with AW109SP Da Vinci

All Rega mountain bases now equipped with AW109SP Da Vinci

Swiss Air Ambulance, known locally as Rega, has now upgraded all their mountain bases to the AgustaWestland Da Vinci, based on AW109SP model – the last two bases to upgrade were at Zweisimmen and Mollis. The crew of the helicopter base at Zweisimmen upgraded to an AW109SP Da Vinci last Saturday with a patient transfer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-10

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UK: Sloane Helicopters introduces in service the first EMS Grand in the UK

UK: Sloane Helicopters introduces in service the first EMS Grand in the UK

[HeliHub.com has already provided links to a press report on this operation. This press release provides a lot more detail than the press report] Sloane Helicopters Limited is pleased to announce the entry into service of the UK’s first Agusta EMS Grand, G-HEMZ, with the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, one of the busiest… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 08-Dec-10

East Anglian Air Ambulance moves second base from Wyton to Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance moves second base from Wyton to Cambridge

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has moved its Western operational base to Cambridge Airport as it launches an enhanced and more sustainable service which it believes will help save more lives across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The charity has worked closely with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) in developing the new service… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 08-Dec-10

UK: Sloane Helicopters provides A109 Power EMS to Magpas

UK: Sloane Helicopters provides A109 Power EMS to Magpas

Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce that it is providing one A109 Power EMS to Magpas, the Emergency Medical Charity, for the Magpas Helimedix to fill in an operational gap into the Air Ambulance services operating from RAF Wyton. The aircraft is equipped with the standard EMS factory fit and with customised oxygen and radio… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 07-Dec-10

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance upgrade to 109S Grand

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance upgrade to 109S Grand

DLRAA has upgraded from a 109E Power to a brand new 109S Grand

Source: Channel 4, 06-Dec-10

Luther to add backup helipad

Luther to add backup helipad

A backup helipad is planned for the Mayo One air ambulance at Luther Midelfort’s Eau Claire campus. The Eau Claire Plan Commission will discuss a proposal Monday

Source: Leader Telegram, 06-Dec-10

New MedEvac EC135 for Cape May County

New MedEvac EC135 for Cape May County

The new MedEvac EC135 is a joint venture between Cooper University Trauma Center and Atlantic Air Ambulance. The helicopter is based at the Millville Municipal Airport

Source: Cape May County Herald, 06-Dec-10

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Manitoba contracts air ambulance from STARS

Manitoba contracts air ambulance from STARS

This is a repeat of when an Alberta-based STARS helicopter air ambulance was stationed in southern Manitoba during the last serious spring flood in 2009, and it was credited with saving two lives

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 06-Dec-10

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Cornwall Air Ambulance wins planning approval for new hangar

Cornwall Air Ambulance wins planning approval for new hangar

Cornwall Air Ambulance has won planning permission for a new operational base on the boundary of Newquay Cornwall Airport. The location is currently just outside the airport’s security fence, but the plans call for a fence move to ensure the new helipad continues to be airside. Positioned just south of the “piano keys” of Runway… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-10

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Malaysia plans network of 30 EMS helicopters

Malaysia plans network of 30 EMS helicopters

The plan is expected to be fully implemented by 2015. Under the plan, the helicopters are expected to be distributed and given jurisdiction over the northern, central and southern zones.

Source: The Sun Daily, 01-Dec-10

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Cornwall Air Ambulance flies 22,000th mission

Cornwall Air Ambulance flies 22,000th mission

This past Thursday, Cornwall Air Ambulance have recorded their 22,000th mission in their 23 years of operation, airlifting a 30 year old woman from Penzance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. Cornwall Air Ambulance flies a Eurocopter EC135T2 covering a county of nearly 1,400 square miles and a population approaching 550,000. Jutting out to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-10

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Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

The incident spurred an investigation by USU police after the flight crew reported seeing the light originate somewhere near the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Oct. 3.

Source: Herald Journal, 29-Nov-10

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 40 years of rescues

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 40 years of rescues

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, which administers the service, is extending its operations, with one of the Westpac choppers to be based in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula from December 26 to Anniversary Weekend at the end of January

Source: NZ Herald, 29-Nov-10

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Santa Catarina fire crew fly 500th mission this year

Santa Catarina fire crew fly 500th mission this year

500 calls, 334 flight hours and 414 victims assisted. These are the numbers of Battalion Operations Firefighters of Santa Catarina using a helicopter Archangel, from January to November this year.

Source: Clic RBS, 29-Nov-10

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Native Air’s “Flight for a Cause” donates $15K to River Cities United Way

Native Air’s “Flight for a Cause” donates $15K to River Cities United Way

Native Air, a division of Omniflight Helicopters, a leading national provider of air medical services, has donated more than $15,000 to River Cities United Way. The donation, part of Native Air’s Flight for a Cause fund-raising program, supports local charities and community organizations within the communities it serves. The donation was based on the number… Read more »

Source: Native Air, 28-Nov-10

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New South Wales rescue helicopter gets Au$500,000 and new base

New South Wales rescue helicopter gets Au$500,000 and new base

The Premier, Kristina Keneally, has announced $500,000 for the region’s rescue helicopter. Ms Keneally made the announcement at the official opening of the new $2.3-million headquarters for the service at Tamworth Airport.

Source: ABC, 26-Nov-10

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Halifax Health reviweing EMS helicopter program as costs spiral

Halifax Health reviweing EMS helicopter program as costs spiral

Halifax’s president/CEO has scheduled a meeting next week with Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson and plans another with County Manager Jim Dinneen to discuss options.

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal, 25-Nov-10

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New medical helicopter serves Jefferson County, Missouri

New medical helicopter serves Jefferson County, Missouri

Survival One, is based at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and owned by Survival Flight of Glendale, Arizona

Source: STLtoday, 25-Nov-10

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NZ Commerce Commission warns air ambulance services over price-fixing

NZ Commerce Commission warns air ambulance services over price-fixing

The Commerce Commission has formally warned two companies who were competing for air ambulance evacuations to New Zealand, following an investigation into price fixing.

Source: Stuff, 25-Nov-10

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Ornge opts for Navtech flight planning solution

Ornge opts for Navtech flight planning solution

November 23, 2010 (TORONTO) – Through a three-year agreement, Navtech, Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, provides flight plans and flight following services for Ornge Air, an acclaimed air medical transport company based in Ontario, Canada. Ornge is Navtech’s first air medical transport customer – further evidence of the growing diversity of… Read more »

Source: Navtech, 24-Nov-10

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New Mexico EMS operator orders Bell 429

New Mexico EMS operator orders Bell 429

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (November 23, 2010) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that San Juan Regional Medical Center will add the world’s most advanced light twin helicopter, the Bell 429, to its air ambulance fleet. The purchase of the 429 supports San Juan Regional Medical Center’s AirCare unit based out… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Nov-10

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Omniflight launches OmniAdvantage membership program, initially in 8 states

Omniflight launches OmniAdvantage membership program, initially in 8 states

ADDISON, Texas, November 22, 2010 — Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, has launched its OmniAdvantage family membership program in eight of the 18 states in which it offers service. Omniflight is introducing OmniAdvantage as a supplemental insurance offering to give the millions of families in its service regions the… Read more »

Source: Omniflight, 23-Nov-10

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Spanish EMS operator selects WeatherBug Professional

Spanish EMS operator selects WeatherBug Professional

WeatherBug®, the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, announced its selection by SESCAM (Servicio de Salud de Castilla-La Mancha), a regional healthcare organization in central Spain that serves more than two million living throughout the region of Castilla-La Mancha. With the… Read more »

Source: WeatherBug, 23-Nov-10

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Great North Air Ambulance replaces leased Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance replaces leased Dauphin

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has launched the second of two Dauphin Eurocopter AS 365 N2 helicopters it has bought from Multiflight. Both of the Dauphin helicopters will be managed and crewed by Multiflight. The first Dauphin bought from Multiflight was launched into service by GNAAS earlier this year. Multiflight Managing Director Steve… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 23-Nov-10

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UK: Addenbrooke’s Hospital gets helipad planning approval

UK: Addenbrooke’s Hospital gets helipad planning approval

Use of the £600,000 facility, on land south of the Rosie maternity hospital, will be limited to the hours between 7am and 9pm. The only aspect standing in the way now is to secure the funding. Photo shows the local air ambulance

Source: Cambridge News, 22-Nov-10

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance win £100K grant to upgrade Coventry base

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance win £100K grant to upgrade Coventry base

Grants came from three trusts, General Charities of the City of Coventry, Stratford Town Trust and the Soroptimist International of Rugby Charitable Trust, to improve working areas at the operational base.

Source: Coventry Telegraph, 22-Nov-10

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East Anglian Air Ambulance Chief Executive to leave

East Anglian Air Ambulance Chief Executive to leave

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has announced that the charity’s Chief Executive Simon Gray will be leaving the charity at the end of January 2011. Andrew Egerton-Smith, Chairman of the charity’s board of trustees, commented: “We’re hugely indebted to Simon for the commitment he has shown to making the charity one of the most effective… Read more »

22-Nov-10

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Rega becomes first major international installation for Zoll’s Propaq MD

Rega becomes first major international installation for Zoll’s Propaq MD

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue, Rega, of Zurich Switzerland, is the first international air medical service to install the new Propaq(R) MD Monitor/Defibrillator on its medical helicopters. Rega partnered with ZOLL over the last year to provide valuable clinical and human factor input… Read more »

Source: Zoll, 22-Nov-10

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Namibia gets its first ever air ambulance

Namibia gets its first ever air ambulance

E-MED Rescue 24 launched the first-ever air ambulance in Windhoek on Thursday – a Bell LongRanger in association with MVA and Expedite Aviation. A second aircraft is planned for Tsumeb to help serve the Northern region of the country

22-Nov-10

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Alabama Life Saver to open fifth base

Alabama Life Saver to open fifth base

Omniflight Helicopter’s Alabama Life Saver program is to open its fifth site at Ozark’s Blackwell Field Airport.

Source: Dothan Eagle, 21-Nov-10

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Air Evac may fill rescue helicopter void in NY state

Air Evac may fill rescue helicopter void in NY state

Air Evac Lifeteam wants to open a base to provide coverage to Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Source: Watertown Daily Times, 21-Nov-10

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MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation held and sponsored many successful events at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale last month. Here are just a few highlights: Former astronaut Daniel Bursch, Captain, USN, Ret. spoke at the AMTC Tuesday General Session, relating safety lessons from NASA to air medical transport. Bursch was a guest of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 21-Nov-10

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Profile: ProMedica Air’s fleet of helicopters

Profile: ProMedica Air’s fleet of helicopters

ProMedica Air is part of ProMedica Health System, based in Toledo, OH

Source: 13abc, 21-Nov-10

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PHi Air Medical equips fleet with Zoll’s new Propaq MD

PHi Air Medical equips fleet with Zoll’s new Propaq MD

First Major North American Installation of New Ultra-Rugged Defibrillator/Monitor Designed With Unmatched Capabilities for Air Medical Operations ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that PHI Air Medical of Phoenix, Arizona, a business unit of PHI, Inc. (Nasdaq GM: PHIIK), is the first major installation for… Read more »

Source: Zoll, 19-Nov-10

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Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

16 NOV 2010 — Shreveport, Louisiana U.S.A. — Longtime traditional air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will soon be providing helicopter air medical services (AMS) to MedFlight, based in Columbus, Ohio. The AMS operation will be the third for Metro Aviation in the state of Ohio and will include a… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Nov-10

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UK: Welsh Air Ambulance crew win national award

UK: Welsh Air Ambulance crew win national award

The Wales Air Ambulance aircrew were presented with their gongs at the Ambulance Services Institute Awards which were held in the House of Lords in London.

Source: EMS World, 16-Nov-10

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Greenville Hospital System adds Bell 407 with Med-Trans

Greenville Hospital System adds Bell 407 with Med-Trans

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A long-time partnership between Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) and Med-Trans Corp. has a new face and address – as well as a 2,700-pound royal blue helicopter. GHS has worked with Med-Trans for 10 years, but now has partnered to locate GHS Med Trans, a dedicated helicopter, at GHS’ flagship… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 16-Nov-10

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Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to launch new MD902 on Thursday

Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to launch new MD902 on Thursday

Advances over their earlier MD Explorer include bigger fuel tank, Nightsun, Night Vision Goggles, and others.

Source: This is Grimsby, 16-Nov-10

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EMS helipad added in Russian city of Plim

EMS helipad added in Russian city of Plim

The city of Plim, located about 50 miles north west of Moscow, has recently had a dedicated EMS helipad built

Source: Interfax, 15-Nov-10

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Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

The “Christoph 45” EMS helicopter base at Friedrichshafen celebrates its 30th birthday today. From its launch in October 1980 and based at the Hospital of Friedrichshafen, the base as worked over 23,000 missions and its service area takes in a wide variety of challenging terrain. As the southernmost station of the DRF Air Rescue, including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Nov-10

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Oakland County International Airport to house rescue helicopter

Oakland County International Airport to house rescue helicopter

Oakland Air’s aviation station at the Oakland International Airport in Waterford Township will now be home base for a new $5-million Superior EMS Flight Med-1 emergency response helicopter.

Source: Spinal Column, 11-Nov-10

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MedEvac Foundation International re-elects Kevin Hutton as Chairperson

MedEvac Foundation International re-elects Kevin Hutton as Chairperson

The board of directors of MedEvac Foundation International have elected Kevin Hutton MD, FACEP, of San Diego, CA, to serve a fifth one-year term as chair of the organization following the Foundation’s 2010-2011 elections. Dr. Hutton and other board officers were elected during the recent Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr…. Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 10-Nov-10

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HAI introduces the “Salute to Excellence” Eurocopter Golden Hour Award

HAI introduces the “Salute to Excellence” Eurocopter Golden Hour Award

Helicopter Association International’s mission is to advance the helicopter as a safe, effective method of commerce. That mission charges each of us to commit ourselves to promoting the highest level of safety and efficiency. This culture of professionalism is nurtured when we encourage and recognize outstanding achievement and contributions made by individuals and organizations. Each… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-Nov-10

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Australian EMS services are “worst in 25 years”

Australian EMS services are “worst in 25 years”

AERO-MEDICAL services are the worst they’ve been in 25 years and people are dying of complications while waiting to be evacuated, a remote area doctor has said.

Source: NT News, 03-Nov-10

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to move from Sheffield base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to move from Sheffield base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to move one of their MD Explorers from Sheffield to Bagby following a strategic review

02-Nov-10

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Can$150K allocated for Whistler helipad upgrades

Can$150K allocated for Whistler helipad upgrades

Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District officials this week approved $150K in funding for needed upgrades to the helipad at the Whistler Health Care Centre, and is seeking another $50K to cover the local portion of a projected $500K project.

Source: Whistler Question, 01-Nov-10

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Helicopter ambulance system in the works for Saskatchewan

Helicopter ambulance system in the works for Saskatchewan

Premier Brad Wall signalled his readiness for the 2011 election campaign with a throne speech Wednesday pledging to make good on outstanding promises, such as air ambulance helicopter service

Source: Leader-Post, 01-Nov-10

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Helipad approved for Ballarat Base Hospital

Helipad approved for Ballarat Base Hospital

Ballarat residents will have better access to air ambulance services under a re-elected Brumby Labor Government, with Health Minister Daniel Andrews today announcing plans to provide $10 million to establish a helipad on top of a new carpark at Ballarat Base Hospital. “Each week, 1000 more Victorians turn 65, that’s why the Brumby Labor Government… Read more »

Source: Victoria State Government, 01-Nov-10

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Helicopter rescue team has no helicopter

Helicopter rescue team has no helicopter

Health Minister Paul Lucas has ruled out new funding for the North Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service, leaving them without a helicopter

Source: Courier Mail, 01-Nov-10

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight names new leaders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names new leaders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, one of the nation’s premier integrated air ambulance and critical care transportation systems, has announced four new leadership positions. Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, RN, EMT, director of LifeFlight, said the new positions would mark a new milestone for the program, which began in 1984. “This is the beginning of a new era for our… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 30-Oct-10

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Helipad unveiled at Kelowna General Hospital

Helipad unveiled at Kelowna General Hospital

The helipad is a 12-ton steel and aluminum structure on top of the new tower being built at Kelowna General Hospital.

Source: Global Winnipeg, 29-Oct-10

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrates 10th anniversary

Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrates 10th anniversary

From a humble start with one 15 year old Bo105, Yorkshire Air Ambulance now operate two MD Explorers

29-Oct-10

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“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

27 October – The Dresden air rescue station provided this morning its 11,000. Rescue mission since taking over the overall organization of the center by the DRF Air Rescue 1 January 2002. The control center Dresden alerted the crew of “Christoph 38” at 09:28 clock to a patient in Weinböhla. A man had suffered an… Read more »

Source: DRF, 29-Oct-10

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Herts Air Ambulance clocks up 500th mission in two years

Herts Air Ambulance clocks up 500th mission in two years

The Herts Air Ambulance and its crew have attended more than 500 incidents, their work is diverse and challenging but the aim is always the same – to provide the best possible care quickly and efficiently.

Source: Watford Observer, 29-Oct-10

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1,000th landing in 3 years on Danish hospital rooftop helipad

1,000th landing in 3 years on Danish hospital rooftop helipad

[Electronic translation of Danish language press release] Helicopter platform at the top of the Empire became a reality after a donation from the AP Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes and has numerous advantages over the previous solution; In the old days landed rescue helicopter Fælledparken and the patient should therefore first… Read more »

Source: Royal Danish Air Force, 28-Oct-10

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Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has secured an eight year contract with the BC Ambulance Service to provide three helicopters, flight and maintenance personnel for rotary air ambulance services based in Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The contract, valued at $94.7 million, also includes a four year extension option. The contract commences on April 1, 2011…. Read more »

Source: Helijet, 28-Oct-10

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NSW paramedics refuse to use “inadequate” EC145s

NSW paramedics refuse to use “inadequate” EC145s

Paramedics are refusing to use two of the Ambulance Service’s rescue helicopters after a patient with spinal injuries was forced to be off-loaded, delaying crucial treatment. [File photo]

Source: Daily Telegraph, 27-Oct-10

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Austria: OAMTC EC135 EMS fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours

Austria: OAMTC EC135 EMS fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours

During an official ceremony at the mid point of 2010, Eurocopter’s sales manager for Central Europe Thomas Hein handed over a certificate to Alexander Wolf and Reinhard Kraxner, the two co-CEOs of ÖAMTC Air Ambulance Services, for the accomplished 100,000 flight hours with the EC135 at the Austrian company’s headquarter in Vienna. ÖAMTC is one… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Oct-10

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East Anglian Air Ambulance responds to trial by media

East Anglian Air Ambulance responds to trial by media

[The Magpas statement referred to was run by HeliHub.com here] The East Anglian Air Ambulance was dismayed to read the press statement issued by Magpas which made many erroneous statements about the EAAA’s work and future direction. We have detailed below a more accurate view of our aims and strategy and are happy to provide… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 27-Oct-10

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Lee County to replace crashed EC145 with pre-owned helicopter

Lee County to replace crashed EC145 with pre-owned helicopter

Lee County will pay $3 million to purchase and upgrade a used emergency services helicopter to replace the one that crashed a year ago. The county commission this morning approved the purchase.

Source: News-Press, 26-Oct-10

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UK: New Lincs & Notts Explorer fitted with NVG for night ops

UK: New Lincs & Notts Explorer fitted with NVG for night ops

It is fully equipped with night vision goggle capability, the MD 902 Explorer would be able to fly in the dark – something the current model is unable to do.

Source: Thsi is Scunthorpe, 26-Oct-10

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East Anglian Air Ambulance partner brings internal argument out in the open

East Anglian Air Ambulance partner brings internal argument out in the open

Following news enquiries today regarding the “privatisation” of the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity, Multi Award Winning charity Magpas, issues the following statement: We are grateful that matters that have long concerned our board of trustees are now being brought into the public domain by the media. We hope that this will now open the… Read more »

Source: Magpas, 26-Oct-10

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care to move base

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care to move base

A lease agreement that would station a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care helicopter at the Davidson County Airport will be on the table for discussion Tuesday night at the Davidson County Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

Source: The Dispatch, 25-Oct-10

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Essex and Herts Air Ambulance hosts Aeromedical Case Study Conference

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance hosts Aeromedical Case Study Conference

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust recently hosted the second annual Aeromedical Case Study Conference at The Essex Golf and Country Club in Earls Colne. The themes covered this year were Trauma, Paediatric Care, Medical Retrievals, Multiple and Logistical Challenges The aim of the conference was to give like-minded professionals the opportunity to meet and… Read more »

Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, 25-Oct-10

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Mock helicopter crash staged at St. Patrick’s, Missoula

Mock helicopter crash staged at St. Patrick’s, Missoula

There was real smoke and a make-believe helicopter crash atop St. Patrick Hospital Tuesday morning.

Source: Misosulian, 21-Oct-10

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UK: Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance get planning approval for 24 hour operations

UK: Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance get planning approval for 24 hour operations

The air ambulance service covering Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex has been given the go-ahead to operate 24 hours a day.

Source: BBC, 21-Oct-10

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AltaGas logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

AltaGas logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

AltaGas Ltd.’s logo was unveiled today on a STARS helicopter in Calgary, in recognition of AltaGas reaching a $500,000 donation milestone. Since 2001, AltaGas has partnered with STARS to help bring emergency medical services to its field locations in Alberta and British Columbia. “We are passionate about initiatives that better the lives of people in… Read more »

Source: STARS, 20-Oct-10

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AgustaWestland confirm Maryland State Police AW139 purchase

AgustaWestland confirm Maryland State Police AW139 purchase

(HeliHub.com editor note – we have already run this story as reported in Maryland local press – this the confirmation from AgustaWestland via a press release) AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce today that it has been awarded a contract by the Maryland State Police Aviation Command to provide six AW139 helicopters for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Oct-10

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MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) joined with Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight had on display its MD Explorer which they use to provide regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 20-Oct-10

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Jet Rescue opens new EMS service in Mexico City

Jet Rescue opens new EMS service in Mexico City

Mexico City – Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is proud to announce the opening of a new business unit based in Mexico City. The “Critical Air” business unit offers emergency evacuation by means of its A-119 Koala air ambulance helicopter. Quick response teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in most weather… Read more »

Source: Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, 20-Oct-10

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Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

Travis County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously selected Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas as a second operating base for the STAR Flight medical-evacuation service

Source: Statesman, 20-Oct-10

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EastCare Celebrates 25 Years

EastCare Celebrates 25 Years

The emergency air transport service took off in April of 1985 with only one helicopter. The fleet has grown to three choppers and a number of ground support units

Source: WNCT, 20-Oct-10

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CAW union expresses alarm at Ornge cutting Toronto Island Airport base

CAW union expresses alarm at Ornge cutting Toronto Island Airport base

The CAW is expressing alarm at the decision by ORNGE to move the Toronto Island Medivac helicopters to the Hamilton International Airport, which will dramatically reduce service to Canada’s largest city, the union says. “The decision to cut the service from Toronto Island Airport means that an important access point to the large highly specialized… Read more »

Source: CAW, 20-Oct-10

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AAMS re-elects President for second one-year term

AAMS re-elects President for second one-year term

The board of directors of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) elected Daniel G. Hankins, MD, FACEP, of Oronoco, Minn., to serve a second one-year term as president of the organization following AAMS’ 2010-2013 elections. Dr. Hankins and other board officers were elected during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), held Oct. 11-13, 2010,… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 19-Oct-10

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