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Air Methods Completes First Bell 429 EMS Interior

Air Methods Completes First Bell 429 EMS Interior

20-Apr-2010Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (AIRM 35.50, +0.90, +2.60%) , the largest air medical transportation company in the world, recently delivered the first medically equipped Bell 429 helicopter to Mercy One, its hospital-based services customer in Des Moines, Iowa. Air Methods’ Products Division is the first in the world to design, engineer, manufacture, and certify a medical... Read more

Eight months after accident, Lee County ponders replacing lost EC145

Eight months after accident, Lee County ponders replacing lost EC145

20-Apr-2010Source: News Press

Administrators are slated to meet Friday to discuss whether to replace the older chopper with a newer model, in addition to replacing the totaled aircraft, which is covered by a $5.4 million insurance policy, after a $25,000 deductible.... Read more

Laptop falls from medical helicopter

Laptop falls from medical helicopter

20-Apr-2010Source: WCCO

The computer fell in the alley behind a home three blocks and across the Mississippi River from St. Cloud Hospital.  Hospital officials said Life Link III had just landed with a patient and was leaving the helipad when the crew’s computer was left on the helicopter’s skid.... Read more

Cleveland Metro Life Flight Takes Delivery of Third EC145

Cleveland Metro Life Flight Takes Delivery of Third EC145

20-Apr-2010Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter (“AEC”) announced today that the Cleveland Metro Life Flight program has taken delivery of another EC145. This helicopter will be the third EC145 in the Metro Life Flight fleet. Members of the Metro Life Flight team were at the company’s Grand Prairie campus for the delivery and to transport the aircraft back to... Read more

Mexico: Jet Rescue´s New Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

Mexico: Jet Rescue´s New Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

14-Apr-2010Source: Jet Rescue

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 conditions to ensure... Read more

Profile: Ventura County Sheriff’s Air Unit

Profile: Ventura County Sheriff’s Air Unit

14-Apr-2010Source: Ventura County Star

The distinctive yellow and blue helicopters of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Air Unit fly about 900 missions a year, and a volunteer from the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Medical Team is on board for almost every one... Read more

Maui’s Mayor proposes to eliminate island’s only helicopter ambulance

Maui’s Mayor proposes to eliminate island’s only helicopter ambulance

14-Apr-2010Source: Maui News

Forced to make difficult budget decisions due to a dramatic drop in tax revenue collections, Mayor Charmaine Tavares has proposed to eliminate Maui County’s only helicopter ambulance service... Read more

Germany: AS365 replaces A109 at Rostock air rescue base

Germany: AS365 replaces A109 at Rostock air rescue base

14-Apr-2010Source: RTH

This move may be linked to the accident of Rostock based EMS A109 D-HAMF on 06-Feb-10... Read more

Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter open day a success for all

Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter open day a success for all

14-Apr-2010Source: Rotorua Daily Post

Neil Dodds, base manager and pilot for the Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter, said the day was a big success.  “It is way better than we expected. It’s really good to see the locals of Rotorua taking an active interest in what we do.”... Read more

17th Annual STARS Lottery sells out

17th Annual STARS Lottery sells out

13-Apr-2010Source: STARS

The STARS Lottery has sold out again this year thanks to the generous support of Albertans. This year’s lottery generated over $10 million net for the non-profit charitable organization. “The STARS Lottery is the single largest source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky and continue providing airborne intensive care to critically ill... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance launches Dauphin bought from Multiflight

Great North Air Ambulance launches Dauphin bought from Multiflight

13-Apr-2010Source: Multiflight

A Dauphin N2 helicopter supplied to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) charity by Multiflight has been launched in Newcastle. The helicopter, the first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters that Multiflight has supplied to the charity, flew in over the Tyne and landed on Gateshead’s Quayside for the launch event. Representatives from GNAAS, Multiflight... Read more

LifeFlight of Maine renews contract with EraMed

LifeFlight of Maine renews contract with EraMed

10-Apr-2010Source: EraMED

EraMED LLC and LifeFlight of Maine announced today the renewal of their contract naming EraMED as LifeFlight of Maine’s provider of aviation management services. The two companies have worked together providing air emergency medical services since July 1998. LifeFlight of Maine owns two Agusta 109E helicopters; one based at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston,... Read more

Carilion Clinic welcomes visitors from Thailand

Carilion Clinic welcomes visitors from Thailand

9-Apr-2010Source: Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation

Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation Services (CCPT) was pleased to welcome 2 members of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) Program today at our Roanoke base. The Rotary Foundation’s GSE Program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of... Read more

Man stole from Great North Air Ambulance charity

Man stole from Great North Air Ambulance charity

9-Apr-2010Source: Gazette Live

Wayne Birbeck had been working on a trial basis for two weeks for Where On Earth when he dishonestly took 100 collection bags belonging to the Great North Air Ambulance.... Read more

Langenselbold becomes Germany’s latest EMS base

Langenselbold becomes Germany’s latest EMS base

8-Apr-2010Source: Osthessen News

The city of Langenselbold has become the latest link in Germany’s helicopter  rescue network... Read more

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance increases operational hours

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance increases operational hours

8-Apr-2010Source: Buxton Advertiser

From April 1, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) increased its flying hours from ten to 12 hours, and then from mid-May the hours will extend even further to 14 hours cover.... Read more

Mercy One visits hospital with new Bell 429

Mercy One visits hospital with new Bell 429

7-Apr-2010Source: Corydon Times

The helicopter and crew came to let hospital staff and others get a look at the new helicopter. After three years of planning and development, Mercy Medical Center Des Moines took delivery of the $5.3 million Bell 429 on March 24.... Read more

DRF flies 10,000th mission from Dresden

DRF flies 10,000th mission from Dresden

7-Apr-2010

DRF flew its 10,000th mission from Dresden after taking over management of the base on 1st January 2002... Read more

Air Methods makes $100K pledge to MedEvac Foundation International

Air Methods makes $100K pledge to MedEvac Foundation International

6-Apr-2010Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corp. has presented a $100,000 pledge to MedEvac Foundation InternationalTM, as part of its continuing commitment to advance air-medical safety through greater research and education, while also supporting the organization’s valuable charitable endeavors. “The research and education of air-medical transport programs is an essential component of Air Methods Corporation’s commitment to safe, quality... Read more

Police Aviation News – April 2010 edition

Police Aviation News – April 2010 edition

1-Apr-2010Source: Police Aviation News

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First of two N2 Dauphins launched by Great North Air Ambulance

First of two N2 Dauphins launched by Great North Air Ambulance

27-Mar-2010Source: Multiflight

The first of two Dauphin N2 helicopters supplied by Multiflight to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) will be launched by the charity today. The charity’s new life-saving helicopter, in its official GNAAS livery and fitted with state-of-the-art life-saving equipment, will be launched today, Friday March 26th. It will go by the name of... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam names top salesman

Air Evac Lifeteam names top salesman

26-Mar-2010Source: Herald-Whig

Roberts was the company’s No. 1 seller of memberships in 2009 with more than $100,000 in sales. Individual memberships normally run between $50 and $60 per year. Roberts was runner-up in memberships sold in both 2008 and 2007... Read more

Australia: Scotland Islanders push for a helipad

Australia: Scotland Islanders push for a helipad

26-Mar-2010Source: Manly Daily

RESIDENTS have suggested a helipad on Scotland Island for faster emergency transport to hospital.... Read more

Husky Energy donates ultrasound machines to STARS

Husky Energy donates ultrasound machines to STARS

25-Mar-2010Source: STARS

Husky Energy’s President & Chief Executive Officer John C.S. Lau presented the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $100,000 cheque today at the Calgary STARS base to fund two new ultrasound machines. “The use of ultrasounds offers another important, sophisticated tool to assist our air medical crew in caring for the critically... Read more

Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation adds EC145

Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation adds EC145

25-Mar-2010Source: News of the North

The EC145 replaces the Ministry’s venerable Bell-222 and is expected to enter into service during the second part of 2010... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam says it likely turned down fatal flight because of weather

Air Evac Lifeteam says it likely turned down fatal flight because of weather

25-Mar-2010Source: Jackson Sun

A spokeswoman says weather concerns prompted her medical transport company to turn down what appears to be the flight that led to a fatal Hospital Wing medical helicopter crash in Brownsville early this morning.... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam add base at New Martinsville, West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam add base at New Martinsville, West Virginia

23-Mar-2010Source: WBOY channel 12

Air Evac opened up its new facility on the grounds of Wetzel County Hospital over the weekend.... Read more

Air ambulance needed in western Labrador, says NDP leader

Air ambulance needed in western Labrador, says NDP leader

22-Mar-2010Source: CBC

A 56 year-old man fell from a platform at the Iron Ore Co mine and died while waiting for an air ambulance to arrive.... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

22-Mar-2010Source: Business First

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently owned, for-profit air ambulance provider, plans to open an office in Hardinsburg, in Breckenridge County, in June.... Read more

Pilot error blamed in fatal 2008 Air Angels crash

Pilot error blamed in fatal 2008 Air Angels crash

22-Mar-2010Source: Chicago Tribune

The National Transportation Safety Board attributed the fatal 2008 crash of an Air Angels medical helicopter in Aurora to the pilot’s “inadequate preflight planning” and flying too low, which caused the copter to strike a radio tower.... Read more

Seven Arizona air ambulances agree to changes

Seven Arizona air ambulances agree to changes

22-Mar-2010Source: Arizona Daily Star

Seven air ambulance companies have agreed to make changes in how pilots communicate with each other as they approach a Flagstaff hospital. The changes come as a result of the June 2008 mid-air collision of two medical helicopters that killed seven over the skies of Flagstaff.... Read more

STARS’ top doc to address rural care

STARS’ top doc to address rural care

21-Mar-2010Source: Okotoks Western Wheel

Dr. Greg Powell, president and CEO of STARS air ambulance, will be speaking in Okotoks on March 25 and his message will be clear: The sooner a patient reaches critical care the more likely a positive outcome becomes.... Read more

Riverside Community Hospital to get helicopter landing pad

Riverside Community Hospital to get helicopter landing pad

21-Mar-2010Source: Press-Enterprise

Riverside Community Hospital has been the only trauma center south of San Francisco without a helicopter landing pad, hospital officials said, but no longer.... Read more

Hartford Hospital’s Life Star Off Critical List — For Now

Hartford Hospital’s Life Star Off Critical List — For Now

21-Mar-2010Source: Hartford Business Journal

The state has made it clear that they have no plans to reduce the program’s funding as part of budget planning for the 2010 or 2011 fiscal years.... Read more

WellmontOne medevac helicopter gets permanent base at Bristol Motor Speedway

WellmontOne medevac helicopter gets permanent base at Bristol Motor Speedway

19-Mar-2010Source: TimesNews

Wellmont has served as the official health care provider for Bristol Motor Speedway for over a decade, and track legal counsel and Vice President Julie Bennett said the agreement for a medevac presence for the health system was easy to accomplish.... Read more

Night landings approved for helipad at Elk Valley Hospital

Night landings approved for helipad at Elk Valley Hospital

18-Mar-2010Source: STARS

FERNIE: The Elk Valley Hospital’s helipad has been certified by Transport Canada for night landings with the use of night vision goggles (NVG); the helipad is the first day time helipad in Canada to receive this certification.  This means that pilots from STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) air ambulance are now able to land... Read more

Clarian Expanding LifeLine Service in Central Indiana

Clarian Expanding LifeLine Service in Central Indiana

18-Mar-2010Source: Clarian Health

INDIANAPOLIS – In a continuing effort to provide premier critical care transport services to communities throughout Indiana, and to better align with Clarian Health regionally, LifeLine Critical Care Transport will soon expand service to Lafayette and Muncie. Beginning July 2010, LifeLine, which operates 24-hours a day, will offer six base locations in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie,... Read more

Lifeline cleared for landing at ten regional hospitals

Lifeline cleared for landing at ten regional hospitals

17-Mar-2010Source: WREX

Lifeline helicopters get special clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration.  It means they can land directly at ten regional hospitals including a Rockford one.... Read more

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter needs to raise Aus$1 Million

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter needs to raise Aus$1 Million

17-Mar-2010Source: Byron Shire News

SPIRALLING costs in the aviation industry means the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter needs to raise $1 million more than it did last year just to keep the service in the air.... Read more

Profile: East Anglian Air Ambulance – based Norwich, UK

Profile: East Anglian Air Ambulance – based Norwich, UK

16-Mar-2010Source: EDP24

Reporter Emma Knights joined the Anglia One team for a day.   This year they celebrate 10 years in the air.... Read more

UK: Addenbrooke’s Hospital helipad plan finally off the ground

UK: Addenbrooke’s Hospital helipad plan finally off the ground

14-Mar-2010Source: Cambridge News

After years of campaigning and fundraising by dedicated groups and individuals, hospital bosses have lodged detailed plans for a helipad on land south of the Rosie maternity hospital.... Read more

Iraqi Air Force helicopter medevac system reaches major milestone

Iraqi Air Force helicopter medevac system reaches major milestone

14-Mar-2010Source: United States Forces - Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Air Force helicopter medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) system reached a major milestone March 7 as parliamentary elections were underway. For the first time an Iraqi MEDEVAC crew was there to provide point-of-injury care at the scene of a medical emergency. Since its rebirth in late 2004, the Iraqi Air Force had used... Read more

Safety Bucks Presentation to Memorial Hermann Life Flight

Safety Bucks Presentation to Memorial Hermann Life Flight

14-Mar-2010Source: USAIG

Michael L. Sweeney, COB & CEO of USAIG and Michael Lowman, USAIG VP & Manager –Dallas, presented a check to Eric Von Wenckstern, Memorial Hermann, Aviation Director, as part of the Safety Bucks program designed to encourage additional training for pilots and mechanics. USAIG partners with Eurocopter and several other helicopter manufacturers to reward premier... Read more

British Columbia EMS helicopter fails to get off the ground

British Columbia EMS helicopter fails to get off the ground

13-Mar-2010Source: BC Local News

The BC Ambulance Service is defending its decision not to designate a full-time medical-emergency transport helicopter in the Southern Interior, nor run a pilot program to test the viability.... Read more

CALSTAR Names New Director of Risk and Safety Management

CALSTAR Names New Director of Risk and Safety Management

13-Mar-2010Source: CALSTAR

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has announced the appointment of Louie R. Bell, current Director of Flight Operations, to a new post as Director of Risk and Safety Management. Bell assumes his new duties July 1, 2010. The new position will report directly to the President and CEO, and will oversee all aspects of... Read more

Osprey Landing at Naval Hospital Provides New Life-saving Option

Osprey Landing at Naval Hospital Provides New Life-saving Option

13-Mar-2010Source: US Marine Corps

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The MV-22 Osprey, long touted by the Marines as an advanced, flexible, transformational and all-around “great piece of gear,” didn’t do anything spectacular in a landing zone capability exercise at LZ 16 at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital here March 9. The tilt-rotor helicopter... Read more

AAMS considers regionalization of EMS

AAMS considers regionalization of EMS

12-Mar-2010Source: AAMS

More than 100 air medical services personnel from across the country will converge on the nation’s capital March 17-19, 2010, to draw greater attention to emergency medical services (EMS) regionalization, health care reform, disaster response, EMS helicopter safety and other issues affecting the emergency medical transport community. As part of their visit, these air medical... Read more

Air Methods Announces FY2009 Results and Provides FY2010 Q1 Update

Air Methods Announces FY2009 Results and Provides FY2010 Q1 Update

12-Mar-2010Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, reported revenue and net income for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.... Read more

EC135s Enter Service with Carolinas Medical Center

EC135s Enter Service with Carolinas Medical Center

11-Mar-2010Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that three new EC135s have entered service with the MedCenter Air Program at Carolinas Medical Center.  The aircraft, which were purchased in late 2009, were completed by Metro Aviation and include state-of-the-art cockpit technology as well as the latest medical equipment. In addition to accommodating one or two litters,... Read more

Northampton General Hospital helipad scheme now gaining support

Northampton General Hospital helipad scheme now gaining support

11-Mar-2010Source: Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Dr John Trenfield, a consultant in emergency medicine at NGH, and Richard Craske, the chief pilot at Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, said land they had identified near the entrance to the A&E department, would be ideal for a landng site and would be a major boost to the hospital.... Read more

New helipad set to open at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

New helipad set to open at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

5-Mar-2010Source: Rossland Telegraph

The Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new heliport at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.... Read more

CALSTAR appoints new CFO

CALSTAR appoints new CFO

5-Mar-2010Source: CALSTAR

McClellan, Calif. – California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), a nonprofit air ambulance service, has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer. Mark A. Vincenzini was formerly the CFO for International Business Systems in Folsom, CA.  Vincenzini assumed his new duties March 1st. He replaces current CFO Lynn Malmstrom, who was recently promoted to CEO following... Read more

North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

North West Air Ambulance opens another charity shop

5-Mar-2010Source: North West Air Ambulance

The shop was opened by ITV Granada’s Paul Crone who said “It is a privilege to open this shop as it allows the charity to increase not only its takings through sales but the number of donated items they can accept.” “The money made by the charity shop helps saves people’s lives on a daily... Read more

Air Methods to Report Q4 and FY2009 Financial Results on March 11th

Air Methods to Report Q4 and FY2009 Financial Results on March 11th

3-Mar-2010Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (AIRM 27.40, +0.76, +2.85%) will report financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 after the close of the market on Thursday, March 11, 2010. The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Interested parties can access the call by dialing (877)... Read more

Medical Center of Central Georgia’s heliport officially opened

Medical Center of Central Georgia’s heliport officially opened

3-Mar-2010Source: Macon Telegraph

Within four hours of The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s heliport officially opened Monday at noon, the hospital received its first patient on the roof of the hospital’s surgery center.... Read more

Scottish Ambulance Service adds doctors to flights

Scottish Ambulance Service adds doctors to flights

3-Mar-2010Source: Scotsman

A pilot scheme in the West of Scotland has seen emergency medicine consultants being sent out on air missions with the Scottish Ambulance Service.  It will now be rolled out across the whole of the country, costing about £2 million a year, after being deemed a huge success... Read more

Lawsuit against Onondaga County Sheriff ‘Air One’ dismissed by federal court

Lawsuit against Onondaga County Sheriff ‘Air One’ dismissed by federal court

2-Mar-2010Source: WSYR

Mercy Flight Central, Inc. filed the suit in Federal Court two years ago, alleging that Air-1 was providing competing services without proper certification.... Read more

Careflight takes over Northern Territories medical flights from Pearl Aviation

Careflight takes over Northern Territories medical flights from Pearl Aviation

2-Mar-2010Source: NT News

Careflight will take over the services from Pearl Aviation from July 2010 while the NT Government puts the service out to tender... Read more

NQ Rescue joins Queensland EMS network

NQ Rescue joins Queensland EMS network

1-Mar-2010

NQ Rescue has secured approval from the Queensland government to be included in the state’s aeromedical retrieval network to provide medical and rescue services to the state’s greater northwest.... Read more

Omniflight appoints into new National Sales Director post

Omniflight appoints into new National Sales Director post

1-Mar-2010Source: Omniflight

Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that it named Geoffrey Coy to the newly created position of national sales director, effective immediately. In this position, Coy will be responsible for managing sales efforts across the company and working closely with each of Omniflight’s regional business development directors throughout... Read more

Police Aviation News – March 2010 edition

Police Aviation News – March 2010 edition

1-Mar-2010Source: Police Aviation News

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Concerns raised over UK air ambulance chief’s £120k salary

Concerns raised over UK air ambulance chief’s £120k salary

26-Feb-2010Source: Northampton Chronicle

Bosses at the region’s air ambulance service have defended the salary paid to its chief executive after concerns were raised by members of the public.... Read more

Concerns raised over UK air ambulance chief's £120k salary

Concerns raised over UK air ambulance chief's £120k salary

26-Feb-2010Source: Northampton Chronicle

Bosses at the region’s air ambulance service have defended the salary paid to its chief executive after concerns were raised by members of the public.... Read more

Police Aviation News – Heli-Expo 2010 special edition

Police Aviation News – Heli-Expo 2010 special edition

25-Feb-2010Source: Police Aviation News

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Paramedic to sue over helicopter fall

Paramedic to sue over helicopter fall

24-Feb-2010Source: Cairns.com.au

A paramedic who may never walk again after a helicopter winch line snapped during a Torres Strait rescue is launching legal action over the accident.... Read more

CALSTAR CEO retires, new leader named

CALSTAR CEO retires, new leader named

24-Feb-2010Source: The Californian

CEO Joseph F. Cook, a 22-year veteran of the organization, will retire at the end of March.... Read more

Air Methods orders eight Eurocopter EC130s and four AS350B3s

Air Methods orders eight Eurocopter EC130s and four AS350B3s

23-Feb-2010

American Eurocopter announced that Air Methods Corporation, the world’s largest air medical transportation provider, has ordered eight EC130 and four AS350B3 helicopters. After the breakfast, American Eurocopter President and CEO Marc Paganini said, “Air Methods is a valued, long-time customer and we respect their continued commitment to the air medical industry and to incorporating advanced... Read more

Bell 429 launch customer does not want any more

Bell 429 launch customer does not want any more

22-Feb-2010Source: AIN

Air Methods will not be taking any more Bell 429s beyond the single unit it received in October, according to CEO Aaron Todd... Read more

South Africa’s East Cape probes 10M Rand air ambulance scam

South Africa’s East Cape probes 10M Rand air ambulance scam

18-Feb-2010Source: Citizan

Investigation focusing on possible collusion between health officials and employees of National Airways... Read more

South Africa's East Cape probes 10M Rand air ambulance scam

South Africa's East Cape probes 10M Rand air ambulance scam

18-Feb-2010Source: Citizan

Investigation focusing on possible collusion between health officials and employees of National Airways... Read more

Life Flight Network to open new Idaho base in April

Life Flight Network to open new Idaho base in April

18-Feb-2010Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, an air medical provider serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West from nine locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, announced today they will be establishing a new base in Lewiston, Idaho. The critical care trained flight crew and their new high performance aircraft are expected to begin offering lifesaving service to the... Read more

Tasmanian premier promises Au$36M over four years for EMS helicopter

Tasmanian premier promises Au$36M over four years for EMS helicopter

17-Feb-2010Source: ABC

The Premier David Bartlett and his deputy Lara Giddings yesterday promised $36 million over four years to fund a helicopter for the ambulance service... Read more

California’s Mountain Lifeflight back in full operation

California’s Mountain Lifeflight back in full operation

17-Feb-2010Source: Lassen County Times

Mountain Lifeflight’s newest aircraft, an AStar 350 B3 helicopter, Mountain Lifeflight 5 went into service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, bringing its first patient to Banner Lassen Medical Center.... Read more

California's Mountain Lifeflight back in full operation

California's Mountain Lifeflight back in full operation

17-Feb-2010Source: Lassen County Times

Mountain Lifeflight’s newest aircraft, an AStar 350 B3 helicopter, Mountain Lifeflight 5 went into service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, bringing its first patient to Banner Lassen Medical Center.... Read more

URS to Exhibit Halo Flight Bell 407 & MD500/Sagem Panel

URS to Exhibit Halo Flight Bell 407 & MD500/Sagem Panel

16-Feb-2010Source: United Rotorcraft Solutions

United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), Heli-Expo Booth #1617, will display a customised Air Medical Bell 407 one of two they completed for HALO-Flight of Corpus Christi. URS will also have on display an MD500 panel they modified with the Sagem ICDS-8 cockpit display. The 407 is configured with Chelton’s synthetic EFIS, provisions for Chelton Auto Pilot,... Read more

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