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Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

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

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 21-Jan-21

21-Jan-21 ZT-RRT Bell 430 Bergville, South Africa (5F)

Crashed and caught fire, killing all five POB. The deceased were named here as Dr Kgopotso Rudolph Mononyane, an anaesthetist, Dr Curnick Siyabonga (Sia) Mahlangu a cardiothoracic surgeon and Mpho Xaba, a specialist theatre nurse for cardiothoracic and transplant, all from Netcare Milpark Hospital; Sinjin Joshua Farrance, an advanced life support paramedic at Netcare 911,… Read more »

21-Jan-21

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STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

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

Source: STARS, 19-Jan-21

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jan-21

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

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

Source: RACQ CQ Rescue, 14-Jan-21

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

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

Source: Air Methods, 14-Jan-21

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

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

Source: Bucher Group, 13-Jan-21

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

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

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 12-Jan-21

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Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

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

Source: Urban Aeronautics, 08-Jan-21

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Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

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

Source: Business Air Rescue, 07-Jan-21

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Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

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

Source: stuff, 05-Jan-21

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DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

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

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 05-Jan-21

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Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-21

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Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Dec-20

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Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

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

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Dec-20

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

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

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

Source: Life Link III, 22-Dec-20

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EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

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

Source: AMS Heli Design, 14-Dec-20

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UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

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

Source: UPMC, 10-Dec-20

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Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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

Source: Cooper Air Medical Services, 10-Dec-20

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

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

Source: Memorial Hermann Life Flight, 09-Dec-20

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Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

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

Source: Life Flight Network, 09-Dec-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

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

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 09-Dec-20

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Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

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

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 08-Dec-20

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Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

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

Source: Summit Helicopters, 08-Dec-20

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Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

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

Source: Med-Trans, 07-Dec-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

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

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 07-Dec-20

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Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

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

Source: Air Methods, 07-Dec-20

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05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the… Read more »

05-Dec-20

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New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

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

Source: Wellington Advertiser, 04-Dec-20

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Melfort hospital helipad complete

Melfort hospital helipad complete

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

Source: Melfort Journal, 04-Dec-20

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Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

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

Source: Air Methods, 03-Dec-20

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Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

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

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 02-Dec-20

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

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

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 27-Nov-20

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Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

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

Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital, 25-Nov-20

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UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

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

Source: UPMC Mercy, 24-Nov-20

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

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

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

Source: NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH, 23-Nov-20

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Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

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

Source: Rush Health Systems, 23-Nov-20

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Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

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

Source: Air Methods, 20-Nov-20

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Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

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

Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, 20-Nov-20

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Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Nov-20

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Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

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

Source: Collins Aerospace, 17-Nov-20

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15-Nov-20 N442ME Airbus EC135 Williamsport, US-Pennsylvania

Bird strike left six inch hole in chin bubble window FAA just reported this as “Stat 13” which is a callsign and not a registration, but our research identified it as N442ME

15-Nov-20

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Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

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

Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service, 13-Nov-20

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

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

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

Source: ADAC Luftrettung, 13-Nov-20

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Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

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

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 12-Nov-20

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Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

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

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 11-Nov-20

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AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

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

Source: AMS, 10-Nov-20

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EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

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

Source: The Sampson Independent, 09-Nov-20

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

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

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Nov-20

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Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

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

Source: Air Methods, 06-Nov-20

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North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

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

Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity, 06-Nov-20

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DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

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

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 06-Nov-20

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Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

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

Source: Kopter, 06-Nov-20

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Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

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

Source: Leonardo, 06-Nov-20

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Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

[electronic translations] The Community of Madrid has renewed the two medical helicopters of the SUMMA 112 (the Medical Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid) destined to attend to emergencies that occur in the region. The new model of these aircraft, which came into operation on November 1, is the Airbus H145. It is a… Read more »

Source: Comunidad de Madrid, 05-Nov-20

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06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

Landing accident on hospital roof top pad, bringing in a donated heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.  3 POB all got themselves out of the wreckage.  Each needed medical attention. This video shows the helicopter spinning just prior to touch-down, suggesting a tail rotor issue.  Another video here, different angle.

04-Nov-20

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New Zealand – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

New Zealand  – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

A six-year quest for a purpose-built helipad to service Timaru Hospital is near completion. Emergency helicopters will soon no longer have to land in the nearby Botanic Gardens with the concrete laid for the new helipad and painting expected to be complete by early next week. Lights still need to be installed for safe night… Read more »

Source: timaru herald, 03-Nov-20

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EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

Safe transport of contagious patients is essential to in order to utilize hospital capacity during the second wave of Covid19. Today President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Commission are making € 220 million available to finance safe cross-border transfers of patients. – We experience that finance is at a critical point. Luxemburg… Read more »

Source: EpiGuard, 03-Nov-20

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Lehigh Valley Health Network adds new hospital with helipad

Lehigh Valley Health Network adds new hospital with helipad

Lehigh Valley Health Network has announced more construction plans for the new hospital in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County. See Full Story.

Source: 69 News, 02-Nov-20

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DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

From October 21st, DRF Luftrettung will provide rapid assistance in Bremen with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. As an intensive care transport helicopter and also in emergency rescue, “Christoph Weser” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in Bremen and the surrounding area, “emphasizes Dr…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Oct-20

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Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 30-Oct-20

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Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 30-Oct-20

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Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation, headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has completed HALO-Flight’s first single pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS service. Completed with a Helifab’s EMS Interior including patient and isolette transport litters, AC electrical system, and medical oxygen, suction, and air systems, the aircraft is equipped to provide state of the art care even in adverse weather… Read more »

Source: Arrow Aviation, 29-Oct-20

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Oct-20

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MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

The campaign to renew STARS’ helicopter fleet has been given a significant lift, thanks to a $500,000 gift from MNP’s Partners across Saskatchewan. The donation was made public today at the STARS air ambulance base by Trevor Friesen, CPA, CA and Partner with MNP in Saskatoon. “On behalf of MNP’s Saskatchewan Partners, I am proud… Read more »

Source: MNP, 27-Oct-20

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Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

At the 9th Shenyang Faku International Flight Conference, which opened on the 17th, a comprehensive exercise of aviation fire emergency rescue across water, land and air attracted the attention of visitors. “The unmanned helicopter we used in the exercise has a maximum load of 15 kilograms, a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can… Read more »

Source: The Publicity Department of Shenyang Municipality, 23-Oct-20

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Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mission Health’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) recently visited Metro Aviation to take delivery of their new Airbus EC145e, the lightweight twin-engine helicopter that has become increasingly sought after throughout the air medical industry. MAMA operates 24 hours per day, providing air medical services to western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee,  northeast Georgia, and northern South… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-20

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Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Reproduced from Aviation Nepal with permission. This is NOT a press release. HeliHub.com has an exclusive agreement with Aviation Nepal which allows us to reproduce helicopter news which they publish. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Aviation Nepal. Simrik Air has initiated exclusive air ambulance services for COVID-19 positive… Read more »

Source: Simrik Air, 20-Oct-20

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Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

The helipad at the former Ellwood City Medical Center has reopened for flights. So, for the first time this year, residents can expect to see medical helicopters landing at the Pershing Street pad for emergencies. See Full Story. 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger, 20-Oct-20

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Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) clearance for the AW169 has been delayed by COVID19. The original order from Rega (Swiss Air Rescue) was announced in December 2015, and consists of three AW169 helicopters. The organisation provides emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-20

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Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

There has been a lot in the press recently about the danger of lasers, with aircraft often being the target. However, we would also like to highlight that it’s not just lasers that can be of danger to aircraft, after one of ours was targeted this week by a car, aggressively flashing its headlights. Rob… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 19-Oct-20

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First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Oct-20

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Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

The results of the world’s first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improves the emergency medical care of the population. The 130-page study was launched at the end of 2018 by ADAC Luftrettung and sponsored by the… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 15-Oct-20

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PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International has recently completed and delivered an upgraded Bell 407 to Haiti Air Ambulance, a leading provider of emergency medical helicopter services in Haiti. Modifications provided by PAC include: ·      Spectrum Aeromed patient stretcher and base assembly with Lifeport pilot barrier and medical floor ·      Propaq, Revel Vent, and Bodyguard 121 IV pump mounts,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Oct-20

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Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program. “The arrival of the new aircraft will allow Collier County EMS to continue their mission of transporting critically injured trauma patients to a trauma center within the golden hour,” said Tabatha Butcher, chief of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  “Collier… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Oct-20

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