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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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AAMS Names Additional Key Leadership Positions

AAMS Names Additional Key Leadership Positions

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is pleased to announce two additions to the leadership team to support the organization’s strategic plan going forward that is focused on an improved member experience with quality, safety, advocacy, and education in mind. Matthew Fox will become AAMS Director of Event Design starting on October 26 bringing… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 12-Oct-20

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Babcock extends South Australia contract

Babcock extends South Australia contract

Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of South Australia has been extended until October 2022, confirming increased and continuing service to the region. Babcock will continue to deliver emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement services for the South Australian State Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHS), on behalf of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 09-Oct-20

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Irish Air Corps airlifts 3000th patient

Irish Air Corps airlifts 3000th patient

National Ambulance Service (NAS) launched the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS),  which is in Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. The service, a joint project between the  Department of Health, the HSE and the Defence Forces, means that National Ambulance Service advanced paramedics now have the assistance of a dedicated military helicopter for the rapid transfer of critical patients to… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 07-Oct-20

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Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

  Devon Air Ambulance is welcoming its socially-conscious supporters to get involved in a different way to fundraise. Many of us know how to have fun online and want to use our online activity, from livestreaming an event to competitive gaming, to raise funds for the causes we love. Devon Air Ambulance has now signed… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 07-Oct-20

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Bristow UK SAR contract extended

Bristow UK SAR contract extended

Bristow Helicopters Limited has been awarded a contract extension to continue delivering UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service for HM Coastguard, the emergency response service of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Bristow will continue its role as a key enabler in the search and rescue community under an extended contract confirmed by the MCA. The UK’s current commercial… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Oct-20

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Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is hosting an online public consultation on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October to share proposed plans to construct a new airbase and charity headquarters in the Cosford area. Due to latest Government announcements about COVID-19, it is not possible to physically host live consultation sessions as planned. Therefore, the local… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 06-Oct-20

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Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023. “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-20

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04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

Bird strike which broke the windshield on the pilot’s side and ended up in the cabin

04-Oct-20

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Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-20

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WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Sep-20

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Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin is getting a pretty neat upgrade. On Wednesday, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber joined Navicent Health Baldwin and Air Evac Lifeteam to show off the addition of a brand new helipad. See Full Story.

Source: Navicent Health Baldwin, 29-Sep-20

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GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Leonardo for the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH). The sea tray will be used by the Norwegian Air Force for the helicopter’s search and rescue and airborne ambulance role. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product will be customised to meet the operational… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 28-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has been shortlisted in the category ‘Charity Chief Executive’ in the Third Sector Awards 2020. It is the second time in the space of a few weeks that that Jane has been shortlisted for a national award, having been shortlisted for the recent Charity… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-20

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LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and… Read more »

Source: LCI, 23-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive £140,000 from the Government. The money is part of £6 million awarded to Air Ambulances UK for distribution to the 21 air ambulance charities on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The Government funding is an emergency injection of cash to help air… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 22-Sep-20

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Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

On September 17th, exactly 45 years ago, “Christoph 43” was alerted for the first time. Over the years, the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter has become an important part of emergency rescue, as it is used across the board in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Especially in topographically difficult regions such as the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Sep-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery UK will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 21-Sep-20

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STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health… Read more »

Source: Shared Health, 21-Sep-20

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Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-20

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UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-20

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Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

This World Patient Safety Day Devon Air Ambulance celebrates exemplary service Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is proud to join with the World Health Organisation on 17 September, 2020 for the first World Patient Safety Day. The overall objective of the Day is to enhance the understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 17-Sep-20

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Virtual reality simulator transforms training

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

A new virtual reality crew simulator is transforming the way RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrew officers train for lifesaving winch missions, allowing them to build their skills in scenarios which can’t be replicated in live helicopter training. Crew members carry out winch missions played through a virtual reality helmet, combined with the physical elements built into… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 11-Sep-20

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Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colo. The new helicopter base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley. “Our Alamosa fixed-wing team has built strong bonds in the local community,… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Sep-20

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Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Sep-20

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NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

The HELP Appeal, which improves helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) by funding the construction of new or upgraded hospital and air ambulance helipads, has announced there have been 15,500 landings on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded across the country. Since the charity’s creation in 2009, it has donated £20 million towards 39 new… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Sep-20

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WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) state government funded Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters will return to the skies this Saturday, 5 September as SLSWA predict an increase in beachgoers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in March, we saw people flock to our beaches as a way to maintain their physical… Read more »

08-Sep-20

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Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

On average, a charity-funded air ambulance takes to the skies somewhere in the UK every 10 minutes – flying potentially life-saving care to the scene of serious illness or injury. This week the spotlight shines on the UK’s 39 helicopter air ambulances, operated by 21 separate charities, as they mark the nationwide Air Ambulance Week… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, 07-Sep-20

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Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight, a leading provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise. “We are excited to announce… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 03-Sep-20

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£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

Helicopters are now able to fly critically ill and injured patients directly to Hull Royal Infirmary after its new £600,000 helipad was declared operational. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has completed the major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can be flown into… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 03-Sep-20

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Police Aviation News – September 2020 Edition

The September 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Sep-20

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01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

Emergency landing in field after engine issues

01-Sep-20

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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

Bundaberg emergency services and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have come together to drive home important safety messages, to launch Queensland Road Safety Week 2020. Queensland Police Service officers, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics regularly work together with rescue helicopter crews to assist crash victims across the region. Today, they… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 31-Aug-20

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Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team at Stornoway in the Western Isles completed their 1,000th tasking since 2013, with the recovery of a group of people stuck on coastal rocks in the Highlands. Captain Dan Lewis, senior first officer Marc Grant, winch operator James Lyne and winchman Andy Walker were called to the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 31-Aug-20

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Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to… Read more »

Source: HeliService, 31-Aug-20

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Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department’s needs. The contract was signed during the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-20

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DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

Completely unexpectedly a few days ago a drone approached the intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph 54” of the DRF air rescue at the airfield in Freiburg shortly after its take-off. The DRF pilot did not have to evade on her mission flight to Lörrach, but the unmanned flight system suddenly got in her way… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 25-Aug-20

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25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured

25-Aug-20

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Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leader in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Hatzolah Air to help Urban Aeronautics to develop, produce, and market its CityHawk aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. CityHawk is a revolutionary VTOL with a uniquely compact footprint and… Read more »

Source: Urban Aeronautics, 24-Aug-20

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Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., and Borrego Health, one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced opening of a new Mercy Air base at the Borrego Medical Clinic in Borrego Springs, California on September 1st. The base will support the care and transportation of critically ill and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Aug-20

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EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use. Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire… Read more »

Source: EHang, 24-Aug-20

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Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

Due to COVID-19, there has been an increased request for isolation units. Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products have partnered to support that demand and offer a safe solution for transporting infected patients amid the global pandemic. Spectrum Aeromed will be a distributor of ISOVAC Products’ Containment and Protection System Utilizing Life Support (CAPSULS™) Patient Isolation… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Aug-20

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Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

POSCO said Thursday it has set up a medical evacuation system to transport victims of industrial accidents at its mills by helicopter to large hospitals. See Full Story.   

Source: The Korean Times, 20-Aug-20

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19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing

19-Aug-20

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MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Aug-20

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Mercy Air opens new California base

Mercy Air opens new California base

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that its subsidiary, Mercy Air, has opened a new base in Paso Robles, Calif., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other California cities that will be served by the base include San Luis Obispo, Templeton, King City, Cambria,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 17-Aug-20

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Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

The Guardian of the North II will be based at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) base near Eaglescliffe, Stockton. The £5m aircraft will work across the charity’s entire area which includes Cumbria and North Yorkshire as well as the North East. The £5m Dauphin N3+ helicopter is the newer version of the charity’s… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 14-Aug-20

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Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has achieved another first in the UK by further improving specialist, lifesaving equipment on-board their aircraft to assist NHS specialist transport teams during flights. The national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 14-Aug-20

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Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter base at Prestwick, on Scotland’s west coast near Glasgow, has surpassed a major milestone after responding to 1,500 calls for support since 2016. Prestwick chalked-up its 1,500th task when a child was spotted adrift in a dinghy off the Ayrshire coast and required assistance. Captain Mark Randall, Captain… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-20

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Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

With the summer upon us and many of you planning activities out in the wonderful countryside we have here in our region – we are urging you to download the What3Words app to help us help you. The app, which has divided the world up into three metre squares, each with a unique three-word address,… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 10-Aug-20

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Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter crew at Lydd, Kent have marked a major milestone after completing their 1,000th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2015. Captain Andy Pilliner, co-pilot Stijn Roovers and winch paramedic Shawn Clark undertook the 1,000th tasking, when the Children’s Acute Transport Service called for support just after midnight on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Aug-20

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Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

LifeFlight Australia has reached a major milestone, clocking up 10 thousand flying hours in its fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters. The aeromedical service, which has a forty year history of saving lives in Queensland, Australia, operates ten RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopters – including five AW139s. One month shy… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Australia, 07-Aug-20

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Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

When it comes to helicopter air ambulance services, quality patient care and safety are top priorities. See Full Story.

Source: EMS WORLD, 06-Aug-20

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Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

The Flying Doctor Service (FDS) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) target Sabah, Sarawak, and rural areas in Perak and Kelantan. See Full Story.

Source: CodeBlue, 06-Aug-20

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Police Aviation News – August 2020 Edition

The August 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-20

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HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits… Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Jul-20

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

The Ministry of Health has dealt the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust a breach of contract notice over the leak of Covid-19 patient data. See Full Story.

Source: Stuff, 31-Jul-20

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New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters. ROCKET offers the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry in South Africa a neutral and independent helicopter ambulance service of unmatched quality. The service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Jul-20

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New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

Loud cheers went up around the Devon Air Ambulance airbase at Exeter airport last Thursday, as their new Airbus H145 helicopter flew down the runway and settled onto the helipad – it was the first time this new generation aircraft had landed in Devon. The new helicopter arrived at Exeter as part of a training… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Jul-20

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Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, announced the acquisition of six lease-attached Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) helicopters from Milestone Aviation.  The aircraft are leased and operated by Life Flight Network (“Life Flight”) headquartered in Oregon. “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition, one of several deals we anticipate consummating over the… Read more »

Source: Thora Capital, 18-Jul-20

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STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

Many STARS supporters across the province have cause to celebrate, following the final draws of the 2020 STARS lottery yesterday. The ninth edition of the STARS Lottery Saskatchewan featured more than 1,800 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, and two stunning, fully-furnished show homes worth nearly $1.6 million each…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-20

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Helipad upgrade completed at Letterkenny University Hospital

Helipad upgrade completed at Letterkenny University Hospital

THE COAST Guard helicopter can once again land at Letterkenny University Hospital following the completion of works to bring it up to European standards. See Full Story.

Source: Donegal News, 16-Jul-20

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