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Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

25-Mar-2021Source: Aspirus MedEvac

Aspirus MedEvac critical care transport in early April is moving the home location of its helicopter service from Wausau to Woodruff, Wisconsin. The Aspirus Bell 407 helicopter will reside in a hangar located at Howard Young Medical Center. Around 90 percent of patient volumes come from north of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH),” said Jason Keffeler,... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

24-Mar-2021Source: London Air Ambulance

We are delighted to announce that our Physician Response Unit (PRU) has been shortlisted for Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This recognises the outstanding dedication the PRU has given to making things better across their organisation during an extremely challenging year for the NHS. The judging... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

23-Mar-2021Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped fund over 300 time-critical missions for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. SCAA has been supported by a total of £750,000 thanks to players in recent years. And, with an average mission costing £2,500, players of the popular lottery have helped save and improve hundreds of lives throughout Scotland. People’s Postcode... Read more

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich... Read more

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

22-Mar-2021Source: STARS

History repeated itself last week when Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance (SMHI) announced a second gift of $1 million to support the missions of STARS air ambulance in the province. The announcement was made during the virtual annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities – the same venue in which the producer led, Saskatchewan-based... Read more

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

22-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

From March 1st, the rescue helicopter “Christoph Regensburg”, located at the University Clinic Regensburg (UKR), will in future always carry blood and plasma reserves with him in order to be able to help patients in critical condition even better, and above all earlier . The importance of quick provision in an emergency becomes particularly clear in... Read more

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

18-Mar-2021Source: STARS

STARS’ critical care operations have been given a significant lift, thanks to a recent gift of $1.5 million from Calgary-based oil producer Crescent Point Energy. The announcement was made online at the PSAC STARS and Spurs Safe@Home Gala on Feb. 27 and renews a partnership between Crescent Point and STARS that began nearly ten years... Read more

10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

16-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The remaining six aircraft out of 16 are currently being assembled, integrated and tested at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, UK. The 330 squadron of... Read more

Worcestershire Royal Hospital redevelopment includes new helipad

Worcestershire Royal Hospital redevelopment includes new helipad

15-Mar-2021Source: NHS

Plans to transform urgent and emergency care services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could see a relocation and expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department and the creation of an ‘emergency village’ hosting a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services. The plans are being drawn up following the offer of an additional £15 million central funding... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to hold virtual Air Base tour

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to hold virtual Air Base tour

15-Mar-2021Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is offering members of the public a behind the scenes tour of its Airbase, followed by a Q&A session on Tuesday 23rd March at 2pm. Supporters and newcomers to the Charity will have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with one of the Charity’s HEMS... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

15-Mar-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now using an innovative handheld ultrasound device, the Butterfly iQTM, on every mission following a successful trial, meaning scans can be done mid-air and information quickly relayed to emergency teams on standby, speeding up treatments. The smartphone-connected, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) device can look deep within internal organs for signs of... Read more

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

12-Mar-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Wednesday 3rd March was a momentous day for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as the first spade entered the ground to mark the start in construction of our new airbase and charity headquarters on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The turf cutting event, in partnership with main contractor, Morris Property, signified the steps being taken to future-proof the... Read more

Air Ambulance launches new helicopter fleet

Air Ambulance launches new helicopter fleet

12-Mar-2021Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The critical, lifesaving work of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) will be enhanced through the launch of two new, state-of-the-art helicopters that will enable the charity to continue its important work in supporting the NHS frontline across the Midlands. The launch represents a substantial investment of more than £30million by the charity over the next... Read more

Billings Clinic to expand air medical transport services

Billings Clinic to expand air medical transport services

11-Mar-2021Source: Billings Clinic

Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that it will establish a new helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman. This is an expansion of its Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission. “We’re basing our new helicopter service in Bozeman to save critical... Read more

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

Romania receives three EMS Airbus H135s

10-Mar-2021Source: French Embassy

[electronic translation] Madam Ambassador, Laurence Auer, attended, alongside her German counterpart, Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, the reception of the first three Airbus H135 Helionix helicopters , delivered in Bucharest to the General Aviation Inspectorate , which will be used for emergency medical operations . She was accompanied by the internal security attaché. Interior Minister Lucian Bode... Read more

Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

8-Mar-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock’s Aberdeen-based North Sea Search and Rescue (SAR) team recently completed their 500th emergency response tasking. The crew responded to a call from a North Sea platform, safely transporting the patient back to the mainland for hospital treatment. Paul Walters, SAR Operations Manager, said: “Our teams have been taking expert clinical care to the men... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints Interim CEO

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints Interim CEO

8-Mar-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

The following is a statement from Mark Carne, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cornwall Air Ambulance: Paula Martin left the position of Chief Executive Officer at the end of February 2021 after 12 years of committed service to the charity. Under Paula’s tenure as CEO, the Trust has developed substantially. As well as... Read more

Air Ambulances UK announces new CEO

Air Ambulances UK announces new CEO

5-Mar-2021Source: Air Ambulances UK

Air Ambulances UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Simmy Akhtar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation supporting the UK’s air ambulance charities and wider air ambulance sector. The appointment, effective from 01 March 2021, follows the successful merger of the former membership-based Association of Air Ambulances and the national charity... Read more

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

3-Mar-2021Source: gmtoday.com

Construction could begin in the few weeks at the Hartford Municipal Airport on a building that will be the crew quarters for a new air medical flight service to be operated by Colorado-based Air Methods Corporation. See Full Story.... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam To Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda

Air Evac Lifeteam To Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda

1-Mar-2021Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam is increasing its emergency air medical coverage in Iowa with a new air medical base in Clarinda. The base, scheduled to open in April, will be located on the campus of Clarinda Regional Health Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Page County. Chuck Nordyke, CEO of Clarinda Regional Health Center, is... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance now carries blood products

Cornwall Air Ambulance now carries blood products

26-Feb-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

A Cornish teenager has become the first person to receive a lifesaving blood transfusion at the scene of an incident thanks to a new partnership between medical services in the county. For the first time ever, Cornwall Air Ambulance is carrying blood on board the helicopter, giving the critical care team the option to start... Read more

Emergency Services affected by Facebook Australia news ban

Emergency Services affected by Facebook Australia news ban

24-Feb-2021Source: NDTV

Several Australian emergency services were hit by Facebook’s local ban on news content Thursday, with pages that warn the public about Covid outbreaks, bushfires and cyclones rendered blank. See Full Story. ... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance extends maintenance contract with SAS

London’s Air Ambulance extends maintenance contract with SAS

24-Feb-2021Source: London Air Ambulance

London Air Ambulance Charity & Specialist Aviation Services are pleased to announce they have signed a further 3-year maintenance contract, supporting London’s Air Ambulance in delivering an advanced trauma team to the Capital’s most critically injured patients in need of life-saving care. London’s Air Ambulance delivers rapid response and cutting-edge care to save lives in the... Read more

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

23-Feb-2021Source: Irish Examiner

The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance was tasked to 490 incidents across 13 counties during 2020, according to the Cork-based charity. See Full Story. ... Read more

Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

23-Feb-2021Source: Times of Malta

A company offering helicopter commercial flight operations and maintenance services in Malta plans to offer job opportunities to students specialising in helicopter engineering, maintenance, and operations, economy ministry Silvio Schembri said on Tuesday. See Full Story. ... Read more

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

22-Feb-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

As part of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continuous improvement, the service has appointed Dr Adam Low and Dr Ryan O’Leary and reappointed Dr Malcolm Russell MBE as governance leads of the pre-hospital emergency medical service. Governance leads are selected every two years, and their responsibilities include the provision of clinical and management support... Read more

Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

19-Feb-2021Source: MD Greenview

STARS is another step closer to renewing its helicopter fleet, thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from the MD of Greenview, a loyal and long-time ally. Reeve Dale Smith from the MD of Greenview stated, “STARS will always be a valued service to our residents, workers, and recreation enthusiasts within the MD of Greenview and... Read more

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

19-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Australia’s CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services (EMS) version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used by the aeromedical services provider for rapid response missions in the Greater Sydney area. CareFlight’s H145, which was unveiled at a ceremony today at the Sydney Opera House,... Read more

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

18-Feb-2021Source: Northern Helicopter GmbH

Northern Helicopter GmbH will continue to be responsible for offshore rescue in the offshore wind farms Albatros and Hohe See in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The follow-up contract with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG started on February 1, 2021 and covers a term of four years with the option of... Read more

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

17-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

17-Feb-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

A Leicestershire girl has been crowned the winner of a nationwide competition to design an official mascot for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA). Last year, the national children’s charity launched a competition to find the perfect mascot for #TheCrew – their club for children and young people – and with over 500 entries from across... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance move in to new airbase

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance move in to new airbase

17-Feb-2021Source: EHAAT

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has taken possession of its brand-new purpose-built airbase at North Weald Airfield following its completion by Barnes Construction. Work on the facility began in February 2020 after planning permission was granted by Epping Forest District Council. Project managed by quantity surveyors Castons, and designed by architects Hurley Porte and... Read more

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

16-Feb-2021Source: Swiss Air Rescue Rega

[electronic translation] The commanders of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega organized a total of 16,273 missions last year. While the rescue helicopters were in the air more often than in the previous year, the ambulance jets recorded significantly fewer missions. In addition to its operational activities, Rega supported the Swiss authorities in dealing with the corona pandemic. This... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

15-Feb-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

To help futureproof the advanced pre-hospital service operated by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisation is developing a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in the Shropshire area, which will benefit patients across the whole of the Midlands. The robust plans were approved by Shropshire Council late January, the charity’s Board of Trustees gave final approval... Read more

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

11-Feb-2021Source: Airwork

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) Supplementary Type Certificate for a Light Weight, cost effective AW139 Wet Floor for EMS/SAR and Offshore configured Leonardo AW139 Helicopters. The Airwork standard fit Wet Floor for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter was designed in conjunction with the launch customer, CHC Australia, and is... Read more

Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

9-Feb-2021Source: Millennium Post

The state Fire and Emergency Services department is planning to introduce helicopters in its fleet to strengthen the fire fighting mechanism. See Full Story.... Read more

BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

9-Feb-2021Source: Bryan County News

Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services now has a permanent helicopter landing area next to BCFES Station 1 on Highway 144 in South Bryan County. The zone is marked by four red and green lights and a windsock that identifies it as a landing area for helicopters. See Full Story. ... Read more

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

9-Feb-2021Source: REACH Air Medical Services

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Salton City, CA. The new base will provide air medical transport services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Imperial County and the surrounding regions. This is the third community-based air medical operation... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

8-Feb-2021Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is taking additional steps to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19 by decontaminating crews and equipment with specially-prepared water containing salt and electricity which instantly kills 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and viruses. A dry `fog’ created from electrolysed saline water is released inside a tent into which anything... Read more

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

4-Feb-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia has achieved a significant in-service milestone with Ambulance Victoria, with its AW139 helicopter fleet exceeding 20,000 flying hours at the five year anniversary of entering service. Since January 2016, Babcock has supplied five AW139s, plus a service assurance aircraft, to support Ambulance Victoria’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations. Babcock Australasia’s Chief Pilot... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

3-Feb-2021Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

When dealing with the most serious major traumas in Yorkshire, time is of the essence and it is paramount that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Team can reach their patients in the quickest way possible. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that they have introduced two custom-built Skoda Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicles to... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

2-Feb-2021Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) responded to 1,577 call-outs by air and road in 2020 – its second highest yearly total on record – as it remained fully operational throughout the pandemic providing vital support to the NHS. The 2020 yearly figures represent a drop of 685 individual call-outs when compared to... Read more

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

29-Jan-2021Source: FinnHEMS

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which is responsible for nationwide medical helicopter operations, the Southern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the Pirkanmaa Hospital District have begun joint planning and work to establish a Seinäjoki base. ​The goal is to start operations by the end of 2022. We work together and each actor separately to open a base. ​The construction of... Read more

Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

28-Jan-2021Source: Wales Air Ambulance

A Wrexham company has donated essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff and volunteers of the Wales Air Ambulance. PPE Hwb Wrecsam, which is a community interest company, has worked non-stop during the pandemic to make sure individuals and organisations across the county have PPE equipment. To date, they have distributed more than 45,000 face... Read more

Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

28-Jan-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation will equip the updated Ansat medical helicopters with complexes for transporting newborns. The device has passed the necessary certification and received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency. A new medical module, which is used in Ansat medical helicopters, has been supplemented with incubators for... Read more

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

27-Jan-2021Source: CENTUM

CENTUM has announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns... Read more

Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

26-Jan-2021Source: Great Western Air Ambulance

Our Critical Care Team were called to around five patients a day on average across 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing national lockdowns and restrictions throughout much of the year. The crew were called to 1,726 patients in urgent need across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas.... Read more

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

26-Jan-2021Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has reached another milestone by transferring its 500th patient. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, 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 hospitals to specialist paediatric and... Read more

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

26-Jan-2021Source: Shropshire Star

Plans for a new multi-million pound air ambulance headquarters at Cosford have been given the green light. See Full Story.... Read more

Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

26-Jan-2021Source: Metro Aviation

When the Society of Auto Engineers released their J3027 guidance regarding ground ambulance-based patient litters, it left many air ambulance crews in a bind.  Crews were no longer able to quickly transfer a litter from the aircraft to the ground vehicle.  Instead, they had to transfer the patient from the helicopter’s stretcher to the ground... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

21-Jan-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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

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

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

21-Jan-2021

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

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

19-Jan-2021Source: STARS

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

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

14-Jan-2021Source: RACQ CQ Rescue

  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

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

14-Jan-2021Source: Air Methods

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

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

13-Jan-2021Source: Bucher Group

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

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

12-Jan-2021Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

8-Jan-2021Source: Urban Aeronautics

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

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

7-Jan-2021Source: Business Air Rescue

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. ... Read more

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

5-Jan-2021Source: stuff

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.... Read more

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

DRF Luftrettung to deploy first five-bladed H145

5-Jan-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

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

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

4-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

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

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

24-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

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

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

23-Dec-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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

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

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

22-Dec-2020Source: Life Link III

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

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135

18-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. “Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the... Read more

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

14-Dec-2020Source: AMS Heli Design

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

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

10-Dec-2020Source: UPMC

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

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

10-Dec-2020Source: Cooper Air Medical Services

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

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

9-Dec-2020Source: Memorial Hermann Life Flight

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

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

9-Dec-2020Source: Life Flight Network

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

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

9-Dec-2020Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

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

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

8-Dec-2020Source: Great Western Air Ambulance

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

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

8-Dec-2020Source: Summit Helicopters

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

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