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Austrian innovation extends Airbus Helicopters product range

Austrian innovation extends Airbus Helicopters product range

At HeliTech 2017 in London, Helikopter Air Transport (HeliAir) presented a world first “Cocoon” – a self-supporting interior trim for the  aviation world. “There has also been great interest in our development at other aviation trade fairs in Europe and the United States,” reports Marco Trefanitz, Managing Director of HeliAir. “First of all, we would like to… Read more »

Source: HeliAir, 11-Feb-20

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex marks 30 years with royal visitor

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex marks 30 years with royal visitor

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Redhill Aerodrome on 4th February 2020 to meet the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) team and view the new technology and training facilities that will allow the AW169 aircraft to operate in weather conditions where it is currently not possible and the crew to deliver more inflight… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 10-Feb-20

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STARS receives $1 Million gift

STARS receives $1 Million gift

STARS is another step nearer to renewing its helicopter fleet, thanks to a $1 million gift from Capital Power. Brian Vaasjo, president and CEO of Capital Power, made the announcement today in the STARS air ambulance base at the Edmonton International Airport. In June 2018, STARS unveiled a multi-year plan to replace its fleet of… Read more »

Source: STARS, 10-Feb-20

STARS to introduce H145 in Manitoba this spring

STARS to introduce H145 in Manitoba this spring

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is nearing its goal of $13 million for an upgraded helicopter that will serve Manitoba. See Full Story. 

Source: CHVN95.1FM, 07-Feb-20

Gozo EMS operation upgrading to EC135

Gozo EMS operation upgrading to EC135

Steward Health Care Malta announced further improvements to the air-ambulance service which is used to transport patients from Gozo to Malta, through the upgrading of the air-ambulance helicopter and the introduction of an additional aircraft to be used as a stand-by back up option. The new air-ambulance being brought in is an Airbus Helicopter EC135… Read more »

Source: Steward Health Care Malta, 05-Feb-20

2019 was busiest year yet for LifeFlight Australia

2019 was busiest year yet for LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia has just completed another record year of saving lives throughout Queensland and around the world, with RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Air Ambulance jets, community helicopters and critical care doctors coming to the aid of 6,508 people in 2019. LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care, with a fleet including three fixed wing aircraft… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Australia, 04-Feb-20

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Wireless intercom technology innovator Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed to improve crew… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 03-Feb-20

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance report on 2019 activity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance report on 2019 activity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) responded to 2,262 call-outs in 2019, compared to 1,429 in 2018; an increase of 58%. The life-saving Charity ended the decade with their busiest year on record, having experienced their busiest month ever in July 2019, when they responded to 244 call-outs. The Charity has revealed that… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 03-Feb-20

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Police Aviation News – February 2020 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Feb-20

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RAMS celebrates two years of flight

RAMS celebrates two years of flight

Regional Air Medical Services (RAMS) took flight two years ago. RAMS, which is operated by Regional Paramedical Services, has handled nearly 800 patient transports since January 2018, according to Katrina Key, clinical services director. RAMS is currently transporting approximately 40 patients a month — double the number transported after the initial launch. Each flight includes… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 31-Jan-20

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Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

Sweden’s air ambulance service – Svensk Luftambulans – has ordered three new H145 helicopters in a deal announced at the Heli Expo 2020 exhibition. The operator will also have its existing three earlier model H145s retrofitted to the same standard as the new aircraft including an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-20

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HELP Appeal celebrates construction progress on new Helipad

HELP Appeal celebrates construction progress on new Helipad

Donors who supported the appeal to raise funds for the new state-of-the-art Helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) attended a ‘breaking of the ground’ celebration to mark construction work progress. Funding for the Helipad was raised by MFT Charity’s Time Save Lives Appeal, which raised a phenomenal £3.9million in just 12 months, thanks… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 29-Jan-20

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DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-20

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Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

From January 28 through 30, 2020, Bucher will present its helicopter emergency equipment at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, CA, USA. If you are looking for innovative and highly modular equipment for your rescue operations, visit us in hall B, at booth #2531! We will be happy to show you all our exciting and innovative… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 27-Jan-20

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Air Methods lowers costs to patients

Air Methods lowers costs to patients

A popular air medical helicopter company believes they have the answer to lowering the cost for patients who need emergency care. See Full Story.

Source: Air Methods, 27-Jan-20

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Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 22-Jan-20

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DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

From 2020, the DRF Foundation for Air Rescue will fund larger projects than before that deal with the research and development of innovative methods, new concepts and systems in the field of preclinical emergency and rescue medicine, especially in air rescue. Those interested in funding can now submit their project. “Since every human life is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jan-20

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2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

In a total of 40,738 missions, the crews of the 35 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the ambulance flight operations were alerted to provide immediate, highly professional medical assistance to seriously ill or injured people. After all: when a life is at stake, every minute counts. With 40,738 missions in… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Jan-20

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25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been tasked a total of 25,000 missions since the Charity was founded 21 years ago. This landmark figure was reached on January 1st when the team attended a road traffic collision in Hertfordshire. EHAAT attended 1,526 patients in 2019, making it the busiest year ever for the Charity’s… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-20

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Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, is continuing to fight the devastating Australian bushfires into the new year armed with Six Air Crane® helicopters. As of Thursday, January 2nd, New South Wales declared a 7-day state of emergency as Australia’s deadly bushfires rage. This is the third time in… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Jan-20

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Changes in UK air ambulance sector

Changes in UK air ambulance sector

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020. The new single nationwide organisation will support the UK’s air ambulance sector and will provide a national voice and platform on behalf of the air ambulance community…. Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 07-Jan-20

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Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese – Italy)… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Jan-20

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Police Aviation News – January 2020 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jan-20

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HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2020. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-19

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AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), a nonprofit trade association that represents over 90% of the air ambulance industry in the United States, released the following statement today on the new Surprise Medical Billing proposal, announced by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House Energy and Commerce Committee… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 19-Dec-19

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Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the Academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new pilot training and further training program at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California. From August 2020, a state-of-the-art full flight simulator level D will be available at Lufthansa Aviation Training’s training center… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Dec-19

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New helipad opens at Maidstone Hospital

New helipad opens at Maidstone Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Maidstone Hospital on Wednesday (11 December 2019) to officially open its new helipad. The HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, donated £300,000 to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to build the all-weather pad at the rear of the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 13-Dec-19

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Major Trauma Centre first in UK to benefit from weather station

Major Trauma Centre first in UK to benefit from weather station

University Hospitals of North Midlands Major Trauma Centre is the first in the UK to benefit from a weather station which provides certainty and real time information for emergency helicopter pilots about weather conditions, ensuring that its patients are seen quicker and with more efficiency. The weather station, called “Skyview”, which has been donated by… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Dec-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds plasma to blood products carried

Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds plasma to blood products carried

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has enhanced the blood products it can give to critically injured or unwell people by carrying plasma.   The charity is now carrying two units of plasma onboard and this will be used with two units of O negative blood (packed red blood cells).   Wiltshire Air Ambulance has been carrying packed… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 09-Dec-19

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Boston MedFlight will now carry life-saving blood products

Boston MedFlight will now carry life-saving blood products

Boston MedFlight is the first ambulance service in the state to carry life-saving blood products in their helicopters and other vehicles that will help up to 180 patients a year. See Full Story.

Source: Boston Herald, 02-Dec-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance base gets green light

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance base gets green light

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has received planning permission from Epping Forest District Council for new premises at North Weald which will secure the future of the North Weald operation of the Charity. EHAAT will make use of a one-off grant of £1.5 million from the Government to help pay for the new Airbase,… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 02-Dec-19

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Police Aviation News – December 2019 Edition

The December 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-19

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Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

The Mannheim station of the DRF Luftrettung has been carrying blood and plasma supplies in their helicopters since this week. The rapid availability of blood products by helicopter is crucial especially for emergency patients with massive blood loss. In this situation, the administration of blood and blood products can be life-saving on the job site…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Nov-19

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Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus signs HCare contract with STARS Air Ambulance

Demonstrating its trust in Airbus, nonprofit air ambulance provider STARS has signed its first HCare support and service contract, which also represents the first HCare contract Airbus has secured in Canada. he 10-year, nose-to-tail contract will cover nine new Airbus H145 aircraft ordered by STARS. The first three helicopters have already been delivered, with the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Nov-19

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Metro seeks STC for Stryker configurations in EC145

Metro seeks STC for Stryker configurations in EC145

Metro recently began the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process for the Stryker Performance Pro in the EC145. Metro initiated the process after the ground ambulance standard was changed requiring a more robust restraint system. Its customers and other air medical programs expressed the need for an air ambulance solution that was compatible with the new… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Nov-19

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance Take Flight for 9,000th Mission

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance Take Flight for 9,000th Mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have flown their 9,000th mission. On Saturday 2nd November, Dr Amy Andrew, Dr Tim Nicholson-Roberts, Specialist Critical Care Paramedic Louise Wigmore and Captain Dave Nicholls, took to the skies from the Charity Airbase at Thruxton to respond to the milestone mission. HIOWAA CEO, Alex Lochrane, commented: “Whilst… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 12-Nov-19

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance becomes fourth UK EMS operator with Air Operator Certificate

Wiltshire Air Ambulance becomes fourth UK EMS operator with Air Operator Certificate

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce it has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and will return to Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) immediately. The charity is now just one of four air ambulances who hold their own Air Operator Certificate. Wiltshire Air Ambulance chief executive David Philpott says: “This has been a hard… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 11-Nov-19

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Shetland Coastguard team win UK award

Shetland Coastguard team win UK award

Coastguard rescue teams from Lerwick, Hillswick and Sumburgh, the coastguard search and rescue helicopter crew from Sumburgh and staff from the Coastguard Operations Centre in Shetland have been awarded the prestigious Department for Transport Rescue Shield by Brian Johnson, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The DfT Rescue Shield is the highest national… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 11-Nov-19

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Air Methods Celebrates the Accomplishments of Tulsa LifeFlight

Air Methods Celebrates the Accomplishments of Tulsa LifeFlight

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced that its Tulsa LifeFlight program was named the EMS Service of the Year at the Oklahoma EMS Conference. In addition, Larry Brewer, one of the Air Method’s EMS Medics, won the Educator of the Year Award. Both the Tulsa LifeFlight program and Larry Brewer are consistently… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 11-Nov-19

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Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew f

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew f

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Nov-19

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Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for B429 and B407GXi

Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for B429 and B407GXi

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet. “The Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi deliver exceptional speed and readiness. These aircraft provide reliability for important… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Nov-19

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First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in US in Service

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in US in Service

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin. STAR Flight, Travis County’s air ambulance operator, is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Nov-19

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Redhead Equipment celebrates opening of new branch

Redhead Equipment celebrates opening of new branch

There was more than one reason for Redhead Equipment to celebrate today at their North Battleford location. The more than 70 year-old business not only hosted a grand re-opening of their newest branch, but they also announced a $1 million gift to STARS air ambulance. Today’s announcement renews a partnership between Redhead Equipment and STARS… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Nov-19

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Police Aviation News – November 2019 Edition

The November 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-19

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National Air Ambulance Conference to focus on the importance of collaboration

National Air Ambulance Conference to focus on the importance of collaboration

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) National Conference takes place on Monday 18th November 2019 at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London. Once again, the three colleges of charity, operational and clinical speakers will come together, to talk on contemporary topics within the air ambulance and ambulance service sectors. This year, the theme focusses on the… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 31-Oct-19

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Helicopter Express starts contract with Teton County SAR

Helicopter Express starts contract with Teton County SAR

The “Helicopter Express” has landed in Jackson just in time for Teton County Search and Rescue to put it to use. See Full Story.

Source: BUCKRAIL, 29-Oct-19

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New Helipad opens at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

New Helipad opens at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Officials at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have unveiled a new helipad for the province’s air ambulance system, a major improvement advocates say could mean the difference between life and death. See Full Story.

Source: Global NEWS, 29-Oct-19

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Aerial Firefighters Note Reduced Activity

Aerial Firefighters Note Reduced Activity

The US aerial firefighting industry has experienced one of its slowest fire seasons to date with significant reductions in flight-hours compared to recent years. Nonetheless, a number of operators have seen a ramp-up in activity due to a spike in fire events since September, with major fires in Southern California and Colorado. For example, three… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 28-Oct-19

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ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base in Sparta (ARCH 4) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Oct-19

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AAMS Announces Selection of New CEO

AAMS Announces Selection of New CEO

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Cameron Curtis to lead the AAMS organization and Medevac Foundation International. Cameron will not assume the leadership role until January 2020 but will attend the upcoming AAMS AMTC Conference in Atlanta, November 4-6, 2019. As chairman of the AAMS board and… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 24-Oct-19

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21-Oct-19 N922RJ Airbus EC130 Oroville, US-California

Bird strike (quoted in local press as a goose), and subsequent emergency landing at Oroville Municipal Airport en route Sacramento to Chico

21-Oct-19

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Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Yesterday, the Police in Slovenia received a new Leonardo AW169 from the factory in Italy.  Serial 69102 was delivered on an Italian test registration, but will take up the local mark S5-HPI in the near future.  The helicopter is fitted with a hoist to starboard, but currently has no other obvious externally fitted items of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-19

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Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Celebrate 10 Years

Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Celebrate 10 Years

Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System are celebrating 10 years of partnership in providing the highest levels of care to the communities throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon. For the past decade, the teams from Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System have been providing unparalleled, compassionate care for critically ill and injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 18-Oct-19

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Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

Black Hills Life Flight, a division of Air Methods, announced it has relocated its rotor wing aircraft to its base in Rapid City, South Dakota to serve the surrounding communities. The base will ensure that residents in the surrounding areas, including across state boarders in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming, have access to air… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 17-Oct-19

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Sikorsky Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), showcased the next generation Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) during a ceremony at its Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week. During the event, United States Air Force General James M. Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia (91) described the HH-60W helicopter as… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Oct-19

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LZControl supercharges its system with new upgrades

LZControl supercharges its system with new upgrades

LZControl allows pilots, UAS operators, certificate holders, first responders, as well as federal, state, and local emergency management providers access to unique site-specific information for hospital heliports as well as Predesignated Medical Emergency Scene Sites. All while providing current weather and hazard information for individual sites along with critical hard to find healthcare data populated… Read more »

Source: LZControl, 11-Oct-19

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Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

[electronic translation] The government gives priority to strengthening emergency preparedness in the north, and proposes to establish a new rescue helicopter base in Tromsø and establish HF coverage in the northern marine areas up to the North Pole. – We aim to launch the new rescue helicopter base in 2022. We will soon launch a… Read more »

Source: Norwegian Government, 10-Oct-19

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CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI upgrade aircraft

CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI upgrade aircraft

CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI Air Medical/Air Med 12 have upgraded the aircraft they use to help care for and transport people in critical condition. See Full Story.

Source: KBTX-TV3, 08-Oct-19

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Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

EnBW has issued a tender for a rescue helicopter to service the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind projects in Germany. See Full Story.

Source: offshore WIND, 08-Oct-19

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ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base (ARCH 3) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Oct-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

From October 7th 2019, an Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) critical care team will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the first time in the Charity’s 21-year history that it has been able to provide a fully 24/7 service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 07-Oct-19

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Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Oct-19

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Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, released public comments to the Wyoming Department of Health regarding a Medicaid waiver application that would take decisions from physician and first responders and turn them over to a remote call center that uses financially driven criteria to determine the need for a transport, putting Wyomingites’ lives in danger…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

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Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its LifeStar program in Joliet will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that carry blood… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

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Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helicopters are once again able to airlift patients who are in need of a higher level of care from Tofino General Hospital, now that a new helipad is in place next to the hospital. “This is terrific news for the residents of this area, and for the thousands of visitors who come to this special… Read more »

Source: Island Health, 04-Oct-19

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Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade has begun deploying helicopters in the Big Apple to quickly transport human organs for emergency transplants. See Full Story.

Source: New York Post, 04-Oct-19

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STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.

Source: CBC, 04-Oct-19

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First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

Just science fiction, or soon a reality in rescuing human lives? In a feasibility study launched by ADAC Luftrettung (air rescue) at the end of 2018 and supported by the charitable ADAC foundation, a multicopter was used for the first time in a staged rescue operation. Covering everything from the alert at the ADAC Luftrettung… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 04-Oct-19

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Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Oct-19

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Work starts on upgrade to Saskatchewan hospital helipad

Work starts on upgrade to Saskatchewan hospital helipad

Construction to upgrade the Victoria Hospital’s temporary landing area to a certified heliport is underway. See Full Story.  

Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald, 03-Oct-19

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Police Aviation News – October 2019 Edition

The October 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Oct-19

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Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

Ireland’s first charity-led air ambulance service has launched a major fundraising drive to meet its annual €2 million running costs as it revealed it has already carried out more than 100 missions in just two months. See Full Story.

Source: Irish Times, 02-Oct-19

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Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

On September 4, 1994, “Christoph Regensburg” took up his duties and landed for the first time at the University Hospital Regensburg (UKR). Thus, the most modern helicopter type H 145 for 25 years an indispensable part of the emergency medical care in Bavaria. Especially in the areas of competence night flight and ECMO transports (mobile… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Oct-19

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Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

Bucher has delivered a total of six H135 HEMS equipment units for the Chinese market. The last delivery was the first to beinstalled on-site by our specialists in the newly built FAL (Final Assembly Line) in Qingdao, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The plant is the first H135 FAL outside Europe. The opening… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 02-Oct-19

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Ornge Air Ambulance suspends service to hospital in London, Ontario

Ornge Air Ambulance suspends service to hospital in London, Ontario

Ontario’s air ambulance agency has suspended service to a London hospital over safety concerns about its helicopter landing space. See Full Story.

Source: The London Free Press, 27-Sep-19

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