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 »
Air Methods Corporation, the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Haiti Air Ambulance Service, Inc. (“Haiti Air Ambulance”), a New York not-for-profit corporation, to provide air medical transportation services to the Republic of Haiti. Under the agreement, which is similar to a traditional hospital services contract, Air… Read more »
It was the crack of dawn on day 2 of the Air Medical Transport Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. A group of movers and shakers in the helicopter EMS industry gathered for a breakfast seminar introducing Haiti Air Ambulance, a new air medical service for the nation of Haiti. Attendees viewed a brief video on… Read more »
Aviators from the Louisiana National Guard led the first overseas humanitarian training relief mission involving the Army’s newly fielded UH-72A Lakota helicopters during Task Force Bon Voizen – New Horizons Haiti 2011 from April through June. The new aircraft performed medical evacuations, helped to move critical supplies and transported troops and civilians around the task… Read more »
Soldiers from Floridaâ€™s B Company, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation (Security and Support) returned to Cecil Field in Jacksonville recently after a 30-day rotation in Haiti in support of â€œOperation New Horizons 2011.â€ Six crewmembers from the unit deployed with two UH-72A Lakota helicopters to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in late April, and were joined by an additional… Read more »
Situation reports covering the two-month mission show that at times, up to three of the six Griffons were unserviceable because of breakdowns, a lack of parts and inspections.Â Â Â Another military post-operation report said the Griffons’ supply and movements system “for deployed operations is broken and needs to be fixed.”
Employees donate to deploy mobile field hospital The U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Air Force are employing helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and services provided by EADS companies for humanitarian operations in Haiti â€“ assisting the multinational efforts that have followed the Jan. 12 earthquake there. â€œWe continue to be moved by the perseverance of the Haitian… Read more »
It will also carry two CH-146 Griffon helicopters, part of batch of at least four helicopters being sent to help transport needed items through a country in rubble: another Griffon is to leave later Thursday on a cargo plane, and a Sea King will sail with the navy ships
In addition to three Navy ships, the MEU will deploy with CH-53E Super Stallion and UH-1 Huey helicopters, as well as 7-ton trucks, forklifts and other earth-moving equipment, supplies and water purification instruments.
The crews of two Mi-8 helicopters belonging to the Khabarovsk-based airline “Vostok” are evacuating Haitians hurt in the devastating earthquake; they are also bringing medical supplies, the company’s directorate told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Aero Ambulancia, an international member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), reports it has mobilized its fleet of four fully medically staffed and equipped helicopters to provide disaster-relief assistance to the people of Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island last night. Aero Ambulancia, the only company in the Dominican… Read more »