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Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

Over 100,000 now play Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust lottery

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Flight for Life Lottery is now more popular than ever, reaching the highest number of members in its 15 year history! A record breaking 107,000 chances are now being played across Essex and Herts all helping to keep your local Air Ambulances operational and saving lives across both… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 27-Nov-13

Yorkshire Air Ambulance fly first mission from new Nostell Priory base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance fly first mission from new Nostell Priory base

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance have today flown their first mission from the Charity’s new state-of-the-art air support unit at Nostell Priory near Wakefield. The rapid response helicopter was called to a road traffic collision involving a male cyclist and a vehicle in Holmfirth near Huddersfield and flew to the scene of the incident in only… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 20-Nov-13

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Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Dubai-based Quest Aviation Solutions has been appointed exclusive sales distributor for MD Helicopters’ multi mission product range of helicopters in the UAE. The deal was announced on the opening day of the 2013 Dubai Air Show.  Quest’s territory will cover the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras-al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Quest Aviation… Read more »

Source: Quest Aviation Solutions, 18-Nov-13

Herts Air Ambulance Celebrates Five Years

Herts Air Ambulance Celebrates Five Years

Herts Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years of being in operation and saving lives across Hertfordshire. To mark this very special milestone the Charity hosted a celebration evening for its supporters at the prestigious Haileybury College in Hertford with special guest Ray Winstone our new celebrity patron! Guests enjoyed a drinks reception and dinner followed by… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 13-Nov-13

London’s Air Ambulance wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to London’ award

London’s Air Ambulance wins ‘Outstanding Contribution to London’ award

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, is the proud winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to London’ award in the London Lifestyle Awards 2013. This recognition comes shortly after the service reached a milestone in treating 30,000 patients. Due to celebrate its 25th anniversary in January… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 29-Oct-13

London’s Air Ambulance marks 30,000 trauma patient milestone

London’s Air Ambulance marks 30,000 trauma patient milestone

London’s Air Ambulance has reached a significant milestone in treating 30,000 trauma patients since it began in 1989.  Thanks to the generous support of the London community, our charity has been able to save the lives of many people with time-critical medical interventions delivered at the scene of the incident.       Trauma is… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 24-Oct-13

UK – Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years

UK – Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years

Herts Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years of being in operation and saving lives across the region. To mark this very special milestone the Charity is inviting its supporters to join them at an exclusive celebration evening on Friday 25th October with special celebrity guest Ray Winstone! Join the Herts Air Ambulance Team and popular British… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 15-Oct-13

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

RUAG Aviation has been officially authorised to perform the full range of maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and upgrade services for the McDonnell Douglas MD 500, MD 600 and MD 900 helicopter series. The Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) rating was received in June 2013 and covers services for the MD 500E, MD 520N, MD 530E, MD… Read more »

Source: Ruag Aviation, 06-Oct-13

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Hong Kong – HeliServices buy MD Explorer

Hong Kong – HeliServices buy MD Explorer

HeliServices (Hong Kong) Ltd has bought an MD Explorer, their first of the type, although they do have long experience of MD500 and MD520 single-engine MD types, along with Eurocopter SA315B Lama and AS350 Squirrel.  The Explorer has been purchased from a private owner in the UK (who flew it as G-SIVR), and is close… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-13

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Purpose designed flight suits for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Purpose designed flight suits for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Paramedics and doctors at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) have worked with the UK’s leading safety company to design new flight suits. The customised salopettes and jackets have been produced by Arco, the Hull-based provider of workwear, personal protective equipment and workplace safety products. The company’s designers worked closely with YAA medics to ensure the new… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 25-Sep-13

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Kurdistan Regional Government orders two VIP MD Explorers

Kurdistan Regional Government orders two VIP MD Explorers

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced new orders from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for two MD 902 Explorer helicopters. The helicopters will provide VIP transport support to senior government officials. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Sep-13

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NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

Belgian operator NHV have announced that they have retained the air ambulance contracts from Arras and Lille in Northern France. The company says that the award of this new contract demonstrates the continued confidence of their customers, noting that the Arras contract has been renewed for the third time since 2001, and the Lille for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-13

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London’s Air Ambulance appoints Development Director

London’s Air Ambulance appoints Development Director

We are delighted to announce that Mark Davies has been appointed as Director of Development at London’s Air Ambulance charity. Mark has a long and successful fundraising career, within the medical, health and education sectors, most recently as Assistant Director of Centre of the Cell and prior to this as Trust and Foundations Manager at Queen Mary,… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 22-Jul-13

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance host 4th Aeromedical Case Study Conference

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance host 4th Aeromedical Case Study Conference

On Wednesday 19th June 2013, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) hosted the 4th Aeromedical Conference at Ford Dunton, near Basildon in Essex, the largest automotive technical centre in the UK, which houses the main design team of Ford of Europe. The aim of this free conference was to give like-minded professionals the opportunity… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 03-Jul-13

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance gear up for night flying

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance gear up for night flying

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has announced the arrival of its new helicopter. The newer version of the MD902 Explorer aircraft will replace the charity’s existing helicopter based at Redhill ready for night flying in late summer. In preparation for the 24-hour operation, the charity’s specialist doctor and paramedic crew have already begun to… Read more »

Source: KSS Air Ambulance, 25-Jun-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high after carrying 5,000th patient

Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high after carrying 5,000th patient

Yorkshire’s helicopter heroes have airlifted their 5,000th patient. The landmark mission by Yorkshire Air Ambulance saw badly injured musician Chris Parr airlifted to hospital after a head-on road accident. Chris, a drummer with Huddersfield band State of Confusion, suffered broken ribs, a fractured breast bone and a fractured knee in the two-car smash at Marsden, near Huddersfield…. Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 21-Jun-13

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Essex & Herts AAT attend first UK EMS Parliamentary Group

Essex & Herts AAT attend first UK EMS Parliamentary Group

The first annual reception for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place at the House of Commons on Tuesday 11th June. The APPGAA, supported by the Association of Air Ambulances aims to raise the quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Ambulance Services for patients through closer engagement with political… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 17-Jun-13

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FirstGroup pledges £100K to London’s Air Ambulance

FirstGroup pledges £100K to London’s Air Ambulance

FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America is providing our charity, with £100k worth of support over four years. Last month one of FirstGroup’s brand new hybrid buses, which is one of 23 which has just entered service in Essex, went head to head with our aircraft at RAF Northolt to… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 15-May-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 AOG for 7 months

Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 AOG for 7 months

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is in a state of flux at present with a combination of issues all happening at the same time. Their older MD Explorer G-SASH went in for its annual in mid March, and needs a new flexbeam in the rotor system to make it airworthy again. However, MD Helicopters have told… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-May-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics help design revolutionary kit bags

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics help design revolutionary kit bags

Paramedics and doctors at Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) have helped design their own medical kit bags that are now being used to treat patients both on the ground and inflight. The medical teams have worked with manufacturers to produce the revolutionary pouch design bags already attracting interest from other helicopter emergency services. The new bags,… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 03-May-13

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London’s Air Ambulance – new offices are rent-free

London’s Air Ambulance – new offices are rent-free

It has come to our notice by scanning property websites that the new 4,000 sq.ft (371 m²) are rent-free, courtesy of landlords Land Securities. That fact was missed from the press release issued by London’s Air Ambulance, which merely said “the office move has been prompted by continuous growth”. Checking the report on the CoStar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-13

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London Air Ambulance founder Alastair Wilson retires

London Air Ambulance founder Alastair Wilson retires

They help save lives and can get to anywhere in Greater London within six minutes, but 25 years ago London’s Air Ambulance did not even exist except as an idea in the mind of A&E consultant Alastair Wilson. (See Full Story)

Source: BBC News, 25-Apr-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics get approval to use powerful painkiller

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics get approval to use powerful painkiller

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) paramedics treating trauma patients in severe pain can now administer the powerful analgesic drug ketamine. The helicopter medics, who provide a life-saving service to over five million people in Yorkshire and the Humber, have been given the green light to use the very strong painkiller. Until recently, only doctors were able… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 24-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance to use 4G to enhance service

London’s Air Ambulance to use 4G to enhance service

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, has formed a strategic partnership with mobile operator EE, to develop new systems that will use 4G technology to enhance its service and cut vital minutes off mission times to benefit its patients. London’s Air Ambulance has already… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 24-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance moves charity office

London’s Air Ambulance moves charity office

London’s Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that our charity office is moving to the City of London on 29th April 2013. After many years of residency at The Royal London  Hospital, our charity team is to relocate to 7/8 Philpot Lane, EC3M 8AA. Telephone 020 7220 5470 The office move has been prompted by… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 23-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

London’s Air Ambulance partners with International SOS

International SOS and London’s Air Ambulance today announced a strategic partnership for 2013. The partnership will focus on securing additional funding for London’s Air Ambulance to sustain the vital life-saving services it delivers across the capital and support a number of key enhancements being made by the charity. London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

London’s Air Ambulance in TV series starting Thursday

Our team will be followed in Channel 5’s Trauma Doctors in four 60 minute programmes, beginning on Thursday 11th April 2013 at 9pm. Shadowing London’s Air Ambulance and the UK’s leading trauma centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Trauma Doctors allows the audience to witness this specialist group of clinicians making the split second… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-13

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London’s Air Ambulance Turns To City For Funding

London’s Air Ambulance Turns To City For Funding

London’s solitary air ambulance could gain a companion if plans to seek funding from the City are successful.Unlike our urban counterparts, Paris, New York and Sydney who have at least four air ambulances each, we rely on just one (see full story).

Source: Londonist, 05-Apr-13

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Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

Cornwall Air Ambulance switches operator away from Bond

Cornwall Air Ambulance, one of the early pioneers of EMS helicopters in the UK, will move away from Bond Air Services after working with them for 27 years. From December 2014, the charity will stop flying a red EC135 and move over to a pair of MD Explorers, operated for them by Medical Aviation Services…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-13

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MD announces Next Generation of Technology Advancements for Explorer

MD announces Next Generation of Technology Advancements for Explorer

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that next generation enhancements to the MD Explorer platform and its performance capabilities are in active development. Significant upgrades to the avionics and electrical system, along with advanced development to increase flight distance and payload are all… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

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FAA approves MD902 gross weight increase to 6,770 pounds

FAA approves MD902 gross weight increase to 6,770 pounds

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the MD Explorer 902 certification at an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 lbs. (3,070 kg.). The extra payload of 270 lbs. (122 kg.) allows operators in every market… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance praised by top children¹s doctor

Yorkshire Air Ambulance praised by top children¹s doctor

Specialist child doctors have praised the work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance in helping to save the lives of critically ill babies and children across the county. Over the last year Yorkshire Air Ambulance has worked with Embrace – the Yorkshire and Humber infant and children’s transport service – to rapidly get specialist medical teams and… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 04-Mar-13

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Airexcell Sells first MD902 Into Canada to Ascent Helicopters

Airexcell Sells first MD902 Into Canada to Ascent Helicopters

Mark Campolong of Airexcell in Pennsylvania sold a MD902 Explorer to Ascent Helicopters of Parksville, BC Canada. This is the first MD902 certified by Transport Canada to operate in Canada. The helicopter will be used for a variety of applications, including utility work in B.C. and across Western Canada. The MD902 has proven to be… Read more »

Source: Airexcell, 01-Mar-13

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Qatar – Hamad Medical to buy three larger EMS helicopters

Qatar – Hamad Medical to buy three larger EMS helicopters

Qatari EMS operator Hamad Medical Corp has announced that they will be buying three new helicopters for their Lifeflight fleet.  The aircraft will be operational before the end of 2013 and provide additional cover to the pair of MD Explorers they currently fly.  Part of the imperative for the new aircraft is the desire for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-13

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Exclusive – London’s Air Ambulance new livery

Exclusive – London’s Air Ambulance new livery

Gone are the big sponsor logos – but the theme is still very much red.  The MD Explorer of LAA (London’s Air Ambulance) G-EHMS has appeared from the paint shop at Gloucestershire Airport in new red paint with a yellow and pale blue “dog tooth” pattern to the aft of the cabin area and to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-13

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London’s Air Ambulance to move base

London’s Air Ambulance to move base

London’s Air Ambulance are reportedly moving base to Northolt in the very near future, having overnighted their helicopter – currently an MD Explorer, plus the Dauphin before that – for 24 years at Denham.  There are two possible reasons for this – either their contract was with Premiair (who ceased operating from Denham late last… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Feb-13

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Big Interview: New CEO at London’s Air Ambulance

Big Interview: New CEO at London’s Air Ambulance

“his long-term mission is to have two helicopters flying simultaneously both day and night. At present the helicopter only operates during daylight hours from around 8am in the morning to around 4pm in winter and 8pm in summer.”  Read the full article

Source: East London Advertiser, 03-Feb-13

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London’s Air Ambulance appoints CEO and looks to 2nd helicopter

London’s Air Ambulance appoints CEO and looks to 2nd helicopter

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Hodgkin to the role of Chief Executive Officer. He joins at an exciting time of rapid transition for the Charity and will lead the service through its next stages of… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to benefit from five-year corporate donation commitment

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to benefit from five-year corporate donation commitment

After 5 years sponsoring Yorkshire Air Ambulance SICL has committed to a further 5 years and increased the donation. SICL has provided the YAA Charity with corporate sponsorship including free-of-charge IT support, services and infrastructure for the last five years but it has now re-committed until 2018 and increased the level of sponsorship. The YAA has long been SICL’s… Read more »

Source: SICL, 10-Jan-13

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CALSTAR sells two night-capable MD Explorers to UK

CALSTAR sells two night-capable MD Explorers to UK

Specialist Aviation Services have imported a pair of MD Explorers from California, which have been purchased from EMS operator CALSTAR.  The two have been registered as G-HMDX and G-KSSA and are serials 900-00121 (previously N902RN) and 900-00123 (previously N902CS) respectively. G-HMDX is for Magpas Helimedix, a more recent addition to the UK EMS scene.  Magpas… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-13

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Bank staff raise over £50,000 for London’s Air Ambulance

Bank staff raise over £50,000 for London’s Air Ambulance

Coutts has exceeded its annual target of raising £50,000 for this year’s chosen charity, London’s Air Ambulance. Coutts’ Products, Services & Marketing team dug deep to raise more than double last year’s charity donation, culminating in a grand total of £51,705.60. Numerous fundraising activities were organised throughout the last twelve months, including comedy nights, a… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 06-Jan-13

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance granted its own AOC

Yorkshire Air Ambulance granted its own AOC

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is breaking new ground in the Air Ambulance industry having just become the first Air Ambulance in the UK to apply for and obtain their own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from scratch. The Yorkshire based charity, which owns and operates two MD 902 Explorers, learned last week that after nearly… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 12-Dec-12

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) having recently upgraded to state of the art ZOLL® X Series™ Patient Monitors is delighted to donate two older generation Schiller patient monitors to Dr Peter Temesvari, Medical Director of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Hungary. Before being appointed Medical Director of Hungarian HEMS, Peter Temesvari was a HEMS Doctor… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-12

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World class cardiac care for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

World class cardiac care for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Thanks to an appeal over the summer which raised over £14,000, the people of Essex and Hertfordshire are now benefiting from some of the highest standard pre-hospital cardiac care the World has to offer with new state of the art equipment on board the Essex & Herts Air Ambulances. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-12

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Essex Air Ambulance happy as fraudulent charity shop closed

Essex Air Ambulance happy as fraudulent charity shop closed

After four years of investigations into a Charity Shop in Walton-on-the-Naze; Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) is delighted to confirm the closure of the Charity Shop and that the proprietor Nigel Philpott-Jones has pleaded guilty of fraud by false misrepresentation. His official sentencing has taken place today at Chelmsford Crown Court and Mr… Read more »

Source: Essex Air Ambulance, 13-Nov-12

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Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

Multiple media oulets, including the La Dernière Heure website, have filed a story in recent days saying that the helicopters of the Belgian Federal Police are grounded by budgetary issues.  The problem reportedly covers the refuelling of the helicopters at airfields where a fuel card would be used – and the fuel card has no… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-12

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Staff for Life celebrates 30 years by adding MD902

Staff for Life celebrates 30 years by adding MD902

The newest helicopter in University Hospital’s Staff for Life fleet went into service Oct. 31 – a McDonnell Douglas MD902 equipped with the latest medical equipment, including in-flight cardiac monitoring, mobile blood testing and ultrasound, as well as state-of-the-art aviation equipment, including night vision and autopilot for the helicopter pilots. The new black-and-gold helicopter was… Read more »

Source: University of Missouri, 02-Nov-12

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance gain planning approval for new base

Yorkshire Air Ambulance gain planning approval for new base

A vacant site within the Nostell Priory estate, near Wakefield, has been granted planning permission by Wakefield Council. It will have a hangar and aircrew accommodation for one helicopter. (see full story)

16-Oct-12

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London’s Air Ambulance supports “medical skills for young offenders” project

London’s Air Ambulance supports “medical skills for young offenders” project

As London saw this year’s youngest victim of knife crime, 14-year-old Kevin Ssali, sadly die on Sunday, the need to ensure immediate, on the scene medical aid for victims of violent attacks seems to be more urgent than ever. The Liverpool project aims to train young offenders, who are often present at the scene of… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance supports ‘medical skills for young offenders’ project

London’s Air Ambulance supports ‘medical skills for young offenders’ project

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with The Liverpool Project, that has been set up to teach young offenders the basic medical skills necessary to manage victims of violent attacks. Young offenders, who are often present at the scene of violent incidents are trained to provide immediate haemorrhage control in the vital minutes after… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance trials pocket-sized visualization devices

London’s Air Ambulance trials pocket-sized visualization devices

Five portable, pocket-sized visualization devices that can help physicians identify fluid presence as well as other life threatening conditions are being trialed by London’s Air Ambulance charity. London’s Air Ambulance, which provides pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury throughout London, has experienced increased demand during the Olympic Games and expects similar during the Paralympic… Read more »

Source: GE Healthcare, 03-Sep-12

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London’s Air Ambulance launches “Wear Red” day

London’s Air Ambulance launches “Wear Red” day

Wear Red Day launches on Friday 28th September, for the first time in its history and it is a day which we hope will become an annual fundraising event. Simply by wearing red to the office, school or on a night out, you can raise awareness and money for our life-saving service. ‘Wear Red Day’ will become… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 31-Aug-12

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Arco keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high

Arco keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulance flying high

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company and provider of workwear, personal protective equipment and workplace safety products, has announced a three-year deal to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The deal will help to enable the charity to continue providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to over five million people across Yorkshire. With its… Read more »

Source: Arco, 30-Jul-12

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Duke of York to become Patron of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Duke of York to become Patron of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG has kindly agreed to become the Royal Patron of the Charity. The announcement comes after The Duke of York, KG visited and officially opened the YAA’s northern airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk on Monday 9th July.  During… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 27-Jul-12

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London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service, is proud to announce that it is the designated air ambulance for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (“the Games”). In addition to providing Major Incident and serious injury cover for London during this time, London’s Air Ambulance medical teams will provide… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Jul-12

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14-Jun-12 G-LNAA MD Helicopters MD902 Coventry, UK

Emergency field landing with patient on board while on transfer flight.  Patient continued to destination courtesy of AgustaWestland AW109 of Warwickshire & Northants Air Ambulance.  MD902 later flown short distance to Coventry Airport where it remained grounded at least the next day.

14-Jun-12

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ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) have received Transport Canada approval for cockpit modifications on the MD900. ASU completed a cockpit modification for Yukon Territory based Horizon Helicopters. The MD900 will be used for Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue missions. “We chose ASU because they came highly recommended from a pilot that knew their work… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 06-Jun-12

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UK – Herts Air Ambulance adds new response vehicle

UK – Herts Air Ambulance adds new response vehicle

Herts Air Ambulance is being backed up with a new response vehicle thanks to the region’s emergency vehicle services and repair specialists, Essex Emergency Services 2000 Ltd in Romford, Essex. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Clinical Manager, Stuart Elms took delivery of the Volvo 4×4 on Friday 4th May at North Weald Airfield, home of the… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 28-May-12

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Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services has added another MD Explorer to its fleet – a lease from sister company European Support Centre bvba in Belgium.  SAS’s Nigel Lemon told HeliHub.com that they see greater market opportunity for the Explorer in the UK and have thus transferred it from the Belgian register – where it was OO-EMS –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-12

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YAA paramedics to take on Guinness World Record challenge

YAA paramedics to take on Guinness World  Record challenge

Seven of the YAA Paramedics, who will be joined by nine more colleagues from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and friends and family, will attempt to break the ‘Longest marathon playing five-a-side football record’.  The current record stands at 40 hours, however the team are determined to break this record by aiming for at… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 16-May-12

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Calstar appoints new Director of Medical Operations

Calstar appoints new Director of Medical Operations

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has named Cordelia Resident Scott Wallace, R.N., C.C.R.N., C.F.R.N., as its new Director of Medical Operations, CALSTAR COO Tad Henderson announced. In his new position, Wallace will have direct responsibility for all medical operations of CALSTAR, the largest non-profit air ambulance provider on the West Coast. “Scott is a… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 15-May-12

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance paramedic receives award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance paramedic receives award

ESSEX & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Critical Care Paramedic Laurie Phillipson was surprised this morning live on ITV’s Daybreak by Dr Hilary who presented him with a Health Heroes Award. (see full story)

Source: Saffron Walden Reporter, 14-May-12

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London’s Air Ambulance trialling brain-cooling device

London’s Air Ambulance trialling brain-cooling device

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, has become the first in the UK to trial a novel device for directly cooling the brain using evaporative, nasal spray technology, the RhinoChill® IntraNasal Cooling System in pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients.  London’s Air Ambulance will conduct this study on its Physician Response… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 02-May-12

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29-Apr-12 OE-XMM MD Helicopters MD902 Großvenediger, Austria (1F)

Alpine rescue expert and two others were being lowered on a winch to rescue a trapped climber.  Due to poor visibility, the pilot released the winch at too high an altitude – about 10m AGL.  Franz Franzeskon died instantly in the fall while the two others suffered multiple injuries. No technical issues reported with the… Read more »

29-Apr-12

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UK – Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds medical director

UK – Wiltshire Air Ambulance adds medical director

Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity has secured the services of Dr Rod Mackenzie as its medical director.  Dr Mackenzie is a consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. His role with Wiltshire Air Ambulance is unpaid. (see full story)

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 21-Apr-12

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London’s Air Ambulance launches interactive mission map

London’s Air Ambulance launches interactive mission map

We have now launched an Interactive Mission Map on our website.  Each postcode area will show a breakdown of missions that London’s Air Ambulance has attended in that vicinity since 1st January 2012. We attend over 2,000 missions in the Capital per year, only tending to those patients who are critically injured and in whom every minute counts. … Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 20-Apr-12

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London’s Air Ambulance has 13 runners in the London Marathon

London’s Air Ambulance has 13 runners in the London Marathon

On Sunday 22nd April, London’s Air Ambulance will have 13 supporters running the Virgin London Marathon in aid of the Charity. Out of hundreds of applicants, three runners were selected for our official places in the marathon, each aiming to raise £2012.There are an additional ten runners that have secured their own place who will be donating… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 18-Apr-12

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Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), the UK based emergency services and utility operator, is celebrating this week having achieved 100,000 flying hours with the MD 902 Explorer. The group is the largest operator of MD902 Explorers in the world and first introduced the type into the UK in 1998 as a dual-roled Police and Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Apr-12

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South Yorkshire Police Authority accepts helicopter collaboration plan

South Yorkshire Police Authority accepts helicopter collaboration plan

South Yorkshire Police Authority has reached agreement with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) to retain a helicopter based in Sheffield. The Authority had raised concerns that the initial NPAS proposals, announced last year, did not provide sufficient cover for South Yorkshire. Following negotiations with NPAS, the Authority has agreed in principle to join the… Read more »

Source: South Yorkshire Police Authority, 16-Apr-12

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UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

More lives are being saved in Hertfordshire thanks to the Herts Air Ambulance (HAA). Since its launch in November 2008 this vital Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has flown over 1,000 life-saving missions.   The landmark call-out was on Thursday 12th April where the aircraft was despatched to provide critical care to a patient in cardiac… Read more »

Source: Herts Air Ambulance, 15-Apr-12

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Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

Two UK EMS charities work together to extend hours

People living and working in the East of England will again benefit from a unique partnership between the region’s two Air Ambulance Charities this summer. Under the agreement, trialled successfully in 2011, the Charities will collaborate with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to extend their service to cover the longer summer… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 30-Mar-12

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London Stock Exchange opened by London’s Air Ambulance

London Stock Exchange opened by London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance opened London trading in the London Stock Exchange’s Market Open Ceremony on 23rd March 2012.  To mark this special occasion, London’s Air Ambulance invited ex patient, four year old Liam, to open the market together with the doctor and paramedic who helped save his life. London’s Air Ambulance has been the London Stock Exchange… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 26-Mar-12

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BEP Systems helps Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance with Data Protection Compliance

BEP Systems helps Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance with Data Protection Compliance

BEP Systems have recently completed a Data Protection Audit for KSSAA to assist with their compliance to the Data Protection Act. Raising £5 million a year to keep their life saving ambulances flying is a full time occupation for the staff at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance (KSSAA), so they don’t really have time to… Read more »

Source: BEP Systems, 19-Mar-12

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UK’s first air ambulance to carry Blood on Board

UK’s first air ambulance to carry Blood on Board

Today, London’s Air Ambulance, will make history as the first air ambulance in the UK to carry blood on board its aircraft and cars. Every day in London, victims of major trauma are attended by London’s Air Ambulance. Many of these patients are suffering from catastrophic bleeding. Some die at the scene from blood loss… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 06-Mar-12

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UK: New helipad opens at Tunbridge Wells Hospital

UK: New helipad opens at Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Just steps away from the hospital’s Accident and Emergency department, it will knock vital minutes off the journey time for ill or injured patients being flown in for treatment. (see full story)

Source: Kent and Sussex Courier, 27-Feb-12

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