Mercy Air

Mercy Air opens new California base

Mercy Air opens new California base

17-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

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

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

24-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, will host a dedication ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. PST. The ceremony will celebrate the new Mercy Air 66 base, a collaboration between Barstow Fire Protection District and Mercy Air. In addition, the event will honor Mercy Air’s 30th anniversary of life-saving service... Read more

Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

14-Mar-2019Source: Air Methods

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at the Big Bear City Airport served 334 patients, including 23 children, on 347 transports during the first full year of permanent operation—the equivalent of caring for nearly one patient per day. Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at... Read more

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

6-Feb-2019

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced the opening of Mercy Air 66, a new base that will provide air medical services to the Barstow community. The new base will be located at the former site of the Barstow Community Hospital at 555 S 7th Street, and will result in quicker response times for... Read more

NTSB: Icing caused fatal Mercy Air Med crash

NTSB: Icing caused fatal Mercy Air Med crash

17-Feb-2015Source: Globe Gazette

Icing was the probable cause of a Mercy Air Med helicopter crash near Ventura that killed three people on Jan. 2, 2013, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. See Full Story.... Read more

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

22-Dec-2014Source: Globegazette

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit involving the Mercy Air Med helicopter that crashed on Jan. 2, 2013, near Ventura, killing three people. See Full Story... Read more

Mercy Air Mesquite branch receives new helicopter

Mercy Air Mesquite branch receives new helicopter

21-Nov-2014Source: Mesquite Local News

Training has begun for Mercy Air pilots and staff at Mesquite Airport as they begin familiarity training on a new helicopter manufactured by Agusta of Italy. The Agusta replaces a 1986 Bell which is showing its age. The Agusta is a twin engine ship that’s faster and more powerful than the outdated Bell unit. “We... Read more

Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

22-May-2013Source: Union-Tribune

An air ambulance service that answers Oceanside emergency trauma calls out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport is angling to raise its profile in the city after a rival company came up with a proposal to operate a similar service out of Oceanside’s Municipal Airport. (See Full Story)... Read more

Mercy Air tests new helipad at Palomar Medical Center

Mercy Air tests new helipad at Palomar Medical Center

25-Jun-2012

Helicopter test landings were conducted Wednesday afternoon atop the new 11-story hospital in northwest Escondido, at the crossroads of Interstate 15 and state Route 78. (see full story)... Read more

Air Methods adds EME’s Portable Aluminum Gantry Crane

Air Methods adds EME’s Portable Aluminum Gantry Crane

17-Nov-2011Source: EME

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods Corporation (http://www.airmethods.com), needed to find a better and safer way to remove, transport and install motors and transmissions in its helicopters. Renting fork lifts was proving to be cumbersome, expensive and dangerous as the components, often costing in the high six figures were in danger of being damaged... Read more

09-Aug-11 Bell 222 Oasis, US-California

09-Aug-11 Bell 222 Oasis, US-California

9-Aug-2011

Emergency landing in field... Read more

Mercy Air B222 now based in Hemet

Mercy Air B222 now based in Hemet

16-Aug-2010Source: Press-Enterprise

Mercy Air, the private company utilized by local medical emergency responders, has relocated its helicopter to Hemet from Banning.... Read more

Mercy Air shows off new AS350B3 at Arrowhead medical center

Mercy Air shows off new AS350B3 at Arrowhead medical center

13-Feb-2010Source: San Bernardino Sun

The Eurocopter Astar B3 emergency medical services helicopter was added to Mercy Air’s fleet recently and is operating out of its Hesperia location.... Read more

Bell Presents 429 To Its First Customer

Bell Presents 429 To Its First Customer

16-Jul-2009Source: Bell

Having been certified by American and Canadian authorities just a week earlier, the Bell 429 was officially presented to its first customer during a ceremony July 7 at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Québec, Canada.... Read more

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