Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

29-Mar-2021Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1 million funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Swann said: “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response. “Many people who have had life-changing injuries, and whose... Read more

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance 222nd Call Out

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance 222nd Call Out

1-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Air Ambulance North Ireland (AANI) have had to be called out a total of 222 times within their first six months of operating. 60 % were for traffic collisions, 26% were for severe injuries involving drowning, explosions and burns and 14% were for falls. They have opened an AANI Club, where members can donate £2... Read more

New Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Service

New Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Service

7-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Northern Ireland now has a new helicopter ambulance, based in County Antrim. The service will be dependent on public donations, reports BBC, and will cost up to £2 million a year. It will be the first service in Northern Ireland to have a doctor and a paramedic on board. Doctors from around the world grouped... Read more

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Cost Split

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Cost Split

10-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Northern Ireland’s annual cost of their air ambulance, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), will be split in half. Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that the health service will cover £1 million and Air Ambulance NI, the service’s official charity partner, will cover the remaining £1 million, reports The Irish News.  ... Read more

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

23-Nov-2016Source: Northern Ireland

First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have announced that the Maze Long Kesh site will be made available to host the new air ambulance service for Northern Ireland. The agreement of an air ambulance operational base, taking account of medical requirements and cost, will be a crucial step... Read more

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance to launch thanks to £4M of banking fines

18-Mar-2016Source: BBC

In the UK Budget announced this week, Chancellor of the Exchequor George Osborne committed £4 Million from the Government’s banking fine levy to help launch the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.  See full story  ... Read more

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

Northern Ireland Health Minister commits to helicopter

8-Sep-2015Source: Northern Ireland Executive

The Minister said: “I believe that the time is right to transform our major trauma services with the development of the new Critical Care Building at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the supportive public debate on the need for a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service providing the opportunity for this. “I am therefore announcing today my... Read more

UK – Police Service of Northern Ireland start using unmanned drones

UK – Police Service of Northern Ireland start using unmanned drones

8-Nov-2013Source: Belfast Telegraph

A drone aircraft has been used in a security operation for the first time in Northern Ireland policing since the G8 summit. The PSNI confirmed that the technology was used to help public safety as a “small, viable device” was defused in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast. see full story... Read more

Sloane Helicopters commits to Northern Ireland with Robinson overhauls

Sloane Helicopters commits to Northern Ireland with Robinson overhauls

11-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Britain’s Sloane Helicopters opened its base in Northern Ireland at Enniskillen Airport back in 2007 before the recession hit – and it’s no secret that helicopter operations in Northern Ireland have been hit nearly as badly as those in the country of Ireland to the south.  Undaunted by this, Sloane are showing a continued commitment... Read more

Aero-Heli aims to land new business outside Northern Ireland

Aero-Heli aims to land new business outside Northern Ireland

8-Mar-2012Source: Invest NI

Invest Northern Ireland Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton has announced that Mid-Ulster-based Aero-Heli is being assisted to expand business in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Speaking during a visit to the company, Hamilton said: “Our support is geared to the promotion of this entrepreneurial company in its two target markets by means of activities... Read more

Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

11-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

BBC News is today reporting that the Irish division of Bank of Scotland had repossessed an A109A Mk.II belonging to Jermon Ltd – registered G-JMON.  The company, run by Dungannon resident Peter Dolan, was placed into administration on 27 January.  Jermon was formed in 1997, and purchased the 109 in 2006. Both the UK province... Read more

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds BK117

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds BK117

17-Jan-2011Source: Police Aviation News

A month ago it looked as if the Devon & Cornwall BK117C-1 was destined to join the Avon Fire Brigade but then the hand of fate stepped in and the PSNI messed up their leased AS355F2 G-SEWP flying in bad weather in the Mourne Mountains. The Veritair supplied Squirrel was easily replaced by one of... Read more

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

Police Service of Northern Ireland adds EC145 to existing EC135

3-Aug-2010Source: PSNI

Police today put on display a new £7 million helicopter which will be used to strengthen the fight against crime in Northern Ireland and to make communities safer. The Eurocopter EC 145 is a larger, more modern version of the existing PSNI helicopter, an EC 135. The new twin-engine aircraft can carry up to 10... Read more

Business and community leaders to direct new Northern Ireland air ambulance charity

Business and community leaders to direct new Northern Ireland air ambulance charity

22-Apr-2010Source: Ireland Air Ambulance

A new company has been formed with the ambition to operate a helicopter emergency medical service in Northern Ireland.  The company, Ireland Air Ambulance has recruited a board of directors with considerable business experience and cross community representation. At the same time the association, Ireland Air Ambulance will cease operations transferring its assets to the... Read more

Northern Ireland helicopter noise complaints rise by 46%

Northern Ireland helicopter noise complaints rise by 46%

14-Jan-2010Source: Belfast Telegraph

Complaints about helicopter overflights in Northern Ireland increased by 46% during the last financial year.... Read more

Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

1-Sep-2009Source: Belfast Telegraph

The PSNI has hired a second helicopter to help in the fight against dissident republicans who set up an illegal checkpoint in south Armagh last weekend.... Read more

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