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Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

Aberdeen SAR team reach 500th mission milestone

Babcock’s Aberdeen-based North Sea Search and Rescue (SAR) team recently completed their 500th emergency response tasking. The crew responded to a call from a North Sea platform, safely transporting the patient back to the mainland for hospital treatment. Paul Walters, SAR Operations Manager, said: “Our teams have been taking expert clinical care to the men… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 08-Mar-21

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints Interim CEO

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints Interim CEO

The following is a statement from Mark Carne, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cornwall Air Ambulance: Paula Martin left the position of Chief Executive Officer at the end of February 2021 after 12 years of committed service to the charity. Under Paula’s tenure as CEO, the Trust has developed substantially. As well as… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 08-Mar-21

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Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

The prefectures of Ehime and Yamaguchi have this week signed a Mutual Support Agreement regarding their helicopter operations. Under the agreement, each prefecture will be able to request support from the other for their firefighting and disaster prevention requirements. Ehime Prefecture operates a Kawasaki built EC145, while Yamaguchi Prefecture has a Leonardo AW169. Under the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-21

Air Ambulances UK announces new CEO

Air Ambulances UK announces new CEO

Air Ambulances UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Simmy Akhtar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation supporting the UK’s air ambulance charities and wider air ambulance sector. The appointment, effective from 01 March 2021, follows the successful merger of the former membership-based Association of Air Ambulances and the national charity… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulances UK, 05-Mar-21

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

Construction could begin in the few weeks at the Hartford Municipal Airport on a building that will be the crew quarters for a new air medical flight service to be operated by Colorado-based Air Methods Corporation. See Full Story.

Source: gmtoday.com, 03-Mar-21

Air Evac Lifeteam To Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda

Air Evac Lifeteam To Open Air Medical Base in Clarinda

Air Evac Lifeteam is increasing its emergency air medical coverage in Iowa with a new air medical base in Clarinda. The base, scheduled to open in April, will be located on the campus of Clarinda Regional Health Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Page County. Chuck Nordyke, CEO of Clarinda Regional Health Center, is… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 01-Mar-21

Cornwall Air Ambulance now carries blood products

Cornwall Air Ambulance now carries blood products

A Cornish teenager has become the first person to receive a lifesaving blood transfusion at the scene of an incident thanks to a new partnership between medical services in the county. For the first time ever, Cornwall Air Ambulance is carrying blood on board the helicopter, giving the critical care team the option to start… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 26-Feb-21

Emergency Services affected by Facebook Australia news ban

Emergency Services affected by Facebook Australia news ban

Several Australian emergency services were hit by Facebook’s local ban on news content Thursday, with pages that warn the public about Covid outbreaks, bushfires and cyclones rendered blank. See Full Story. 

Source: NDTV, 24-Feb-21

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London’s Air Ambulance extends maintenance contract with SAS

London’s Air Ambulance extends maintenance contract with SAS

London Air Ambulance Charity & Specialist Aviation Services are pleased to announce they have signed a further 3-year maintenance contract, supporting London’s Air Ambulance in delivering an advanced trauma team to the Capital’s most critically injured patients in need of life-saving care. London’s Air Ambulance delivers rapid response and cutting-edge care to save lives in the… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 24-Feb-21

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Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance was tasked to 490 incidents across 13 counties during 2020, according to the Cork-based charity. See Full Story. 

Source: Irish Examiner, 23-Feb-21

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Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

A company offering helicopter commercial flight operations and maintenance services in Malta plans to offer job opportunities to students specialising in helicopter engineering, maintenance, and operations, economy ministry Silvio Schembri said on Tuesday. See Full Story. 

Source: Times of Malta, 23-Feb-21

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Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Strategic New Appointments At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

As part of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continuous improvement, the service has appointed Dr Adam Low and Dr Ryan O’Leary and reappointed Dr Malcolm Russell MBE as governance leads of the pre-hospital emergency medical service. Governance leads are selected every two years, and their responsibilities include the provision of clinical and management support… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 22-Feb-21

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Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

Municipal District of Greenview donates $500K to STARS

STARS is another step closer to renewing its helicopter fleet, thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from the MD of Greenview, a loyal and long-time ally. Reeve Dale Smith from the MD of Greenview stated, “STARS will always be a valued service to our residents, workers, and recreation enthusiasts within the MD of Greenview and… Read more »

Source: MD Greenview, 19-Feb-21

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CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

CareFlight becomes Australia first H145 EMS operator

Australia’s CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services (EMS) version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used by the aeromedical services provider for rapid response missions in the Greater Sydney area. CareFlight’s H145, which was unveiled at a ceremony today at the Sydney Opera House,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Feb-21

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NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

Northern Helicopter GmbH will continue to be responsible for offshore rescue in the offshore wind farms Albatros and Hohe See in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The follow-up contract with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG started on February 1, 2021 and covers a term of four years with the option of… Read more »

Source: Northern Helicopter GmbH, 18-Feb-21

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EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to… Read more »

Source: EHang, 17-Feb-21

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Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

Children’s Air Ambulance picks youngster’s mascot design

A Leicestershire girl has been crowned the winner of a nationwide competition to design an official mascot for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA). Last year, the national children’s charity launched a competition to find the perfect mascot for #TheCrew – their club for children and young people – and with over 500 entries from across… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 17-Feb-21

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2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

2020: Rega helped 31 patients per day

[electronic translation] The commanders of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega organized a total of 16,273 missions last year. While the rescue helicopters were in the air more often than in the previous year, the ambulance jets recorded significantly fewer missions. In addition to its operational activities, Rega supported the Swiss authorities in dealing with the corona pandemic. This… Read more »

Source: Swiss Air Rescue Rega, 16-Feb-21

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Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

Midlands Air Ambulance plans to future-proof advanced Pre-Hospital Care

To help futureproof the advanced pre-hospital service operated by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisation is developing a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters in the Shropshire area, which will benefit patients across the whole of the Midlands. The robust plans were approved by Shropshire Council late January, the charity’s Board of Trustees gave final approval… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 15-Feb-21

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AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) Supplementary Type Certificate for a Light Weight, cost effective AW139 Wet Floor for EMS/SAR and Offshore configured Leonardo AW139 Helicopters. The Airwork standard fit Wet Floor for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter was designed in conjunction with the launch customer, CHC Australia, and is… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 11-Feb-21

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Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

Kolkata Fire Dept considers helicopter

The state Fire and Emergency Services department is planning to introduce helicopters in its fleet to strengthen the fire fighting mechanism. See Full Story.

Source: Millennium Post, 09-Feb-21

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BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

BCES adds helicopter landing site by Station 1 – Bryan County News

Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services now has a permanent helicopter landing area next to BCFES Station 1 on Highway 144 in South Bryan County. The zone is marked by four red and green lights and a windsock that identifies it as a landing area for helicopters. See Full Story. 

Source: Bryan County News, 09-Feb-21

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REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

REACH Air Medical Services Opens Air Medical Base in Salton City

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Salton City, CA. The new base will provide air medical transport services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Imperial County and the surrounding regions. This is the third community-based air medical operation… Read more »

Source: REACH Air Medical Services, 09-Feb-21

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance steps up protection against COVID-19

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is taking additional steps to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19 by decontaminating crews and equipment with specially-prepared water containing salt and electricity which instantly kills 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and viruses. A dry `fog’ created from electrolysed saline water is released inside a tent into which anything… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 08-Feb-21

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Babcock wins extension to North Sea SAR contract

Babcock wins extension to North Sea SAR contract

Babcock has been awarded a contract extension to continue delivering a lifesaving Search and Rescue (SAR) service in support of the men and women working in the North Sea. The four-year extension – which follows a previous one-year extension – will see the contract for the Aberdeen-based operation, which was due to complete this April,… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 04-Feb-21

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Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

Babcock reaches 20 000 hour milestone with Ambulance Victoria

Babcock Australasia has achieved a significant in-service milestone with Ambulance Victoria, with its AW139 helicopter fleet exceeding 20,000 flying hours at the five year anniversary of entering service. Since January 2016, Babcock has supplied five AW139s, plus a service assurance aircraft, to support Ambulance Victoria’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations. Babcock Australasia’s Chief Pilot… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 04-Feb-21

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcomes two vehicles to their fleet

When dealing with the most serious major traumas in Yorkshire, time is of the essence and it is paramount that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Team can reach their patients in the quickest way possible. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is delighted to announce that they have introduced two custom-built Skoda Kodiaq Rapid Response Vehicles to… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 03-Feb-21

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance saw second busiest year on record in 2020

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) responded to 1,577 call-outs by air and road in 2020 – its second highest yearly total on record – as it remained fully operational throughout the pandemic providing vital support to the NHS. The 2020 yearly figures represent a drop of 685 individual call-outs when compared to… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 02-Feb-21

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New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which is responsible for nationwide medical helicopter operations, the Southern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the Pirkanmaa Hospital District have begun joint planning and work to establish a Seinäjoki base. ​The goal is to start operations by the end of 2022. We work together and each actor separately to open a base. ​The construction of… Read more »

Source: FinnHEMS, 29-Jan-21

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Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

Community Interest Company Donates Face Shields to Wales Air Ambulance

A Wrexham company has donated essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff and volunteers of the Wales Air Ambulance. PPE Hwb Wrecsam, which is a community interest company, has worked non-stop during the pandemic to make sure individuals and organisations across the county have PPE equipment. To date, they have distributed more than 45,000 face… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-21

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Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

Russian Helicopters develop neonatal EMS interior for Ansat

The Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation will equip the updated Ansat medical helicopters with complexes for transporting newborns. The device has passed the necessary certification and received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency. A new medical module, which is used in Ansat medical helicopters, has been supplemented with incubators for… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Jan-21

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Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

Centum phone location technology approved for Airbus H145

CENTUM has announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns… Read more »

Source: CENTUM, 27-Jan-21

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Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

Great Western Air Ambulance reports on 2020 missions

Our Critical Care Team were called to around five patients a day on average across 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing national lockdowns and restrictions throughout much of the year. The crew were called to 1,726 patients in urgent need across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas…. Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 26-Jan-21

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UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

UK – Children’s Air Ambulance reaches another milestone

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has reached another milestone by transferring its 500th patient. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, the national transfer service provides the only intensive care aircraft in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at high-speed, from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 26-Jan-21

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New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

New multi-million pound Cosford base approved for Midlands Air Ambulance

Plans for a new multi-million pound air ambulance headquarters at Cosford have been given the green light. See Full Story.

Source: Shropshire Star, 26-Jan-21

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Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

Metro Aviation announce STC for Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener

When the Society of Auto Engineers released their J3027 guidance regarding ground ambulance-based patient litters, it left many air ambulance crews in a bind.  Crews were no longer able to quickly transfer a litter from the aircraft to the ground vehicle.  Instead, they had to transfer the patient from the helicopter’s stretcher to the ground… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Jan-21

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Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance flies 1101 missions in 2020

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has revealed its mission statistics for 2020, which shows just how vital the response of the medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, even during a pandemic and continuing lockdown periods. Throughout the year the charity has been tasked to attend over 1500 incidents across Devon and were, on… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 21-Jan-21

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STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

STARS Lottery fundraiser remains as critical as ever

While they look different wearing protective masks and gowns to protect against the novel coronavirus, STARS crews continue to fly missions daily for Albertans in desperate need of medical care. The 28th edition of the STARS lottery, launching to the public today, helps make that possible while offering the chance to win 2,500 prizes, valued… Read more »

Source: STARS, 19-Jan-21

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STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jan-21

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RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

RACQ CQ Rescue publishes 2020 mission stats

  RStatistics revealed today show the region’s lifesaving rescue helicopter clocked up a staggering 164,000km and 631 missions last year. That’s an average of nearly two missions a day flying more than 449km for RACQ CQ Rescue’s Bell 412 helicopter to help save lives across Central and North Queensland. CQ Rescue CEO Ian Rowan said… Read more »

Source: RACQ CQ Rescue, 14-Jan-21

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LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., today announced a partnership with Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) to open a new air ambulance base at the facility. The base will serve residents of Columbus, Fremont, Albion, Central City, Schuyler, David City, Aurora, and other local communities surrounding the… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-Jan-21

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Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

Updated Bucher EMS interior approved by EASA on H135

The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. The further development of the AC67 equipment, which has been successfully in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the… Read more »

Source: Bucher Group, 13-Jan-21

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook record number of incidents in 2020

Wiltshire Air Ambulance undertook 1,238 missions in 2020 – a record number since the charity became a stand-alone air ambulance in 2015. Despite two national lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and now a third to begin 2021, the need for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s lifesaving service has never been more crucial. David Philpott,… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 12-Jan-21

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Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics announces first pre-orders of EMS CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leading Israeli aerospace, announced it has reached an agreement to provide four CityHawk VTOL aircraft to Hatzolah Air for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. ​ ​ In addition, Hatzolah Air will become Urban Aeronautics’ official sales representative and distribution channel to other EMS and Rescue organizations worldwide. The companies… Read more »

Source: Urban Aeronautics, 08-Jan-21

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Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

Luxembourg Air Rescue wins 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize

Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) has been awarded the 2020 Adenauer-De Gaulle Prize together with German air rescue service DRF Luftrettung for their outstanding cross-border achievements during the Corona crisis. See Full Story. 

Source: Business Air Rescue, 07-Jan-21

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Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital’s new $165,000 helipad is complete and ready for use after six years, to the relief of rescue pilots. See Full Story.

Source: stuff, 05-Jan-21

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Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

Korea National 119 Rescue to receive S92

Just before the Chrstmas break, Sikorsky announced – but only on Twitter – that they will deliver a new S-92 to the Republic of Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters.  This aircraft will support firefighting and search & rescue missions.  No time scale was given, but given that Sikorsky only seems to have delivered one new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-21

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Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovation and collaboration truly do sit at the heart of what Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) does. The charity funded service was honoured to be co-recipient of a special ‘Covid-19 Response award’, at the recent Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards with Babcock Aviation Onshore, the UK’s leading provider of Air Ambulance operations support. The award… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Dec-20

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Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

Life Link III announced that they plan to open a new air medical base in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This new base, which marks the company’s tenth air medical base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, is scheduled to begin 24/7 operations starting in spring 2021. This base will be located at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, which allows the… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 22-Dec-20

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UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

UPMC Names New President of CEM and STAT MedEvac

MedEvac critical care air ambulance service. Houser succeeds Doug Garretson, who retired in October. Houser joined CEM in 2016 and served most recently as senior director, Medical Operations and chief clinical officer. Prior to joining UPMC, he served as vice president at MedFlight in Columbus, Ohio. “Jim brings over 20 years of industry experience and… Read more »

Source: UPMC, 10-Dec-20

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Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper Air Medical Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Cooper University Health Care’s Air Medical Services is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of service in South Jersey this month. Cooper Air Medical Services launched on December 4, 2010. Since launching, Cooper Air Medical Services have provided lifesaving care to the community, transporting nearly 4,000 patients – 2,400 inter-facility transports, and more than 1,500 transports directly… Read more »

Source: Cooper Air Medical Services, 10-Dec-20

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first canine air ambulance service

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® is proud to launch its K9-Casualty Care Course and Transportation Service, making Life Flight the first air ambulance service in the nation to provide training, treatment and transportation for injured K9 officers. The K9-CCC program provides K9 handlers with emergency care training for their K9s including wound packing, poison control, CPR… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann Life Flight, 09-Dec-20

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Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

Life Flight Network gets 70ft bifold door for new hangar

Using state of the art aircraft and highly skilled medical and aviation professionals, Life Flight Network (LFN) provides life saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another. LFN is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical service and has provided residents across the Northwest… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 09-Dec-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance reaches blood milestone

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has now given blood transfusions to more than 100 patients. This incredible milestone was reached recently when a man involved in a road traffic collision was given a pre-hospital transfusion by a clinical team based at the charity’s North Weald airbase, who attended the incident by rapid response vehicle…. Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 09-Dec-20

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Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

Great Western Air Ambulance provide COVID19 counselling for crews

In response to the pressures of COVID-19, GWAAC have introduced a new bespoke counselling service for our crew who have been working on the frontline during the pandemic. Our Specialist Paramedics and Critical Care Doctors have continued to remain ready to respond to those in need throughout the pandemic, supporting NHS and frontline colleagues in… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 08-Dec-20

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Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

A new air ambulance helicopter is now stationed at Prince George Airport. The craft quickly proved its worth when, on Sunday and a day before the service’s “official launch,” it was flown to Terrace to pick up a patient. What would have been a 6 1/2-hour trip by ground took a “significantly faster” two hours… Read more »

Source: Summit Helicopters, 08-Dec-20

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Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

Med-Trans starts new Bell 407 EMS contract in Virginia

Med-Trans Corporation, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, recently delivered a Bell 407 air ambulance to Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va. The aircraft will be based at the Level 1 trauma center and launches the HCA Virginia Healthcare Air Ambulance program. Med-Trans will provide the pilots and aviation maintenance technicians, and Chippenham… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 07-Dec-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

On 24 November East Anglian Air Ambulance was awarded Employer of the Year in the Norfolk Business Awards. Sarah Atkins, Head of HR, said: “After a truly challenging year for everyone, EAAA was truly delighted to be recognised by this award for the way we reacted to the pandemic and focused on the wellbeing of… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 07-Dec-20

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New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

The helipad at the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) here is now open.

Source: Wellington Advertiser, 04-Dec-20

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Melfort hospital helipad complete

Melfort hospital helipad complete

The helipad at the Melfort hospital is done and has been certified by Transport Canada, the City announced on December 1.

Source: Melfort Journal, 04-Dec-20

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Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

The Wales Air Ambulance has achieved its ambition to become a 24/7 service thanks to the donations from the people of Wales. The Charity, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021, will start operating an overnight helicopter from Tuesday, 1 December. The cost of running the helicopters during the day currently stands at £6.5… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 02-Dec-20

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

We are all aware of the fantastic life-saving work carried out by the UK’s Air Ambulances when there’s a life-threatening injury or medical emergency. Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) is no exception, relying on the skill and bravery of its team of doctors and critical care paramedics – some of the most highly skilled pre-hospital… Read more »

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 27-Nov-20

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Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Critically ill and injured infants and children throughout the southeastern United States now have expanded access to the expert pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville through a new Kids Kare helicopter. The helicopter, which is the latest addition to Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Transport Fleet, is dedicated solely to infants and children, staffed… Read more »

Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital, 25-Nov-20

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UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

The new air ambulance helipad at UPMC Mercy will replace the original structure overlooking the Boulevard of the Allies, which has been in place since the mid 1980’s and a landmark of Pittsburgh’s cityscape. The relocation is part of the ongoing construction of the state-of-the art UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy. “We… Read more »

Source: UPMC Mercy, 24-Nov-20

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NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

Since November 1, 2020, NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH has once again been responsible for the offshore rescue for the RWE Amrumbank West wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. After a four years intermission, the Amrumbank wind farm with its 80 offshore wind turbines is again one of the… Read more »

Source: NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH, 23-Nov-20

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Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Meridian, MS – As a patient, being airlifted from a traumatic accident or being transported to a larger healthcare facility can be scary, but not having any available packed red blood cells on the medical aircraft can be fatal. Thanks to the partnership between Rush Health Systems and PHI Air Medical Mississippi, community members who… Read more »

Source: Rush Health Systems, 23-Nov-20

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Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced the opening of a new helicopter base in Lincoln County, Missouri, north of St. Louis. The base is part of the Air Methods subsidiary, ARCH Air Medical Service, which has served Missouri and Illinois for more than 40 years. This expansion represents a vital… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Nov-20

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Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments has confirmed a new three-year charity partnership with London’s Air Ambulance, having supported the charity since 2012. The new partnership, that will run until 2023, will continue to provide lifesaving funding to the London’s Air Ambulance service, whose advanced trauma team treat critically injured patients on the roadside and serve the ten… Read more »

Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, 20-Nov-20

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Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One, Clinical Air Division of Pafford EMS is pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership with Shreveport, Louisiana based Metro Aviation. This partnership will combine Pafford Air One’s industry-leading, pre-hospital care with Metro Aviation’s internationally recognized excellence in helicopter transportation services and award-winning flight safety and training programs. Under the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Nov-20

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Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

At a ceremony Sunday, leaders from Collins Aerospace Systems’ helicopter rescue hoist business presented the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the company’s Rescue of the Year Award. Each year, Collins Aerospace honors one of its Goodrich hoist customers for a particularly daring helicopter rescue executed using the company’s hoist. This year, Texas DPS… Read more »

Source: Collins Aerospace, 17-Nov-20

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Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Blood on Board project is thought to have saved dozens of lives since its launch in 2015. After hearing of the project, the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (known as AREU) sent two clinicians to visit the charity to find out more. Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner and Christian… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service, 13-Nov-20

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ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

The currently increasing number of COVID-19 infections is also being observed with concern at ADAC Air Rescue. The corona virus is once again facing major challenges for the non-profit organization from Munich. “The rescue service from the air is currently fully secured in Germany,” emphasizes managing director Frédéric Bruder. “With our experience from the first wave, we are… Read more »

Source: ADAC Luftrettung, 13-Nov-20

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Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

On Wednesday 11 November the new H145 helicopter was introduced into service and ready to bring emergency medical care to patients across Devon. As the hangar doors were rolled back, the Devon Air Ambulance crew readied the H145 for the first day of its lifesaving service. Although just like the start of a typical day… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 12-Nov-20

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Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Spectrum Aeromed will continue to build upon their relationship with medical flight and emergency medical services leader Life Link III, taking on two projects that will deliver in 2021, according to the company. Life Link III will add an additional Leonardo AW119Kx aircraft to their existing fleet of helicopters as well as a Leonardo AW109… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 11-Nov-20

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AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design LLC announces that it has been granted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopters. EASA and other relevant CAAs validations will be achieved in 2020. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli… Read more »

Source: AMS, 10-Nov-20

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