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Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

20-Jan-2022Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, announced the addition of a helicopter critical care transport base in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This new service will augment existing helicopter and fixed-wing services in north-central Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana. The new helicopter base, slated to open this spring, will serve as a... Read more

Bristow reveals start date of Netherlands SAR contract

Bristow reveals start date of Netherlands SAR contract

19-Jan-2022Source: Bristow

HeliHub.com reported five months ago that Bristow had won the Netherlands SAR contract.  The statement below from them confirms the contract start date.  It also mentions use of the Leonardo AW189, but doesn’t mention that they have three on order – two for the operational bases and the third for maintenance cover.  Our sister organisation... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

19-Jan-2022Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Our crews were called out 2,880 times in 2021, the highest number since we became an independent healthcare provider in 2018. 1,125 call outs took place in Berkshire, with 1,018 in Buckinghamshire and 640 in Oxfordshire. Crews delivered critical care to 1,819 patients when they needed it most, attending the most serious incidents across the... Read more

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

19-Jan-2022Source: AvSax

Many air ambulance helicopters in the UK are now carrying a specialist piece of equipment to help keep the crew, patients and aircraft safe in the event of a fire or even an explosion. More than 20 helicopters are operated by specialist aerial emergency medical services (EMS) company Babcock and following a detailed look into... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance reflects on missions in 2021

Cornwall Air Ambulance reflects on missions in 2021

19-Jan-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance was tasked to 1,092 incidents in 2021. New figures released by the charity show the crew responded to 733 incidents in the helicopter and 359 in the rapid response vehicles. Of these missions, 551 were to people injured in trauma-related incidents and 534 were in response to medical emergencies. Throughout the year,... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has recorded its busiest ever year as the country emerged from lockdown with an increased demand for the life-saving service. Emergency call outs soared well beyond pre-pandemic levels with crews at the charity’s Aberdeen and Perth airbases deployed 810 times during 2021 – a 76% increase on the previous year’s... Read more

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

18-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations. This exemption will allow Part 119 certificate holders authorized... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has thanked the public for its support, which has enabled it to attend 3,544 life and limb-threatening emergencies in 2021. The total number of missions undertaken since the Charity’s inception in 2001 stands at over 41,000. The Charity, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, received 3,544 calls during 2021. 1870... Read more

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

17-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has been presented with the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for its services to the people of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The accolade was presented to the Service by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jeff Edwards MBE, in November during his visit to Cardiff Heliport. Mr Morgan said: “Wales Air... Read more

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

14-Jan-2022Source: Irish Community Air Ambulance

The Irish Community Air Ambulance was tasked to 512 missions in 14 counties during 2021, its busiest year since the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Air Ambulance launched in July 2019. There were 490 taskings in 2020. The organisation is Ireland’s only charity-funded HEMS Air Ambulance. It works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and responds... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

14-Jan-2022Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance sign off 2021 as busiest year in charity’s history. A lot has happened at LNAA this year, from moving to a new headquarters to upgrading the helicopter, the charity hasn’t stood still through what has been a monumental year of change. And the numbers reflect the pace of transformation with... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

13-Jan-2022Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 1,570 potentially life-saving call-outs in 2021. The highest number of missions were cardiac arrest, 491 (31% of total), closely followed by medical emergencies, such as strokes, 268 (17%), road traffic collisions, 228 (15%) and falls from height, 226 (14%). Other incidents included rail and sporting incidents,... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

12-Jan-2022Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Donning PPE and continuing throughout lockdowns, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s critical care paramedics and doctors were there for the people of Wiltshire and Bath when they were needed most. Of the 1,104 missions last year, 653 were by helicopter and 451 were in the Rapid Response Vehicles (cars). Chief executive David Philpott said: “The year 2021... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

12-Jan-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s website has scooped the Good Web Guide Awards 2021 Charity Website of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. The Good Web Guide Awards celebrates the best websites from across the UK, in a range of different categories. A panel of judges including industry experts, former GWG Website of... Read more

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

12-Jan-2022Source: Everdrone

For the first time in medical history, a drone has played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest. The world unique achievement took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in December of 2021, when an Everdrone autonomous drone delivered a defibrillator that helped save the life of a 71-year-old man. “This is... Read more

Ireland issues PQQ for new SAR contract

Ireland issues PQQ for new SAR contract

22-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Ministry for Transport (MoT) has issued its Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for companies interested in bidding for the national SAR service. The current contract has been flown by CHC since 2012, and covers four bases and five Sikorsky S92 helicopters – one for each base, and a maintenance cover aircraft. The period of the... Read more

AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute Welcomes Three New Instructors

AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute Welcomes Three New Instructors

22-Dec-2021Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of three new instructors to the Medical Transport Leadership Institute’s (MTLI) Council of Regents. MTLI, the organization’s flagship leadership training program, has awarded the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) designation to more than 1200 future industry leaders in air and critical care... Read more

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

21-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Through the ongoing pandemic and an exceptionally active hurricane season, Bristow’s Gulf of Mexico search and rescue (SAR) team has remained at the ready to assist customers in the Gulf of Mexico. The team reached 1,000 missions for the year on November 8, 2021. Operations for 2021 far exceed pre-pandemic missions. In 2018, they flew... Read more

Inverness hospital helipad reports over 1000 landings

Inverness hospital helipad reports over 1000 landings

15-Dec-2021Source: NHS Highland

The upgraded helipad at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has seen 1016 landings since it reopened in 2019. The much-needed improvements two years’ ago enabled the helipad to increase in size to meet the demands of larger and more frequent aircraft use which are vital in an emergency, as they are faster, can carry more medical... Read more

RUAG and Collins Aerospace sign agreement for maintenance of rescue hoists

RUAG and Collins Aerospace sign agreement for maintenance of rescue hoists

13-Dec-2021Source: RUAG

RUAG has just concluded a 10-year license agreement with Collins Aerospace for the maintenance and overhaul of rescue hoists for helicopters. As a result, from 2022 our main customer, the DDPS, will benefit from significant improvements in our infrastructure, employee skills and expert knowledge with regard to maintenance and overhaul. The operational readiness of the... Read more

ANCC Designates Air Methods as Industry’s Only Accredited Air Medical Provider 

ANCC Designates Air Methods as Industry’s Only Accredited Air Medical Provider 

10-Dec-2021Source: Air Methods

We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks. As the international standard of... Read more

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

10-Dec-2021Source: Acadian Air Med

Acadian Air Med, a division of Acadian Ambulance Service, is marking 40 years in operation in 2021. From its early days, Acadian Ambulance’s ground operations worked in tandem with air ambulances. In 1976, Acadian partnered with the U.S.’ Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) helicopter ambulance program. The success of MAST led to the... Read more

Life Flight Network and Life Link III launch strategic alliance

Life Flight Network and Life Link III launch strategic alliance

10-Dec-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight Program Adds Axnes PNG wireless ICS

Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight Program Adds Axnes PNG wireless ICS

10-Dec-2021Source: Axnes

Axnes is proud to be a trusted partner as the provider of our PNG WICS for the Intermountain Life Flight program,” said Brett Gardner,Vice President at Axnes Inc. “By using our WICS technology as a wireless intercommunication extension system, PNG technology brings unprecedented capabilities to the crew and demonstrates a proven operational benefit. The equipment... Read more

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

7-Dec-2021Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that they are to provide two Sikorsky S-92 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters to CHC Helicopters (“CHC”), one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers. The two Milestone S-92 SAR helicopters will be used to support... Read more

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

2-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to PSB Avialeasing four Ansat helicopters in the interests of the National Air Ambulance Service. This is the first batch under the current contract for 37 cars of this model. The Ansats produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant are equipped according to the principle... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

1-Dec-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is driven by our mission to deliver exemplary time-critical care to patients. The demand for our enhanced and critical care service has grown significantly over the past few years; for example, in the last twelve months, we have seen a 33.9% increase in the total number of patients assisted by our teams... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Earns National Reaccreditation

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Earns National Reaccreditation

1-Dec-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) has awarded HealthNet Aeromedical Services a full, three-year reaccreditation for patient transport operations. The program has been continually accredited by CAMTS since 1995. “This successful reaccreditation process is verification that our entire program is consistently focused on safe operations and providing the highest quality care to... Read more

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the request of the Free State of Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung puts an additional intensive care transport helicopter into service for public rescue. Due to the pandemic, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration, sees it as necessary to station a second intensive-care transport helicopter temporarily at Nuremberg Airport. An H145 helicopter... Read more

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

29-Nov-2021Source: Nova Capital Group

Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter and aircraft lessor, today announced the award of a sale and leaseback facility for (6) factory new AIRBUS H145D3 helicopters in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) configuration, including two (2) options. These latest portfolio additions expand Nova’s owned and managed fleet to 89 Helicopters and 14 fixed-wing aircraft, with a... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

29-Nov-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Dr John Chatterjee, a Consultant with London’s Air Ambulance Charity, attended and spoke at an Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, hosted by The Royal Foundation.  At the event HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, gave a keynote speech about the importance of prioritising mental health in the emergency services, drawing on his own... Read more

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

29-Nov-2021Source: CTV News

A new helipad has been unveiled at the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle to serve patients in the town and surrounding communities. Around 200 patients have been transferred from All Nations to larger centres through STARS Air Ambulance since 2012, making the hospital one of the busiest rural locations for airlifts in the... Read more

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

29-Nov-2021Source: Nairobi News

There was excitement as Kenya’s first air ambulance, carefully flown from Wilson Airport by Captain George Njihia, landed at the rooftop of Nairobi West Hospital on Wednesday. See Full Story. ... Read more

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

25-Nov-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with Andøya Space Defence, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 on board the coastguard vessel KV Nordkapp in Norwegian waters. The purpose of the trials was to demonstrate the embarked Search and Rescue (SAR) and maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 in the environmental conditions of the Arctic in latitudes... Read more

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

24-Nov-2021Source: Otago Regional Council

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust presented its 2020-21 annual report to an Otago Regional Council (ORC) meeting. ORC is a major funder of the Trust, donating $350,000 annually. ORC Chair Andrew Noone said the report showed HeliOtago, the rescue service operator, has been called on even more over the past year. “HeliOtago and the Otago... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

22-Nov-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives as they show their support for this year’s road safety campaign organised by Brake, the road safety charity. The campaign is running from Monday 15-21 November and Devon Air Ambulance will stand alongside Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as they urge drivers to take the necessary care and attention needed when driving.... Read more

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

19-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand into special missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting. “The 429 was an easy decision for us. The spacious cabin, impressive mountain... Read more

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel,... Read more

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it... Read more

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing Purchases Bell 429

15-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of a Bell 429 helicopter in Kuwait to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL) to be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS sale in the country. The aircraft is expected to... Read more

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

10-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for five Bell 407GXi helicopters to be sold to Classic Air Medical. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will provide air medical transport in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. “For more than 30 years, Classic Air... Read more

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Six Bell 407GXi EMS

3-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi aircraft to GMR with delivery expected to be complete by 2023 and an option by Global Medical Response to purchase up to nine additional aircraft by the end of 2024 to expand HEMS operations in North America.... Read more

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

Life Flight Network Invests in Safety with Addition of 12 New Bell 407GXi

3-Nov-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, will add 12 Bell 407GXi helicopters to its air medical fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in May 2022 and will bring the total number of Bell 407GX series helicopters operated by Life Flight Network to 17. Life Flight Network also operates a host... Read more

Bluewater Health’s helipad project clears another step

Bluewater Health’s helipad project clears another step

3-Nov-2021Source: Blackburn News

The construction timeline for Bluewater Health’s helipad project is on track following recent survey results. Geo-technical surveys and soil sampling was done during this past summer. See Full Story. ... Read more

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

Bell and Arrow Aviation to sell medical kits for Bell 505

2-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today an agreement with Arrow Aviation to sell the HELIFAB Emergency Medical Kit configuration for the Bell 505. In addition, Arrow Aviation also signed a purchase agreement for their fourth Bell 505. “As the world’s most advanced short light single platform, the Bell 505 is capable... Read more

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

GPMS pursuing STC for Foresight MX HUMS on Airbus H135

1-Nov-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced at the SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference that it is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its industry-leading Foresight MX Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the Airbus H135 platform. To achieve the STC, GPMS will work with Metro Aviation, an... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed Partners with Uniflight on AW119 Interiors

Spectrum Aeromed Partners with Uniflight on AW119 Interiors

1-Nov-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed has announced it is partnering with Uniflight Global on multiple AW119Kxi interiors, with installation beginning in January 2022 for two HEMS flight programs.“Amazing things are happening in the EMS/HEMS fields by the medical teams. To be a part of their cutting-edge requirements is very exciting,” said Matthew Christenson, VP and Account Executive for... Read more

Anti-vaxxer EMS pilots and medics taken off flying duties in NZ

Anti-vaxxer EMS pilots and medics taken off flying duties in NZ

1-Nov-2021Source: RNZ

A handful of rescue helicopter pilots and medics are resisting getting vaccinated and will be out of a frontline job. The chopper services say they hope to find other jobs for them and there’ll be no impact on patient services. See Full Story. ... Read more

STARS successfully trials inflight medical data transfer with Skytrac

STARS successfully trials inflight medical data transfer with Skytrac

1-Nov-2021Source: Skytrac

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader of intelligent connectivity solutions for aviation, and STARS air ambulance, a Canadian leader in emergency medical care and transportation for the critically ill and injured, have completed a first-of-its-kind in-flight Medical Data Transfer trial onboard STARS’ new five-blade Airbus H145-D3 aircraft. The Medical Data Transfer capability is the... Read more

Children’s Hospital of Michigan adds dedicated helicopter

Children’s Hospital of Michigan adds dedicated helicopter

1-Nov-2021Source: DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan transport has expanded services to now include a fully-dedicated helicopter to serve critically ill patients. The PANDA One helicopter will allow our neonatal and pediatric transport team to initiate critical care services more quickly when kids need us the most. The aircraft is an addition to the existing ground-based PANDA... Read more

Second helipad to be built for ThedaStar

Second helipad to be built for ThedaStar

29-Oct-2021Source: Post Crescent

ThedaCare will spend $100 million to expand its Neenah hospital over the next two years, including a new emergency department, stroke center, a second helipad for the ThedaStar medical service and space for medical students to train in the Fox Valley. See Full Story.... Read more

Australia – new helipad opens at Nepean Hospital

Australia – new helipad opens at Nepean Hospital

28-Oct-2021Source: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Hospital has been buzzing following the first successful helicopter landing atop the new 14-storey clinical tower. The new helipad will be a gateway to the world class services of Nepean Hospital, directly connecting to the new emergency department, critical care and neonatal intensive care services. The day and night test landings, completed by NSW... Read more

DMC Children’s Hospital unveils new helicopter

DMC Children’s Hospital unveils new helicopter

27-Oct-2021Source: Click On Detroit

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Children’s Hospital has an important new tool. On Tuesday morning the hospital unveiled its new PANDA One (Pediatric and Neonatal Dedicated Ambulance) helicopter. It will be fully equipped with technology to help children in need and staffed with specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists. See Full Story.  ... Read more

HM Coastguard SAR crewman honoured following near half-century of service

HM Coastguard SAR crewman honoured following near half-century of service

26-Oct-2021Source: Bristow

A prestigious Master Rearcrew Certificate has been presented to Kevin Weller, Chief Technical Crew at HM Coastguard Search and Rescue (SAR) base, Caernarfon, to recognise his contribution to rotary aviation. The award was presented by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots at a black-tie dinner at The Guildhall in London October 21.  The award recognises... Read more

HELP Appeal donates £300K to Magpas Air Ambulance

HELP Appeal donates £300K to Magpas Air Ambulance

21-Oct-2021Source: HELP Appeal

Magpas Air Ambulance welcomed Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal to its airbase in Cambridgeshire after receiving a £300,000 donation to its ‘Future 50’ appeal to fund a new airbase. During the visit he met with Magpas Air Ambulance CEO, Daryl Brown MBE, to find out more about the new base, which is... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance averages three missions every night

East Anglian Air Ambulance averages three missions every night

20-Oct-2021Source: EAAA

Since the launch of EAAA’s 24/7 service by air and road on 30 June and up until 7am on Monday 18 October, the charity’s crews have been tasked 307 times between 7pm and 7am, averaging nearly three missions a night. During this time, 87 of the taskings were by helicopter and 220 by rapid response vehicle. As the nights draw in and the seasons change, the EAAA teams will be operating even more during the... Read more

ADAC starts live testing of helicopter/drone interoperability

ADAC starts live testing of helicopter/drone interoperability

19-Oct-2021Source: ADAC Luftrettung

Successful in science and development: The non-profit ADAC Luftrettung and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have jointly researched how helicopters, drones and autonomous vehicles can be networked in order to further improve emergency medical care from the air. In a live demonstration at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder on October 13, 2021, the two organizations will... Read more

Airbus Helicopters pulls out of UK SAR2G contest

Airbus Helicopters pulls out of UK SAR2G contest

11-Oct-2021

As a submission deadline passed on Friday 8th October, Airbus Helicopters issued the following statement to HeliHub.com regarding their interest in the UK SAR 2G contest Airbus Helicopters is very disappointed to conclude that it was not in the best interests of the company to submit an offer in respect of the Maritime & Coastguard... Read more

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

11-Oct-2021Source: Embry-Riddle

To transport injured patients, helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) pilots must fly at night, at low altitudes, over rough terrain and in bad weather. Sadly, compared with all other forms of aviation, medical helicopters are involved in twice the number of fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours, research has shown. Richard Simonson, a Ph.D. candidate... Read more

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

8-Oct-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware,  announced the company’s attendance at AUSA 2021, Booth #625. At the booth, the company is inviting show attendees to experience the Vita Rescue System Litter Attachment, as they are strapped in and safely hoisted into the air to experience the... Read more

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

8-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

5-Oct-2021Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Our Board of Trustees has elected Barney Burgess as Chair in succession to Dr Helen Bowcock OBE, DL. Professor Andrew Rhodes and Michael Docherty succeed Barney Burgess as joint Vice Chairs. The appointments take effect from December 2021. Barney Burgess, who joined our Board in 2017, has a broad business experience, having worked for McKinsey... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

5-Oct-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Air Methods Corporation are excited to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey is the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. “Through his decades of service, Mark has earned a position of trust among our flight teams. They know that when they fly... Read more

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

30-Sep-2021Source: CBC

A doctor who works with the province’s helicopter air ambulance service says it was very important to bring in a third helicopter crew rotation to transport an increasing number of patients across the province. Dr. Dallas Pearson says STARS Air Ambulance has been very busy transferring patients across the province after a growing number of... Read more

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

20-Sep-2021Source: Viterra

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) announced that it is once again teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2022 fundraising calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with tens of thousands of calendars sold annually. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at STARS’... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

14-Sep-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Air-Rescue Rega – the leading Swiss air rescue organization – announced development cooperation for the air ambulance version of Aero3, Dufour Aerospace’s new and innovative aircraft for patient transport and emergency medical services. The Aero3 is the first of its kind to feature a tilt-wing design with exceptional space, load, and... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

14-Sep-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bunting. Tim brings a wealth of experience with him, having previously worked for BBC Children in Need and held senior fundraising roles in the South West. In his first week in the job, Tim sat down to answer some questions about the role, his... Read more

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

14-Sep-2021Source: CareFlight

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services recently received its 10th consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Premier Health’s CareFlight, which celebrates 38 years of service this fall, has been continuously CAMTS-accredited since 1994 – one of the first programs in the United States to undergo a review by... Read more

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

14-Sep-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinity Air Medical, Inc. (“Trinity”), a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company. The transaction is expected to close during the week of September 13, 2021, subject to customary... Read more

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

8-Sep-2021Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust announces it will replace the A109 helicopter that has served the region for the last 12 years. Its replacement, a BK117 aircraft is the most common rescue helicopter in New Zealand. It is a larger aircraft that can comfortably accommodate the increase in equipment required to enable the best possible... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, signed an agreement for the supply of four Arctic Mi helicopters -8AMTSH-VA. The document was signed by the... Read more

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

31-Aug-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that its new helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman is now in service. This is an expansion of the Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation throughout the region. “Having this service in Bozeman saves critical time for patients who need... Read more

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

30-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On August 19, 2021, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries carried out the one millionth air rescue mission – each with the aim of providing medical care to people in need as quickly as possible. In addition to the historical number that was reached at the Munich station on behalf of all emergency crews, the air rescuers... Read more

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

26-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre (NTC) is currently teaching aircraft type-training to the latest Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) search and rescue (SAR) crews as they convert from the Sea King to the AW101 SAR Queen helicopter. The crews will form the third SAR base in Norway at Banak. Over the course of the next three... Read more

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance

25-Aug-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Bolt, London’s fastest growing ride-hailing operator is partnering with London’s Air Ambulance Charity in recognition of their 32 year service providing round the clock trauma care to the people of London. London’s Air Ambulance is reliant on public donations to meet its annual running costs of £11 million. As an adoptive Londoner, the afternoon of... Read more

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