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Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

17-Nov-2020Source: Collins Aerospace

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

Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

13-Nov-2020Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service

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

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

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

13-Nov-2020Source: ADAC Luftrettung

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

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

Devon Air Ambulance puts H145 into service

12-Nov-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

11-Nov-2020Source: Spectrum Aeromed

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

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

10-Nov-2020Source: AMS

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

EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

EMS Helipad to be built in Autryville

9-Nov-2020Source: The Sampson Independent

In less than a year after opening a new fire station and recovering from a tornado in 2017, Chief Andrew Hawkins is ready to see more construction that will save lives through flight. See Full Story. ... Read more

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

Airbus delivers 1,400th H135 to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

9-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

6-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it has entered an agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota –... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

North West Air Ambulance Charity welcomes new Director

6-Nov-2020Source: The North West Air Ambulance Charity

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Naismith as its new Director of Income Generation and Engagement. Sarah joins after 17 years as Charity Director at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity (MFTC), where she helped grow a fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospital into an... Read more

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

DRF updates “Christop 51” in Stuttgart to Airbus H145

6-Nov-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter currently in use in civil air rescue is now also flying in Stuttgart: an H145 started yesterday as the new “Christoph 51″. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make work easier for the crew and contribute to even better patient... Read more

Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

Kopter promotes SH09 in air medical operations

6-Nov-2020Source: Kopter

Kopter participated in the digital edition of the AMTC 2020 (Air Medical Transport Conference) together with its parent company Leonardo, showcasing how the SH09 will ideally complement the existing Leonardo Helicopters product range on the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) segment. When seconds count, the SH09 is the helicopter of choice in the single engine class for a... Read more

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

6-Nov-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Life Link III, a n EMS o p e r a to r in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the... Read more

Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

Eliance launches two H145s for Madrid EMS contract

5-Nov-2020Source: Comunidad de Madrid

[electronic translations] The Community of Madrid has renewed the two medical helicopters of the SUMMA 112 (the Medical Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid) destined to attend to emergencies that occur in the region. The new model of these aircraft, which came into operation on November 1, is the Airbus H145. It is a... Read more

New Zealand  – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

New Zealand – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

3-Nov-2020Source: timaru herald

A six-year quest for a purpose-built helipad to service Timaru Hospital is near completion. Emergency helicopters will soon no longer have to land in the nearby Botanic Gardens with the concrete laid for the new helipad and painting expected to be complete by early next week. Lights still need to be installed for safe night... Read more

EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

3-Nov-2020Source: EpiGuard

Safe transport of contagious patients is essential to in order to utilize hospital capacity during the second wave of Covid19. Today President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Commission are making € 220 million available to finance safe cross-border transfers of patients. – We experience that finance is at a critical point. Luxemburg... Read more

DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

30-Oct-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

From October 21st, DRF Luftrettung will provide rapid assistance in Bremen with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. As an intensive care transport helicopter and also in emergency rescue, “Christoph Weser” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in Bremen and the surrounding area, “emphasizes Dr.... Read more

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

30-Oct-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other... Read more

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

30-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

29-Oct-2020Source: Air Methods

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and... Read more

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

27-Oct-2020Source: MNP

The campaign to renew STARS’ helicopter fleet has been given a significant lift, thanks to a $500,000 gift from MNP’s Partners across Saskatchewan. The donation was made public today at the STARS air ambulance base by Trevor Friesen, CPA, CA and Partner with MNP in Saskatoon. “On behalf of MNP’s Saskatchewan Partners, I am proud... Read more

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

23-Oct-2020Source: The Publicity Department of Shenyang Municipality

At the 9th Shenyang Faku International Flight Conference, which opened on the 17th, a comprehensive exercise of aviation fire emergency rescue across water, land and air attracted the attention of visitors. “The unmanned helicopter we used in the exercise has a maximum load of 15 kilograms, a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can... Read more

Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

23-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Mission Health’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) recently visited Metro Aviation to take delivery of their new Airbus EC145e, the lightweight twin-engine helicopter that has become increasingly sought after throughout the air medical industry. MAMA operates 24 hours per day, providing air medical services to western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee,  northeast Georgia, and northern South... Read more

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

20-Oct-2020Source: Simrik Air

Reproduced from Aviation Nepal with permission. This is NOT a press release. HeliHub.com has an exclusive agreement with Aviation Nepal which allows us to reproduce helicopter news which they publish. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Aviation Nepal. Simrik Air has initiated exclusive air ambulance services for COVID-19 positive... Read more

Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

20-Oct-2020Source: Ellwood City Ledger

The helipad at the former Ellwood City Medical Center has reopened for flights. So, for the first time this year, residents can expect to see medical helicopters landing at the Pershing Street pad for emergencies. See Full Story. ... Read more

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

19-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) clearance for the AW169 has been delayed by COVID19. The original order from Rega (Swiss Air Rescue) was announced in December 2015, and consists of three AW169 helicopters. The organisation provides emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

19-Oct-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

There has been a lot in the press recently about the danger of lasers, with aircraft often being the target. However, we would also like to highlight that it’s not just lasers that can be of danger to aircraft, after one of ours was targeted this week by a car, aggressively flashing its headlights. Rob... Read more

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

15-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and... Read more

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

15-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

The results of the world’s first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improves the emergency medical care of the population. The 130-page study was launched at the end of 2018 by ADAC Luftrettung and sponsored by the... Read more

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

15-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

PAC International has recently completed and delivered an upgraded Bell 407 to Haiti Air Ambulance, a leading provider of emergency medical helicopter services in Haiti. Modifications provided by PAC include: ·      Spectrum Aeromed patient stretcher and base assembly with Lifeport pilot barrier and medical floor ·      Propaq, Revel Vent, and Bodyguard 121 IV pump mounts,... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

13-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program. “The arrival of the new aircraft will allow Collier County EMS to continue their mission of transporting critically injured trauma patients to a trauma center within the golden hour,” said Tabatha Butcher, chief of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  “Collier... Read more

AAMS Names Additional Key Leadership Positions

AAMS Names Additional Key Leadership Positions

12-Oct-2020Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is pleased to announce two additions to the leadership team to support the organization’s strategic plan going forward that is focused on an improved member experience with quality, safety, advocacy, and education in mind. Matthew Fox will become AAMS Director of Event Design starting on October 26 bringing... Read more

Babcock extends South Australia contract

Babcock extends South Australia contract

9-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s rotary wing contract with the Government of South Australia has been extended until October 2022, confirming increased and continuing service to the region. Babcock will continue to deliver emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement services for the South Australian State Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHS), on behalf of... Read more

Irish Air Corps airlifts 3000th patient

Irish Air Corps airlifts 3000th patient

7-Oct-2020Source: Irish Air Corps

National Ambulance Service (NAS) launched the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS),  which is in Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. The service, a joint project between the  Department of Health, the HSE and the Defence Forces, means that National Ambulance Service advanced paramedics now have the assistance of a dedicated military helicopter for the rapid transfer of critical patients to... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

Devon Air Ambulance adds fundraising through Tiltify platform

7-Oct-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

  Devon Air Ambulance is welcoming its socially-conscious supporters to get involved in a different way to fundraise. Many of us know how to have fun online and want to use our online activity, from livestreaming an event to competitive gaming, to raise funds for the causes we love. Devon Air Ambulance has now signed... Read more

Bristow UK SAR contract extended

Bristow UK SAR contract extended

6-Oct-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Helicopters Limited has been awarded a contract extension to continue delivering UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service for HM Coastguard, the emergency response service of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Bristow will continue its role as a key enabler in the search and rescue community under an extended contract confirmed by the MCA. The UK’s current commercial... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

Midlands Air Ambulance to host virtual consultation for new airbase

6-Oct-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is hosting an online public consultation on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October to share proposed plans to construct a new airbase and charity headquarters in the Cosford area. Due to latest Government announcements about COVID-19, it is not possible to physically host live consultation sessions as planned. Therefore, the local... Read more

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

29-Sep-2020Source: Air Methods

WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients.... Read more

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

29-Sep-2020Source: Navicent Health Baldwin

Navicent Health Baldwin is getting a pretty neat upgrade. On Wednesday, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber joined Navicent Health Baldwin and Air Evac Lifeteam to show off the addition of a brand new helipad. See Full Story.... Read more

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

28-Sep-2020Source: GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Leonardo for the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH). The sea tray will be used by the Norwegian Air Force for the helicopter’s search and rescue and airborne ambulance role. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product will be customised to meet the operational... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

23-Sep-2020Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has been shortlisted in the category ‘Charity Chief Executive’ in the Third Sector Awards 2020. It is the second time in the space of a few weeks that that Jane has been shortlisted for a national award, having been shortlisted for the recent Charity... Read more

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

23-Sep-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

22-Sep-2020Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive £140,000 from the Government. The money is part of £6 million awarded to Air Ambulances UK for distribution to the 21 air ambulance charities on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The Government funding is an emergency injection of cash to help air... Read more

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

22-Sep-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

On September 17th, exactly 45 years ago, “Christoph 43” was alerted for the first time. Over the years, the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter has become an important part of emergency rescue, as it is used across the board in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Especially in topographically difficult regions such as the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest,... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

21-Sep-2020Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery UK will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s... Read more

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

21-Sep-2020Source: Shared Health

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health... Read more

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

18-Sep-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, at “Carlos Curbelo” Naval Air Base in Punta del Este, a ceremony was held to welcome the first of two AB412s acquired by the Uruguay Navy. The event was attended by the President of the Republic, Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, Defence Minister Dr. Javier Garcia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense Colonel Rivera... Read more

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

18-Sep-2020Source: Metro Aviation

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

Devon Air Ambulance celebates exemplary service

17-Sep-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

This World Patient Safety Day Devon Air Ambulance celebrates exemplary service Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is proud to join with the World Health Organisation on 17 September, 2020 for the first World Patient Safety Day. The overall objective of the Day is to enhance the understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety... Read more

Lifesaving work of Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Lifesaving work of Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

15-Sep-2020Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s busiest... Read more

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

11-Sep-2020Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A new virtual reality crew simulator is transforming the way RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrew officers train for lifesaving winch missions, allowing them to build their skills in scenarios which can’t be replicated in live helicopter training. Crew members carry out winch missions played through a virtual reality helmet, combined with the physical elements built into... Read more

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

11-Sep-2020Source: Guardian Flight

Guardian Flight announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colo. The new helicopter base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley. “Our Alamosa fixed-wing team has built strong bonds in the local community,... Read more

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

10-Sep-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

10-Sep-2020Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,... Read more

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

10-Sep-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety.... Read more

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

8-Sep-2020Source: HELP Appeal

The HELP Appeal, which improves helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) by funding the construction of new or upgraded hospital and air ambulance helipads, has announced there have been 15,500 landings on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded across the country. Since the charity’s creation in 2009, it has donated £20 million towards 39 new... Read more

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

8-Sep-2020

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) state government funded Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters will return to the skies this Saturday, 5 September as SLSWA predict an increase in beachgoers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in March, we saw people flock to our beaches as a way to maintain their physical... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

7-Sep-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those... Read more

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

7-Sep-2020Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every... Read more

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

3-Sep-2020Source: Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight, a leading provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise. “We are excited to announce... Read more

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

3-Sep-2020Source: HELP Appeal

Helicopters are now able to fly critically ill and injured patients directly to Hull Royal Infirmary after its new £600,000 helipad was declared operational. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has completed the major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can be flown into... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

31-Aug-2020Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Bundaberg emergency services and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have come together to drive home important safety messages, to launch Queensland Road Safety Week 2020. Queensland Police Service officers, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics regularly work together with rescue helicopter crews to assist crash victims across the region. Today, they... Read more

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

31-Aug-2020Source: Bristow

HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team at Stornoway in the Western Isles completed their 1,000th tasking since 2013, with the recovery of a group of people stuck on coastal rocks in the Highlands. Captain Dan Lewis, senior first officer Marc Grant, winch operator James Lyne and winchman Andy Walker were called to the... Read more

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

31-Aug-2020Source: HeliService

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to... Read more

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

28-Aug-2020Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the cargo delivery capability of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to offshore platform Troll A. This is a world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery from shore to an active oil and gas installation. The exercise simulated the... Read more

Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

27-Aug-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department’s needs. The contract was signed during the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling... Read more

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

25-Aug-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

Completely unexpectedly a few days ago a drone approached the intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph 54” of the DRF air rescue at the airfield in Freiburg shortly after its take-off. The DRF pilot did not have to evade on her mission flight to Lörrach, but the unmanned flight system suddenly got in her way... Read more

Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

Urban Aeronautics to develop CityHawk VTOL for EMS applications

24-Aug-2020Source: Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leader in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Hatzolah Air to help Urban Aeronautics to develop, produce, and market its CityHawk aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) applications, company executives announced. CityHawk is a revolutionary VTOL with a uniquely compact footprint and... Read more

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

24-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., and Borrego Health, one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced opening of a new Mercy Air base at the Borrego Medical Clinic in Borrego Springs, California on September 1st. The base will support the care and transportation of critically ill and... Read more

EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

EHang Joins International Project to Develop Air Ambulance

24-Aug-2020Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use. Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products partner on isolation units

21-Aug-2020Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Due to COVID-19, there has been an increased request for isolation units. Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products have partnered to support that demand and offer a safe solution for transporting infected patients amid the global pandemic. Spectrum Aeromed will be a distributor of ISOVAC Products’ Containment and Protection System Utilizing Life Support (CAPSULS™) Patient Isolation... Read more

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

Korea – Corporate operator Posco to make corporate S76s available for EMS work

20-Aug-2020Source: The Korean Times

POSCO said Thursday it has set up a medical evacuation system to transport victims of industrial accidents at its mills by helicopter to large hospitals. See Full Story.   ... Read more

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

18-Aug-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

Great North Air Ambulance adds AS365N3+ Dauphin

14-Aug-2020Source: Great North Air Ambulance

The Guardian of the North II will be based at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) base near Eaglescliffe, Stockton. The £5m aircraft will work across the charity’s entire area which includes Cumbria and North Yorkshire as well as the North East. The £5m Dauphin N3+ helicopter is the newer version of the charity’s... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

Children’s Air Ambulance offers pioneering medical treatment

14-Aug-2020Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The pioneering Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has achieved another first in the UK by further improving specialist, lifesaving equipment on-board their aircraft to assist NHS specialist transport teams during flights. 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... Read more

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