Travis County Starflight

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

2-Mar-2020Source: Axnes

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed... Read more

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

3-Feb-2020Source: Axnes

Wireless intercom technology innovator Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed to improve crew... Read more

27-Apr-15 Eurocopter EC145 Austin, US-Texas (1F)

27-Apr-15 Eurocopter EC145 Austin, US-Texas (1F)

27-Apr-2015

Flight nurse fell from helicopter to her death during hoist operations.  Named as Kristin McLain... Read more

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

15-Apr-2013Source: CAMTS

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the... Read more

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

7-Mar-2013Source: Northwest Helicopters

Northwest Helicopters LLC today announced the sale of a Bell UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight, at the HELI-EXPO industry show in Las Vegas, NV.  Included in the sale is the option for 1 additional aircraft, to perform fire suppression and support duties. The UH-1H Plus is powered by a 1,800 SHP T53-L-703 engine... Read more

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

28-Feb-2013Source: ASU

Three STAR Flight EC145s spent several hours in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8 responding to distress calls and successfully rescuing 13 people from flood waters, caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, throughout the region around Austin, Texas. The rescue operation was the largest to date for the unit?s EC145s. “The weather conditions were... Read more

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

30-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Travis County in Texas has announced it will buy a military-surplus Bell UH-1H primarily for fighting wildfires.  The helicopter will undergo a full refurbishment and fit-out as soon as the purchase order is signed.  It would be expected to become operational in 3-6 months thereafter. The County already operates three EC145s for air ambulance and... Read more

Travis County Star Flight builds living quarters at Dell Children’s

Travis County Star Flight builds living quarters at Dell Children’s

23-Jan-2012Source: Dell Children's Medical Center

On Thursday, Jan. 19, Seton Health Care Family, STAR Flight and Central Texas community leaders gathered at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for a grand opening celebration of STAR Flight’s first on-site, live-in accommodations at the hospital. With its completion, “home” for STAR Flight now carries new meaning. The 1,175-square-foot, specialized accommodations include... Read more

Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

Travis County decides on second base for Star Flight

20-Oct-2010Source: Statesman

Travis County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously selected Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas as a second operating base for the STAR Flight medical-evacuation service... Read more

Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Travis County STARFlight wins 2010 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

13-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter is proud to announce that Travis County’s STARFlight program has been selected to receive the fourth annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. STARFlight was chosen for its investment and proactive accomplishments in training and safety initiatives throughout the organization. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program... Read more

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