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Colorado Highland Helicopters is first US customer for VRM Switzerland

Colorado Highland Helicopters is first US customer for VRM Switzerland

2-Jul-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

“CHH has been in contact with VRM Switzerland through-out the development of their product. Since the debut of the prototype and our presentation at the Heli-Expo in 2019, I had the opportunity to demo the machine at that time and found it to be profoundly unique. The fidelity of the VR inter-face and the response... Read more

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

26-Mar-2021Source: Colorado

We are pleased to announce that Governor Polis signed SB21-113-Firefighting Aircraft Wildfire Mgmt And Response, which enables the purchase of a new fire hawk helicopter that can quickly respond to and put out fires before they rage out of control, funds the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps Fund by allocating $38.8 million dollars to a new... Read more

Colorado includes S70 Firehawk in budget request

Colorado includes S70 Firehawk in budget request

18-Feb-2021Source: The Gazette

With Colorado coming out of its second-worst drought year since 2002 and with scant expectations for a better 2021, the state’s public agency that deals with wildfires is hoping a California solution could help tamp down the biggest wildfires in years to come — the Firehawk helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-20 N280SG Enstrom 280FX Longmont, US-Colorado

24-Aug-2020

FAA report unexplained field landing... Read more

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

14-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,... Read more

Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

20-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

County commissioners and Rampart Helicopter services have still not reached an agreement after their mitigation meeting on June 12. Rampart works as a fire fighting service in the county, owned by Jeff Armstrong. The operation is based on unincorporated land, which is zoned as Agriculture One. Armstrong has a permit which allowed him to build... Read more

Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

14-Jul-2017Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced that retired Marine Corps aviator and Aspen’s director of flight operations, James Buck is expanding his roles and responsibilities to include the position of regional sales manager for Aspen’s growing sales team. In his sales role, he will be responsible for the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. As the... Read more

Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

26-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Boulder Transport will soon be offering helicopter flights throughout the Front Range area. They plan to officially begin this service 15 June and hope to be fully operational by ski season, reports Daily Camera. The founder of Boulder Transport, Carlos Alvarez has stated that with the arrival of Google and the success of other tech... Read more

20-May-17 N778TL Robinson R66 Canon City, US-Colorado

20-May-17 N778TL Robinson R66 Canon City, US-Colorado

20-May-2017

Close to company base, helicopter landed upright, but with main blades slicing the tail boom off close to the tail rotor... Read more

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

21-Mar-2017Source: Air Methods

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified... Read more

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

1-Nov-2016Source: Centura Health

Flight For Life Colorado (FFLC), the critical care transport service of Centura Health, and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) today announced plans to expand their critical care transport services to include a new helicopter specially configured to meet the needs of even the tiniest pediatric patients and staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists from the... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

2-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro... Read more

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

29-Feb-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been named Manager of the company’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased that Otto will become Manager of our new Learning Center in Denver,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “His experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and the operation of a... Read more

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

29-Feb-2016Source: Axnes Aviation

Axnes Aviation AS (Norway), producer of advanced wireless communications systems for aircraft, ground, and marine applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of their company into the North American market with the creation of a new U.S. subsidiary based in Colorado, Axnes, Inc. The Managing Director for the new U.S. subsidiary is Brett Gardner, an... Read more

Telluride Helitrax heliski opens for the season

Telluride Helitrax heliski opens for the season

6-Jan-2016Source: The Aspen Times

Telluride Helitrax, Colorado’s ultimate helicopter-skiing experience, is now open for the 2015-16 winter heli-skiing season. The heli-skiing operation also offers charters in the Aspen and Vail areas. See Full Story... Read more

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

5-Nov-2015Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’... Read more

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

1-Oct-2015Source: FAA

Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a Public Service Announcement that will run on the video towers in the airport’s main terminal. The PSA uses the “No Drone Zone” slogan to drive home the point that flying... Read more

06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

6-Sep-2015

Tail rotor struck vegetation landing.  No injuries, damage unknown... Read more

02-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Rampart Range, US-Colorado

02-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Rampart Range, US-Colorado

2-Sep-2015

Crashed into trees during a training exercise.  Two severely injured, two minor.... Read more

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

3-Aug-2015Source: Reuters

Two Colorado flight nurses critically injured in the fiery crash of a medical transport helicopter that killed the pilot earlier this month sued the aircraft’s manufacturer and operator on Friday, court records showed. See full story... Read more

Heli-skiing plan divides Colorado neighbors

Heli-skiing plan divides Colorado neighbors

29-Jul-2015Source: Aurora Sentinel

A proposal by the owners of Silverton Mountain to diversify terrain for helicopter skiing on federal land has neighbors debating whether the economic benefits outweigh possible damage to pristine backcountry. See full story... Read more

Silverton asks BLM for helicopter skiing

Silverton asks BLM for helicopter skiing

14-Jul-2015Source: The Denver Post

The owners of the Silverton Mountain ski resort are asking federal officials for permission to expand terrain for helicopter skiing on public land in time for the upcoming ski season, but the plan doesn’t sit well with local residents.See full story... Read more

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

14-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado.... Read more

03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

3-Jul-2015

With pilot and two paramedics on board, the helicopter started spinning shortly after take off and crashed about 20 seconds later, causing fatal injuries to pilot Patrick Mahany.The helicopter hit a parked pickup truck and travel camper and the helicopter was consumed by the ensuing fire. Flight paramedic Dave Repsher was burned in the crash... Read more

03-Jul-15 N974BR Airbus EC130 Somerset, US-Colorado

03-Jul-15 N974BR Airbus EC130 Somerset, US-Colorado

3-Jul-2015

Clipped powerline and damaged blades.  Landed with no injuries to those on board... Read more

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

13-May-2015Source: EagleMed

EagleMed LLC has begun critical care air medical service operations in Salida, Colo., for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital providing extensive diagnostic capabilities, treatments and rehabilitation services. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Colorado hospital. The base employs 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support... Read more

26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

26-Jan-2015

Crashed adjacent to the threshold of runway 15 and burnt out.  Mountain View Fire & Rescue issued a statement saying there were two fatalities.  This short video interview suggests that part of the helicopter separated in mid air.  Operator Mountain One Helicopters announced on their Facebook page that the victims were instructor Alex Viola and... Read more

Helicopter firm eyes future flights to Squaw Valley, Mammoth

Helicopter firm eyes future flights to Squaw Valley, Mammoth

13-Jan-2015Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

The ski slopes may be just a helicopter ride away next year if Whisperjet Helicopters gets a new service off the ground. See Full Story... Read more

Telluride Helitrax launches Denver weekend trips

Telluride Helitrax launches Denver weekend trips

7-Jan-2015Source: Telluride Helitrax

Telluride Helitrax, for the first time this winter, will offer helicopter skiing trips from Denver, Colorado. Avid skiers and snowboarders will be able to fly out of Denver/Centennial airport into Telluride Regional Airport for a weekend of heli-skiing and be back in Denver in time for work on Monday. The base package is based on... Read more

Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

19-Dec-2014Source: Craig Daily Press

When Classic Air Medical launched its Bell 407 helicopter for it 100th mission flight from Northwest Colorado on Dec. 8, it traveled a little bit out of its usual territory to transfer a 20-year-old woman having seizures from Rangely District Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  See Full Story... Read more

08-Dec-14 N509LH Enstrom 280FX Fort Lupton, US-Colorado

08-Dec-14 N509LH Enstrom 280FX Fort Lupton, US-Colorado

8-Dec-2014

Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark,  causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports.  Photo... Read more

Flood victims say they paid thousands to helicopter firm to rescue them, never showed

Flood victims say they paid thousands to helicopter firm to rescue them, never showed

15-Sep-2014Source: TheDenverChannel

A Colorado helicopter company that students say took tens of thousands of dollars for training it never delivered — is now accused of taking money from people trapped during the September 2013 floods. See Full Story... Read more

25-Jul-14 N154GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Colorado

25-Jul-14 N154GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Colorado

25-Jul-2014

During hover taxi to land, made contact with fixed wing DHC-6 N190GC taxiing on taxiway for departure.  Extensively damaged... Read more

AHSAFA applauds Colorado firefighting decision

AHSAFA applauds Colorado firefighting decision

26-May-2014Source: AHSAFA

The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the decision by the Colorado Legislature to continue contracting for aerial firefighting services from the private sector, instead of opting for State ownership and operation of all fire-combating aircraft—which was under consideration. The “Colorado Aerial Firefighting Fleet Acquisition” bill, known as SB 14-164, was signed... Read more

Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

13-May-2014Source: FAA

FREE, day-long safety seminar for all helicopter pilots! May 17, 8:00 am, Air Methods Corporation (AMC) Training Center, Aurora, Colo. Attention Helicopter Pilots! Join in for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry, presented by a panel of experts from industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI), FAASTeam, and Denver FSDO. Discuss... Read more

03-May-14 N407MH Bell 407 Telluride, US-Colorado

03-May-14 N407MH Bell 407 Telluride, US-Colorado

3-May-2014

Emergency landing onto snow at 10,000 ft altitude, damaging blades, after reported engine problem.... Read more

As wildfire season nears, proposal to fund Colorado fleet stalled

As wildfire season nears, proposal to fund Colorado fleet stalled

11-Mar-2014Source: Denver Post

The legislation is being held up as lawmakers wait for a review from Paul L. Cooke, director of the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, on whether Colorado could benefit from having its own aerial fleet.  See full story  File photo... Read more

Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that it will hold its national CS3 Customer Service Symposium on Sept. 8-10 in Grapevine, Texas. The annual event is an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest safety and technical updates and meet with the company’s key customer support personnel and management. In addition to the... Read more

North Colorado Med Evac adds coverage for Denver Health Trauma Center

North Colorado Med Evac adds coverage for Denver Health Trauma Center

11-Feb-2014Source: North Colorado Med Evac

Denver Health and North Colorado Med Evac (a Med Trans Corp air medical program) are pleased to announce a contractual preferred provider agreement for air-medical transport and evacuation. This is the first time in the regional trauma center’s 150+ year history that Denver Health has signed a preferred provider for air transport. As the Rocky... Read more

27-Jan-14 N207DS Bell 206L3 Silt, US-Colorado (3F)

27-Jan-14 N207DS Bell 206L3 Silt, US-Colorado (3F)

27-Jan-2014

Crashed from low level during powerline survey work for Holy Cross Energy.  All 3 POB fatally injured, including Doug Sheffer, owner and chief pilot of DBS Helicopters (from this page).  The others were named here as Larry Shaffer and Christopher Gaskill... Read more

Colorado Heli-Ops marks three milestones in one day

Colorado Heli-Ops marks three milestones in one day

9-Dec-2013Source: Colorado Heli-Ops

Colorado Heli-Ops, the state’s largest helicopter flight school, recently celebrated three significant milestones on the same day. On November 19, the school flew its 1,000th helicopter tour – which also happened to be the first tour flight in its new Robinson R66. At the same time, the school celebrated the one-year anniversary of the move... Read more

Air Comm moves to new 52,000 sq.ft Colorado facility

Air Comm moves to new 52,000 sq.ft Colorado facility

13-Nov-2013Source: Air Comm

Air Comm Corporation, a world leader in aircraft climate control technologies, has completed a move to a new facility in Westminster, Colorado in northwest Denver. This move gives Air Comm Corporation (ACC) a newly renovated 52,000 square foot facility with enhanced capabilities that will better enable ACC to meet customer requirements and to support future... Read more

Med-Trans’ North Colorado Med Evac Program adds third Bell 407

Med-Trans’ North Colorado Med Evac Program adds third Bell 407

12-Nov-2013Source: Med-Trans

Med-Trans Corp. and North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a Banner Health facility, have announced the expansion of its North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program with the addition of a third Bell 407 medical helicopter. The aircraft and medical flight crew will be based at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport (Akron, CO) and begin... Read more

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

24-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient... Read more

Denver police live tweeting helicopter today

Denver police live tweeting helicopter today

17-Oct-2013Source: KDVR

The department tweeted photos of the helicopter including pre-flight checkups and several calls the helicopter was assigned to.  See full story and pictures... Read more

HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

11-Sep-2013Source: HealthONE

Today, HealthONE, the parent company of AIRLIFE Denver, a critical care transport service covering the Rocky Mountain Region, announced that Hollie Seeley will begin as Assistant Vice President (AVP) on September 23. As AVP of AIRLIFE Denver, Seeley will provide leadership and operational management to the AIRLIFE Denver medical transport system, which includes multiple bases,... Read more

16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

16-Jul-2013

UH-1H crashed while performing seismographic operations at an oil drilling rig in the area.  News report here states AJ Blain, 27, died in the crash, said Joyce Barnett, Dolores County, Colo., coroner... Read more

Denver Police says no police UAVs in near future

Denver Police says no police UAVs in near future

12-Jul-2013Source: Denver Post

Denver Police Chief Robert White says he appreciates technological advances but told a City Council committee on Tuesday he won’t put police drones into Denver air space any time soon. see full story... Read more

Colorado Helicopter Safety Meeting – July 20

Colorado Helicopter Safety Meeting – July 20

2-Jul-2013Source: HAI

Join HAI, the FAA Safety Team, the Denver FSDO, and many more on July 20 in Aurora, Colo., for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry. A panel of experts will discuss local and regional issues affecting helicopter pilots, accident trends, personal risk assessment, safety initiatives, career paths/opportunities, and many... Read more

Denver councilman urges city to consider ‘drones’ over helicopter

Denver councilman urges city to consider ‘drones’ over helicopter

1-Jul-2013Source: Denver Post

Denver Councilman Chris Nevitt suggested this week that the city look at adding unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, to replace the police helicopter.  See full story Image – Draganfly X-6, a typical UAV used by law enforcement agencies... Read more

Vail Valley Medical Center seeks new helipad location

Vail Valley Medical Center seeks new helipad location

24-Jun-2013Source: Vail Daily

The hospital has used a temporary helipad for 29 years on property was loaned to the town for air ambulance services in 1984 in a “one-year” deal, which the feds and state officials sort of forgot about – but possible redevelopment is forcing them to review – see full story... Read more

Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

17-Jun-2013Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is responding to the sudden surge in fires across the western United States with four heavy-lift helicopters deployed to fires.  This includes two aircraft assigned to the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, CO. The company also has a helicopter working on a fire near Santa Fe, NM, as well as one near... Read more

Colorado Heli-Ops expands with two more helicopters

Colorado Heli-Ops expands with two more helicopters

7-May-2013Source: Colorado Heli-Ops

After their move in November to a larger newly remodeled facility, the Broomfield, Colo.-based company has added new helicopters and services. Heli-Ops is now a full service helicopter flight center. Their award-winning training center is the first in the United States to offer full-curriculum Scenario Based Training programs. They also have a utility side of... Read more

07-May-13 N20Z Bell 206L La Junta, US-Colorado

07-May-13 N20Z Bell 206L La Junta, US-Colorado

7-May-2013

Crashed in open land and fell onto its side.  Reported as on photo mission.  Three occupants had minor injuries... Read more

Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

26-Apr-2013Source: Colorado National Guard

The Colorado Army National Guard will cut the ribbon at a new state-of-the-art aviation training facility at the Eagle County Airport near Gypsum, Colo., April 26 at 10:30 a.m. The $39 million facility will be the new home of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. The project provided an immense economic benefit to... Read more

Colorado Proposes a State Owned and Operated Aerial Firefighting System

Colorado Proposes a State Owned and Operated Aerial Firefighting System

23-Apr-2013Source: AHSAFA

The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has questioned a proposal by the Colorado Senate to establish a state-owned and operated aerial firefighting fleet.  The legislation, which would establish a Colorado Firefighting Air Corps, at a purported cost of $25 million, has been approved by the Senate’s Agricultural, Natural Resources and Energy Committee... Read more

Bilingual pilots launch Ravco training program

Bilingual pilots launch Ravco training program

3-Mar-2013Source: Ravco

Eight Foreign National military pilots graduated with flying colors today from RAVCO’s inaugural Spanish language mountain helicopter course at its Leadville Mountain/High Altitude Training and Test Site.  The three week training program featured advanced instruction and techniques flying in some of most technical and demanding flying environments available in the United States. “This is graduate... Read more

Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

13-Nov-2012Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today it was selected as the air medical operator and began service for St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s CareFlight program in Grand Junction, Colorado. This new contract has significant historical relevance since St. Mary’s was Air Methods’ first-ever air medical program... Read more

Air Methods opens technologically advanced Training Center

Air Methods opens technologically advanced Training Center

3-Oct-2012Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announces the opening of a state-of-the-art training center for its aviation, clinical and maintenance personnel. Located in Aurora, Colo., near Air Methods’ corporate office, the 14,000-square-foot facility consists of advanced simulation areas, learning classrooms and office space. In the aviation portion of the... Read more

Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

13-Sep-2012

Flight for Life has staged a “Rocky Mountain Ransom” to raise money to buy an AS350B3e (see full story)... Read more

Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

20-Aug-2012Source: Hensel Phelps

Two press releases in a short space of time:- Hensel Phelps Construction Co. was awarded a $10.8 Million Design-Build contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers for the 13th Command Battalion – Air Traffic Control Tower / Airfield Operations Building, at Fort Carson Colorado. To address the military’s current energy security and sustainability needs,... Read more

North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

2-Jul-2012Source: Banner Health

North Colorado Med Evac is celebrating 30 years and more than 20,000 successful flights serving communities in northeastern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The Med Evac crew has planned a celebration event that is open to the public on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greeley Central High School field, 1515... Read more

12-Jun-12 N590AE Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

12-Jun-12 N590AE Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

12-Jun-2012

Bird strike at 12,000 ft amsl.  Pilot elected to abort and return to base.  Alternate aircraft sent to carry out patient transfer... Read more

02-Jun-12 N2196F Schweizer 300 Broomfield, US-Colorado

02-Jun-12 N2196F Schweizer 300 Broomfield, US-Colorado

2-Jun-2012

Badly damaged in heavy landing... Read more

AirLife hangar opens at Sky Ridge Medical Center

AirLife hangar opens at Sky Ridge Medical Center

5-Feb-2012Source: Our Colorado News

Sky Ridge officials celebrated the unveiling of a 6,300-square-foot helicopter hangar that is expected to help improve response time and provide a few comforts of home for the team on duty.  AirLife medical personnel have been staying in a mobile trailer on the south end of the hospital’s property. It housed the crew, but did... Read more

Mesa County Colorado add loan LongRanger 3

Mesa County Colorado add loan LongRanger 3

30-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Mesa County Search and Rescue have recently added a second loan helicopter to their resources, thanks to a local telecom company.  Based in the city of Grand Junction, Mesa County have struck a deal with CenturyLink, the third largest telecom company in the US following its combination with QWest.  CenturyLink see the donation of their... Read more

PVHS introduces air ambulance service to northern Colorado

PVHS introduces air ambulance service to northern Colorado

22-Jan-2012Source: Poudre Valley Health System

Poudre Valley Health System announced today that it plans to offer an air ambulance program from Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland beginning mid-March. The program would feature a B3 helicopter designed to safely transfer patients in high-altitude areas. “We are proud to bring to the community an air ambulance service built around three... Read more

Colorado – CareFlight bring AS350 to Vail

Colorado – CareFlight bring AS350 to Vail

17-Jan-2012Source: CBS Denver

The helicopter is based in Gypsum, quite a few miles down the road. But because of a partnership with the hospital in Vail, it’s stationed there, right along Interstate 70 every day, drastically reducing response times. (see full story)... Read more

JSSI Marketing VP leaves to launch own company

JSSI Marketing VP leaves to launch own company

20-Dec-2011Source: Vertical Markets

Kandi M. Spangler, announced today the launch of Vertical Markets, a company specializing in marketing solutions for the business and general aviation industries. Vertical Markets provides marketing services that help companies effectively communicate their value proposition, achieve brand recognition and drive sales through the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing plan. Ms. Spangler recently... Read more

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Open for its 42nd Season

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Open for its 42nd Season

13-Dec-2011Source: Mike Wiegele

Already boasting a 2 meter snow base, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing announces the opening of their 42nd heli ski and snowboard season this past weekend. “Nothing compares to the experience of heli skiing and boarding in Blue River,” says Mike Wiegele, “it is unmatched anywhere in the world. From our amazing and massive ski terrain, unparalleled service,... Read more

RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

7-Dec-2011Source: RSG

Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completions for 37 years, recently delivered a Eurocopter AS350B3 “VIP Air Tour” to Gateway Canyons Air Tours of Grand Junction, Colorado.  RSG worked closely with the General Manager of Gateway Canyons, Deanna Strand, to configure an elegant VIP tour and transport helicopter for the Colorado skyline.  Gateway Canyons... Read more

Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

21-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This week Gateway Canyons resort has added its first Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopter and is now offering rotary-wing tours of the Grand Canyon in addition to the fixed wing service it already operated. The company is operating from a hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport and has operating test/demo tours of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation... Read more

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

14-Nov-2011Source: Cheyenne RMC

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is expanding its emergency care across the region with the addition of an AirLife Denver medical helicopter service in Cheyenne. The new service is a partnership between Cheyenne Regional and HCA-HealthONE, which operates AIRLIFE Denver. Cheyenne Regional’s new blue and sonic green helicopter will be stationed in Cheyenne and will provide air ambulance... Read more

03-Oct-11 N412SM Bell 412EP Crawford, US-Colorado

03-Oct-11 N412SM Bell 412EP Crawford, US-Colorado

3-Oct-2011

While in cruise flight at 11,500?MSL from Grand Junction, CO to Gunnison, CO, the transmission warning light illuminated. The pilot also observed a decrease in pressure on the transmission oil pressure gauge. The helicopter landed safely without incident in a field, was immediately taken out of service and secured.... Read more

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