Regional West Health Services has a new medical helicopter and Air Link has a brand new look. Med-Trans Corporation, which oversees Air Link’s aviation operations, delivered a brand new Bell 407GX helicopter to the medical center on Sunday. The new aircraft is black, red, and gray and its tail number is N911NE. It is the… Read more »
Emergency flight crews could be arriving at their destinations even quicker. It’s all thanks to Star Care’s newest helicopter. The new helicopter exceeds all requirements by the FAA. Not to mention, it’s faster, more fuel efficient and even comes with a back up camera. See Full Story
Great Plains Health will launch a new medical air ambulance service in the region beginning Nov.1. The new service, owned and operated by Air Methods, is called Great Plains Health LifeNet. “Our rapidly expanding medical specialty offerings at Great Plains Health and the strategic need for predictable medical air transport long term are really what… Read more »
Crete Area Medical Center is pleased to partner with Air Methods, the global leader in air medical transportation. The helicopter based at Bryan Medical Center for the past 25 years will be relocated to Crete Area Medical Center on April 23. “We are proud to partner and continue our relationship with Bryan Health,” said Dan… Read more »
Air Methods will assume total management responsibility for the StarCare program, including employing the medical personnel, as it does at its other air bases throughout Nebraska and the region See full story
Duncan Aviation’s avionics & instruments department has expanded its helicopter avionics capabilities by building three new diagnostic test sets in support of products from Northern Airborne Technology LTD (NAT), dba Cobham Avionics. Dustin Johnson, avionics team leader for Duncan Aviation, has seen a steady growth of helicopter operators call and request avionics services. “Duncan Aviation… Read more »
With an IFR EC135 already based at North Platte, Midwest MedAir sees scope for a second aircraft and will open a new base at Hastings. The organisation has purchased a new EC135P2+, serial 1101 and registered N535MW, to add to its current EC135 which they bought new in 2009. See full story
American Eurocopter’s EC135 is the market leader for light twin-engine helicopters in the air medical transport industry with more than 200 now in service and the number continues to climb. “Over the last 10 years, the EC135 has accounted for more than 80 percent of the light twin-engine helicopters delivered to the U.S. air medical… Read more »
A local press report confirms that LifeTeam from Kansas have this week launched operations from Central Nebraska Regional Airport with a Bell LongRanger IV helicopter [editor note, N45EA, serial 51104]. The following is text of a LifeTeam press release from May 2012 when they announced their plans:- When faced with a medical emergency, Nebraska residents… Read more »
Good Samaritan Hospital’s AirCare medical transport service is upgrading to a Bell 429 helicopter in mid-November. Pilots from Rodgers Helicopter Services have begun training on the new aircraft at area airports. (see full story)
Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney selected the Becker Avionics Digital Audio System DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 light-twin EMS helicopters. The completion of the new Bell 429 aircraft is currently underway at United Rotorcraft in Denver, a division of Air Methods (formerly the Products Division). The aircraft will be delivered to Rogers Helicopters/Good… Read more »
For 27 years helicopters have been landing and taking off Good Samaritan Hospital’s helipad.Â ConsideringÂ the helipadÂ hasÂ survivedÂ variousÂ stormsÂ and landings the hospital decided it time for an upgrade. (see full story)
Four Lakotas will be officially unveiled today Grand Island. These will allow the Guard to stand up a new 50-soldier medevac company that can transport medical supplies, help with firefighting and conduct SAR missions in Nebraska. Four more Lakotas will be delivered in January 2013 (see full story)
Columbia Helicopters of Portland, Oregon, has successfully completed one of Nebraska’s most complex and extensive power line reconstruction missions in recent years. This followed a massive storm which raced across Buffalo and Dawson counties, Nebraska, with winds up to 100 miles per hour. The July 17 storm, which included two reported tornados, destroyed approximately 32… Read more »
How much is a prototype helicopter worth? Who’s going to determine its value? And if the helicopter and its technology are sold, how much of Red Willow County’s $300,000 loan can be recouped? Should the county pay storage costs accruing on the helicopter?
Med-Trans Corporation was recently selected by Regional West Medical Center, based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to assume operations of its Air Link Flight Program.Â Med-Trans will assume operations for the flight program March 1, 2009, although the medical staffing, medical director and program management will not change.