US-North Dakota

University of North Dakota adds fifth R44 Cadet

University of North Dakota adds fifth R44 Cadet

10-Jun-2021Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

In May, the University of North Dakota (UND) took delivery of its fifth R44 Cadet helicopter. This Cadet, like the University’s other four Cadets, will be used for flight training at UND’s helicopter division located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. “The acquisition of the fifth Cadet attests to how much UND approves of the aircraft.... Read more

AirMedCare Network to resume membership sales in North Dakota

AirMedCare Network to resume membership sales in North Dakota

26-Mar-2021Source: AirMedCare Network

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling on a challenge to North Dakota Senate Bill 2231, which prohibited the sale and advertisement of AirMedCare Network (AMCN) memberships in the state.In a concise and well-reasoned opinion, the Eighth Circuit held that the State of North Dakota lacks the authority to regulate AMCN memberships.... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

24-Nov-2020Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Jeff Edberg has been hired to fill the role of Vice President of Operations in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Edberg comes to Spectrum Aeromed with decades of experience both in and out of the cockpit. He graduated with a degree in... Read more

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

07-Nov-20 N2081G Schweizer 300C Bowman, US-North Dakota

7-Nov-2020

Helicopter tipped over on landing.  2 POB, not injured... Read more

COVID-19 – North Dakota researchers look for ways drones can help in a pandemic

COVID-19 – North Dakota researchers look for ways drones can help in a pandemic

29-Apr-2020Source: MPRnews

University and industry researchers in Grand Forks are testing drones for a variety of applications related to the coronavirus pandemic. This drone, photographed on Friday in Grand Forks, has a spray boom attached to sanitize playground equipment. See Full Story.... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

3-Jul-2019Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed, a Fargo-based air ambulance medical interior designer and manufacturer, was named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year on Thursday, May 23 for its international expansion and commitment to innovation. In addition, the Minot Area Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that seeks to grow and diversify the Minot area, received the 2018 Service... Read more

University of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

University of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

20-Jan-2017Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

On January 13th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program. UND Aerospace owns the largest civilian flight training operation in the world with three campuses and over 150 aircraft and flight training devices. The... Read more

Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

25-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

During a protest this Sunday at a North Dakota pipeline construction site, an unmanned drone was shot down after it “came after” a law-enforcement helicopter. The drone, which was operated by one of the protesting activists, put helicopter passengers in fear for their lives reports Washington Times. Due to it’s proximity to a manned aircraft,... Read more

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

25-Oct-2016Source: Helihub.com

Alex Skaalen, base manager for Valley Med Flight is enthusiastic as building plans for their new hangar move swiftly. Routine maintenance tests were done on the Valley Med Flight’s helicopter this Monday near CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital. Not only a base manager, but a flight paramedic too, Skaalen is proud that their... Read more

Sanford AirMed moving from airport to new hospital pad

Sanford AirMed moving from airport to new hospital pad

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In recent years, Sanford AirMed in North Dakota has had to base their Airbus EC145 out of Fargo Airport due to the over-development of the hospital site. With the construction of the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo that will be reversed as it has been designed with a helipad on top of the ground ambulance... Read more

Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

30-Mar-2016Source: WDAZ

Judge Daniel Hovland of U.S. District Court in Bismarck ruled in favor of Valley Med Flight, which argued that the state was trying to usurp federal law in creating a primary air ambulance carrier list.  See full story... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed CEO  ​ Appointed to North Dakota District Export Council

Spectrum Aeromed CEO ​ Appointed to North Dakota District Export Council

5-Feb-2016Source: Spectrum Aeromed

The North Dakota Export Council announced today that Spectrum Aeromed Owner and CEO Dean Atchison has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the North Dakota District Export Council (ND DEC). “It is an honor to be asked to serve the ND DEC, and the United States Department of Commerce,”... Read more

FAA Grants North Dakota UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

FAA Grants North Dakota UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

12-Feb-2015Source: ND Government

The Northern Plains (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the approval to expand operations throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able... Read more

22-Sep-14 N1675U Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

22-Sep-14 N1675U Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

22-Sep-2014

Touched down hard, striking the tail rotor... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed expands Engineering Team

Spectrum Aeromed expands Engineering Team

3-Jun-2014Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed announced the addition of three new engineers to their team this week as part of the companies’ growth and expansion. Jerick Hedges will be responsible for design, drafting, and structural analysis of manufactured products. He will also write the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval reports. Hedges is a 2014 graduate of North Dakota... Read more

FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

21-Apr-2014Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress. The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team a... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed Announces $100,000 in Profit Sharing Bonuses

Spectrum Aeromed Announces $100,000 in Profit Sharing Bonuses

19-Feb-2014Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed announced today plans to distribute around $100,000 in profit sharing funds to 21 employees, including interns, at the Fargo location. The bonuses are paid as a reward based on growth in LEAN principals & production initiatives, efficiency, quality, continuous improvement mindset, teamwork, and attitude. Spectrum Aeromed was acquired by Dean Atchison in 2007... Read more

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

1-Jan-2014Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. These congressionally-mandated test sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several... Read more

Sanford AirMed Adds Specialty Teams

Sanford AirMed Adds Specialty Teams

21-Oct-2013Source: Advance Health Network

Sanford AirMed is now offering specialty neonatal intensive care unit and high-risk obstetrics specialty teams.  See full story... Read more

Spirit Lifeline – a new EMS Bell 407 in North Dakota

Spirit Lifeline – a new EMS Bell 407 in North Dakota

11-Jul-2013Source: Dickinson Press

Spirit Lifeline is based on the grounds of the new St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, which is under construction in west Dickinson. Though the hospital won’t be fully operation until the fall of 2014, the helicopter and its crew are already going strong. see full story The actual aircraft is N242MT, Bell 407 serial 54067... Read more

Guardian Flight Begins Emergency Helicopter Service in Williston

Guardian Flight Begins Emergency Helicopter Service in Williston

8-May-2013Source: Mercy Medical Center

Travelers on the Dakota Parkway will notice a brand new and beautifully painted helicopter proudly positioned on the helipad at Mercy Medical Center. The helicopter is operated by Guardian Flight and began emergency helicopter services in Williston on Monday morning. The helicopter will provide the city of Williston and the surrounding areas with an added... Read more

Med-Trans to serve Western North Dakota from April 2013

Med-Trans to serve Western North Dakota from April 2013

17-Dec-2012Source: Med-Trans

Med-Trans Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with a satellite office in North Dakota announced today that they will be launching a dedicated air medical helicopter flight program in Western North Dakota in April of 2013.  This specialized air ambulance will support and assist the region’s first responders, hospitals and law enforcement with critically ill... Read more

FAA approves Grand Forks County Sheriff to use Draganflyer X6 UAS

FAA approves Grand Forks County Sheriff to use Draganflyer X6 UAS

11-Dec-2012Source: Grand Forks County

On November 27, 2012 the Federal Aviation Administration issued the Grand Forks County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department a Certificate of Authorization (COA) permitting the operation of a Draganflyer X6 small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) within the 16 counties located in northeastern North Dakota. The counties include: Grand Forks, Rolette, Towner, Cavalier, Pembina, Pierce, Benson, Ramsey,... Read more

North Dakota Guard, Tribal Nations dedicate new Lakota

North Dakota Guard, Tribal Nations dedicate new Lakota

5-Sep-2012Source: ND Army National Guard

The North Dakota Army National Guard, together with representatives of North Dakota’s Tribal Nations today dedicated the NDNG’s newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota. More than 500 people showed up to witness a historic ceremony that included a tribal blessing of the helicopter that joins the NDNG aviation inventory. The dedication ceremony took place at United... Read more

Sanford Health officially launches EC145 fleet

Sanford Health officially launches EC145 fleet

2-Jul-2012Source: Sanford Health

Sanford Health Air Ambulance completed upgrades to its fleet with three new helicopters that went into service on July 1, 2012. The entire fleet includes three EC-145 helicopters, one Bell 230 and four King Air B200 fixed-wing airplanes. The aircraft are based out of Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND and Bemidji, MN and serve patients... Read more

ND UAV airspace plan raises questions and concerns

ND UAV airspace plan raises questions and concerns

18-Jan-2012Source: AOPA

A proposal to create new restricted airspace in North Dakota for training of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)raises more questions than it answers, undermines safety, and would set a dangerous precedent in creating additional restricted airspace for use solely by UAS, AOPA said, urging members to comment on the proposal by Feb. 12. On Nov. 28, the FAA published a... Read more

Sanford Health purchases three EC145s

Sanford Health purchases three EC145s

17-Oct-2011Source: American Eurocopter

From its booth number 321 at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced today that Sanford Health has purchased three EC145s. The aircraft were chosen after a very thorough evaluation process and will be part of an initiative to expand Sanford’s coverage area and its services to patients. Sanford Health is, geographically, the... Read more

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

15-Jun-11 N2077E Schweizer 300C Grand Forks, US-North Dakota

15-Jun-2011

Simulated forced landing, main blades struck tail boom... Read more

M1 Support Services awarded $8M extra for USAF helicopter maintenance

M1 Support Services awarded $8M extra for USAF helicopter maintenance

16-Sep-2010Source: US Dept of Defense

M1 Support Services was awarded an $8,220,722 contract modification which will maintain mission-capable helicopters at 24/7 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and Yokota Air base, Japan; and perform helicopter aircrew flight equipment support at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Malmstrom Air Force... Read more

University of North Dakota orders helicopter FTD from Frasca

University of North Dakota orders helicopter FTD from Frasca

3-Aug-2010Source: Frasca

The University of North Dakota (UND) school of Aerospace, Grand Forks has placed an order for a Model 342 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD). UND uses dozens of Frasca simulators and has been a customer for over 25 years.... Read more

FAA Grant Installs State-of-the-Art Helipad at Altru

FAA Grant Installs State-of-the-Art Helipad at Altru

7-Jun-2010Source: Altru Health System

Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND  – As part of a grant awarded to UND Aerospace by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Altru Health System received a state-of-the-art helipad. This is similar to one currently used at the FAA research and technical center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This spring, Altru became the first test... Read more

7-Sep-09 N204JB Bell UH-1B Arvilla, US-North Dakota

7-Sep-09 N204JB Bell UH-1B Arvilla, US-North Dakota

7-Sep-2009

7-Sep-09 N204JB Bell UH-1B Arvilla, US-North Dakota... Read more

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