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19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-21 N221HG Robinson R22 Dayton, US-Ohio

19-Nov-2021

Tail rotor struck ground on take-off... Read more

First Drone students graduate from Sinclair College

First Drone students graduate from Sinclair College

17-May-2021Source: Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College will make history at its 2021 Commencement when it awards the college’s first bachelor’s degrees.  Four Sinclair College students are the first to earn bachelor’s degrees from a community college in the State of Ohio.  The four students will be recognized for this tremendous achievement during the afternoon commencement ceremony (4:00 p.m.)... Read more

CareFlight adds fourth operational base in Darke County

CareFlight adds fourth operational base in Darke County

20-Feb-2020Source: CareFlight

The CareFlight Air & Mobile program is expanding to include a fourth base of operations in Versailles, in northeast Darke County. The helicopter, to be housed at the Darke County Airport, will serve as CareFlight’s northwest base in the region and will begin responding to emergency calls from that site as early as late February.... Read more

StandardAero opens 30,000 Sq Ft expansion in Ohio

StandardAero opens 30,000 Sq Ft expansion in Ohio

26-Sep-2019Source: StandardAero

StandardAero Component Services recently celebrated the grand opening of the company’s 30,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Hillsboro, Ohio, engine component manufacturing and engine component repair facility. The additional working space and capital improvements included the building and additional equipment to support aerospace engine low pressure turbine vane manufacturing. The expansion also provides additional space... Read more

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-19 N191SF Bell 407 Zaleski, US-Ohio (3F)

29-Jan-2019

The helicopter departed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital and was flying to Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy to pick up a patient.  Contact was lost and the wreckage was found in a wood about three and a half hours later. Troopers located the wreckage of a Bell 407 helicopter east of State Route 278 and... Read more

CareFlight Celebrates 35th Anniversary

CareFlight Celebrates 35th Anniversary

11-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CareFlight is celebrating their 35th anniversary in Miami Valley this year. They begun in 1983 with a single helicopter that could only carry one patient. Today, they are able to carry up to two patients as well as a response team and crew, reports WDTN.... Read more

LifeFlight Eagle moves from Trenton to Chillicothe

LifeFlight Eagle moves from Trenton to Chillicothe

8-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

LifeFlight Eagle, previously situated at the Trenton Municipal Airport, has moved bases to the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. The move took place on Monday and the medical helicopter was up and running again by Wednesday, reports KTTN.... Read more

Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

17-Oct-2017Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service. The Columbus Police Department acquired their first two (2) of what would become six (6) E-model helicopters in 1997. Over the past 20 years these aircraft have flown 16-hours a day, 7-days a week, logging nearly... Read more

Medflight to open new Ohio base

Medflight to open new Ohio base

13-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

To celebrate their new permanent medical helicopter base, MedFlight will be having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 17. The new MedFlight 8 Base, now at Preble County Medical Centre, will include living quarters for the crew and a hangar for the helicopter, reports Dayton Daily News.... Read more

Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

20-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Ohio National Guard revealed their newest aircraft, the UH-60M Blackhawk. The Guard has used the UH-60 Blackhawk for the past 30 years and welcome the newest model. Major Dave McDarmont has reported on the new “robust airframe” of the craft and how it has a longer service lifespan and is more durable. Complete with... Read more

Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

18-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Air Evac Lifeteam is abruptly closing their Martins Ferry medical base. Seth Myers, the President of Air Evac Lifeteam has reported that the reason for closing is due to low reimbursement and a low demand for transportation. The employees have been offered severance packages or other company positions, reports WTOV 9.  ... Read more

Toledo Police may quit air ops after failing to budget for R44 overhaul

Toledo Police may quit air ops after failing to budget for R44 overhaul

20-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Police in the Ohio city of Toledo are considering getting out of air operations as the mandatory overhaul on their Robinson R44 registered N135WB approaches, and they are without the budget to achieve it.  The city took delivery of their police-equipped R44 in 2001, with finance coming from a federal grant and department funds. Local... Read more

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

3-Dec-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Market leading law enforcement helicopter is now assembled in Mississippi and completions performed in Texas GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 30, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first H125 AStar helicopter produced on its new U.S. final assembly line to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The new aircraft is the first fully assembled on... Read more

MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

15-Sep-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery and return to service of two (2) Columbus Police Department helicopters. Operated as MD 500E models since 2007, the two aircraft are rejoining the Columbus Aviation Unit as new, factory-built, FAA-certified F-models. In June of this year the Columbus Division of Police committed to a revitalization of... Read more

Air Evac membership purchased for Paxton Township residents

Air Evac membership purchased for Paxton Township residents

5-Aug-2015Source: Chillicothe Gazette

Paxton Township residents now have an Air Evac Lifeteam membership when they need a medical helicopter for a life- or limb-threatening emergency anywhere in Ross County, thanks to a purchase by Paxton Township officials. See Full Story... Read more

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

14-Jul-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters... Read more

Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

30-Jun-2015Source: Belfort Instrument

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, installed their AWOS at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (8OH9), Cincinnati, Ohio. Metro Aviation, Inc. is the aviation services provider for the medical center. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) provides pilots with FAA certified Altimeter Setting, visibility measurements... Read more

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

15-Jun-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today an agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade four of the Aviation Unit’s six MD 500E helicopters to new MD 530Fs. Available exclusively through the MD Helicopters factory, the E-to-F conversion allows MD 500E operators the option to factory-recertify their aircraft as a brand new... Read more

Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

5-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol  has put forward a budget request to the Controlling Board of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management for a new helicopter.  Agenda item DPS0100351-15 for yesterday’s meeting reads “The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive... Read more

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

30-Apr-2015

Emergency field landing during missing person search due to warning light illumination.  Second of two incidents to same aircraft on same day.  Photo here... Read more

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

30-Apr-2015

Emergency landing a night in a vacated car park of a retail store, shortly after midnight.  First of two incidents to same aircraft on same day. Photo here... Read more

Council unanimously rejects helipad at new Atrium Health Center Mason

Council unanimously rejects helipad at new Atrium Health Center Mason

13-Jan-2015Source: WCPO

There will be no helipad construction in Mason. See Full Story... Read more

29-Sep-14 N557CP MD Helicopters MD500E Columbus, US-Ohio

29-Sep-14 N557CP MD Helicopters MD500E Columbus, US-Ohio

29-Sep-2014

Precautionary night landing in Hamilton Road near Groves Road.  It was determined that the helicopter had a faulty gauge.... Read more

Christie Simulation Display Roadshow on Oct. 8th

Christie Simulation Display Roadshow on Oct. 8th

22-Sep-2014Source: Christie

Christie®, which introduced the  world’s first DLP® simulation projection system with LED illumination, is on the road again bringing its simulation display solutions to Dayton, Ohio, on October 8. Register by Oct 3 at http://www.christiedigital.com/simroadshow-pr. At the Christie Sim Roadshow, simulation and defense industry program managers, systems engineers and technical specialists who are exploring solutions to deliver a more... Read more

Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

Metro Life Flight To Test In-Flight Delivery of Plasma

7-Aug-2014Source: Metro Health

The MetroHealth System is part of a study called Prehospital Air Medical Plasma Trial (PAMPer). Individuals experiencing hemorrhagic shock (uncontrolled bleeding) will be given two units of plasma while in the helicopter on the way to the hospital by Metro Life Flight. People in this study will be unable to give informed consent because they... Read more

03-Aug-14 N553CP MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

03-Aug-14 N553CP MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

3-Aug-2014

Emergency field landing at night.  Press suggestion it may have run out of fuel... Read more

Adena Selects MedFlight for Critical Care Air Transport

Adena Selects MedFlight for Critical Care Air Transport

1-Aug-2014Source: Adena Health System

Adena Health System is pleased to announce it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located... Read more

29-Jul-14 N89ZC Hughes 500D Bellefontaine, US-Ohio

29-Jul-14 N89ZC Hughes 500D Bellefontaine, US-Ohio

29-Jul-2014

Helicopter involved in underslung chainsaw operations, cutting back trees for a new bike track.  Helicopter crashed into the trees.  No immediate indication of cause.  Pilot Leo Boucher seriously injured... Read more

Man threatens medical helicopter in Cincinnatti

Man threatens medical helicopter in Cincinnatti

14-Jul-2014Source: Cincinnati.com

Leonard Pflanz, 56, was arrested early Sunday and accused of driving to Mercy West Hospital, yelling at the University of Cincinnati Health Air Care pilot and threatening to shoot at it the next time it flew low over his property, authorities said.  See full story Image: AirCare EC145 based at Cincinnati... Read more

24-Apr-14 N43691 Rotorway Exec 162F Magnetic Springs, US-Ohio

24-Apr-14 N43691 Rotorway Exec 162F Magnetic Springs, US-Ohio

24-Apr-2014

Emergency landing in cornfield, which got set alight and several acres were burned.  Both occupants airlifted to hospital – owner 81-year-old Henry Brecher of Columbus and 50-year-old Todd Cramer of Dublin.... Read more

31-Mar-14 Eurocopter EC130 Chillicothe, US-Ohio

31-Mar-14 Eurocopter EC130 Chillicothe, US-Ohio

31-Mar-2014

EMS helicopter AOG on scene at night, blocking highway... Read more

Mercy Health System ending 20-year partnership with UTMC

Mercy Health System ending 20-year partnership with UTMC

20-Mar-2014Source: Toledo Blade

Mercy, which owns and operates the Critical Care Transport Network helicopters, has informed UTMC, the former Medical College of Ohio, that it will not renew the partnership agreement that expires at the end of this month – See full story... Read more

07-Mar-14 N761P Sikorsky S76C+ Bucyrus, US-Ohio

07-Mar-14 N761P Sikorsky S76C+ Bucyrus, US-Ohio

7-Mar-2014

Engine fire forced Cleveland Clinic helicopter to make emergency landing.... Read more

Greenpeace duped Stratus Helicopters when hiring R44

Greenpeace duped Stratus Helicopters when hiring R44

6-Mar-2014Source: WCPO

Greenpeace duped Stratus Helicopters into flying a photographer and videographer over the group’s protest at Procter & Gamble headquarters Tuesday... Read more

13-Nov-13 N556CP MD Helicopters 500E Grandview, US-Ohio

13-Nov-13 N556CP MD Helicopters 500E Grandview, US-Ohio

13-Nov-2013

Emergency landing in sports field.  Mechanic called and problem solved... Read more

Oldest USAF CV-22 Osprey retired to museum

Oldest USAF CV-22 Osprey retired to museum

3-Nov-2013Source: NW Florida Daily News

The future of the 12-year-old CV-22 Osprey lies at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio  See full story... Read more

MedFlight of Ohio uses American Eurocopter safety prize well

MedFlight of Ohio uses American Eurocopter safety prize well

24-Oct-2013Source: American Eurocopter

One year ago, MedFlight of Ohio was awarded the 2012 American EurocopterVision Zero Aviation Safety Award, a $10,000 prize given to assist the winning air medical transport program with developing safety initiatives. MedFlight has put its prize to good use expanding its library of Safety Stories, a collection of online videos designed to serve as discussion points for air... Read more

University of Cincinnati Medical Center to build new base for Air Care 3

University of Cincinnati Medical Center to build new base for Air Care 3

2-Oct-2013Source: Cincinnati.com

The hospital will not identify the location of the new base, on which a hangar will be constructed, until the deal is finalized see full story... Read more

MedFlight to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County

MedFlight to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County

2-Sep-2013Source: MedFlight

MedFlight, the region’s long-standing non-profit air and ground medical transportation service, is pleased to announce plans to base a medical helicopter in Fayette County. MedFlight and the Fayette County Commissioners have come to an agreement to locate MedFlight 9 on Highway 435 near I-71, just south of the Tanger Outlet Mall. According to Tony Anderson,... Read more

East Liverpool flight nurse honored by Air Evac Lifeteam

East Liverpool flight nurse honored by Air Evac Lifeteam

25-Aug-2013Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

Bruce Champ, flight nurse for the East Liverpool Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company’s 2013 Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year award. Champ’s region consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee. The Flight Nurse of the Year is presented to the nurse... Read more

Miami Valley Hospital expands CareFlight for premature babies

Miami Valley Hospital expands CareFlight for premature babies

10-May-2013Source: The Business Journal

New technology has prompted Miami Valley Hospital to expand its CareFlight service to help transport a very vulnerable population: premature babies.(See Full Story)... Read more

Air Evac celebrates year of service in Licking County

Air Evac celebrates year of service in Licking County

29-Apr-2013Source: Newark Advocate

In its first year of service for Licking County, the helicopters of Air Evac Lifeteam 107 made more than 200 flights and were requested for service more than 460 times. (See Full Story)... Read more

Two Columbus Police helicopters cleared to fly after safety audit

Two Columbus Police helicopters cleared to fly after safety audit

22-Apr-2013Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Two Columbus police helicopters have been cleared to fly after an outside audit did not uncover any safety concerns, a commander said yesterday.  (See full story)... Read more

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

15-Apr-2013Source: Portsmouth-Dailytimes

The Healthnet 4/Medflight 7 airbase located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville recently received a new, larger helicopter to serve the air medical needs of the community (see full story).... Read more

15-Apr-13 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Highland Heights, US-Ohio

15-Apr-13 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Highland Heights, US-Ohio

15-Apr-2013

Precautionary landing and maintenance team called out after unexpected torque split... Read more

Columbus Police ground helicopter fleet

Columbus Police ground helicopter fleet

5-Apr-2013Source: ABC6

Columbus police helicopters are grounded while they are inspected and maintenance records are checked. Police were ready to sell one of the choppers when they discovered “gaps” in the maintenance records (see full story).... Read more

Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, has begun its new hospital-based air medical transport program with the purchase of a Eurocopter EC145 from American Eurocopter. Dubbed “Monarch 1,” the new aircraft was placed into service in February allowing Nationwide Children’s neonatal and pediatric transport team to initiate critical care services sooner. Based at The Ohio... Read more

ProMedica Air purchases second EC135

ProMedica Air purchases second EC135

24-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

ProMedica Air is adding a new EC135 P2e to its fleet. The aircraft is slated to go into service in April 2013, joining ProMedica Air’s Toledo, Ohio-based EC135 and BO105. “ProMedica Air looks forward to the addition of a second EC135 to our fleet,” said ProMedica Transportation Network Administrative Director, Jack Morasch. “The EC135 format... Read more

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

24-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in... Read more

MedFlight of Ohio wins 2012 Vision Zero aviation safety award

MedFlight of Ohio wins 2012 Vision Zero aviation safety award

24-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is proud to announce that MedFlight of Ohio has won the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, topping the list of a record 25 nominees. MedFlight representatives were presented with the award and a $10,000 check by Anthony DiNota, American Eurocopter Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, during the AMTC Community... Read more

Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

24-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

The first of two new American Eurocopter EC145s are now in service for Air Care & Mobile Care, which serves Cincinnati’s University Hospital, West Chester Hospital in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati region. Air Care purchased the new aircraft at Heli-Expo 2012 to upgrade its fleet of BK117 helicopters, which it had flown for... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam to add base at Ironton

Air Evac Lifeteam to add base at Ironton

15-Oct-2012Source: WSAZ

Residents in Lawrence County, Ohio will soon have an air ambulance helicopter to call their own. (see full story)... Read more

Buyer wins suit over defective ex-police helicopter

Buyer wins suit over defective ex-police helicopter

21-Sep-2012Source: Columbus Dispatch

Purchaser awarded C$380,000 in damages against City of Columbus over  faults in a helicopter they sold in 2009. (see full story) HeliHub.com research suggests (but NOT confirmed) that the aircraft was serial 0540E, sold ex FAA registration N553CR to Canada in 2009 and first registered to Versatile Helicopters as C-FZHS.  It has since been sold... Read more

Ohio – New EC145 joins UC Health Air Care

Ohio – New EC145 joins UC Health Air Care

18-Sep-2012Source: UC Health

Painted bright UC red and black, a new, state-of-the-art EC145 helicopter is joining the UC Health Air Care and Mobile Care fleet providing advanced transport medicine to the Tristate. The new helicopter will replace one of Air Care’s current BK117 helicopters and be stationed at UC Health University Hospital. A second, identical EC145 will arrive... Read more

TransDigm acquires Aero-Instruments

TransDigm acquires Aero-Instruments

18-Sep-2012Source: TransDigm Group

TransDigm Group Incorporated(NYSE: TDG) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Aero-Instruments Co., LLC (Aero or the Company), for approximately $35 million in cash.  Aero, located in Cleveland, Ohio, employs approximately 60 people and has been a supplier of proprietary, highly engineered components to the aerospace industry since 1925. Aero designs and manufactures highly engineered air data sensors... Read more

14-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

14-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

15-Jun-2012

Emergency landing in school field after chip light illuminated... Read more

05-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

05-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

5-Jun-2012

Precautionary landing in public park after warning light illuminated... Read more

Sheriff pleased with results after disposing of helicopters

Sheriff pleased with results after disposing of helicopters

4-Jun-2012Source: Marietta Times

Last January the Washington County Sheriff’s Office transferred its two Vietnam-era helicopters to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, citing expected repairs to the birds and a lack of benefits from the program. (see full story)... Read more

New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

11-Apr-2012Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned air ambulance provider serving rural America, has opened a new base in Licking County. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities, and the new base will serve the community of Cambridge. The base opened on March 15 and... Read more

Columbus Police order new MD500E, option on another

Columbus Police order new MD500E, option on another

20-Feb-2012Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has announced that the City of Columbus, Ohio has ordered an MD 500E for delivery in 2012 and an option for a second aircraft to be delivered in 2013. This purchase represents the thirteenth and fourteenth MD 500E in active service in accordance... Read more

Air Care of Cincinnati selects EC145 – needs “two, possibly three”

Air Care of Cincinnati selects EC145 – needs “two, possibly three”

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter has announced that Air Care, which serves Cincinnati’s University Hospital and West Chester Hospital in Butler County, has chosen the EC145 to upgrade its fleet of BK-117 helicopters. Since its inception in 1984, the Air Care flight team has completed more than 28,000 accident-free patient care flight missions. They currently... Read more

27-Dec-11 N319AE Bell 206L4 Columbiana, US-Ohio

27-Dec-11 N319AE Bell 206L4 Columbiana, US-Ohio

27-Dec-2011

Helicopter made precautionary landing in soccer field beside the Upper Room Fellowship church due to poor weather on ferry flight back to base after dropping patient at hospital.  Landing site was soggy ground and helicopter started to sink, thus hovered short distance to parking lot and then ground handled to covered area... Read more

10-Dec-11 N164CF Eurocopter AS365N2 Dayton, US-Ohio

10-Dec-11 N164CF Eurocopter AS365N2 Dayton, US-Ohio

10-Dec-2011

Emergency landing due to mechanical issue.  Upon inspection by the mechanic, a clogged left hydraulic filter was found which had made the collective feel stiff. After replacement, the aircraft was returned to service.... Read more

CAMTS accreditation for two Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Ohio

CAMTS accreditation for two Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Ohio

17-Oct-2011Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

The Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Chillicothe and Portsmouth have received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services. The accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is now... Read more

13-Sep-11 N625CF Eurocopter AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

13-Sep-11 N625CF Eurocopter AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

13-Sep-2011

On final approach to Miami Valley Hospital’s south helipad, the aircraft struck a bird. The pilot continued with his landing. The aircraft was inspected and no damage was found. It was returned to service.... Read more

Cleveland Clinic to relocate S76 from Medina Hospital to new Twinsburg Family Center

Cleveland Clinic to relocate S76 from Medina Hospital to new Twinsburg Family Center

11-Aug-2011

The Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center which opened July 25 is situated on 86 acres of land and affords a greater buffer between the helipad and its surrounding neighbors than did Medina Hospital.  (full story)... Read more

Ohio’s University Air Care limits night flights until NVG is installed

Ohio’s University Air Care limits night flights until NVG is installed

11-Aug-2011Source: WLWT

The helicopters will still be able to fly to airports and hospital helipads in the dark, flights that do not require NVG use. (full story) University Air Care operates BK117s from two bases in Ohio... Read more

Ohio: Life Air evolves into Air Evac

Ohio: Life Air evolves into Air Evac

10-Aug-2011Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

Air Evac Lifeteam Senior Director of Base Operations Andy Arthurs said the decision to change the Life Air name to Air Evac Lifeteam was a move to make operations more efficient and create a unified, larger and more cohesive team in Ohio. (Full story)... Read more

Lucas County Port authority leases hangar to ProMedica Air

Lucas County Port authority leases hangar to ProMedica Air

4-Aug-2011

Lucas County Port Authority directors approved leasing a Toledo Express Airport hangar to ProMedica to house its air-ambulance helicopters despite an objection from an airport business that maintains that it — and not the port authority — owns the hangar.  (Full story)... Read more

04-Aug-11 N135AN Eurocopter EC135P2 Marysville, US-Ohio

04-Aug-11 N135AN Eurocopter EC135P2 Marysville, US-Ohio

4-Aug-2011

Crew found bullet hole in aircraft and remains of bullet inside, under the cabin floor.  Unsure of location of occurrence, helicopter grounded at Marysville... Read more

18-Jul-11 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Cleveland, US-Ohio

18-Jul-11 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Cleveland, US-Ohio

18-Jul-2011

Smoke started to appear out of the aft air conditioning vents inflight. Safe... Read more

02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

02-Jul-11 N117UC Eurocopter BK117 Cincinatti, US-Ohio

2-Jul-2011

Birdstrike, unscheduled landing and no damage was found... Read more

Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

24-Jun-2011Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, Inc. recently completed two major STC programs on the Eurocopter EC130 selected by Medflight Ohio (Columbus) to replace a mixed and aging fleet. The first two completed aircraft were delivered to Medflight Ohio, on June 6th where Metro Aviation, Inc. will serve as the operator, replacing Omniflight Helicopters as the Operator. Following crew... Read more

19-Jun-11 Sikorsky HH-60M Turtlecreek Township, US-Ohio

19-Jun-11 Sikorsky HH-60M Turtlecreek Township, US-Ohio

19-Jun-2011

Precautionary landing after problem with one engine... Read more

17-Jun-11 Sikorsky UH-60 Massillon, US-Ohio

17-Jun-11 Sikorsky UH-60 Massillon, US-Ohio

17-Jun-2011

Emergency landing after smoke in cockpit.... Read more

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