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HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, announced an order for one EC145e helicopter from Metro Aviation as part of the program’s latest fleet expansion. Metro expects to deliver the light-to-medium twin helicopter from its Shreveport-based completion center in the summer of 2020. “HealthNet Aeromedical Services and our sponsoring academic… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Mar-19

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

Tunnelton’s new helipad was opened this past weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 50 by 50 foot concrete helipad was made possible by the donations of the community. The project in total came to $14,680, reports The Preston County News and Journal. Tadd Rankin, president of the Tunnelton Community Ambulance Service, donated his… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Terra Alta helipad projects wins verbal support

Terra Alta helipad projects wins verbal support

The Preston County Board of Education gave permission to Danny Bainbridge of PVE Sheffler, a firm hired to assess and develop town improvement projects in Terra Alta, to seek funding to build a helipad for medical emergencies at Terra Alta’s East Preston School. See Full Story

Source: Preston County, 29-Jan-16

Air Evac Lifeteam closes Parkersburg base

Air Evac Lifeteam closes Parkersburg base

Parkersburg loses an air ambulance base, but will remain partners with the company. See Full Story

Source: The News Center, 17-Sep-15

24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

24-hour medical helicopter facility built at Greenbrier Valley Airport

Each day the number of medical emergency calls varies for HealthNet Aeromedical Services at Greenbrier Valley Airport. For each flight, a nurse, paramedic and pilot must respond. After accepting a call, the helicopter can be airborne within 12 minutes. See Full Story

Source: WVVA, 03-Sep-15

Air Evac Lifeteam opens Beckley base in West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam opens Beckley base in West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a fifth base in West Virginia. See Full Story

Source: wvva, 08-Jan-15

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County Commissioners renewed the county’s contract renewal for medical helicopter services with AirEvac Sept. 23 see full story

Source: Tyler Star, 03-Oct-14

Helicopter pilot files suit over sexual harassment retaliation

Helicopter pilot files suit over sexual harassment retaliation

James M. Laubach filed a lawsuit against Air Methods Corp., Healthnet Aeromedical Services, Healthnet Aeromedical Services Inc. and Keith Fletcher, citing retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint.  See full story  File photo of Healthnet EC145

Source: WV Record, 13-Mar-14

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Tyler County Commission signs deal with Air Evac

Tyler County Commission signs deal with Air Evac

Following the Tyler County Commission meeting, the cost of Air Evac services will be eliminated for all county residents who receive life flight transportation from Tyler County or any surrounding county  See full story

Source: Tyler Star News, 15-Oct-13

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29-Jul-13 N31HM MD Helicopters MD500D Smithfield, US-West Virginia

Force landing – serious damage after it fell onto its side in wooded area, tail separate from boom

29-Jul-13

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12-Jun-13 N7057H Hughes TH-55 Morgantown, US-West Virginia

Force landing after contacting powerlines during crop spraying operation

12-Jun-13

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Uniflight win US Park Police maintenance contract

Uniflight win US Park Police maintenance contract

Uniflight LLC of Grand Prairie Texas is very pleased to announce the award of a contract by the US Department of the Interior for Helicopter maintenance services in support of the U.S. Park Police. The contract awarded to Uniflight is for one base year and four additional option years.  The contract is for the maintenance… Read more »

Source: Uniflight LLC, 24-Apr-13

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18-Apr-13 N137HN Eurocopter EC130B4 Huntington, US-West Virginia

Laser strike in cruise with patient on board.  No detrimental effect to mission or crew on board  

18-Apr-13

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Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

Cabell Huntington Hospital and HealthNet Aeromedical Services today unveiled a new aircraft with features to enhance the care of patients who are transported to and from the hospital by air. The new helicopter is a Eurocopter EC-130 that includes more space for patient care and the latest technology to aid flight nurses and crew members…. Read more »

Source: Cabell Huntington Hospital, 20-Mar-13

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Carilion Clinic adds third helicopter – an EC135 with Med-Trans

Carilion Clinic adds third helicopter – an EC135 with Med-Trans

Carilion Clinic will add a third helicopter to its fleet of medical aircraft serving southwest and central Virginia and sections of West Virginia and North Carolina.  The helicopter, called Carilion Life-Guard 12, will be based in the Rockbridge County area. Its presence will further extend Carilion’s ability to serve the region, which includes Allegheny County,… Read more »

Source: Carilion Clinic, 03-Feb-12

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16-Jan-12 N59479 Bell 206B Comfort, US-West Virginia

Emergency landing made, pilot and passenger then evacuated the helicopter hurriedly.

16-Jan-12

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HealthNet celebrates 25 years in West Virginia

HealthNet celebrates 25 years in West Virginia

Small spaces and high speeds are a normal part of Becky Oakley’s day.  The program director for HealthNet’s Charleston and Beckley service areas, Oakley oversees the emergency helicopter service that has transported more than 600,000 people since its start in 1986.

Source: Gazette Mail, 16-May-11

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17-Mar-11 N555FP Robinson R44 Petersburg, US-West Virginia

Lost control during ramp area manoeuvring.

17-Mar-11

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HealthNet adds EC130 in West Virginia

HealthNet adds EC130 in West Virginia

The new airborne emergency medical service is a joint effort by HealthNet Aeromedical Services, West Virginia University Hospitals, WVUH-East and Air Methods.  The EC130 is based at Eastern Regional Airport

10-Jan-11

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30-Oct-10 N765WH MD Helicopters MD369E Thomas, US-West Virginia (1F)

The helicopter was flying for the Wing County Power Line Services. 4POB, 1 fatal (later named as Gary L. Bland, 52, from Georgia) and 3 to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries

30-Oct-10

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MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters and Allegheny LifeFlight at AMTC 2010

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) joined with Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Allegheny General Hospital’s LifeFlight had on display its MD Explorer which they use to provide regional emergency helicopter and critical care ground transportation services for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 20-Oct-10

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HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced that HeatlhNet Aeromedical, long-time customer and program with aircraft operated by Air Methods, continues to expand its operations utilizing the company’s industry leading helicopters. HealthNet has already placed an EC135 and an EC145 into service this year and it has further expansion planned for the fourth quarter…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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Potomac Valley Hospital dedicates helipad

Potomac Valley Hospital dedicates helipad

The helipad behind Potomac Valley Hospital, which got its first use when 3-year-old Jacob VanPelt was flown out to Morgantown after being mauled by a dog in April, was officially dedicated recently as the Guy Arnold Helipad.

Source: News Tribune, 16-Aug-10

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Air Methods seeks to move Hagerstown base to Martinsburg

Air Methods seeks to move Hagerstown base to Martinsburg

Air Methods, has been in negotiations with West Virginia’s air medical service to provide service out of Martinsburg after commencing service from Hagerstown Regional Airport last fall.  No deal has yet been struck

Source: Herald Mail, 21-Jul-10

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First EC145 goes into service for HealthNet Aeromedical

American Eurocopter announced today that HealthNet Aeromedical has placed its first EC145 into service. The aircraft, which was ordered in August of 2009, joins a fleet of eight other Eurocopter helicopters that include three EC135s and five AS350s. The EC145 will be based at HealthNet’s Morgantown, West Virginia facilities. HealthNet has been a Eurocopter customer… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 26-May-10

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HealthNet Unveils New Helicopter

The new Eurocopter EC135 has been completed by Metro Aviation

Source: WBOY, 27-Apr-10

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Air Evac Lifeteam add base at New Martinsville, West Virginia

Air Evac Lifeteam add base at New Martinsville, West Virginia

Air Evac opened up its new facility on the grounds of Wetzel County Hospital over the weekend.

Source: WBOY channel 12, 23-Mar-10

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18-Feb-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky MH-60S Greenbrier Valley Apt, US-West Virginia

18-Feb-10

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Air Evac Signs Lease With Wetzel County

Air Evac Signs Lease With Wetzel County

Air Evac will be relocating its local base of operations to Wetzel County Hospital. The Wetzel County Commission and Wetzel County Building Authority executed a lease with the emergency air transportation company Dec. 8

Source: Wetzel Chronicle, 17-Dec-09

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Wood County officials looking to refurbish sheriff’s helicopter

Wood County officials looking to refurbish sheriff’s helicopter

Wood County Sheriff’s Department officials said they have applied for a $95,000 grant to refurbish the department’s helicopter.  Wood is the only county in the state that has a helicopter as part of its sheriff’s department.

Source: News and Sentinel, 09-Dec-09

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FAA in Keyser to inspect new helipad at Potomac Valley Hospital

Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration were in Keyser Thursday to inspect the new helipad at Potomac Valley Hospital.

Source: Mineral Daiy News Tribune, 05-Nov-09

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American Eurocopter delivers new EC135 and EC145 to HealthNet Aeromedical Services

American Eurocopter delivers new EC135 and EC145 to HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., will soon expand its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters by taking delivery of its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered on Nov. 6 and will enter service next March.

Source: American Eurocopter, 28-Oct-09

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Metro Aviation to complete air medical EC135 and EC145 for Healthnet

Metro Aviation, Inc. has been awarded a completion contract to finish two air medically configured helicopters for HealthNet Aeromedical Services based in Charleston, West Virginia. HealthNet, a longtime air medical provider, will receive the new EC135 and EC145 as additions to their current operating fleet.

Source: RotorNews, 14-Oct-09

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HealthNet Orders New EC135 and First EC145 for Air Medical Operations

HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., Is again expanding its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters, ordering its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Source: American Eurocopter, 14-Aug-09

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24-Jun-09 N106HN Eurocopter AS350 Morgantown, US-West Virginia

24-Jun-09 N106HN Eurocopter AS350 Morgantown, US-West Virginia

24-Jun-09

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18-Jun-09 N314AE Bell B206 nr Greenwood, US-West Virginia

18-Jun-09 N314AE Bell B206 nr Greenwood, US-West Virginia

18-Jun-09

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Air Evac Lifeteam Wheeling Base Receives Accreditation

Source: State Journal, 22-Apr-09

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