Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been contracted through Australian partner Kestrel Aviation, for a third S64E Aircrane heli-tanker to support firefighting efforts in the State of Victoria, Australia. In total, Erickson has six Aircranes currently working in the country. “We are proud to help protect the lives and homes… Read more »
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced that Australian Helicopters will operate Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) in six AgustaAW-139 aircraft as part of the Ambulance Victoria Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contract awarded in 2014. Safe Flight’s PDS is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified under… Read more »
Recent visitors to Victoria International Airport will have noticed a massive silver-and-blue hangar on the west side of the airfield. At 215,280 square feet, the new building’s floor area is larger than three soccer fields. See Full Story
This order follows Australian Helicopters announcement in late April of the contract win. Five AW139s are needed, the sixth is assumed for maintenance cover. AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the signature of a contract for AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters that will be operated for Ambulance Victoria under a 10 year agreement to… Read more »
Following a competitive tender process, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria. The agreement will see the supply of new state-of-the-art AgustaWestland AW-139 twin engine helicopters and includes a dedicated back-up aircraft to maintain services when heavy aircraft… Read more »
Air Ambulance Victoria has marked its 50th year of flying patients in critical life-threatening emergencies with a special celebration at Essendon Airport. Over 100 people attended, including Minister for Health David Davis, Ambulance Victoria CEO Greg Sassella, past patients and their families, past and current staff including flight paramedics, pilots, navigators and members from emergency… Read more »
A Department of Planning and Community Development review of helicopter landing sites wants to ease the requirements for operators. The review suggests a permit should not be required where the hours of helicopter operation and frequency are limited and where there is a one-kilometre setback from a sensitive use.Â (Full story)Â Photo shows the Twelve… Read more »
The technology was introduced to the Air Wing in August last year and has already helped 14 police pilots acquire extensive training.Â Constable Steven Potter said pilots were required to undergo a three-hour training session every 28 days.
Ballarat residents will have better access to air ambulance services under a re-elected Brumby Labor Government, with Health Minister Daniel Andrews today announcing plans to provide $10 million to establish a helipad on top of a new carpark at Ballarat Base Hospital. â€œEach week, 1000 more Victorians turn 65, thatâ€™s why the Brumby Labor Government… Read more »
The Minister of Transport has demanded that airport management “take immediate steps to improve the way it engages nearby communities and responds to their concerns about safety and noise”.Â Helo ops look threatened, which would be high impact to the industry as many are based here.
South-west Victoriaâ€™s emergency air ambulance has responded to over 160 critical medical emergencies, hospital transfers and rescues in its first year, Premier John Brumby said today. At the south-west helicopterâ€™s hanger in Warrnambool, Mr Brumby was joined by Health Minister Daniel Andrews for the first anniversary of its service, cutting a cake to mark the… Read more »