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Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil has received £700,000 by the Welsh Government for a new helipad. The old helipad was unsuitable for night flights, reports ITV. The new development will allow for 24 hour care for all patients. The new helipad is hoped to be completed by March 2017.
The BBC is today reporting that Cardiff Heliport has new operators, with Roy Steptoe and Hugh Evans having signed a 50-year lease. Mr Steptoe is the owner of Caernarfon Airport at the opposite end of Wales, and also owns fixed wing operator Air Caernarfon and North Wales Air Academy. Mr Evans owns an Agusta-Bell JetRanger… Read more »
A number of hospitals in Wales have existing helicopter landing sites but only three currently support 24-hour-a-day landings – Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor; Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, in Rhyl and Morriston Hospital, in Swansea. The £180,000 investment announced today means helicopter landing sites, which have already been cleared for day landings, will become available for night… Read more »
Patriot Aerospace has announced the acquisition of Cardiff-based commercial helicopterÂ charter specialist Veritair Aviation. The deal, which underlines Patriotâ€™s determination to form a credible UK alternative toÂ the foreign owned companies currently dominating the commercial helicopter sector,Â sees Sir Peter Rigbyâ€™s aviation group acquire a significant majority share in the CardiffÂ Heliport operator. Enabling Patriotâ€™s expansion to incorporate police… Read more »
Patriot Aerospace, 18-Apr-12
Life-saving search and rescue helicopter crews from RAF Valley will halt night time rescues while new crews are trained up.Â The Ministry of Defence has announced a six week suspension to night shifts by 22 Squadron, with cover provided by neighbouring basesÂ RAF Valley will close overnight from 15 November until 31 December.
Daily Post, 05-Nov-09
A teenager who endangered the lives of a police helicopter crew by shining a laser pen at the aircraft has apologised in person to them.