Ems News

LifeNet of New York Relocates to Westernville

LifeNet of New York Relocates to Westernville

1-Mar-2024Source: Air Methods

LifeNet 7-14 announced its official relocation from its sister location in Watertown, NY to Westernville, NY—where life-saving service continues to the Mohawk Valley region and beyond. The LifeNet team partnered with the Town of Western and the Fire Company to break ground on the new location in October 2023. The newly built helicopter pad, hangar,... Read more

DRF Luftrettung Mission Statistics 2023

DRF Luftrettung Mission Statistics 2023

29-Feb-2024Source: DRF Luftrettung

In 2023, numerous patients benefited from rapid rescue from the air: DRF Luftrettung helicopters and aircraft were alerted a total of 36,413 times to provide seriously ill or injured people with highly professional medical assistance as quickly as possible. Last year, DRF Luftrettung helicopters were called out on 28,191 emergency missions and 7,857 intensive care... Read more

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

28-Feb-2024

As the first HEMS operator in Europe, DRF Luftrettung plans to introduce the “Powered Aero Loader” (PAL)™ developed by HeliMods on its H145 helicopters. The PAL™ is an electro-hydraulic stretcher loading system operated at the push of a button, which allows rapid loading and unloading of ambulance stretchers into rescue helicopters. Furthermore, both parties are... Read more

LifeFlight Australia to add another three AW139s

LifeFlight Australia to add another three AW139s

28-Feb-2024Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia has expanded its fleet of helicopters to meet increasing demand and to provide more emergency aeromedical care to Queenslanders. Leonardo and LifeFlight announced three new AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters this week at HAI Heli-Expo in California. The helicopters, expected to arrive later in the year, will provide emergency medical services and search and rescue response... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services orders four Airbus H135s

HealthNet Aeromedical Services orders four Airbus H135s

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, will soon expand its all-Airbus fleet with the addition of four H135 helicopters. As one of the largest hospital-based air medical programmes in the country, the helicopters will be used to serve adult, pediatric and neonatal patients across the state of West Virginia. “HealthNet has been a... Read more

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus at the HAI Heli-Expo, currently taking place at Anaheim Convention Center, California. The framework agreement will include up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to... Read more

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

German helicopter emergency medical services operator DRF Luftrettung and Airbus Helicopters have announced orders for up to ten H145 helicopters (seven firm orders, three options). “It is the mission of DRF Luftrettung to continuously improve medical care for people in need. With the new order of ten additional H145s, we continue to ensure the optimal service for our patients by... Read more

Hughes launches ZK Routes – low-level IFR airways for heli ops

Hughes launches ZK Routes – low-level IFR airways for heli ops

26-Feb-2024

Hughes Aerospace, a leading innovator in aviation navigation technology, is proud to announce the successful development and implementation of ZK routes, the first-of-its-kind low-level IFR airways designed specifically for helicopter operations. In collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Hughes has spearheaded the creation of these routes to enhance safety and efficiency for helicopter pilots... Read more

National EMS Pilot Association celebrates 40 years of service

National EMS Pilot Association celebrates 40 years of service

26-Feb-2024Source: NEMSPA

The National EMS Pilot Association (NEMSPA) proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of dedication to advancing the professionalism, safety, and advocacy of Air Medical Pilots nationwide. Founded in 1984, NEMSPA has played a pivotal role in shaping the Air Medical Transport industry, championing excellence and ensuring the highest standards of patient care for... Read more

Metro returns to Anaheim with EC145C2e from Benefis Mercy Flight

Metro returns to Anaheim with EC145C2e from Benefis Mercy Flight

26-Feb-2024Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation will be at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim on February 27-29 at Booth #2922. This year’s booth will feature an EC145C2e from Benefis Mercy Flight. The aircraft marks the first EMS aircraft in Metro’s fleet to be outfitted with the Axnes PNG Wireless Intercom Extension system, allowing flight crews to maintain continuous communication even when... Read more

Metro to attend Mil2Civ Workshop, Career Fair

Metro to attend Mil2Civ Workshop, Career Fair

23-Feb-2024Source: Metro Aviation

According to The Washington Post, 77 percent of job seekers consider a company’s culture when applying, and employee retention is more challenging than ever.  Lucky for Metro Aviation, they have several employees with 20 to 30 years at the company and new applications every day. Director of HR Britney Ratcliff contributes much of Metro’s hiring success... Read more

Southwest Technical College selects Air Methods online programs

Southwest Technical College selects Air Methods online programs

22-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Southwest Technical College has selected Air Methods Ascend’s Critical Care Review and EMS Review online programs to integrate into the curriculum for students in their public safety programs. Located in Cedar City, UT, Southwest Technical College is a local, accredited technical college that... Read more

PHI celebrates 75 years

PHI celebrates 75 years

21-Feb-2024Source: PHI

PHI, a leader in global helicopter services, is proud and honored to celebrate its 75-year anniversary in 2024. Founded in Lafayette, La., in 1949, Petroleum Bell Helicopters—later to be renamed Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. and known today as PHI Group, Inc.—established itself as a leader in helicopter transportation for seismic crews exploring for oil and gas... Read more

Rotor-Lift to partner Toll Group on Tasmanian EMS tender

Rotor-Lift to partner Toll Group on Tasmanian EMS tender

21-Feb-2024Source: Rotor-Lift

Tasmanian helicopter company Rotor-Lift will partner with Toll Group as part of its tender to continue supplying emergency helicopter services to the Tasmanian Government. Rotor-Lift Chief Executive Officer Susan Stanley said the business was proud to be working with Toll Aviation, an experienced emergency helicopter service operator, to complement and strengthen Rotor-Lift’s local expertise and... Read more

NAS Key West recognized with SAR award

NAS Key West recognized with SAR award

19-Feb-2024Source: Naval Air Station

Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West was recognized as the 2023 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Model Manager Aviation Unit of the Year during a SAR Symposium held aboard Naval Base Coronado. The Marlin SAR team at NAS Key West consists of 57 personnel: eleven officers, ten enlisted aircrew and corpsmen,... Read more

French military awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

French military awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

16-Feb-2024Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) and Tactical mission operational training and support, is pleased to announce the award of a multi-year contract by French Ministry of Armed Forces Command to provide virtual SAR, Tactical, Aerial Use of Force/Gunnery , and NVIS simulation and training support services... Read more

106th Rescue Wing Takes Top Prize at Air Force Rescue Competition

106th Rescue Wing Takes Top Prize at Air Force Rescue Competition

15-Feb-2024Source: US Air Force

The 101st Rescue Squadron, assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, won the Top Squadron award at a competition for combat search and rescue, also known as CSAR, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, November 2023. The 101st Rescue Squadron competed against six other squadrons from across the... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue welcomes 26 new doctors

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue welcomes 26 new doctors

15-Feb-2024Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

They have been flipped upside down, blindfolded and experienced a simulated crash in the middle of the night – all to become an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor. There are 26 new graduates from LifeFlight Australia’s specialist training academy in Brisbane, set to join aeromedical crews across the state. While some of the latest... Read more

CareFlight 5 Flight Paramedic celebrates two big milestones

CareFlight 5 Flight Paramedic celebrates two big milestones

14-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

While the new year is a time for looking forward, the emergency air medical team at CareFlight 5 in Santa Fe is reflecting on the accomplishments of one of their own. Flight Paramedic Cory Myers recently celebrated two important milestones—15 years in the profession and 1,400 air medical transport flights. “I look back at that... Read more

Yates County EMS selects Air Methods Ascend’s online programs

Yates County EMS selects Air Methods Ascend’s online programs

13-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Yates County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online programs to provide additional training for its emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics. Located in the Finger Lakes Region of the State of New York, midway between Pennsylvania and Lake Ontario,... Read more

Cambridge Design Technology help promote Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Cambridge Design Technology help promote Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

12-Feb-2024Source: Cambridge Design Technology

Cambridge– and Suffolk-based CAD and product design specialists Cambridge Design Technology (CDT) have just delivered their latest pro bono charitable project. The project involved the creation of large, detailed, scale replica models of the new fleet aircraft to be used by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT), the Augusta Westland AW169, twin-engine helicopter. To create... Read more

eVTOL carries out casualty evacuation

eVTOL carries out casualty evacuation

12-Feb-2024

The BETA Technologies ALIA team waited and watched as an HH-60W Jolly Green II dropped in fast to the clearing beside them deep within the Eglin range Jan. 11, 2023. As soon as it touched down, Air Force special mission aviators were out the helicopter’s side door carrying a casualty on a stretcher. The BETA... Read more

Bristow Takes Step Towards Next Generation of SAR Services in Ireland

Bristow Takes Step Towards Next Generation of SAR Services in Ireland

8-Feb-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), marking a significant step towards the next generation of Coast Guard search and rescue aviation services in Ireland. “Gaining an... Read more

STARS completes first ever neonatal transport in Saskatchewan

STARS completes first ever neonatal transport in Saskatchewan

7-Feb-2024Source: STARS

A Saskatchewan newborn baby needing critical care was recently helped by STARS as the organization completed its first ever helicopter neonatal intensive care transport in Saskatchewan. A major accomplishment for STARS, the new equipment used in the mission received approval late last year, and when the need arose in December 2023, STARS crews were able... Read more

GoAERO Launches $2M+ emergency response aerial technology competition

GoAERO Launches $2M+ emergency response aerial technology competition

7-Feb-2024Source: GoAERO

Today, at the Vertical Flight Society’s 2024 Transformative Vertical Flight conference, GoAERO announced the launch of its three-year, global competition – the GoAERO Prize, which aims to inspire the creation of portable, versatile and autonomy-enabled Emergency Response Flyers. Throughout the competition, teams will compete for more than $2 million in total prizes. The competition is a global call to... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Celebrates Launch of 200th Landing Site

Devon Air Ambulance Celebrates Launch of 200th Landing Site

6-Feb-2024Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance’s (DAA) Community Landing Site Network has achieved a major milestone launching its 200th Community Landing Site at Tews Lane Playing Field, Fremington. DAA’s extensive network of 200 surveyed landing sites have allowed their aircraft to land in many towns and villages across Devon during the ‘hours of darkness’ enabling their specialist medical crew to... Read more

Dial Partners advises Gama Aviation on SAS acquisition

Dial Partners advises Gama Aviation on SAS acquisition

5-Feb-2024Source: Dial Partners

Dial Partners, Clairfield International’s partner office in London, has advised Gama Aviation Plc on the acquisition of Specialist Aviation Services. The transaction significantly increases the scale of Gama Aviation Plc’s Special Mission strategic business unit. Specialist Aviation Services is one of the leading helicopter special mission operators in the UK, operating and maintaining six Leonardo... Read more

First of eight EMS helipads approved in Bulgaria

First of eight EMS helipads approved in Bulgaria

5-Feb-2024Source: Bulgarian Government

[electronic translation] The first hospital heliport in Sofia is already registered according to the requirements for HEMS. It is located at St. Anne’s UMBAL and will be included in the air medical emergency system. This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Georgi Gvozdeikov, during the presentation of the registration documents at the... Read more

FAA Renews LOX exemption For HAI members flying in EMS

FAA Renews LOX exemption For HAI members flying in EMS

5-Feb-2024Source: FAA

In response to a biennial request from Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA has issued a two-year extension of Exemption 6002, permitting properly trained air ambulance/medical evacuation pilots employed by HAI member companies to remove and reinstall liquid oxygen (LOX) system containers under certain conditions. This extension, titled 6002O, is effective 01 February 2024 and,... Read more

Bulgaria takes delivery of the first of eight A109S Trekkers

Bulgaria takes delivery of the first of eight A109S Trekkers

4-Feb-2024Source: HeliHub.com

The Government of Bulgaria has taken delivery of their first A109S Trekker from Leonardo for a new national air ambulance operation, with the aircraft landing in Sofia on 1st February. The helicopter was then the subject of an official presentation on February 2 in the presence of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov, Health Minister Hristo Hinkov,... Read more

Gama Aviation acquires Specialist Aviation Services

Gama Aviation acquires Specialist Aviation Services

1-Feb-2024Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation Plc (the “Company”) today announces that it has agreed to purchase (the “Purchase”) the business of Specialist Aviation Services Limited (“Specialist”), a helicopter special mission business, as part of a pre-pack acquisition from its appointed administrators. Deal highlights Adds further scale and strength to Gama’s Special Mission strategic business unit (“SBU”) with some... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance announces busiest year

Children’s Air Ambulance announces busiest year

31-Jan-2024Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

The national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has announced 2023 as its busiest year since the vital service started over a decade ago. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a pioneering service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to... Read more

2023 was second busiest year ever for The Air Ambulance Service

2023 was second busiest year ever for The Air Ambulance Service

31-Jan-2024Source: The Air Ambulance Service

Your local air ambulance has announced its second busiest year in 20 years as it responded to 3,803 potentially lifesaving missions throughout 2023. The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) along with the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), have worked tirelessly around the clock over the past year, and despite the continued impact... Read more

Westpac funding retained as Tasmanian Gov takes over air ambulance provision

Westpac funding retained as Tasmanian Gov takes over air ambulance provision

31-Jan-2024Source: Rockliff Liberal Government

The Rockliff Liberal Government has welcomed a new funding agreement with Westpac Banking Corporation to enhance emergency helicopter services that provide life-saving care to the Tasmanian community. The agreement is for an initial term of two years to 2026 and will enable the purchase of specialist equipment, training, and other service enhancing measures to ensure... Read more

Maldives President announces EMS and SAR heli services

Maldives President announces EMS and SAR heli services

30-Jan-2024

President Dr Mohamed Muizzu has decided to introduce safe helicopter flight services in the Maldives. The President made this decision following the Cabinet’s deliberations on a paper submitted by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. The President has decided to mandate ‘Medivac’ and ‘Search and Rescue’ services, utilising twin-engine helicopters to initiate helicopter operations.... Read more

Lufttransport wins Equinor offshore SAR contract with AW139

Lufttransport wins Equinor offshore SAR contract with AW139

25-Jan-2024Source: Lufttransport

Lufttransport RW AS is excited to announce a favourable outcome after a thorough tender process for the SAR AW139 Troll-Oseberg area with Equinor, with operations out from Bergen Airport Flesland. “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Equinor for this service, one of the pillars for emergency preparedness on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).... Read more

LCI launches LCI Analytics

LCI launches LCI Analytics

24-Jan-2024Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company, has launched a new independent division dedicated to high quality advisory, consultancy and research services. LCI Analytics will initially cover mission critical rotorcraft and advanced air mobility operations across sectors including energy, emergency medical services (EMS), and search and rescue (SAR). It will publish regular, in-depth research and forecasts, and... Read more

Gama Aviation acquisition of Specialist Aviation Services making good progress

Gama Aviation acquisition of Specialist Aviation Services making good progress

22-Jan-2024Source: Jeremy Parkin

The CEOs of Gama Aviation and Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) gave an exclusive update with HeliHub.com late yesterday.  Marwan Khalek of Gama Aviation and Luke Farajallah of SAS advised that the process of Gama Aviation acquiring the SAS business is progressing well, and their expectation is that it will be concluded shortly via a pre-pack process. ... Read more

Heli-Expo 2024 Adds Training Course for Air Medical Teams

Heli-Expo 2024 Adds Training Course for Air Medical Teams

22-Jan-2024Source: HAI

As part of a continuous program to improve Professional Education Courses offered at HAI HELI-EXPO®, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the addition of the Air Methods Ascend Advanced Airway Training class with Cadaver Lab at the upcoming show in Anaheim, California. “The air medical crew is a team, and it’s important for... Read more

Omni trains Guyana´s first SAR Rear Crew

Omni trains Guyana´s first SAR Rear Crew

19-Jan-2024Source: Omni Helicopters

Omni Helicopters officially selected six Guyanese nationals to become Search & Rescue (SAR) Rear Crew with additional aviation security roles. The team have commenced training with the primary role as Rear Crew to work as part of the team supporting the SAR Helicopter responding to emergency situations that may result in saving lives and delivering... Read more

Fórsa and Irish Airline Pilots’ Association reach agreement with Bristow

Fórsa and Irish Airline Pilots’ Association reach agreement with Bristow

19-Jan-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland Limited, Fórsa, and the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) have reached an agreement which will enable a smooth transition of all search and rescue (SAR) pilots and technical crew from the current operator to Bristow Ireland Limited. The comprehensive agreement between Bristow Ireland Limited, Fórsa, and IALPA was reached in December and captures... Read more

Santa Barbara County Approves 5-Year Contract with CALSTAR

Santa Barbara County Approves 5-Year Contract with CALSTAR

12-Jan-2024Source: Noozhawk

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a five-year air ambulance services contract with CALSTAR, the company that responds to major-injury incidents and transports patients to local hospitals by helicopter. See Full Story.... Read more

Gama Aviation in discussions to acquire Specialist Aviation Services

Gama Aviation in discussions to acquire Specialist Aviation Services

8-Jan-2024Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation have this morning issued the following statement to the stock market. The Board of Gama Aviation is aware of industry market speculation and confirms that it is in discussions to acquire the business of Specialist Aviation Services Limited (“Specialist”). Specialist is a UK-based provider of helicopter emergency medical services (“HEMS”) and aircraft repairs... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance welcome three new trustees

East Anglian Air Ambulance welcome three new trustees

20-Dec-2023Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to welcome three new trustees to the board, who were appointed in December 2023, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for the 24/7 life-saving service. Marie Sigsworth is a senior director with over 35 years’ experience of Financial Services and more recently the technology... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers First Replacement MH-60T Airframe To US Coast Guard

Sikorsky Delivers First Replacement MH-60T Airframe To US Coast Guard

1-Dec-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), delivered the first of 45 replacement MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter airframes to the U.S. Coast Guard, launching a 10-year program to extend the service life of the Coast Guard’s existing MH-60T fleet, and continue flying life-saving missions into the 2040s. The first MH-60T helicopter to receive the new airframe, consisting... Read more

Nova to deliver mission systems for Bristow AW139 Irish SAR contract

Nova to deliver mission systems for Bristow AW139 Irish SAR contract

30-Nov-2023Source: Nova Systems

Nova Systems announced today it has been awarded a contract by Bristow Ireland Limited as the mission system integrator for Bristow’s six AW189 helicopters supporting the search and rescue on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Nova Systems will use their EASA approved Part 21 Design Organisation in Shannon to act as the mission system... Read more

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

Bell delivers third EMS 429 to Air Zermatt

29-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt. “Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to providing life-saving search-and-rescue missions in a particularly demanding environment in the Swiss Alps, but also their... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance signs for H135 and H145 for Danish contract

Norwegian Air Ambulance signs for H135 and H145 for Danish contract

29-Nov-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance has ordered three H135s and two five-bladed H145s that will be used for life-saving missions in Denmark, following a tender the operator recently won in the country. Moreover, the HEMS operator will take delivery of two new H145s in 2024 to expand their fleet in Norway. “I would like to thank... Read more

Bucher and CARE sign MoU for joint EMS development of in China

Bucher and CARE sign MoU for joint EMS development of in China

29-Nov-2023Source: Bucher Leichtbau

Bucher Leichtbau is proud to announce its collaboration with China Aviation Rescue & Emergency (CARE), marking a significant milestone in the advancement of air rescue capabilities in China. CARE takes a pioneering role in China as the launch customer for Bucher’s AC67 flex equipment, with the potential to place an order for an additional ten... Read more

ASU signs night vision agreement with Skytec for Norwegian Air Ambulance

ASU signs night vision agreement with Skytec for Norwegian Air Ambulance

28-Nov-2023

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 28 years around the world, announced today from European Rotors that they have signed an agreement with Skytec AS for the delivery of 14 new ASU E3 NVGs and five cockpit modifications for the Norwegian... Read more

ÖAMTC Air Rescue continues fleet update with two Airbus H135s

ÖAMTC Air Rescue continues fleet update with two Airbus H135s

28-Nov-2023Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue announced a new contract for two H135s during the third edition of European Rotors. The announcement follows an initial contract for five H135s signed at the end of 2020. “It’s a matter of course for us to constantly develop and improve our fleet so that we can provide our... Read more

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

Bell presenting live B412 firefighting demonstration at European Rotors

24-Nov-2023Source: Bell

For decades, Bell has held an active presence in the European market by acting as a vital partner in providing innovative and high-performing aircraft for customers across the region. With hundreds of commercial aircraft groups, public safety, military, and HEMS customers, Bell continues to make its mark across the region. At this year’s largest rotorcraft-only... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance moves into new Airbase/HQ

Midlands Air Ambulance moves into new Airbase/HQ

23-Nov-2023Source: MAA

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s clinicians and charity staff recently moved into its new combined airbase and headquarters facility establishing a centre of clinical excellence to future-proof its lifesaving service for years to come. The new facility, constructed by Morris Property Group, will help future-proof the advanced pre-hospital emergency service operated by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.... Read more

Air Evac breaks ground on new Mount Vernon hangar

Air Evac breaks ground on new Mount Vernon hangar

23-Nov-2023Source: WMIX94

People involved in the development of a new Air Evac Joint Base Jefferson being built at Mount Vernon Outland Airport gathered Monday to break ground for the new facility. Air Evac personnel and other partners on the project, including investors and architects, were present for the celebration, along with leaders from City Hall. See Full Story.... Read more

Uzbekistan plans 10 Airbus H145s for new EMS service

Uzbekistan plans 10 Airbus H145s for new EMS service

22-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

A Uzbek-French business forum took place on 2nd November in Samarkand, involving around 20 organisations who supply to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan As part of the whole event, Minister of Health of Uzbekistan Amrillo Inoyatov met with representatives of Airbus Helicopters. The Ministry of Health has reported that discussions surrounded... Read more

PHI Air Medical marks five year partnership with Christus Flight For Life

PHI Air Medical marks five year partnership with Christus Flight For Life

22-Nov-2023Source: PHI Air Medical

This year (2023) marks the five-year anniversary of the steadfast partnership between Christus Flight For Life (FFL) and PHI Air Medical. Together, PHI and FFL have achieved numerous impressive milestones, including completing more than 8,000 patient transports to date, significantly impacting healthcare accessibility in East Texas. This partnership has blossomed over the years, expanding the... Read more

Netcare 911 wins Gold EMS Angels Award for emergency stroke care

Netcare 911 wins Gold EMS Angels Award for emergency stroke care

21-Nov-2023Source: Netcare 911

In a first for the country, Netcare 911 in KwaZulu-Natal has won a gold award in the World Stroke Organisation’s (WSO) Emergency Medical Services Angels Awards. “Ensuring quality standards in pre-hospital care is an essential component of stroke management for improving survival rates and quality of life outcomes,” says Zasskia Wiese Netcare’s national stroke programme... Read more

Medilink International buys remaining Gulf Med Aviation Shares

Medilink International buys remaining Gulf Med Aviation Shares

20-Nov-2023Source: Medilink

Medilink International, a global leader in medical assistance services, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the remaining shares of Gulf Med Aviation Services, further cementing its position in the aviation medical support industry. This strategic move underscores Medilink’s commitment to providing comprehensive medical assistance solutions on a global scale. Medilink International has been... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance raisings funds for second AW169

Cornwall Air Ambulance raisings funds for second AW169

20-Nov-2023Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is delighted to announce the launch of the Heli 2 Appeal, aiming to purchase a second AW169 helicopter. The charity supports over 1,000 patients who are seriously ill or injured each year, but there is scope to reach even more people by air with the purchase of a second aircraft. The appeal,... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega launches Full-Flight Simulator from Reiser

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega launches Full-Flight Simulator from Reiser

20-Nov-2023Source: Swiss Air-Rescue Rega

Rega strives for new helicopter pilot and crew training levels by adopting the innovative FFS, underscoring their strong commitment to safety and sustainability in air rescue operations. The latest addition to the RST FFS family is officially handed over to Rega at the Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) Site in Opfikon, Switzerland, on November 16th.  This... Read more

UK – Magpas Air Ambulance shortlisted for seven national awards

UK – Magpas Air Ambulance shortlisted for seven national awards

20-Nov-2023Source: Magpas Air Ambulance

Magpas Air Ambulance is thrilled to announce that a record number of the charity’s team members and supporters have been shortlisted for the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. The national awards are held once a year by Air Ambulances UK (AAUK), the national body that represents the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities, and the awards... Read more

US Coast Guard MH-60 crashes in Alaska during SAR response

US Coast Guard MH-60 crashes in Alaska during SAR response

16-Nov-2023Source: US Coast Guard

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew from Air Station Sitka crashed with four people aboard on Read Island during a search and rescue mission late Monday night. Rescue crews from Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Petersburg Fire and Rescue arrived on scene at approximately 12:50 a.m., and a second MH-60 Jayhawk air crew from... Read more

Air Methods’ Life Flight 2 and City of Fitchburg recognize the importance of fast EMS

Air Methods’ Life Flight 2 and City of Fitchburg recognize the importance of fast EMS

16-Nov-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods’ Life Flight 2 air ambulance program partnered with the City of Fitchburg to host a groundbreaking event at Fitchburg Municipal Airport to ceremoniously recognize the importance of fast, reliable air medical services in the community. Earlier this year, Air Methods partnered with the City of Fitchburg to ensure critical health care access to Worcester... Read more

LEVL Leasing closes Sale and Leaseback on six H145s with Avincis

LEVL Leasing closes Sale and Leaseback on six H145s with Avincis

15-Nov-2023Source: LEVL Leasing

LEVL Leasing Limited, a joint venture between Lobo Leasing Limited and EMP Structured Assets GmbH, closed a EUR 50m sale and leaseback transaction of six Airbus H145D2 and D3 helicopters with Avincis, Europe’s largest aerial emergency services operator. All of these helicopters are now being operated on long term Emergency Medical Support (EMS) contracts in... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders third Airbus H145

Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders third Airbus H145

15-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has placed an order for a third Airbus H145, with delivery expected in Autumn 2024.  This will provide greater coverage during maintenance downtime periods on the two primary aircraft – one of which is seen in the image below. The existing pair were delivered in April and June 2023. In the recently... Read more

Native Air Flight Paramedic Achieves Milestone

Native Air Flight Paramedic Achieves Milestone

15-Nov-2023Source: Air Methods

Native Air 7’s Flight Paramedic and Clinical Base Lead Josh Malia recently surpassed transporting his 1,000th patient. Flying a thousand miles can be quick and easy, but impacting a thousand lives takes hundreds of hours of training, teamwork, and meticulous effort, and Malia achieved this milestone in less than nine years. “I can remember nearly... Read more

MetroHealth, ProMedica Unveil New Helipad on Main Campus

MetroHealth, ProMedica Unveil New Helipad on Main Campus

14-Nov-2023Source: MetroHealth

In November, MetroHealth officials and community partners will celebrate the opening of a new helipad on the health system’s Main Campus. The new helipad, located on the roof of MetroHealth’s Critical Care Pavilion, is the latest piece of MetroHealth’s $1 billion transformation of its Main Campus in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood. To honor the occasion, we... Read more

LifeFlight crew reflects on busiest day of rescues in its history

LifeFlight crew reflects on busiest day of rescues in its history

14-Nov-2023Source: LifeFlight Australia

Tuesday, November 14 is a year since the one-in-5000-year flood almost wiped the small New South Wales town of Eugowra off the map. Two residents died and others who hadn’t seen flood water on their property in decades almost drowned in their backyards. Flying the dedicated emergency response Special Mission helicopter, deployed by New South... Read more

Pennsylvania –  Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital opens new helipad

Pennsylvania –  Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital opens new helipad

13-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Last week Jefferson Einstein Montgomery Hospital celebrated the official opening of their helipad, made possible by the Friends of Einstein’s 2021 Harvest Ball. The new helipad will enable air ambulance helicopters to quickly transport patients with critical medical needs to and from the hospital. Located on the south side of the main buildings, the new... Read more

HELP Appeal funded helipads reach 26 000 landings

HELP Appeal funded helipads reach 26 000 landings

13-Nov-2023Source: HELP Appeal

The HELP Appeal has announced that there have been 26,000 landings on the 25 new hospital helipads it has funded across the country since its creation in 2009. In addition, this figure does not include the 20 hospital helipads which have also been upgraded thanks to its supporters. Since 2009 the charity: Funded 45 new,... Read more

LifeFlight named ITIJ Air Ambulance Company of the Year

LifeFlight named ITIJ Air Ambulance Company of the Year

13-Nov-2023Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia’s fixed wing Air Ambulance fleet, aviators, aeromedical crew and support staff have been officially recognised as the best in the world, after being named ITIJ Air Ambulance Company of the Year. It recognises LifeFlight has shown resilience to market pressures, demonstrated innovation in the face of adversity, and risen above expectations to maintain the... Read more

Alpine rescue org ICAR makes DRF Luftrettung permanent member

Alpine rescue org ICAR makes DRF Luftrettung permanent member

8-Nov-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

In future, DRF Luftrettung will be represented as a permanent member of ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue), the leading international professional organization for alpine rescue. This was recently decided unanimously at the ICAR conference in Toblach, Italy, which brought together around 200 delegates from 41 countries.   The aim of ICAR and its 72 international... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance receives accreditation from Best Companies

Devon Air Ambulance receives accreditation from Best Companies

8-Nov-2023Source: Devon Air Ambulance

The data that Devon Air Ambulance receives from Best Companies will help the charity to further explore what they do well and enable them to identify any areas for change, to ensure the organisation continues to create a great environment to work in. The survey consists of several questions based on how employees are feeling... Read more

Helijet to become first Canadian eVTOL operator with Beta Alia-250 orders

Helijet to become first Canadian eVTOL operator with Beta Alia-250 orders

31-Oct-2023

Helijet International Inc., North America’s largest and longest-standing helicopter airline, today announced plans to become the first Canadian air carrier to provide passenger and cargo services using electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft after placing firm orders for ALIA eVTOL aircraft from BETA Technologies.  Helijet President and CEO Danny Sitnam and BETA Sales Director Skye... Read more

Native Air holds open house to celebrate one year of service

Native Air holds open house to celebrate one year of service

31-Oct-2023Source: Air Methods

As a “thank you” for the amazing support over the past year, Native Air 18 in Show Low, AZ invited first responders, partners, and requestors to an open house event where guests had the opportunity to enjoy camaraderie and partnership with the Native Air 18 crew. When Native Air 18 opened one year ago, the... Read more

Copyright © 2024 HeliHub

Website by Design Inc

Helihub logo

X