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CGAS Atlantic City celebrates 25 years of service

CGAS Atlantic City celebrates 25 years of service

16-Jun-2023Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is celebrating 25 years of operations at Air Station Atlantic City, a helicopter unit based at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Since Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City’s creation in 1998, after Air Station Brooklyn and Air Station Cape May merged, the southern New... Read more

HM Coastguard Winch Paramedic receives trophy for Ben Nevis rescue

HM Coastguard Winch Paramedic receives trophy for Ben Nevis rescue

15-Jun-2023Source: Bristow Helicopters

The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy and an inscribed Breitling watch was presented by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence at the Air League’s Annual Reception Ceremony at the House of Commons London on the 14 June 2023. The Award is sponsored by Bristow Helicopters and Breitling (UK). The 2023 award for rescues carried out in... Read more

Airlift 5 Texas completes first year in Rio Grande Valley

Airlift 5 Texas completes first year in Rio Grande Valley

14-Jun-2023Source: Air Methods

It has been a busy year since AirLift 5 Texas took flight on June 1, 2022, bringing emergency air medical service to the Rio Grande Valley. The new base has proven to be a valuable asset to the area, providing faster access to emergency care in trauma situations and interfacility transport for patients needing specialized care.... Read more

LifeFlight to build new base on Sunshine Coast

LifeFlight to build new base on Sunshine Coast

14-Jun-2023Source: LifeFlight

LifeFlight will build a new helicopter and jet base on the Sunshine Coast, following the announcement of more than $586 million in additional Government funding over the next ten years, for the state-wide aeromedical service. “Our government is committed to providing free, world class health care no matter where you live in Queensland,” Queensland Premier... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Base in Kentucky

Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Base in Kentucky

13-Jun-2023Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

  Air Evac Lifeteam (Air Evac) announced that its newest air medical transport base in Laurel County is now in service. Located in the city of London, the base will provide emergency air medical services to the London micropolitan area and the surrounding regions. “We are proud to be increasing access to lifesaving air medical... Read more

STARS appoints new president & CEO of STARS

STARS appoints new president & CEO of STARS

13-Jun-2023Source: STARS

Following an extensive search by the society’s volunteer board of directors, STARS announced that Katherine Emberly will join the organization as president & CEO, effective Sept. 15, 2023. “Effectively leading an organization like STARS takes strong business acumen and experience building and leading highly skilled, geographically distributed teams in a 24×7, mission-critical and high-risk environment.”... Read more

TriState CareFlight participates in Annual Water Rescue Training

TriState CareFlight participates in Annual Water Rescue Training

12-Jun-2023Source: Air Methods

Where seconds make all the difference in saving a life, the TriState CareFlight team trains regularly with first responders to be prepared to meet any emergent situation, no matter the time of year, for both residents and visitors. With boating season in full swing, the TriState CareFlight team collaborated with multiple law enforcement, fire, and... Read more

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance collaborates with Everdrone

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance collaborates with Everdrone

8-Jun-2023Source: Everdrone

Everdrone, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) are proud to announce an innovative collaboration to initiate implementation of Everdrone First on Scene Grid™ technology in the UK to help save lives in sudden medical emergencies. The aim of the collaboration is to enable KSS to expand... Read more

New 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group Commander selected

New 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group Commander selected

8-Jun-2023Source: US National Guard

Farmingdale resident Colonel Sanjay Shetty has been selected as the new 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group Commander during a June 2, 2023, ceremony at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, New York. Colonel Shawn Fitzgerald, Commander of the 106th Rescue Wing, praised Shetty for his service at the wing. “Doc Shetty has... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

2-Jun-2023Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) teams up with local business, View It 360 to offer virtual reality tours to the people of Devon. View It 360 supported DAA in the production of a full 360 degree tour of one of the charities lifesaving helicopters, providing incredible insight and access to the cockpit and other areas which... Read more

Spaes responds to new EU Regulation 2023/1020 for HEMS Operators

Spaes responds to new EU Regulation 2023/1020 for HEMS Operators

2-Jun-2023Source: SPAES

SPAES, a leading aviation solutions provider, is pleased to announce its latest offering in response to the new Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1020, which outlines equipment requirements for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) flight operations. As a Part21J and Part21G operation, SPAES is well-positioned to assist operators in meeting the regulatory obligations efficiently. Under the new... Read more

REACH Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights

REACH Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights

1-Jun-2023Source: REACH Air Medical

REACH Air Medical Services announced that it has made another investment to help save lives in Elko County. The air medical provider will now carry blood products on its Elko-based air medical helicopter. Stacey Ingram, Program Director for REACH, said packed red blood cells are now available to the medical crews to provide to patients... Read more

DRF Luftrettung celebrates 50 years in Greifswald

DRF Luftrettung celebrates 50 years in Greifswald

1-Jun-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Bright sunshine accompanied the numerous visitors to the open house of the DRF Luftrettung on Saturday at the air rescue station in Greifswald. Big and small air rescue fans lined up in the queues for the anniversary helicopter, emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances, and the helicopter bouncy castle. Wolfgang Karlstetter, board member of the... Read more

Argentina to Acquire Six Bell 407GXi

Argentina to Acquire Six Bell 407GXi

1-Jun-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi helicopters. The government-to-government contract was executed between the Ministry of Defense of Argentina and the Canadian Commercial Corporation. The Bell 407GXi helicopters will be operated by the Argentinean Air Force and Army to assist in Search and Rescue... Read more

Bristow is preferred bidder for Irish Coast Guard Aviation Service

Bristow is preferred bidder for Irish Coast Guard Aviation Service

31-May-2023Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland Ltd., a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been announced by the Irish Department of Transport as the preferred bidder for the next Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) search & rescue aviation (SAR) contract. Following the announcement by the Irish Coast... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance creates a Centre for Excellence

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance creates a Centre for Excellence

30-May-2023Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

The pieces are coming together in helping to deliver a step change for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) in enhancing the level of care it delivers, with the announcement of the creation of a Centre for Excellence. Headed up by Project Lead, Dr Gareth Grier, the Centre for Excellence is seen as a pivotal move... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance taking steps to a greener future

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance taking steps to a greener future

26-May-2023Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Coinciding with Earth Day on Saturday the 22nd April, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has released some of the data around the work it is doing on sustainability. Important for the life-saving charity is its commitment, to make the very best choices for the environment, its people and the community. And for the last five... Read more

NMSU selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

NMSU selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

26-May-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that New Mexico State University (NMSU) Fire Department has selected the Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program for their volunteer student firefighters. Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, NMSU Fire Department provides emergency fire, medical, hazardous materials, and confined/technical rescue services... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance named one of the “best places to work”

East Anglian Air Ambulance named one of the “best places to work”

25-May-2023Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is celebrating national recognition after being named as one of the best places to work in the prestigious Sunday Times awards.   The Sunday Times and WorkL, who are experts in employee experience, have joined forces to recognise the very best organisations with consistently high levels of positive employee experience... Read more

Martin County Fire Rescue selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

Martin County Fire Rescue selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

24-May-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced that Martin County Fire Rescue has selected the Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program for the first responders on their flight team. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Martin County Fire Rescue provides emergency management and medical response, fire suppression... Read more

LifeFlight unveils Australian-first ARC to save animals from floods

LifeFlight unveils Australian-first ARC to save animals from floods

24-May-2023Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia’s helicopter crews are well known for saving human lives but now they have the capability to safely rescue beloved, furry family members too. In an Australian-first, LifeFlight Engineering has created a purpose-built Animal Rescue Capsule (ARC) which can be used to rescue, winch and transport pets securely from life-threatening situations, such as floods.... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance marks 10th anniversary

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance marks 10th anniversary

24-May-2023Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) marked its 10th anniversary, reflecting on a decade of life-saving service to communities in every corner of Scotland. Since May 22, 2013, the charity has responded to nearly 5,000 call outs, raised over £50 million and flown nearly half a million miles, saving thousands of lives and impacting on thousands... Read more

Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Ansat helicopters from Russia

Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Ansat helicopters from Russia

23-May-2023Source: The Herald

In an unexpected move, Zimbabwe has taken delivery of 18 EMS and law enforcement Ansat helicopters from Russia in a deal that foresees a further 14 more helicopters later in 2023.  The helicopter type(s) and uses of the future deliveries are not yet known. See Full Story. ... Read more

Med Flight expands coverage area with new base in Janesville

Med Flight expands coverage area with new base in Janesville

23-May-2023Source: UW Health

UW Health is relocating a Med Flight helicopter and ambulance to a new site in Janesville. The move targets improving care for adult, pediatric and neonatal critically ill and injured patients during air and ground transport from areas south and east of Madison, according to Dr. Andrew Cathers, medical director, UW Health Med Flight, and assistant... Read more

Junior doctors swap hospitals for AW169 in Air Ambulance Taster Day

Junior doctors swap hospitals for AW169 in Air Ambulance Taster Day

22-May-2023Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

On 18 May, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) hosted another successful taster day where doctors and paramedics showcased the multifaceted aspects of pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM) to trainee doctors. PHEM is a rapidly expanding and evolving medical sub-speciality, and yet it is rarely included in medical school or foundation curricula, making it hard for... Read more

Blood-on-board program showing early success in British Columbia

Blood-on-board program showing early success in British Columbia

18-May-2023Source: BC Emergency Health Services

Trauma patients in the Interior and Okanagan in need of life-saving blood transfusions continue to get timely care they need thanks to a $40,000 boost to BC Emergency Health Services to support a program which grants air ambulance paramedics with full-time access to blood from the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and Kamloops’s Royal Inland Hospital... Read more

Teck and STARS celebrate 30-year partnership

Teck and STARS celebrate 30-year partnership

17-May-2023Source: Teck

Teck is celebrating its three-decade partnership with STARS, a non-profit organization that provides critical care in Western Canada, by making a $300,000 donation over three years to support the care and transportation of patients in the Elk Valley and surrounding communities in southeastern British Columbia. Whether by air, by ground or virtually, the expert care... Read more

Babcock wins 12 year Queensland Government contract worth Au$288 million

Babcock wins 12 year Queensland Government contract worth Au$288 million

16-May-2023Source: Babcock

High-tech helicopters which can travel further and faster will soon boost healthcare in the Torres Strait and Northern Cape York Peninsula of Australia after we were chosen as the provider of emergency helicopter services for the region. Operating from Horn Island, we will provide 24/7 services across the region including aeromedical retrieval and search and... Read more

Poseidon appoints Helicopter Helmet as Distributor for North America

Poseidon appoints Helicopter Helmet as Distributor for North America

16-May-2023Source: Poseidon Diving System

Poseidon Diving System has appointed Helicopter Helmet LLC, based in Florida, to import, distribute and service the Poseidon EBS “Emergency Breathing System”. The “EBS” is a compact compressed air system. An emergency air source designed to assist in an underwater egress emergency. The system has remote mouthpiece for hands-free operations and unrestricted head movement. This... Read more

Bell Hosts Air Medical and Search & Rescue Focused Operator Conference in China

Bell Hosts Air Medical and Search & Rescue Focused Operator Conference in China

12-May-2023Source: Bell

Bell recently held an operator conference in Shanghai, China to engage with Chinese operators across the region. With more than 30 operators in attendance, the conference demonstrated Bell’s industry-leading safety practices and highlighted the continued support for key segments such as Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (S&R). “Bell is proud to... Read more

The Air Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

The Air Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

12-May-2023Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) has appointed Peta Wilkinson as the new Chief Executive of the lifesaving charity. Peta will provide leadership and guidance to ensure the continued development and growth of the charity which this year marks the 20th anniversary of its first lifesaving mission. TAAS, which operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and local air ambulance services for... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Chairman dies suddenly

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Chairman dies suddenly

10-May-2023Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) are deeply saddened following the news of our Chairman, John Bullough MBE’s, sudden passing. Vice chair Mike Beale said Mr Bullough had been involved with SCAA from inception and, together with his fellow co-founders, saw the charity grow into a major and integral part of the country’s emergency services network.... Read more

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

3-May-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Suffolk County legislators have this week approved the acquisition of an Airbus H145 in a fleet modernisation move, with the project priced at $13.1 million. Funding for the new aircraft is in three parts. $5 million was budgeted in 2021, an estimated $600K will be realised through the sale of their oldest helicopter in the... Read more

LifeSave Kansas recieves award from Kansas Department of Transportation

LifeSave Kansas recieves award from Kansas Department of Transportation

1-May-2023Source: Air Methods

At an awards luncheon during the Kansas Department of Transportation Safety Conference on April 25, LifeSave Kansas was honored with a People Saving People Award for their blood in flight initiative. The air medical service announced last month that it now carries blood products on every flight and can administer them while transporting patients to... Read more

Leonardo awards sub-contract to IMP for Canadian SAR AW101 upgrade

Leonardo awards sub-contract to IMP for Canadian SAR AW101 upgrade

28-Apr-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is delighted to announce that IMP Aerospace & Defence has been sub-contracted to undertake the upgrade of 13 in-service AW101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters at its facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This agreement, announced at an event on 27 April, with Canada’s Minister of Defence, the Honorable Anita Anand and government representatives... Read more

Prisma Health adds H130 in Clinton, South Carolina

Prisma Health adds H130 in Clinton, South Carolina

28-Apr-2023Source: Prisma Health

A life-saving helicopter is flying over Laurens County thanks to a new air medical base in Clinton, SC. LifeNet 7 and Prisma Health held a joint “helicopter unveiling” event at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital to let residents take a look at the aircraft that transports emergency and accident victims to hospitals. Since opening the... Read more

REACH Opens New Air Medical Base in Porterville

REACH Opens New Air Medical Base in Porterville

27-Apr-2023Source: REACH Air Medical

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced that its newest air medical transport base in Tulare County is now in service. Located in Porterville, the new base will provide emergent air medical transportation to the town of Porterville and the communities of the San Joaquin Valley. This is the first REACH base to be opened in... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance Charity launches new Mission Data

London’s Air Ambulance Charity launches new Mission Data

26-Apr-2023

London’s only helicopter emergency service attended to 1,977 patients* last year. The advanced trauma doctors and paramedics treat patients across every part of the capital, with statistics released by the charity today revealing that Westminster (113), Lambeth (111) and Tower Hamlets (103)* were the busiest London boroughs in 2022. Of those patients, 34% needed pre-hospital care... Read more

305th Rescue Squadron trains with Coast Guard Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

305th Rescue Squadron trains with Coast Guard Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

24-Apr-2023Source: US Air Force

The 305th Rescue Squadron led a joint-training event with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School to conduct a five-day course with Air Force active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen March 4 – 10. The “Department of Defense Week” event conducted training for rescues in seas of 15-foot waves and recover personnel from cliffs,... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance Charity appoints new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

London’s Air Ambulance Charity appoints new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

24-Apr-2023Source: London's Air Ambulance Charity

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced the appointment Anna Bennett as the charity’s new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities. A Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 20 years of experience, Anna holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has extensive sector experience, having worked for several national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance launches new base at Gamston Airport

Children’s Air Ambulance launches new base at Gamston Airport

24-Apr-2023Source: Children’s Air Ambulance

There was a special arrival at Gamston Airport when the national Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity landed at its new designated airbase from where it will launch vital missions to help save young lives. The Children’s Air Ambulance, which provides the only intensive care helicopters in the country dedicated to transferring critically ill babies and children, at a... Read more

Royal Canadian Air Force takes new SAR tracking technology

Royal Canadian Air Force takes new SAR tracking technology

20-Apr-2023Source: CENTUM

The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has extended its use of CENTUM’s Lifeseeker for Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue operations. The RCAF is now using an increased total of eight units on its fleet of Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Lifeseeker enables SAR operators to locate people quickly and accurately,... Read more

Five UK EMS bases to benefit from GNSS program funded by CAA and DfT

Five UK EMS bases to benefit from GNSS program funded by CAA and DfT

18-Apr-2023Source: UK CAA

Emergency services in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Sussex and London are to benefit from a share of more than £200,000 of funding to allow air ambulances to land more safely in poor weather conditions. Almondsbury Helicopter Airbase, Strensham Airbase, Henstridge Airfield, Royal Sussex County Hospital and King’s College Hospital were all selected as successful applications of... Read more

Malaysian Fire and Rescue Dept launches A109E EMS helicopter

Malaysian Fire and Rescue Dept launches A109E EMS helicopter

17-Apr-2023Source: The Sun Daily

The operation of the first Emergency Medical Air Rescue Service (EMARS) ambulance helicopter by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), starting May 1, is expected to save the government RM15 million a year. Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming said the government previously spent about RM20 million a year by using the services... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance appoints new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

London’s Air Ambulance appoints new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities

17-Apr-2023Source: London's Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced the appointment Anna Bennett as the charity’s new Director of Finance, IT and Facilities. A Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 20 years of experience, Anna holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has extensive sector experience, having worked for several national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK and... Read more

Portneuf Air Rescue to relaunch with upgraded avionics

Portneuf Air Rescue to relaunch with upgraded avionics

17-Apr-2023Source: Portneuf Medical Center

Portneuf Medical Center and the Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a ribbon-cutting event and the relaunch of Portneuf Air Rescue (PAR) on Wednesday, April 12. The event will take place at the helicopter hangar on Portneuf Medical Center’s main campus at 11 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. Portneuf Medical... Read more

Air Methods to support Transport Medicine Competition

Air Methods to support Transport Medicine Competition

14-Apr-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, is supporting the Transport Medicine Competition, facilitated in part by Director of Simulation and Innovative Education William B. Belk, at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC), April 17-19, 2023, in Denver, CO. This annual event challenges eight critical care transport teams to demonstrate their skills... Read more

Australia – LifeFlight Engineering gains Part 145 MRO approval

Australia – LifeFlight Engineering gains Part 145 MRO approval

13-Apr-2023Source: LifeFlight

The LifeFlight Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) team has added another significant notch to its belt, after being granted a five-year CASA Part 145 approval. In 2022, LifeFlight’s AMO was granted the initial one-year certification, while CASA assessed the team’s performance and compliance as a Part 145 organisation. CASA has now granted the LifeFlight AMO the... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman to retire after 19 years

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman to retire after 19 years

12-Apr-2023Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Peter who is from Huddersfield, will officially retire as Chairman and Trustee at the end of June.  He joined the YAA in 2004 after retiring from his role at the RMC Group PLC, where he worked for over 27 years as one of their UK Directors, bringing with him a wealth of experience in senior... Read more

Air Methods announce opening of air medical service in northern Worcester County

Air Methods announce opening of air medical service in northern Worcester County

6-Apr-2023Source: Air Methods

Providing decades of service throughout the Nation, Air Methods—the leading air medical service provider in the U.S.—is thrilled to announce a new location providing critical emergency air medical service to northern Worcester County and beyond. The base will be located at Fitchburg Municipal Airport. The City of Fitchburg recognizes the importance of fast, reliable air... Read more

New Morongo Tribal Air Ambulances Take Flight

New Morongo Tribal Air Ambulances Take Flight

5-Apr-2023Source: Morongo Nation

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians gathered on March 31 with elected leaders and regional public safety officials to christen a new tribal ground ambulance and medical helicopter that will provide life-saving critical care and medical transport services on the Morongo Reservation, in communities across the San Gorgonio Pass and beyond. The innovative partnership between... Read more

James Richardson & Sons increase commitment to STARS

James Richardson & Sons increase commitment to STARS

4-Apr-2023Source: STARS

The partnership between James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies (JRSL) and STARS continues to have a lasting impact on the lives of patients across western Canada. That impact is amplified today as we celebrate the company’s $1.5 million gift to STARS. JRSL representatives, STARS team and board members, and one of STARS’ patients,... Read more

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

4-Apr-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Monroe County in Florida recently held a meeting of its Board of County Commissioners, at which the Board authorised the acquisition of three new helicopters.  Subject to finalising terms with  AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, the County Administrator was authorised to sign for the lease and purchase of three Leonardo helicopters in an amount not to exceed... Read more

LifeNet of NY expands in Mohawk Valley

LifeNet of NY expands in Mohawk Valley

29-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

As a trusted emergency air medical provider serving the state of New York for more than 20 years, LifeNet is expanding critical care coverage by opening a new location in Oneida County. The opening of LifeNet 7-14, a subdivision of Air Methods, serves as a community resource providing comprehensive coverage to central New York’s residents and... Read more

Black Hills Life Flight to open base in Fall River County

Black Hills Life Flight to open base in Fall River County

28-Mar-2023

A trusted name in air medical service will soon be ready to answer the call when residents of Fall River County and beyond need emergency care. Black Hills Life Flight announced today that it will open a new air medical base at the Hot Springs Ambulance station in the summer of 2023. Adding to their... Read more

Libyan Air Ambulance orders three Bell helicopters

Libyan Air Ambulance orders three Bell helicopters

28-Mar-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Reports from Libya indicate that the Libyan Air Ambulance has ordered three Bell helicopters, with the 429 and 505 named as the types involved.  The Air Ambulance service has been lobbying the Libyan Government since at least 2019 for a 429. The plans are to use these helicopters throughout the country of Libya, and will... Read more

WellSpan Health opens base in Lancaster County

WellSpan Health opens base in Lancaster County

28-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods—in partnership with WellSpan Health—opened a new base in Lancaster County to better serve residents and visitors of central and southern Pennsylvania. The new base, WellFlight Lancaster, is the second joint venture base between Air Methods and WellSpan Health. With an already established and successful base in Gettysburg, PA, the new WellFlight Lancaster base... Read more

Sturgeon county makes Can$500K donation to STARS

Sturgeon county makes Can$500K donation to STARS

27-Mar-2023Source: STARS

STARS and Sturgeon County celebrated a monumental milestone at the STARS base in Edmonton. The county was recognized as the first municipality in central Alberta to contribute more than $500,000 to STARS and have its logo unveiled on one of STARS new H145 helicopters. While this milestone is new, the relationship between STARS and Sturgeon... Read more

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

24-Mar-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Spring is finally here and with it the new H145 with five-blade rotor in Niebüll. Since March 20, Christoph Europa 5 has been in use with the latest technology currently available in rescue services. The new helicopter was already flown to Niebüll at the weekend and then had to be scaffolded: “We have heard so... Read more

Global Medical Response Appoints President and CEO

Global Medical Response Appoints President and CEO

23-Mar-2023Source: Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response (“GMR”), the leading national integrated air and ground mobile patient care and transportation services provider, announced that Nick Loporcaro has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), effective April 17, 2023. He will also join the GMR Board of Directors concurrent with his appointment. “Nick is a highly accomplished and seasoned... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Georgia

23-Mar-2023Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

The new air ambulance base opened on March 17 and will provide emergency transport services around the clock. The central location will result in faster response times for critically ill and injured patients in Laurens County and the surrounding region. “We are incredibly pleased to open this base and to be serving the residents of... Read more

Ascona launches new partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance

Ascona launches new partnership with the Wales Air Ambulance

23-Mar-2023Source: Ascona

Ascona Group (‘Ascona’), one of the UK’s fastest-growing forecourt operators, is delighted to announce the Wales Air Ambulance as its charity partner for the 2023/24 financial year. To celebrate this new partnership, Ascona has made an initial donation of £10,000. Over the next 12 months, 25p donations will be available to be paid via card... Read more

Health Minister proposes air ambulance for Peninsular Malaysia

Health Minister proposes air ambulance for Peninsular Malaysia

22-Mar-2023Source: Borneo Post

The Ministry of Health (MoH) may emulate Sarawak’s flying doctor service as means to rescue victims from remote areas and also those at road accident sites along the highways across Peninsular Malaysia. In stating this, minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said the proposed air ambulance would speed up rescue operations, especially in transporting victims from the... Read more

LifeFlight Engineering’s future bolstered by new facility

LifeFlight Engineering’s future bolstered by new facility

20-Mar-2023Source: LifeFlight

LifeFlight Engineering’s world-class capabilities will be secured well into the future, thanks to a planned new maintenance facility at Archerfield Airport, servicing RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s iconic fleet of aeromedical aircraft. The custom-built space will see the highly skilled engineering team move into a larger hangar complex, enabling LifeFlight Australia to double its current capacity for... Read more

SkyAngels Air Ambulance adds PAL-V

SkyAngels Air Ambulance adds PAL-V

20-Mar-2023Source: SkyAngels Air Ambulance

SkyAngels Air Ambulance, a UK-based provider of emergency medical transport services, has announced its partnership with PAL-V, the world’s first flying car, to support their emergency response needs. The charity recognizes the need for fast and reliable transport solutions to quickly get doctors to hospitals nationwide. With the PAL-V Liberty, SkyAngels can ensure that their... Read more

LifeFlight Engineering plan new maintenance facility at Archerfield Airport

LifeFlight Engineering plan new maintenance facility at Archerfield Airport

20-Mar-2023Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

LifeFlight Engineering’s world-class capabilities will be secured well into the future, thanks to a planned new maintenance facility at Archerfield Airport, servicing RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s iconic fleet of aeromedical aircraft. The custom-built space will see the highly skilled engineering team move into a larger hangar complex, enabling LifeFlight Australia to double its current capacity for base maintenance activities.... Read more

Walton County selects Ascend for clinician education program

Walton County selects Ascend for clinician education program

16-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced that Walton County Sheriff’s Office has chosen to make Ascend critical care clinician education program available in-person and online to EMTs and paramedics serving Walton County, Florida. Walton County Fire Rescue, the fire-rescue entity of Walton County Sheriff’s Office, provides emergency medical services from the... Read more

Minuteman EMS selects Air Methods Ascend for advanced clinician education

Minuteman EMS selects Air Methods Ascend for advanced clinician education

16-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced that Minuteman EMS, which provides emergency medical care for wilderness firefighters, is making the Ascend critical care clinician education program available online to its paramedics and EMTs to advance their skills in patient care. Based in Rapid City, S.D., Minuteman EMS is a veteran-owned and operated company.... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance expands its H145 fleet

Norwegian Air Ambulance expands its H145 fleet

15-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance is ordering two five-bladed H145s to be used for life-saving missions in Norway. “I would like to thank the Norwegian Air Ambulance for its continued trust in our helicopters to support their essential, life-saving missions,” said Thomas Hein, Head of Europe Region at Airbus Helicopters. “We’re proud that they are further... Read more

CityAirbus NextGen and Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation to develop medical missions

CityAirbus NextGen and Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation to develop medical missions

10-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation to develop CityAirbus NextGen’s future missions for medical services in Norway. To this end, the parties will jointly measure the added value of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for a selection of medical services use cases across the country to integrate the operational... Read more

THC orders six more AW139s, plus 20 options

THC orders six more AW139s, plus 20 options

9-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

THC (The Helicopter Company) will further expand its fleet of Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to reinforce search and rescue (SAR), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Corporate transport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At Heli-Expo 2023 (7-9 March) in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company announced its willingness to engage negotiations to procure additional six... Read more

Air Ambulances UK hosts parliamentary reception

Air Ambulances UK hosts parliamentary reception

9-Mar-2023Source: Air Ambulances UK

A special parliamentary reception was held at the House of Commons this week which attracted support from key political figures to raise awareness of the lifesaving work of the air ambulance crews. Over 70 members of parliament attended the event held on 7 March. The reception was organised by Air Ambulances UK, the national charity... Read more

LifeSave Kansas now caarries blood products onboard

LifeSave Kansas now caarries blood products onboard

8-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

LifeSave Kansas is proud to announce that, as part of Air Methods, it now can carry and administer blood products onboard every air medical transport of patients. Air Methods is the first and only air ambulance service in the state of Kansas with this capability. Having both blood and plasma on all of their Bell 407... Read more

STARS completes fleet renewal with delivery of 10th H145

STARS completes fleet renewal with delivery of 10th H145

8-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Canadian non-profit critical care provider STARS has taken delivery of its tenth Airbus H145 helicopter, marking the completion of its initial fleet renewal plans. An Airbus operator for nearly four decades, STARS exclusively entrusts its air medical missions to its fleet of H145s. “Introducing the H145 to the STARS fleet has greatly enhanced our ability to deliver life-saving care to patients in need from... Read more

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

7-Mar-2023Source: Omni Helicopters

Lisbon based Omni Helicopters International announced a new Search & Rescue capability in support of energy sector clients; they are also exhibiting their flagship Search & Rescue Sikorsky S-92A at Heli-Expo. Omni SAR operations have already commenced for a major international oil company in Guyana, where two (2) Leonardo AW139’s are providing Search & Rescue... Read more

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