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September 23, 2016
The Assn. of Air Medical Services (AAMS) postponed its upcoming Air Medical Transport Conference due to the instability surrounding riots at its host city of Charlotte, North Carolina, the association said Thursday night. The conference was to be held Sept. 26 to 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center, just blocks away from rioting activity...
September 22, 2016
Air medical and air ambulance designer and manufacturer Spectrum Aeromed is celebrating 25 yr of operation this month. And to thank the industry for its support, the North Dakota-based company will host a celebration during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), according to a company news release. The celebration...
September 16, 2016
Along with its public listing plan, government-owned Pawan Hans has finalized a new business plan, according to news reports. By 2027, the Indian national helicopter company hopes to increase revenue by nearly three times the amount it saw in 2015 to 2016. Pawan Hans is set to...
September 16, 2016
Nov. 4, 2014, was the day an Air Methods Corp. EC135 would make its first of 51 passenger-carrying flights in one week. On that same day, an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) had deemed that same aircraft “unairworthy." Now, almost two years later, the FAA has handed Air Methods an $892,500 fine for the "unairworthy" Europcopter...
September 14, 2016
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. With nine award categories, HAI looks to celebrate those who go above and beyond in all aspects of the vertical aviation profession. Anyone, HAI member or...
September 12, 2016
Del Mar College first responder students got an up-close look at what it's like to work for an air ambulance service, local news outlets reported. A HALO-Flight helicopter landed on the West Campus in Corpus Christi, Texas, where approximately 80 students waited eagerly...
September 8, 2016
A Bell Helicopter 429 crashed in central Slovakia Wednesday night while on a medical transport mission. All four onboard were killed.  Details about a possible cause for the crash have not yet been released, but Slovak news outlets have reported that witnesses heard the helicopter making strange...
September 7, 2016
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has tapped Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as its aviation supplier, providing air medical coverage across the country every day of the year. Babcock will supply two Eurocopter EC135s, according to...
September 7, 2016
The rotorcraft market in South America is still alive, despite the industry-wide decline in demand. Companies worldwide are not shying away from the market there, as was evident in the orders from the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibitors included Airbus and its...
September 6, 2016
Photo courtesy of KennyOMG / CC BY-SA 3.0 Indian aviation officials are finalizing rules to expand subsidized flights to underserved locations throughout that nation, according to media reports. Civil Aviation Ministry officials are going through stakeholder and public comments on the draft Regional Connectivity Scheme, proposed July 1 to promote air service to hundreds of unserved or underserved...
September 1, 2016
Executives of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) and Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. accepted delivery...
August 31, 2016
Metro Aviation and West Michigan Air Care have launched an air medical service with the delivery of an EC145e. The service will begin Sep. 1. Metro President Mike...
August 26, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. has acquired a pre-owned Leonardo AW139 in the air medical configuration and has placed it...
August 23, 2016
At least two groups are accepting donations to help emergency responders afflicted by this month’s severe flooding in Louisiana. More than 20 parishes (or counties) surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southeastern part of the state were flooded after an intense rainstorm stalled over the area Aug. 11. Rains fell at 2 to 3 in an hour throughout the region, and 10 rivers flooded, including...
August 22, 2016
Air medical helicopters are flying over and landing at the future site of a permanent memorial to...
August 19, 2016
Newer aircraft like the Marenco Swisshelicopter SH09 would have to prove commercial airliner-level reliability to achieve single-engine IFR certification. Photo courtesy of Marenco The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is prioritizing a review of certification policy for light helicopters to "facilitate a more rapid incorporation of advances in technology" in those aircraft, a top official has...
August 16, 2016
Marlink and IDG Europe's Smalltrack device operates on the Iridium satellite network. Photo courtesy of Marlink A Swedish air ambulance helicopter, along with a fixed-wing aircraft, recently took part in trials testing Marlink and IDG Europe's portable tracking system operated on the Iridium satellite network. An Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin N2 operated by Sweden's...
August 12, 2016
The National EMS Pilots Assn. (NEMSPA) has appointed Miles Dunagan as its next president elect and will be taking the reins at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September.   Dunagan has been a fixed- and rotary-wing commercial pilot for 27 yr with more than 8,000 hr...
August 12, 2016
A Memphis, Tennessee-based air medical transport provider has received its second Airbus Helicopters H130.  Hospital Wing's fleet consists of seven other Airbus...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
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