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December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE October’s annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis served as the backdrop for the introduction of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC), a non-profit organization designed to offer spiritual and emotional support for air medical flight crews. Pastor Joseph Love of Williamsport, Md., a registered flight nurse and ordained minister, is one of the...
December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | PRODUCTS The seventh China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the China Air Show, closed November 9, but not before seeing brisk aircraft sales. According to show officials, the six-day event, held in Zhuhai, resulted in 102 aircraft sales totaling $4...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE A study prepared by internationally recognized sleep expert Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., supports the long-standing position of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) that emergency medical service pilots should be allowed to sleep on duty. Rosekind, the president and chief scientist of Alertness Solutions, a California-based company that provides consulting services in the area of fatigue...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Simulator experts Flight Safety International (FSI) of Lafayette, La. and Frasca International (FI) of Flushing, N.Y., joined forces to produce a simulation of the Eurocopter AS350 A-Star. They brought the system to the Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis, October 20-22, for attendees to examine. Rotor & Wing accepted a special invitation to take it for an evaluation spin. Being a...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing to take comments and testimony on the safety of airborne emergency medical service (EMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on Feb. 3, 2009 at NTSB headquarters in Washington, D.C. "We have seen an alarming rise in the numbers of EMS accidents and the [NTSB] believes some of these accidents could...
December 1, 2008
TRAINING | PUBLIC SERVICE The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), sponsored by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), convened in Minneapolis, Minn. on October 20-22. Approximately 2,400 air medical professionals were on hand at the Minneapolis Convention Center to participate in classroom training, workshops and networking activities, while more than 150 venders from around the world...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) of Piney Flats, Tenn. has been named as an authorized distributor of Spectrolab’s popular line of illumination products. Sylar, Calif.-based Spectrolab, a subsidiary of Boeing, manufactures the Nightsun...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 28, 2008
On Nov. 24, a panel of emergency medical systems experts convened in Linthicum, Md. to explore operation policies that may have contributed to the fatal crash of a Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter last September.  The...
November 26, 2008
Pratt & Whitney Canada received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW207D1 and PW207D2 engines...
November 20, 2008
Eurocopter announced the creation of Eurocopter Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Franco-German-Spanish helicopter manufacturer based in France. The...
November 17, 2008
St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Ill. has begun its own helicopter transport service. Dubbed "Saints Flight," the hospital now has a...
November 14, 2008
A white paper prepared by internationally-recognized sleep expert Dr. Mark Rosekind supports the long-standing position of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) that emergency medical service...
November 12, 2008
The National Transportation Safety Board will convene a public hearing on helicopter emergency medical services in Washington, D.C...
November 12, 2008
Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has signed an agreement with Russia’s Oboronprom Corp to assemble and sell the medium...
November 4, 2008
The round table discussion at the Air Medical Transport Conference was the first of its kind for the flight chaplains. This forum allowed participants to interact with a flight...
November 3, 2008
Planners for the government-sponsored 7th annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 4-9 in the country’s Guangdong Province, are expecting the event...
November 1, 2008
We’re All In It Together For those of you who are not from the United States, please read this article and know that when I write about the brotherhood of dedicated helicopter crews that perform rescue operations I mean all of the folks in the world that have dedicated their lives to this calling. I guess as we get older our ability to tolerate nonsense becomes more and more fragile. I have listened...
November 1, 2008
Medical Transport: Safety Versus Mission It’s a foggy, rainy night and you’re the pilot of a life flight helicopter, relaxing, when the phone rings. It’s an auto accident 25 mi away. You check the weather, check the route of flight, check with your team and after all preflight mission planning is completed, you launch toward the accident site. The aircraft arrives at the destination, your...
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