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December 10, 2013
Quest Aviation Services has expanded its international sales representation for MD Helicopters by announcing that it will now sell the OEM’s multi-mission range (500, 600 and 902 Explorer) into India and China. This was predicted by Quest’s commercial director Mike Creed at the Dubai...
December 9, 2013
Predictions of the worst storm surge along Britain’s eastern seaboard since 1957 came true late last week, the UK’s Environment Agency has confirmed. More than 50 severe flood warnings were...
December 1, 2013
aparker@accessintel.com Three of the larger stories involving the helicopter industry in 2013 have ties to Eurocopter. The first is something Eurocopter didn’t do in relation to arguably the biggest story of the year, as the manufacturer dropped out of U.S. Army Aviation’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) competition, which leads to Future Vertical Lift (FVL), first with the medium variant. Army Aviation...
December 1, 2013
Zero Accidents This is in response to the Question of the Month in the October 2013 issue (page 8): “What more needs to be done to improve the safety record of the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) community? We all have opinions on how to reduce the helicopter accident rate, not just HEMS. We hold NTSB hearings, form Safety Analysis Teams and workgroups. Organizations publish surveys...
December 1, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard - Semper Paratus   Coast Guard Medevacs Woman From Cruise Ship. Coast Guard Searches for Missing 32-Year-Old Man in Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Three From Disabled Sailboat. Those headlines are just a sampling of actual missions flown by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) out of Air Station, Elizabeth City in North Carolina – and they were flown over a 15-day period. But...
December 1, 2013
It can be assured that the life of today’s helicopter pilot will take many interesting turns over the course of operational time, and that some of the inevitable convolutions will depart from familiar aviation disciplines in wildly diverging ways. Take, for example, the case of the helicopter situated outside normal aviation environments. It has long been enjoyed, sometimes positively and sometimes...
November 25, 2013
Quest Aviation Solutions announced its appointment as the exclusive MD Helicopters distributor for the United Arab Emirates on the second day of the Dubai Airshow. “We actually signed the document three weeks ago but we have been working on it for a long time,” said Mike Creed, Quest’s group aircraft sales and commercial director. “The market that we are aiming at is the seven...
November 18, 2013
North Texas-based medical transport provider CareFlite has received the first of four Bell 407GXs. United...
November 7, 2013
U.K.-based Sloane Helicopters has acquired an AgustaWestland AW109 GrandNew as the result of a leasing agreement with Milestone Aviation...
November 5, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector Aerospace...
November 4, 2013
AgustaWestland has appointed Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight as an authorized service center (ASC) at its facility in Belle Vernon, Pa. The designation allows the Uniflight location to conduct airframe maintenance inspections on the AW119...
November 1, 2013
EC135 LIFESTAR Model David Lyons EC135 model. I was very excited to see the University of Tennessee Medical Center LIFESTAR Eurocopter EC135 on the front cover of the October issue. As this helicopter is only 40 minutes from my home, I’m pleased to see the UT medical system chosen as your feature article. What is more exciting is that the helicopter is shown prominently on the front cover. I’m...
November 1, 2013
The 2nd annual ADAC HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) Academy networking event for EC145 and EC145 T2 operators took place September 5-6 at the Bonn-Hangelar airfield near the city of Bonn in northern Germany. The ADAC HEMS Academy, established in July 2009, was formed to help integrate the training of aircrew and medical specialists who fly together on HEMS missions. The training center...
October 30, 2013
Russian Helicopters has returned the first of two Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters to the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry after undergoing overhaul and modification from their previous M-26...
October 28, 2013
Boston MedFlight has received the 2013 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, presented by American Eurocopter during the AMTC annual Community Awards banquet on October 21. The non-profit air medical transport provider was selected for the award out of a...
October 2, 2013
Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens traveled to Knoxville for a profile on the University of Tennessee Medical Center's LIFESTAR program. Below are a handful of photos that didn't make it into...
October 1, 2013
The University of Tennessee’s LIFESTAR air medical transport program operates a pair of EC135s, such as the one shown here, and two Bell 407s. They serve Eastern Tennessee and portions of Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Imagine enjoying a nice drive through Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The lush, green trees and Azure blue skies are all around you. But then, you see a...
September 24, 2013
Bell Helicopter has opened a new maintenance center in Kent, England with the signing of a purchase agreement by Heli-Charter to acquire the first Bell 429 configured for helicopter air...
September 16, 2013
Eurocopter’s UK subsidiary has delivered an EC135 in the P2i variation to Devon Air Ambulance, a HEMS charity...
September 16, 2013
Transport Canada has approved Aerolite's EMS cabin configuration for AgustaWestland AW109S and SP models.      AW109SP EMS interior. Photo...
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