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On 26 August, an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) C-130J transport aircraft flew a paediatric ground ambulance, with the patient onboard, to Ciampino Airport.

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The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Accreditation Standards (CAMTS) has released the 10th edition of its accreditation standards.

The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Air Ambulance Company of the Year Award.

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Whisper Prop, the new, ultra-quiet King Air propeller system from BLR Aerospace, will make its Latin American debut at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition 2015

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On 26 August, an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) C-130J transport aircraft flew a paediatric ground ambulance, with the patient onboard, to Ciampino Airport.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) have joined forces to provide pre-hospital blood transfusions.

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Erickson Incorporated, a global provider of aviation services, recently announced newly designed and certified enhancements for the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots

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US-headquartered aviation firm Erickson Incorporated has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul and the surrounding areas of Turkey.

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