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The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) will operate what it described as ‘one of the most advanced publicly funded air ambulance services in the world’ after taking delivery of two new purpose-built helicopters.

Voyageur Publishing and Events Ltd has announced that its trade publication for the international air ambulance and air rescue community is now called AirMed & Rescue Magazine.

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A new video in Angel MedFlight’s ‘My Real Life Moment’ series features former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

Capital Air Ambulance has announced that it has become the first critical care air ambulance service to sign up to the Declaration of Torrejón for the Humanisation of Intensive Care.

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The UK Royal Air Force marked the end of an era with the final landing of a Sea King rescue helicopter at the RAF Valley base on 1 July.

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The US Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy sent an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on a critical care patient transport mission on 30 June to retrieve six injured people.

A UK Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 has returned from Tunisia, evacuating critically injured British nationals on behalf of the UK Government.

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The Brazilian Air Force has reported on training undertaken by 20 students to prepare them to conduct pararescue missions.

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Representatives from Australia’s RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service witnessed the Rockhampton Base Hospital rooftop helipad Fire Deluge System testing on 25 June.

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The Russian Emergency Control Ministry reported on 25 May that its aircraft were working putting out wildfires in the Irkutsk District.