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A flight nurse has fallen to her death during a STAR Flight hoist mission.

The communities of Mt Isa and surrounding regions in Australia will continue to have access to helicopter air medical rescue services thanks to a planned merger of the local RACQ NQ Rescue and CareFlight Group Queensland.

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French air ambulance provider Medic’Air International is to feature in a new documentary. The programme was produced by Viva Prod and is to be broadcast on French channel Motors TV at 20:30 hrs on 6 May. Watch a trailer for the programme below.

Jet Logistics Inc. and Medflight One announced that the Seattle, Washington-based company has joined Jet Logistics’ Air EMS programme for the development and management of flight operations of Medflight One’s emergent and non-emergent air medical transport services.

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An unmanned K-MAX helicopter showcased its ability to safely transport a wounded warfighter during a demonstration in March.

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In a special meeting of the European Council on 23 April, EU leaders agreed to provide resources to increase search and rescue coverage in the Mediterranean.

The Louisiana Air National Guard in the US hosted a joint aeromedical evacuation exercise at the Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base in New Oreleans, US between 16 and 18 April.

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Members of local Lions Clubs have raised £7,600 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance's campaign to purchase a specialist ‘baby pod’.

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The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has offered seven safety tips to helicopter pilots, in the hope that it will avoid the annual trend of accidents spiking when warm weather arrives in May.

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Image: US Marines manned a MV-22 Osprey flying from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to assist in the joint firefighting exercise (Lance Cpl. Asia J. Sorenson / US Marines)

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