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Swiss air rescue organisation Rega recently released a video profiling two of its aircraft mechanics.

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Rex Alexander considers the impact that hospital heliport design can have on patient morbidity and mortality

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Swiss air rescue organisation Rega recently released a video profiling two of its aircraft mechanics.

Australia-based aeromedical care provider RACQ CareFlight, part of the CareFlight Group Queensland, has released a list of the ‘six most memorable rescues’ that it has carried out.

Fixed wing

Exeter Airport, UK-based Capital Air Charter Ltd became part of Rigby Group PLC on 27 August.

The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) has announced the finalists in the Air Ambulance Company of the Year category of its 2014 Industry Awards

Equipment

Air Evac Lifeteam officials recently announced the organisation’s commitment to upgrading its more than 130 helicopters with autopilot and stability augmentation systems and glass cockpits.

Military/coast guard

The US Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man who was stranded on Atkinson Island after he fell off his boat near Sylvan Beach, La Porte, Texas, US, and swam to the island on 20 August.

An Mi-17 helicopter taking part in an aid mission in the Sinjar Mountains, Iraq, crashed on 12 August. The pilot was killed and a number of passengers were injured.

Medical crew

Aerolite of Switzerland has recently received a US Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AW109SP quick change stretcher kit

Pilots

A helicopter operated by Ohio, US-based CareFlight Air and Mobile Services that was coming in to land at Miami Valley Hospital with a ‘significantly hurt’ patient onboard was delayed by the unexpected presence of a drone aircraft in the air around the hospital.

Aerial firefighting

In an annual report issued in mid-August, San Bernardino County Fire Department stated that its trial helicopter rescue programme has been proving a success.