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Rotary

A man was airlifted after being left critically injured in a collision with a light motor vehicle on the N12 highway, South Africa

Bond, the UK-based mission critical services helicopter operator, has changed its name to Babcock.

Fixed wing

AeroCare Air Ambulance Service of Illinois, US, has released a video covering its transportation of a sick 10-year-old boy home from Tampa in Florida to Michigan.

AMREF Flying Doctors of Kenya reports on a flight to transport a 10-year-old boy with a large tumour on his neck.

Equipment

The Royal Thai Navy has received the first two of five military multi-role H145M helicopters from Airbus Helicopters.

Military/coast guard

A contract announcement from the US Department of Defense has revealed that the Pakistan Army is to receive six new fixed-wing aircraft in aeromedical evacuation configuration.

The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Stornoway airlifted four walkers to safety in the Isle of Skye.

Medical crew

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has opened an education and training centre at the Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire, UK.

Pilots

New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued a report into the hard landing of a BK117 helicopter air ambulance in 2014, saying that the pilot ‘should not have operated the flight’.

Aerial firefighting

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) has announced that it is working with UAV-maker DJI to look for ways to integrate the use of drones into first-response missions.

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