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Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, US, will upgrade its two remaining MD500E helicopters to MD500Fs.

San Diego Police Department helicopter pilots are to benefit from new technology that will help them to communicate with ground support units.

Unmanned aircraft systems may play a significant role in future missions, says the US Civil Air Patrol.

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion found a Tongan fisherman, who had been missing since for three days.

At 11:50 hrs on 24 April, helicopter Drago 70 of the Italian fire service Vigili del Fuoco was dispatched to assist a 45-year-old man in the Scoglina Pass in the Chiavarese area.

Bambi Pish-Derr, director of clinical services at US-based fixed-wing air ambulance provider Angel MedFlight, has received the Distinguished CFRN Award for 2017.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received its second instalment of £250,000 from the HELP Appeal.

Private equity firm American Securities LLC announced the closing of its acquisition of Air Methods Corporation on 21 April.

Lawmakers in North Dakota have passed a bill regulating how insurance companies pay for air ambulance services in the US state.

Eight of the US Air National Guard’s nine aeromedical evacuation squadrons participated in training event hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.

Bell Helicopter: "More than 25 people donated providing 20 units of life-saving blood.”

NZDF has found the yachtsman who activated his emergency beacon on 13 April about 1600 km (1000 miles) east of the Chatham Islands.

 

The European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee cited ‘significant financial risks in the colocation with Helitech’.

On 18 April, Texas, Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire has agreed to acquire Air Medical Resource Group.

Life Flight was tasked to rescue a worker from a cargo ship off the southern Hawkes Bay coast.

The preliminary safety investigation conducted by AAIU has concluded that the Coast Guard helicopter that crashed on 14 March did so because it struck terrain not in its EGPWS database.

Led by the Military Emergency Unit the excercise involved a response to simulated flooding, including an air evacuation for multiple victims.

Magpas Air Ambulance medics spent two days training with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to learn advanced rescue skills needed to help people in life-threatening situations.

Textron has reported on one delivery and one sale of Bell 429 helicopters for use in air ambulance missions in China.

The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has published a statement advising that Island Rescue is not a EURAMI-accredited provider.

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