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The very first PC-24 with medevac interior has been handed over to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS Western Operations).

The Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin took delivery of the first of the country’s H145M helicopters at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany site.

Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd has announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed for voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, US.

Air Ambulance Caribbean DBA AeroMD has acquired NAAMTA accreditation for its fixed-wing medical transport service.

 

Helicopter operator Era Group has announced that Crystal Gordon has been appointed Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. She will assume the role on 1 January 2019.

Kopter Group has announced that its SH09 prototype has entered the next phase of its development, gaining the necessary clearance and regulatory compliance to begin flight tests.

A US Coast Guard team rescued a man from a commercial fishing vessel who was situated around 100 miles north of St Paul, Alaska.

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has put forwards the first ever worldwide standards for the drone industry.

Australian rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue came to the aid of a Hawaiian tourist who capsized near Queensland on 22 November.

Prince William has revealed that responding to callouts involving children during his time working for UK air ambulance charity East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) took him ‘over the edge’.

Australian aerospace technology company HeliMods is set to install its enhanced stretcher system into Canadian air ambulance operator Ornge’s fleet of AW139s.

Aerolite has announced that it has received US Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate for its Leonardo AW169 air medical interior.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has awarded helicopter training service provider Coptersafety with certificates for its current Airbus H145 and two Leonardo AW139 full-flight simulators.

A Bismarck Air Medical aircraft crashed in a North Dakota, US, field on the night of 18 November, killing all three people on board.

The Canadian Coast Guard has announced a new integrated services centre and helicopter hangar at Saint John, New Brunswick.

A Georgia, US, law enforcement helicopter crashed into an Alabama river in Chilton County on 16 November, leading to the deaths of all onboard crew members.

KDDI Corp. has announced plans to use drone technology to support search and rescue efforts on Mount Fuji.

On 14 November, Avera Health, a US healthcare provider, launched its new Careflight service in South Dakota, cutting the ribbon at its new Avera Careflight hanger at Pierre Regional Airport.

Surplus aircraft from the Canadian Coast Guard are to be donated to educational institutions across Canada, in a plan backed by the Canadian Government.

The UK Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, which took place on 12 November at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London, rewarded individuals and teams in the UK air ambulance industry that excelled in 2018.

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