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A Royal Air Force (RAF) Boulmer search and rescue radar/winch operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter. Master Aircrew (MACR) Ron Webb achieved his 10,000th Sea King hour (...

The Air Ambulance Association in Austria has announced it will be introducing new standards of care for its Air Ambulance operators to adhere to, which will come into force in 2010. The news has been received with a degree of resentment by some...

In early August, Polish air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) announced a new look for its new EC135 air ambulance helicopters. The creator of the new colour scheme is Jadwiga Husarka-Chmielarz, a student at the Faculty of...

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has awarded United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) and partner Ahlers Aerospace CAR 35 approval for their night vision lighting modifications on the Bell 412. In June 2009, David Brigham, president...

As concern rises over the potential shortage of intensive care beds caused by the swine flu pandemic, UK claims management and medical assistance company CEGA Group Services has announced that it is to provide an intensive care air transport...

Wichita, US-based EagleMed, a provider of aeromedical transportation services, is being sold for an undisclosed price to Brockway Moran & Partners Inc. and MVP Capital Partners, through their investment in Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. (...

A US Air Force (USAF) medical team from Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC), US rushed to Okinawa, Japan to save the lives of two critically ill babies in May.
Era Helicopters LLC (Era) and Priority 1 Air Rescue Inc. (P1AR) have announced the implementation of a teaming arrangement to jointly provide search and rescue (SAR) and medical evacuation operations in the Gulf of Mexico and overseas.
The Palm Bay Police Department in Florida, US, has taken the unusual step of introducing a team of four paragliding police officers in an operation aptly dubbed Search Operations Aerial Response (SOAR).
DRF Luftrettung has reported on its Annual Medical Meeting, where developments in emergency and intensive-care medicine were the focus.
A Carolina Lifecare helicopter crashed on 25 September, killing all three people onboard. The accident occurred near Georgetown, South Carolina, at around 23:30 hrs. Flight paramedic Randolph Claxton Dove, flight nurse Dianna Conner and pilot...

The president of East Timor, Jose Ramos Horta, was shot in the chest and stomach on 11 February by rebel soldiers at his home in Dili, in a failed coup attempt in the recently independent nation. Ramos Horta was flown to Australia for medical...

Cessna Aircraft, a subsidiary of Textron, is to develop its first intercontinental executive jet. The move by Cessna will pit it directly against France's Dassault, Canada's Bombardier and Gulfstream of the US. According to Cessna, development...

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