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Helicopter training service provider Coptersafety has announced a new Chief Executive Officer, Erkka Suvikumpu

The first of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 16 new CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft has rolled off the assembly line in Spain, bringing the Force one step closer to first delivery

US Coast Guard crews have rescued two mariners about nine miles southeast of Diamond Head, in Oahu, Hawaii

DRF Luftrettung, which operates 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria, is celebrating a landmark, as it reflects upon the 39,965 air rescue missions it flew in 2018 alone.

Marking the first instance ever, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has delivered a vital organ for transplantation – a patient with kidney failure received the organ as a result of a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of...

US-based HeliStream, which offers flight training, firefighting and maintenance – as well as other services – has selected Rusada’s ENVISION for its MRO and Flight Operations software.

Despite recent closures of some its bases, Air Methods has now announced a strategic partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield that will see Air Methods expanding its in-network partnerships, as well as providing life-saving care to six...

Two Leonardo AW189 helicopters will fly into Scotland – to Inverness’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base – to replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters’ role in serving the Highlands, as well as the Islands further afield, as part...

During the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) April 2019 board meeting that took place in Albuquerque in New Mexico, CAMTS awarded reaccreditation to 23 services, as well as new accreditation to Knoxville, Tennessee...

The 2019 National EMS Weekend of Honor is nearly upon us – scheduled to run from 17-19 May at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Global Medical Response company Guardian Flight has acquired Sunrise Air Ambulance (Sunrise), a move which gives Guardian Flight operational control of the air ambulance’s four air medical transport bases in Arizona, US.

Devon Air Ambulance is to carry freeze-dried plasma onboard its aircraft, which will provide patients with additional life-saving treatment that wasn’t previously available in the region until the patient arrived at the hospital’s Emergency...

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report that highlights that privately-insured air ambulance patients are at a financial risk for balance bills, should they be transported by out-of-network providers.

A partnership between Essex Police, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), in the UK, will see a new drone trial implemented across the coast of Essex over the next 12 months.

News comes that Air Methods is soon to close another four bases – this time in Oklahoma – just a week after announcing the ...

German carrier Quick Air Jet Charter has introduced an upgrade for its eight Hamilton T1 ICU transport ventilators – a high-flow oxygen therapy mode providing gas at specific flow rates from 2-80 I/min as well as a humidification capability with...

Medical technology manufacturer WEINMANN Emergency has unveiled its innovative Chest Compression Synchronized Ventilation (CCSV) ventilation mode, which is now available on the market for widespread use.

Letter from the Editor

Since the HAI Heli-Expo came to an end, life is beginning to return to normality for the helicopter missions’ sector:

Effective 1 April, Canadian air ambulance service provider Helijet has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years.

Western Canadian air ambulance provider STARS has received two new Airbus H145 aircraft at its Calgary base, as part of a plan that the company unveiled in June 2018 to replace its entire fleet across the region.

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