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The US’s Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) 2019 Distinguished Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CRFN) Award recipient has been announced as Carlos Tavarez.

A new charity-funded air ambulance service in Ireland, which was unveiled last September, is still waiting for approval to begin operations – a delay that Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) warns could cost lives, as well as incur additional...

With the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) announced a major step forward in strengthening their...

Air ambulance operator Fox Flight has announced the arrival of two Learjet 40-XR aircraft, which have joined the organisation’s fleet of aeromedical jets and are custom-fitted with stretchers to fulfill their purpose.

Swiss air rescue company Rega, presented an innovative new addition to its search and rescue (SAR) fleet during its Annual Media Conference 2019: the newly developed Rega drone.

As of January 2019, DRF Luftrettung has become the shareholder for Northern Helicopter (NHC) – taking over all shares in the air rescue company.

Airbus Helicopters’ has opened a H135 final assembly line (FAL) in Qingdao, China – which not only marks the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, it also signifies the expansion of its industrial footprint and...

Canada’s Skyservice Business Aviation Inc (Skyservice) – which is a Universal Avionics (UA) Authorised Dealer – has received The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for Supplemental Type...

This year, the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) has awarded the 2019 Tim Hynes Award to Steve Whitfield of Griffith University School of Medicine – Paramedicine in Queensland, Australia.

Air Methods marks another milestone this year, as its Big Bear City Airport base operated by the Mercy Air division celebrates one year of service, during which it has served 334 patients, including 23 children, on 347 transports 

An UK Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) inquiry into the fatal crash of an EC135 police helicopter in Scotland in 2013 is currently underway 

The Air Ambulance Group for Central Newfoundland and Burin Peninsula, Canada, have recently appealed to the local government to open a medical team base in Gander, as current methods of emergency transportation, sometimes via ferry, is costing...

Offshore helicopter specialist Bristow Group announced that the company and some of its subsidiaries are considering chapter 11 bankruptcy as a viable option to end its debt problems.

On behalf of its customers, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB), RUAG has created and integrated a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) featuring Night Vision Imaging Systems...

This March saw Lockheed Martin’s Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system make its first flight over Fort Worth, Texas, on board Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor.

Air Methods has announced that the MedFlight Huntsville base in Meridianville, Alabama, is due to close following ‘a thorough review and analysis of the area, and confirmation that the community needs can be fulfilled by our other area bases and...

FLIR Systems Inc. (FLIR) has recently announced that it has been awarded a US$1.8-million contract by the British Army to deliver the FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS).

Universal Avionics (UA) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System, which provides fast, easy access for InSight...

Elbit Systems UK’s Emergency Personal Locator Beacon (EPLB) has become the first man-mounted personal locator beacon to achieve internationally recognised accreditation (COSPAS-SARSAT) for unassisted operation in water, and as such, has now...

Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James McDermott has highlighted a shortage of police helicopter pilots in Nassau County, an issue that underlines a need for more pilots in the area.

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