Successful lobbying from the Mayor of Taupō, New Zealand, has saved the area’s helicopter base from closing down in the New Zealand Government’s proposed redesign of the national air ambulance service

Canadian avionics design and manufacturing firm Latitude Technologies has received a US patent for its flight data monitoring technology system.

Bell Helicopters has announced a new teaming agreement with Garmin International, which will see the two companies collaborating Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

US Congress has passed a long-term Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) reauthorisation bill that aims to provide long-term stability to the FAA and push forward its priorities for general aviation.

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) will bring a new night vision display booth to Helitech International Expo and Conference that will enable attendees to test night vision goggles

Airbus Helicopters is now fully operational as the aircraft service provider for the UK’s Military Flying Training System.

The recent rescue of a fisherman stranded on rocks in Gold Coast Seaway was delayed by a drone. 

On 28 September, the Pennsylvania National Guard finally returned home from its Hurricane Florence relief mission.

Mercy Flight, a HEMS provider serving western New York, north-western Pennsylvania and more in the US, recently took delivery of three Bell 429 helicopters, according to Bell.

Dr Jim Bryan, Medical Director of Life Flight Network, has been named as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority in the US.


The US Air Force unit 304th EAS has detailed a rescue that it performed at the end of August, which saw it work closely with New Zealand authorities to respond to a medical emergency at National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station.

Skyservice Air Ambulance has announced the expansion of its services into western Canada, with the launch of a new base at Vancouver International Airport.

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of 100 H135 helicopters to the Health Commission of Qingdao in the Chinese province Shandong.

Custom access platform and hangar equipment manufacturer SAFE Structure Design has announced it has supplied Texas, US-based HEMS provider Med-Trans Corporation with one of its engine stands.

Wales Air Ambulance (WAA), a UK HEMS operator, has announced that it has reached a significant career milestone, responding to its 30,000th call out.

St Athan’s UK HM Coastguard SAR helicopter base’s two new Leonardo AW189s completed their first flights for the service on 24 September, replacing two AW139s.

SARCAMS has received two Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters from AMS Heli Design, which the Texas, US-based company has outfitted with its AMS Heli Design lightweight EMS interior.

Transport Canada has awarded UAV technology distributor Gap Wireless a national Special Flight Operations Certificate.

UK HEMS charity Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) has announced that it has opened a new night landing site at Tetcott Village Hall.

The Philippines Coast Guard has placed an order with Airbus for one H145, the helicopter manufacturer has announced.