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.

DAC International is now able to offer Thommen Aircraft Equipment’s new AVLight X Multipurpose Aviation Flashlight.

The UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) has taken delivery of its first upgraded H135 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters.

US air ambulance operator Guardian Flight has announced the strengthening of several of its bases across the US.

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and CAMTS European Union (EU) have announced new accredited services following its three-day board of directors meeting.

Airbus has announced that it will be supplying the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited with two H145 aircraft in HEMS configuration – the first to enter New Zealand.

Leonardo has announced a new contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza, through which it will provide 22 of its new AW169M helicopters in dedicated configuration.