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MD Helicopters has presented Precision Aviation Group (PAG) with the Excellence Award to signify PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global ‘mission-critical’ customer base.

The Night Vision Awards selection committee has announced that nominations for the 2019 Night Vision Awards Show held in Omaha, Nebraska, are now open. The show will take place at the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (ASPA) annual APSCON...

Aerial monitoring solutions provider SkyX Systems has announced that Advanced Tactical Training Search and Rescue Division (ATTSAR) has adopted SkyX aerial systems for long-range search missions.

StandardAero has signed a new multi-year contract with Sky Regional Airlines Inc., under which StandardAero will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s Pratt & Whitney Canada APS2300 auxiliary power units (...

Civilian drones and aerial imaging technology provider DJI has announced a Solution Development Partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) that will see DJI drone technology created, tested and deployed as an emergency response and...

Orolia has successfully installed the first operational Cospas-Sarsat second-generation beacon (SGB) signal-processing capabilities technology on search and rescue (SAR) ground stations for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric...

Northern Irish County Fermanagh Councillors have announced that the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland charity can no longer rely on public fundraising to maintain its services, suggesting that the Department of Health and Northern Ireland Ambulance...

Northrop Grumman has recently won a $12.9-million deal which will enable it to upgrade three of its MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Netcare 911, a helicopter emergency service (HEMS) launched last year to serve KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (both provinces of South Africa), has provided invaluable emergency medical care services over the last four months, undertaking over...

REACH air medical services have announced the opening of a new emergency air medical transport base in Victorville, California, which will provide emergency transport services on a 24/7 basis.

The Australian Defence Force’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), which, in August 2018, received the Essington Lewis Trophy, has achieved initial Operating Capability, and as such, will replace the Navy’s Squirrel and Army’s Kiowa...

Mackay’s Fergus Builders have been awarded the tender for the $3.2-million refurbishment and extension project at the RACQ CQ Rescue hangar at Mackay Airport, which will help enhance the level of aeromedical care provided and meet increased...

US-based air medical transport company Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) has announced that it will soon acquire privately held air medical operator SevenBar Aviation LLC, after the transaction soon closes.

Airbus Helicopters is to supply the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with two H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to renew the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters.

Helicopter and software firms PHI International (formerly HNZ) and Ideagen are partnering to implement Ideagen’s Coruson software across PHI’s international business.

On 26 March, the number of rescues completed by German air rescue service ADAC reached one million.

Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue in the UK have collaboratively invested in two new drones to help to support search and rescue, disaster response, and other operations.

On 29 March, Centric Air Ambulance held its business to business launch for insurance firms, NGOs, parastatals, hospitals and corporates at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi to raise awareness of the company and the service it proposes to offer.

On 28 March, Heartland Equity Partners announced that it has partnered with the leadership team of Spectrum Aeromed to acquire the company.

The Bell 525 engine has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification and has accumulated more than 1,000 flight hours and over 1,350 hours of total turn time.

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