The Canadian Coast Guard has announced a new integrated services centre and helicopter hangar at Saint John, New Brunswick.
US$100-million settlement for flight nurse
David Repsher, a flight nurse with Air Methods Corp. who was severely injured when the helicopter air ambulance in which he was flying crashed in 2015, will receive $100 million in settlement from Airbus (paying $55 million), the manufacturer, and Air Methods (paying $45 million). A spokesman for Airbus said the crash was ‘an immense tragedy’, and pointed out that the company has since made safety modifications to the helicopter model.
The lawsuit, which had been scheduled for trial in March this year, argued that Repsher’s injuries were a result of two failings – the helicopter wasn’t equipped with a crash-resistant fuel system, and the seat in which he was sitting was not sufficiently anchored.
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...
Surplus aircraft from the Canadian Coast Guard are to be donated to educational institutions across Canada, in a plan backed by the Canadian Government.