Air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation has opened a new AeroCare medical helicopter base in Plainview, Texas
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.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years
Swiss air ambulance operator Air Zermatt has celebrated its 50th year of operation with the delivery of a brand new Bell 429 helicopter.
Safran Helicopter Engines has announced that it has made two senior management appointments.
A firefighter from Bernalillo County Fire Department, US, helped to save two hikes and their incapacitated dog using his own personal drone.