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Leonardo Helicopters and Sino-US Intercontinental sign contract for 17 helicopters and renewal of Distributor Agreement

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

2 x AW119Kx Helicopters

The AW119Kx is the most spacious and powerful light single-engine helicopter for a wide range of missions.

10 x AW109 Trekker Helicopters

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-tonne class; ideally suited to training, utility and aerial work operations which require best-in-class […]

The first fleet of H135s for French emergency medical services is now fully operational

Third H135 delivered to EMS operator SAF Group earlier this year

Airbus Helicopters has completed deliveries of three H135s, the latest version of its family, for emergency medical services (EMS) operations by SAF Group. The first aircraft is in service in Toulouse while the second and third helicopters are destined to perform EMS missions in […]

The Air Ambulance Conference 2017

The Air Ambulance Conference 2017 will again see the three colleges of charity, operational and clinical speakers join the stage together to deliver on contemporary topics within the air ambulance and ambulance service sectors. Accompanied by a separate exhibition room, delegates will have the opportunity to network, learn, educate and build relationships with all connected […]

Threefold increase of laser attacks on HEMS aircraft

Following local reports of laser attacks on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft in November 2016, the Association of Air Ambulances has conducted a survey with its air operator membership and found that the reported number of three incidents in 2015 has increased to 10 during 2016.

These incidents are potentially extremely dangerous, distracting pilots and […]

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation takes Delivery of Bell 429

The customer’s Bell 429 is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Beijing Jinyu accepted the delivery at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.

“The Bell 429 is quickly becoming the aircraft of choice in China for mission critical flight operations, including HEMS,” said Jose Jacinto Monge, managing director, China. “The Bell 429 […]

It’s National Air Ambulance Week!

Did you know that this week is National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW)?

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a member of the Association of Air Ambulances. NAAW is an initiative created by the Association and its members which celebrates the work of local Air Ambulances, giving them a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Air Ambulance, Industry News|0 Comments

Rega tests new instrument flight route from the Engadin to Chur

Rega is to test an instrument flight route from the Engadin over the Julier Pass to the Cantonal Hospital in Chur for the first time between 20 and 24 July. The aim is that in future the air-rescue organisation will be able to fly patients via this route even when visibility is poor. For the […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Air Ambulance|0 Comments

All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances

This week saw the first meeting of the reformed All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances now under the Chairmanship of Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North. The Group which was dissolved at the end of the last Parliament was instrumental in UK air ambulances changing VAT legislation and helping access LIBOR fines.

The reformed group […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Air Ambulance|0 Comments

MedFlight receives top industry award as programme of the year

Columbus, Ohio, MedFlight, the non-profit critical care transportation company owned by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OhioHealth, was awarded the prestigious award of Program of the Year last night in Nashville, Tennessee at the annual Air Medical Transportation Conference by AAMS (Association of Air Medical Services).

The Programme of the Year Award recognizes […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Air Ambulance|0 Comments

KUBOTA and Devon Air Ambulance Trust prepare for take off!

A market leading machinery manufacturer has teamed up with Devon Air Ambulance Trust to launch ‘Working Safely, Saving Lives’ – a campaign that aims to raise £250,000 for UK air ambulance charities whilst also promoting the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Agriculture and construction are two of the most dangerous and […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Air Ambulance|0 Comments