AAMS Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight January 29, 2019, Bell 407 fatal accident

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the critical care transport industry–both air and ground–encourages and supports standards of performance reflecting safe operations as well as efficient, high-quality patient care. Yesterday, (19.5.2020) National Transportation Safety Board held a virtual public meeting on a fatal accident involving a Bell 407 helicopter air ambulance, operated by … More AAMS Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight January 29, 2019, Bell 407 fatal accident

Japan Coast Guard Orders Two More H225 Helicopters

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We … More Japan Coast Guard Orders Two More H225 Helicopters

New Isolation Stretchers to Protect Patients and Crews

From next week on, two HEMS bases of DRF Luftrettung in Germany will operate with “EpiShuttles”, special isolation stretchers. Another eight HEMS bases will soon follow suit. DRF Luftrettung is investing in the protection of patients and its crews to ensure that, in these times of the coronavirus, people in medical emergencies can still be … More New Isolation Stretchers to Protect Patients and Crews

German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed … More German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single-engine … More Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG