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

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

Increased Demand for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2019

The UK based, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, undertook 1,233 missions in 2019 – an increase of 12% on the previous year. It was also the most number of missions carried out in a year since the charity became a stand-alone air ambulance in 2015. Of the 1,233 missions last year, 920 were in the Rapid Response … More Increased Demand for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2019

ICATT, India’s first air-ambulance service conducts a real-time HEMS drill at Jakkur Aerodrome

ICATT, India’s pioneer in specialised patient transfer solution and air ambulance service conducted a first-of-its-kind, Live HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) drill recently at Jakkur Aerodrome, Yelahanka. Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, C N Ashwathanarayan inaugurated the event amidst a live drill – the drill involved an aero-medical rapid response by the ICATT’s HEMS team … More ICATT, India’s first air-ambulance service conducts a real-time HEMS drill at Jakkur Aerodrome