March 13, 2014, Winnipeg - The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance is back in the air, but as of noon Wednesday is only allowed to respond to emergency calls.
March 5, 2014, Dallas, Tx. - AgustaWestland has announced that SevenBar has placed an order for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled AW109 Trekker at last week’s Heli Expo in anticipation of future fleet additions across the light twin and light single categories of aircraft.
Feb. 24, 2014, Anaheim, Ca. - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying with predictable maintenance costs.
Feb. 5, 2014, Calgary - Patients transported to hospital by helicopter have a better chance of surviving traumatic injuries than those transported by ground ambulance despite having more severe injuries and needing more surgical interventions, states a study published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery.
Jan. 21, 2014, Calgary - The 21st annual STARS Lottery has officially launched with 3,217 prizes worth more than $5.6 million. The STARS Lottery raises more than $10 million net each year and continues to be STARS’ single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province.
Jan. 20, 2014, Saskatoon - After launching in 2012, STARS Air Ambulance service really began taking off last year running 535 missions in 2013.
Jan. 13, 2014, Winnipeg - Manitoba's Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter air ambulance service is the only one of its kind in North America known to have been temporarily suspended because of concerns over patient safety.
Dec. 31, 2013, Ottawa - An ORNGE helicopter is stuck on the ground after its rotor blades struck trees during a landing to pick up a patient at a remote site in Northern Ontario.
Dec. 5, 2013, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters demonstrated the medical versions of the light Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters to officials at Zashchita, the Russian National Centre for Disaster Medicine, as part of a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Centre.
Dec. 4, 2013, Regina - The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is ready to land at Regina General Hospital now that Transport Canada has certified the new $3.4 million rooftop heliport for use.
Dec. 4, 2013, Winnipeg - The head of the Alberta-based Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society helicopter ambulance service, grounded by the Manitoba government Monday, wants the emergency service to return to the sky as soon as possible.
Oct. 25, 2013, Calgary - STARS air ambulance officially announced the arrival of its new donor funded AW139 helicopter yesterday during an unveiling ceremony at the STARS Calgary base.
Oct. 7, 2013, Calgary - The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser has once again been a staggering success. Today, four prominent CEOs worked together to raise more than $696,314 in a single day.
Oct. 3, 2013, Calgary - The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) will once again be partnering will influential members of the Alberta business community for the third annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser on Friday, Oct 4.
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