Sept. 5, 2012, Fort McMurray, Alta. - After several long years of discussion, interest in expanding the Phoenix Heli-Flight fleet to include a new dedicated chopper, equipped for night services throughout the region has been renewed.
Trauma is a term used to describe severe injuries, including injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, falls from a significant height, blunt force injuries or wounds from violence.
On the day Airmedic was inaugurating its new base at Mont Tremblant, Que., a 75-year-old patient was being transported from Chibougamau to Chicoutimi for a medical emergency in the company’s Eurocopter AS350 B2 leased from Capitale Hélicoptère of Quebec City.
July 11, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter announces that Transport Canada has approved the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 United Rotorcraft air medical critical care interior. Bell Helicopter is featuring a Bell 429 in this interior configuration at the Farnborough International Airshow this week.
July 10, 2012, Brossard, Que. - Monday was a special day at AIRMEDIC's Saint-Hubert Base as Christian Trudeau, president and CEO, revealed the AIRMEDIC fleet and explained the operating model that has propelled the company into the skies.
May 30, 2012, Calgary - Alberta's STARS air ambulance fleet is expanding and will provide quicker response to accident scenes along Highway 63 and elsewhere in the province.
April 27, 2012, Mirabel, Que. - Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, today reaffirmed its commitment to encouraging students in school, unveiling a series of scientific presentations entitled "The sky is the limit!"
April 25, 2012, Longueuil, Que. - Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW210 engine has been selected by Eurocopter to power the next-generation X4 helicopter. The PW210-powered X4 is expected to enter into service by 2017.
April 24, 2012, Regina - An emergency medical helicopter has landed in Regina in preparation for the launch of a new air ambulance service for southern Saskatchewan.
April 19, 2012, Grand Prairie, Alta. - Progressive Conservative Leader Alison Redford pledged $10 million in additional funding for STARS air ambulance at a campaign stop in Grande Prairie Saturday afternoon.
April 19, 2012, Baltimore, Md. - People with life-threatening injuries are more likely to survive if they are taken to hospital by helicopter instead of an ambulance, a new study has found.
April 4, 2012, Calgary - More than 25 years after founding STARS to provide emergency medical transport and help save the lives of the critically ill and injured, Dr. Gregory Powell is continuing his work as founder of the non-profit, charitable organization, while Andrea Robertson takes on the responsibilities of president and CEO.
March 9, 2012, Kamloops, B.C. - A helicopter being used to fly medevac patients to Royal Inland Hospital was thoroughly refurbished after being in an accident in the U.S.
Feb. 24, 2012, Winnipeg - A permanent Manitoba crew of 14 paramedics, nurses and pilots is now responding to emergency calls across the province with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance.
Feb. 13, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - AgustaWestland and Kaigai Aviotech Corporation are pleased to announce the first sale of a GrandNew light twin helicopter for corporate/VIP transport in the Japanese market. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to its customer in late 2012.
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