Ornge

June 26, 2012 - 2:25pm

Provincial parliament committee hearings into Ontario’s air ambulance service, Ornge, will continue into the summer, thanks to a last-minute deal struck among Canada’s three major political parties. Progressive Conservatives had accused Ontario’s Liberal-led government of trying to stymie the ongoing probe into Ornge by the Select Committee on Public Accounts and threatened to retaliate by blocking Ornge’s $150 million annual government funding.

February 14, 2012 - 3:10pm

Hawker Beechcraft and Asia-Pacific distributor, Hawker Pacific, today announced the delivery of a fleet of five King Airs–two Model 350Cs (cargo-door variant) and three B200Cs–to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Eastern Division in Australia. The turboprops will join a fleet of air ambulance aircraft operated on contract for New South Wales Department of Health for aeromedical primary response and inter-hospital transfers. The King Air 350C is the first one in the region that is fully dedicated to the air ambulance mission.

March 6, 2011 - 9:50am

Argus International (Booth No. 3106), the Cincinnati-based safety auditing company, announced at Heli-Expo 2011 that two of its subsidiaries recently signed agreements.

December 2, 2008 - 4:38am

AgustaWestland has logged a number of sales successes for the AW139 medium twin. In addition to UTair’s recent order for as many as 35, AW landed orders from a number of other operators. In October, Chevron ordered two AW139s for offshore operations. Ontario-based charity Ornge then ordered 10 AW139s for emergency medical services, also booking two options. The contract was valued at $120 million.

November 14, 2008 - 2:43am

Abu Dhabi-based Prestige Jet (Chalet No. 23) is expanding its air ambulance business to cater for a strong surge in demand for its medical evacuation and repatriation services. Yesterday, the company announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Prestige Flight Ambulance (PFA), which will make a dedicated Bombardier Challenger 604 and Learjet 55 available around the clock to carry patients to and from the United Arab Emirates.

September 26, 2007 - 3:02pm

Iridium Satellite of Bethesda, Md., has added four North American air-ambulance operators to its subscriber rolls.

Air Methods has decided to install Sky Connect Tracker systems for Iridium-based automatic flight following as well as cockpit voice and data communications in its aircraft.

October 30, 2006 - 4:47am
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A call comes in to operations: a young American woman vacationing on a dive boat in the Caribbean is suffering from serious burns after a fire broke out on board the vessel. Her passport and all documents were lost in the accident, and she needs to be repatriated to the U.S. for medical attention–fast.

 
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