Eurocopter EC145 Babcock MCS Italia I-CABO … operating on behalf of EMS 118 Verona Soccorso (wearing Basilicata Soccorso logo). San Giorgio di Valpolicella (VR), March 2017.
Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 7 March 2017
STAT MedEvac to be first U.S. air medical transport service provider to operate Helionix-equipped H135s.
• Pennsylvania operator to take delivery of helicopters with new safety enhancing technology in fourth quarter 2017
• Airbus Helicopters developed advanced avionics system
Dallas, Texas, March 7, 2017 – STAT MedEvac will soon be the first air medical transport service in North America to operate Airbus H135 helicopters equipped with Helionix, an innovative and powerful avionics system.
The Pennsylvania-based critical care transport team has placed orders with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for three new H135s to replace older aircraft in its fleet, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. The Airbus developed Helionix system, an advanced avionics suite that increases mission flexibility and enhances flight safety, will be standard equipment on new production H135s. Comprised of two computers and a one-of-a-kind cockpit layout, Helionix includes up to four electronic displays designed to improve pilots’ situational awareness. The system provides a four-axis autopilot to reduce pilot workload and a Traffic Advisory System that improves safety by assisting pilots in detecting and avoiding other aircraft.
“The addition of these H135s builds upon STAT’s commitment to safety,” said Doug Garretson, President, and CEO of STAT MedEvac. STAT MedEvac was the first air medical transport program in North America to operate the EC135 and the EC135 certificated for Single Pilot IFR. “STAT MedEvac maintains the highest degree of safety in all our operations, and we are very proud of our safety culture,” Garretson said. “We are thankful the H135 series continues to evolve, enabling us to operate to the standards we set. We continue to invest in twin-engine, IFR platforms, and the H135 delivers what we need to meet our goals for the product and support.” “All of us at Airbus are extremely proud that STAT MedEvac, one of the world’s outstanding air medical transport providers with a superb safety record, has chosen to upgrade its fleet with the Helionix-equipped H135,” said Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. “Helionix is the latest Airbus product improvement that will significantly enhance the safety of helicopter operations.” With 17 sites in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, STAT MedEvac is the critical care transport system for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania and is one of the largest air medical providers in the United States. STAT MedEvac flies a combination of Airbus H135 and H145 series helicopters.
Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 2 March 2017
Priority 1 Air Rescue debuts Helicopter Hoist Rescue SAR Training Simulator at Heli-Expo 2017.
Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) will be demonstrating an operational model of their Virtual Hoist SAR simulator at booth #2417 during the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli Expo in Dallas March 7th through the 9th. P1AR created this smaller transportable version of their Virtual Hoist Simulator specifically for Heli-Expo 2017 to present its advanced mission training capabilities and provide a compact replica of the synthetic devices that are currently employed at Search and Rescue Tactical Training Academies (SART/TAC) located in Mesa, Arizona and Nimes-Garons, France.
“A number of our customers tell us that we should be doing more to inform the SAR community and promote how we integrate our standardized hoist mission training programs and optimise safety by employing our virtual hoist simulators, so we listened”, stated Brad Matheson President of Priority 1 Air Rescue. “As we have operational SAR crews out there performing actual rescue missions, we genuinely understand the array of challenges end users face, and consequently, how to create the most effective, safe, and high cost saving solution. We are not a simulator company selling simulators, we are an integrated training and operations provider offering a complete spectrum of mission performance solutions for end users”.
Attendees will be available to view ‘live’ hoist and SAR mission demonstrations conducted by P1AR instructors showing the realistic hoist cable physics using multiple aircraft types, including the Bell 412/429, AW139/169/189, UH60, NH90, H135/ H225, and CH47s, operating in multiple working environments and weather conditions, day and night, unaided and with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
For more information about scheduling a hands on hoist simulation demonstration with the VHS at our booth at HAI 2017 or additional information about our SAR/Tactical Mission Training and Operations please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Contact us at info@Priority1AirRescue.com
AgustaWestland AW139 Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia I-BEPP … HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte. Taking off from Borgosesia Hospital helipad (VC), March 2017.
WEBSITE NEWS – 1 March 2017
Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia rebrands Inaer Aviation Italia.
As per today, 1st March, Babcock MCS Italia rebrands Inaer Aviation Italia.
All helicopters currently operated in Italy and abroad will be rebranded with “Babcock” blue logo … and Inaer Aviation Italia will disappear from the Italian sky after several years of operation. They will operate a mixed fleet of Airbus Helicopters H145s (EC145) and Leonardo Helicopters (AgustaWestland) AW109s, AW139s, AW169s.
Inaer Aviation Italia was the result of the merge of Inaer (Spain) (after the acquisition of Elidolomiti) and Elilario Italia, subsequently the group also acquired Helitalia.