North Memorial Air Care Reaches 10,000-Hour Milestone | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Fri, Oct 30, 2009

North Memorial Air Care Reaches 10,000-Hour Milestone

First To Reach That Goal With AgustaWestland A109C Aircraft

AgustaWestland congratulated North Memorial Air Care on reaching and surpassing a historic milestone when their A109C model helicopter achieved 10,000 flight hours.  North Memorial is the first operator in the world to achieve 10,000 flight hours with A109C helicopters.

Speaking at a ceremony during the Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose, California on Monday, Lou Bartolotta, Executive Vice-President Sales for North & South America said, "North Memorial has been a wonderful fixture within the U.S. aero-medical landscape for decades.  You are among the leaders in this field and deserve tremendous credit for all of the people you have helped.  We are proud to have played our part." 

Founded in 1985, North Memorial purchased the A109C model in 1991. Since that time they have flown over 5,000 patients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. North Memorial's Air Care unit is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operates from five bases.

"We are proud to have reached this milestone.  North Memorial has a tradition of remarkable and safe patient care that fundamentally relies on the operational capability and reliability of our helicopters," said Bob Rishovd, North Memorial Air Care Unit Program Manager. 

The A109C model flown by North Memorial is a "gull wing" variant.  The latest AgustaWestland light twin range includes today the AW109 Power and the Grand types. The AW109 Power is a cost effective solution for patient care across a wide geographic area. State of the art navigation for an extensive GPS approach system, fully integrated IFR operations and night vision goggles provide the highest levels of safety. The aircraft provides for rapid scene response in tight landing zones and long distance inter-hospital transport. The Grand has set new standards in the light twin market and features the highest cruise speed, full Category A/Class 1 performance and the largest cabin in the light twin class. A wide choice of modular interiors and tailored avionics solutions makes it a suitable platform for a range of roles including corporate/VIP transport, EMS, SAR, offshore transport, patrol and government agency missions.

FMI: www.northmemorial.com/aircare/

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]

Passenger Picks Fight With Off-Duty Pilot

Incident Captured On Surveillance Video A scuffle erupted in Terminal C at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) between a passenger and an off-duty American Airlines pilot who h>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.25.17)

"...safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specificall>[...]

Airbus Helicopters Increases Engine Power On H145

Expands Flight Envelope For One-Engine-Inoperative Power Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands f>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC