Press Releases

RYAN FRETZ NAMED 2021 NATIONAL PILOT OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL EMS PILOTS ASSOCIATION (NEMSPA)

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DENVER, CO. October 20, 2021 – The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) announced the selection of Air Methods’ Ryan Fretz with ARCH Program in Illinois as the 2021 Pilot of the Year.“Ryan was selected as this year’s nominee who best fit our description of a pilot who goes the extra mile,” said Miles Dunagan, president, […]

MARK GODBEY NAMED 2021 ASSOCIATION OF AIR MEDICAL SERVICES TRANSPORT MECHANIC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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Denver, September 23, 2021 – HealthNet Aeromedical Services, based in West Virginia, and Air Methods Corporation, based in Colorado, are pleased to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey has been named the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence.  “I couldn’t be as successful as I’ve been […]

KVS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS US $60 MILLION STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH US-BASED SPRIGHT TO DELIVER LINEAR INFRASTRUCTURE DRONE INSPECTION SERVICES IN NORTH AMERICA

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DENVER, CO, September 15, 2021 – KVS Technologies, leading provider of end-to-end drone inspection services for utility companies, has entered a strategic agreement with Spright, Air Methods’ new drone division. Under this agreement, KVS Technologies will launch its services in North America, with Spright exclusively operating all flights for linear infrastructure inspection. This partnership brings […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AWARDS CONTRACT TO SIKORSKYFOR FIVE S-70™ BLACK HAWK® HELICOPTERS

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UR solidifies its position as the FIREHAWK® helicopter completions center in support of growing demand in the US and internationally (ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, August 24, 2021) – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United […]

COLORADO SECURES CONTRACT FOR PROCUREMENT OF STATE-OF-THE ART FIREFIGHTING HELICOPTER

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(ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, August 16, 2021) – The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced today the signing of a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the […]

AIR METHODS LAUNCHES SPRIGHT, A NEW DRONE SOLUTION, DEPLOYING FLEETS OF WINGCOPTERS

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Strategic partnership to provide new options for on-demand delivery and access to lifesaving resources (DENVER, Colorado, August 3, 2021) – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German […]

AIR METHODS’ SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RECOGNIZED BY THE FAA

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Estimated one percent of Part 135 operators to officially have achieved the FAA’s letter of acceptance (DENVER, Colorado July 8, 2021) – On Tuesday, July 6th, Air Methods (AMC), the leading air medical service in the country, received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In […]

AIR METHODS CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LIFESAVING BLOOD TRANSFUSION BILL

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Thank you to the New York Legislature for putting patients first (GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, May 28, 2021) – Air Methods, which serves New York State as LifeNet of New York, applauds Senator Hinchey, Assemblywoman Woerner, and the New York legislature for passing S. 4085/A.2561 earlier this week. This important legislation will allow air transport ambulance service […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT VENTURA COUNTY FIREHAWK®

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(ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, May 25, 2021) – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation announced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft; an extended landing gear to accommodate the tank; a retractable snorkel […]

CAMTS PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: ACCREDITATION SITE VISITS TO AIR METHODS NORTH CENTRAL REGION

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The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct an accreditation site visit of: Air Methods North Central Region (Air Idaho Rescue, AirLIfe Utah, Black Hills Life Flight, LifeNet Air Medical Services, and Wyoming Life Flight) on June 14, 2021 (Ogden, UT) and remaining programs on June 17-18, 2021.  The purpose of the site […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW BASE IN HARTFORD, WISCONSIN

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New base location brings added critical care services to residents, providing lifesaving care in emergency situations (GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, May 6, 2021) – LifeNet Inc., a division of Air Methods, announced that LifeNet 3-2 will now be based at the Hartford Municipal Airport. The new base location will ensure residents in the Hartford region and […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF WEST VIRGINIA HOUSE BILL 2776 THE AIR AMBULANCE PATIENT PROTECTION ACT

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On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the West Virginia Governor signed House Bill 2776; the Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act. The following is a statement from Air Methods on the signing of this landmark legislation: Air Methods thanks West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for protecting the citizens of his state from misleading air medical membership practices […]

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