Press Releases

SKYRYSE AND AIR METHODS PARTNER TO ENHANCE SAFETY BY HELPING PILOTS FOCUS ON THEIR LIFE-SAVING MISSION

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Air Methods is retrofitting its fleet with the proprietary Skyryse FlightOS automation hardware and software to make the nation’s largest fleet of air medical aircraft safer to pilot. LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Skyryse, a transportation technology company, and Air Methods, the leading American air medical transport company, today announced a partnership to […]

AIR METHODS CELEBRATES NATIVE AIR 7’S 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The air medical service reflects on two decades of service and looks towards continuing their work serving residents in central Arizona Payson, Ariz., April 11, 2022 – Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of […]

TRI CITY LIFENET OPENS NEW NEBRASKA BASE TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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New air ambulance base to provide lifesaving emergency care to residents of central Nebraska and surrounding areas Kearney, Neb., April XX, 2022 – Today LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it has opened a new base in Kearney, Neb., to provide emergency air medical […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT REGARDING AN ACCIDENT OF THE AIR METHODS LIFENET AIRCRAFT IN DREXEL HILL, PENNSYLVANIA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denver, CO January 11, 2022 Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The EC 135 aircraft in question was from the LifeNet program, based out of Hagerstown, Maryland. There were no fatalities associated with this accident and the patient and crew are receiving medical evaluation. The […]

AIR METHODS THANKS GOVERNOR HOCHUL FOR SIGNING LIFESAVING BLOOD TRANSFUSION BILL

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Thank you to the state of New York for putting patients first GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Col. December 23, 2021 – Air Methods, which serves New York state as LifeNet of New York, applauds the New York State legislature for supporting and Governor Hochul for signing S. 4085/A.2561 this week.  This important legislation will allow air ambulance […]

AIR METHODS EARNS PRESTIGIOUS ACCREDITATION FROM AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER

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ANCC designates Air Methods as industry’s only accredited air medical provider, signifying its educational standards for nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks DENVER, CO., Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that it has earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming […]

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 […]

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