Boeing | July 17, 2020
British Airways, currently the largest operator of the Boeing 747, said it would retire its entire fleet of the iconic aircraft earlier than expected due to the coronavirus downturn. The airline, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, had originally planned to phase out the jumbo jet by 2024. But travel restrictions due to Covid-19 led the company to take action now.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect,” the airline said in an emailed statement to CNBC.
LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK | January 19, 2022
Life Flight Network, the nation's largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, announced the addition of a helicopter critical care transport base in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This new service will augment existing helicopter and fixed-wing services in north-central Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana. The new helicopter base, slated to open this spring, will serve as a standalone base of operations with dedicated pilots, mechanics, nurses, and paramedics.
"With the rapidly increasing population in this region, there has been a greater demand for our services, and we are always listening for feedback from the communities we serve. By placing an additional helicopter in the North Idaho region, we will have increased capacity to support the area's growing population and their critical medical transport needs,"
-Dominic Pomponio, Vice President, Life Flight Network.
The addition of a helicopter base in Coeur d'Alene will allow for an even faster response time to the surrounding communities, supplementing the coverage provided by bases in Spokane and Pullman, WA, and Sandpoint and Lewiston, ID.
"We are excited about Life Flight Network adding an additional life-saving resource to Kootenai County. We have long enjoyed a great relationship with Life Flight Network and value their ability to transport our most critically ill and injured patients to a hospital when time is of the essence. Today's news is one more example of how valuable a partnership like this is to the patients we serve,"
- Christopher Way, Fire Chief, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue.
Along with the aircraft's state of the art medical interior, the combined efforts of a flight registered nurse and flight paramedic enable Life Flight Network crews to operate a mobile intensive care unit with the ability to perform a multitude of highly skilled medical functions during transport, including video laryngoscopes, ICU-level ventilators, and emergency blood transfusions.
"Providing the highest level clinical care is important to all of us at Life Flight Network as we live, work, and play in the region alongside the patients we serve. The addition of the helicopter base in Coeur d'Alene will undoubtedly save lives by providing patients a faster response when time is of the essence,"
- Casey Seckel, Chief Clinical Officer, Life Flight Network.
The helicopter based in Coeur d'Alene will be an AgustaWestland AW119Kx 'Koala,' providing safe, reliable, and efficient rotor-wing transport and the highest productivity levels among single-engine helicopters. Equipped with a state-of-the-art Garmin G-1000H cockpit, it provides excellent situational awareness to the pilot. The aircraft is spacious with the capacity to transport two patients or a specialty team with unencumbered full-body access while cruising at an impressive speed of 166 miles per hour. Life Flight Network is the largest operator of medically equipped AW119Kx's in the United States, with twenty-one operating across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
ABOUT LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical service, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA), and Helicopter Association International (HAI). Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States and maintains its own FAA Part 135 Operating Certificate. It offers ICU-level care during air transport across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. Life Flight Network, headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, was named 2021 Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services.
Seabury Solutions | September 22, 2021
Seabury Solutions, a subsidiary of New York-based Seabury Capital Group LLC and the market leader in delivering aircraft M&E and MRO software solutions for the aviation industry, announced today the addition of a new customer for its Alkym® Platform, a Colombia-based cargo carrier, Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas S.A.S.
For airlines, this means that acting fast is key. But to act faster, airlines need technology solutions that advance their digital transformation agendas and are supported by a technological partner that can implement and comprehensively support solutions for their new processes.
Following an exhaustive selection process, LAS Cargo enlisted the support of Seabury Solutions, licensing several modules of the Alkym suite, to implement the applications for Planning, Engineering, Maintenance Control, Purchasing and Repairs, Inventory, Receiving and Dispatch, Reliability, MRO, as well as the mobile application for mechanics and inspectors.
The implementation of Alkym in LAS Cargo allows us to advance in our technological value proposition focused on digital transformation in the processes. We are sure that with this application in a 100% cloud infrastructure and with the support of Seabury Solutions we will be able to advance in this way.
- Juan Pablo Bonilla, LAS Cargo IT Manager
With the implementation process currently under way, the Alkym software is already supporting the airline’s M&E and MRO operations. LAS Cargo will continue to receive ongoing support from the Seabury Solutions team for the software’s support, maintenance, and updates in the future.
LAS Cargo is focused on an ambitious transformation plan that involves a change from corporate governance and its strategic plan, which is centered on a digital culture to provide technological solutions to all stakeholders. Alkym plays an important and fundamental role in the optimization of our processes in the maintenance area.
- Maurice Thorin Brauer, Chief Executive Officer of LAS Cargo
ABOUT LAS CARGO
Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas S.A.S., is a cargo airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It operates scheduled and chartered cargo flights to South America and the Caribbean. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport.
ABOUT SEABURY SOLUTIONS
Seabury Solutions is a leading global aviation software development and consultancy company. It was established in 2002 and is part of Seabury Capital Group LLC. Seabury Solutions has built its reputation in the market by delivering an industry-leading aviation suite of IT solutions that enhance the efficiency and decision-making process for airlines, regulators and MROs. Seabury Solutions’ integrated aviation software portfolio encompasses the Alkym® Maintenance Systems for airlines & MROs, eAuthority® (a safety management software for aviation authorities), and a range of airline performance analysis tools within the Enterprise Performance Analysis System (EPAS). The EPAS® suite has models that include capabilities in determining current and future route profitability, maintenance performance, budget planning, fuel planning and distribution channel performance.