Trans Aero Pilot Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Trans Aero would like to congratulate pilot Tom McPherson on receiving the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, presented on October 15 by representatives from the FAA. The award marks a significant accomplishment in Tom’s career, qualifying for it by holding an active Airman Certificate for at least 50 years. Tom has played an important role in Trans Aero as a pilot, training instructor and company check airman, and we thank him for being a part of the Trans Aero team!

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TRANS AERO MEDEVAC TO INTRODUCE FIXED WING AIRCRAFT INTO SERVICE

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO- Trans Aero MedEvac will introduce its first fixed wing aircraft into its Southeastern New Mexico air ambulance program. Located at the Roswell Airport, the new aircraft will serve its bases in Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad, and will extend its transport capabilities to include hospitals previously outside of the range reached by its rotorcraft.

In accordance with its mission to provide the highest quality patient care in air medicine, the fixed wing aircraft will maintain consistency with other Trans Aero MedEvac air ambulances and carry specialized equipment, as well as an Advanced Practice Provider and Certified Paramedic, onboard.

Ken Davis, Medical Program Director, said of the new aircraft: “The addition of a fixed wing component will allow Trans Aero MedEvac to further support our customers and communities we already serve within the Southeastern New Mexico and Western Texas region, and transport patients to specialized hospitals that can best aid in their treatment and recovery.”  

Trans Aero MedEvac is an air medical transport company formed in the principals of excellence in aviation safety and clinical medicine. In business since 1969, Trans Aero LTD primarily focused on heli-firefighting activities, as well as contracted helicopter services and maintenance. In 2016, they joined forces with EMSRx, a company known for clinical excellence and support services, to bring a quality focus back to air medicine.

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TRANS AERO MEDEVAC TO OPEN BASE IN ROSWELL, NM

ROSWELL, NM, March 22- Trans Aero MedEvac will open its third base in Southeastern New Mexico. Located on the helipad at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, the new aircraft will join existing bases in Artesia and Carlsbad. 

Founded with a mission to provide advanced patient care, the aircraft will be staffed with an Advanced Practice Provider, as well as Certified Paramedic. Consistent with other Trans Aero MedEvac air ambulances, it will also carry lifesaving whole blood and liquid plasma, as well as specialized equipment, such as ultrasound and ventilators, to deliver appropriate critical care to all patients. 

Ken Davis, Medical Program Director, said of the opening: “This base is a large step forward in providing advanced medical care to the region, and we look forward to collaborating with Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in achieving this common goal.” 

Trans Aero MedEvac is an air medical transport company formed in the principals of excellence in aviation safety and clinical medicine. In business since 1969, Trans Aero LTD primarily focused on heli-firefighting activities, as well as contracted helicopter services and maintenance. In 2016, they joined forces with EMSRx, a company known for clinical excellence and support services, to bring a quality focus back to air medicine. 

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TRANS AERO LTD’S SMS ACHIEVES FAA “ACTIVE CONFORMANCE” STATUS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SMS VOLUNTARY PROGRAM

 LOVELAND, COLORADO, July 9- Trans Aero Ltd. has achieved the status of “Active Conformance,” as stipulated in the requirements of the FAA’s SMS Voluntary Program. This process, which Trans Aero entered in 2016 at the early stages of the program, provides FAA oversight to ensure operators continue to maintain a comprehensive, robust Safety Management System (SMS). 

SMS is a management system with formal structure for managing risk, and is a fundamental business practice within the aviation industry. While Trans Aero had a functional SMS program prior to entering the Voluntary Program, the company aspired to further its commitment to continuous improvement. 

Kevin Shields, President of Trans Aero, said of the achievement: “The ongoing development of a culture of safety consciousness has long been a commitment and top priority of Trans Aero. The FAA’s acknowledgment of Trans Aero’s fully-functional SMS is a milestone reached and a forum going forward which provides a regular review of our SMS from an important third party perspective.” 

In business for over 40 years, Trans Aero Ltd. is a Colorado-based helicopter operator. Its main focuses are in the fields of aeromedical, wild land firefighting, government contracts, and utility operations. 

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