Press Releases

Public Notice: Community Engagement Meetings

LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality, and innovation, is in the midst of a comprehensive project to improve aviation medicine. LifeFlight is working with the FAA developing a national demonstration Low-Level Instrument Helicopter Flight Routes (IFR) project joining LifeFlight’s existing instrument flight procedures at hospitals, islands, and airports with a flight […]

LifeFlight of Maine Receives $1 Million Gift To Create First Named Endowed Fund

The LifeFlight Foundation is thrilled to receive a generous $1 million gift to  establish its first named, endowed fund. The Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Medical  Equipment Fund will support the purchase of specialized medical equipment used on board  LifeFlight of Maine’s airplane, helicopters, and ground support vehicles. 

LifeFlight of Maine Celebrates Opening of Connected Learning & Simulation Labs Made Possible By Gift from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation 

On Tuesday, July 12th, at 4pm, simultaneous ribbon cuttings at LifeFlight of Maine’s bases in Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn, and Sanford signaled the official opening of the new Bangor Savings Bank Simulation & Learning Labs. The labs create an important opportunity for LifeFlight to strengthen its clinical education program which supports internal training as well as training for hospitals, emergency medical services, and public safety agencies across the state.

Public Notice of Virtual Community Engagement Workshop

Release Date: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality and innovation, is engaged in a comprehensive private/public project to improve aviation medicine through the establishment of performance-based navigation instrument flight routes. These routes will join communities with major medical centers. The first route structure currently being developed will connect […]

LifeFlight welcomes new aircraft as part of a fleet upgrade and standardization project

Release Date: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight recently purchased two new, state-of-the-art helicopters to transport critically ill and injured patients in Maine. The Agusta 109 SP model aircraft have a greater weight carrying capacity, more workspace for patient care, and can fly faster than our older aircraft. The new helicopters, tail numbers N901LF and N901XM, are […]

LifeFlight Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Release Date: 10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM Founder Thomas Judge to remain as Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine The LifeFlight Foundation has selected Maine native Kate O’Halloran to serve as its new executive director.  Thomas Judge, founder of LifeFlight of Maine and the LifeFlight Foundation, has served as the Foundation’s executive director since 2003 and will […]

Bean Match Campaign Results in $3 Million for LifeFlight Aircraft

BEAN MATCH CAMPAIGN RESULTS IN $3 MILLION FOR LIFEFLIGHT Release Date: 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLifeFlight of Maine is pleased to announce that the 2019 Linda and Diana Bean fundraising challenge match was an unqualified success, reaching its $1.5 million goal much earlier than expected, thanks to an outpouring of gifts made by hundreds of donors – […]

LifeFlight of Maine Earns High Marks During Re-Accreditation Process

Release Date: 11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine recently learned that the organization has received full re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). After months of preparation, LifeFlight of Maine was visited by a CAMTS site surveyor in September for a comprehensive, two-day evaluation of all aspects of the organization. During […]

LifeFlight’s Thomas Judge Recognized for His Longtime Dedication to Emergency Medical Care in Maine and Beyond

Release Date: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM LifeFlight of Maine’s founding Executive Director, Thomas Judge, was recently recognized by Atlantic Partners EMS with a Hall of Fame award. The award honored Tom’s decades of service to the field of emergency medical services and the state of Maine. In the formal presentation, APEMS began, “A practicing paramedic, Tom […]