German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed … More German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single-engine … More Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG

Increased Demand for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2019

The UK based, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, undertook 1,233 missions in 2019 – an increase of 12% on the previous year. It was also the most number of missions carried out in a year since the charity became a stand-alone air ambulance in 2015. Of the 1,233 missions last year, 920 were in the Rapid Response … More Increased Demand for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2019

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Using a computed launch of liquid pellets from high altitude, the HyDropTM system lifts the long-standing restriction on nighttime aerial firefighting Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the … More Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

ICATT, India’s first air-ambulance service conducts a real-time HEMS drill at Jakkur Aerodrome

ICATT, India’s pioneer in specialised patient transfer solution and air ambulance service conducted a first-of-its-kind, Live HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) drill recently at Jakkur Aerodrome, Yelahanka. Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, C N Ashwathanarayan inaugurated the event amidst a live drill – the drill involved an aero-medical rapid response by the ICATT’s HEMS team … More ICATT, India’s first air-ambulance service conducts a real-time HEMS drill at Jakkur Aerodrome