28-Oct-2022 Source: DRF Luftrettung
A presentation of expertise from almost 50 years of air rescue, spanning helicopter maintenance, type ratings for pilots and hoist rescue – DRF Luftrettung will be showcasing its services at the European Rotors helicopter trade show from 8 to 10 November. Alongside flight and HEMS operation, there will also be a focus on the options for corporate clients from the fields of technology and training.
DRF Luftrettung will be taking part in European Rotors in Cologne and sharing details of how they are continuously driving progress in air rescue and implementing innovations. “One example in the area of technology is the service bulletin retrofit to upgrade the BK117 D2 to the D3 (five-bladed H145), which DRF Luftrettung carries out in its own EASA Part-145 organisation. We have already performed five successful upgrades to the new five-bladed rotor system for our own H145 fleet since the start of 2021 and we now offer this service to external customers too. Having been the first operator to develop the processes for the retrofit with Airbus Helicopters last year, we are one of the few providers to possess this great expertise,” explains Michael Wrobel, Sales Manager at DRF Luftrettung. This topic will also form part of the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul conference session from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on 9 November 2022.
Using a hoist is often the only way to rescue patients from inaccessible terrain. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
DRF Luftrettung will also be highlighting another of its core competencies – hoist rescue – with an H145 with five-bladed rotor and hoist at its stand in Hall K-08. Whether for missions in mountainous terrain, populated areas or over water, the DRF Luftrettung Group can deploy a helicopter with hoist at nine HEMS bases. Pilots and trainers will talk about the challenges of hoist operation with specific mission profiles and in disaster situations and will explain how customers can benefit from the huge expertise of DRF Luftrettung, for example as part of individual hoist training sessions.
Dr Krystian Pracz, Chairperson of the DRF Luftrettung Executive Board, is looking forward to the dis-cussions at this year’s European Rotors: „We are one of the largest air rescue organisations in Europe and have many years of expertise. The various EASA approvals and certifications mean that we can offer a broad range of services, which we have expanded even further in recent years – for example within our maintenance, training and design organisation.“ DRF Luftrettung will also be providing insights into its innovations in flight operation, technology and medicine as part of the HEMS conference session on 9 November 2022. DRF Akademie will be among the contributors and will be presenting its portfolio with a focus on the new professional helicopter pilot training.