ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s.
Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system.
“By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, we are focusing on state-of-the-art flight technology for rescue missions,” said Frédéric Bruder, Managing Director of ADAC Luftrettung gGmbH.
“This benefits people in need and our crews alike and improves our emergency medical care in the air for the long term.
“In this way, we will continue to ensure patient and flight safety, which are our top priorities, at the very highest level in the future.”
“We are delighted that ADAC Luftrettung has opted for the new five-bladed H145. This opens a new chapter in the cooperation between our two organisations that dates back more than 50 years,” said Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.
ADAC Luftrettung operates more than 50 Airbus helicopters from their 37 stations throughout Germany. In June, an ADAC H145 was the first HEMS helicopter to fly with sustainable aviation fuel.