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HEMS Symposium in São Paulo

HEMS Symposium in São Paulo

The São Paulo Campo de Marte Airport, home to Helibras, held Brazil’s first Airbus Aeromedical Transport Symposium this past week. The symposium, held over two days, had speakers such as Élcio Alves Barbosa, the national civil defence disaster director; Ralph Setz, Airbus HEMS specialist; Col. Carlos Eduardo Falconi from the São Paulo police and Thomas… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-17

ADAC expect H145 Level D Full Flight Simulator certifciation in March

ADAC expect H145 Level D Full Flight Simulator certifciation in March

ADAC Luftrettung decided, as many other operators in EMS, Law Enforcement, Aerial work and Business and Commercial aviation for the new member of the BK117 family – the H145. The H145 includes enhancements like the Helionix® avionics suite and 4-axis autopilot; increased performance through the Arriel 2E engines; an anti-torque system with the latest version… Read more »

Source: HEMS Academy, 13-Feb-17

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ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC Luftrettung the largest emergency medical helicopter operator in Germany, has upgraded two of their BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines, making the aircraft Cat A / Class 1 compliant at Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). After completion of the STC and installation of the -850 engines the model is marketed as the BK117-850D2…. Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 09-Aug-16

ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

“ADAC implemented the IBF in 2011 to directly address the environmental challenges its fleet encounters – which is absolutely critical for an emergency medical services provider,” said Irene Makris, Vice President, Marketing, P&WC. “The IBF device ensures there are no flight delays and allows the fleet to be operated for any kind of emergency mission,… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 06-Mar-16

Reiser details Heli-Expo display

Reiser details Heli-Expo display

Reiser Simulation and Training (RST), a leading supplier of simulation systems and training services for the rotorcraft industry, announced today that it has joined the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and will participate in this year’s HAI-organized HeliExpo 2016, the world’s largest helicopter event. Reiser will showcase its range of offerings for enhancing the safety and… Read more »

Source: Reiser, 23-Feb-16

ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has today taken in Donauwörth the first of 14 new EC145 T2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in reception. In the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO Airbus Helicopters Germany, stressed the ADAC Vice President for Technology, Thomas Burkhardt. “With this modern, silent and powerful helicopter, we are taking a big… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 15-Sep-14

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik sign parts-by-the-hour contract for EC145T2 fleet

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik sign parts-by-the-hour contract for EC145T2 fleet

Today, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC Luftfahrt Technik (ALT), the maintenance arm of ADAC Luftrettung, signed a parts-by-the-hour service contract for the air rescue organization’s EC145 T2 fleet. The ten-year service agreement with a volume of some 25 million euros covers a comprehensive range of services for the new aircraft. The package for 14 new EC145… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-May-14

ADAC take delivery of three new EC135P2+

ADAC take delivery of three new EC135P2+

In the last few months, German air ambulance operator ADAC have taken delivery of three new EC135P2+ helicopters from the production line at Donauworth. All three were delivered prior to the end of 2013, and have been put into service since then The trio are:- D-HXAB – serial 1126 D-HXAC – serial 1135 D-HXAD –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-14

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Turbomeca signs EC145T2 ARreil 2B SBH® contract with ADAC

Turbomeca signs EC145T2 ARreil 2B SBH® contract with ADAC

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the conclusion of a major support contract with ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH. A new ten-year Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract covers 28 Arriel 2E engines powering fourteen EC 145T2 operated by ADAC Luftrettung GmbH. ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH is located near Bonn, Germany and performs airframe and engine maintenance for operators… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Feb-14

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Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to transform its analogue EC135 full flight simulator

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to transform its analogue EC135 full flight simulator

The ADAC HEMS Academy counts most of the important European HEMS organizations and many international law enforcement and off-shore operators from Argentina to Japan, from Brazil to Australia, as clients for EC135 and EC145 full flight simulator training. To fulfill the increasing customer demands for training on EC135 P2+/T2+ full flight simulators (FFS), the ADAC… Read more »

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 24-Feb-14

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Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to acquire EC145T2 full flight simulator

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to acquire EC145T2 full flight simulator

ADAC, a major air rescue and air ambulance operator in Europe, has ordered 14 new EC145T2 helicopters to replace the aging BK117 B2s in its fleet. The ADAC HEMS Academy will adapt the training possibilities for all international customers. To accommodate future training needs, a new EC145T2 full flight simulator (FFS) is planned for 2015/2016… Read more »

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 24-Feb-14

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ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

Global niche helicopter operator and maintenance specialist Airwork NZ is expanding into Europe through a contract with Germany’s largest motoring organisation, The General German Automobile Club (ADAC). Based in Munich, ADAC is one of Europe’s largest operators of helicopters for emergency air rescue services which are among the range of mobility services provided to its… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 10-Jan-14

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16-May-13 D-HLDM Eurocopter EC135P2 Ochsenfurt, Germany

EMS helicopter landed on scene and stabiliser end-plate pierced car windscreen

16-May-13

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05-Apr-12 Eurocopter BK117 Parsdorf, Germany

“Christoph 1” helicopter cut telephone line on approach to site landing to pick up patient injured in equine accident

05-Apr-13

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EMS helicopter stranded after pilot breaks leg

EMS helicopter stranded after pilot breaks leg

A German air ambulance helicopter was grounded recently after the pilot suffered a broken leg away from base.    The “Christoph 70” helicopter – a Eurocopter EC135 – had landed on the rooftop pad at Pößneck on Tuesday 12th February at 15:30 hours for a patient transfer to Bad Berka.  However, the pilot broke his leg… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Feb-13

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ADAC releases 2012 operations in numbers

ADAC releases 2012 operations in numbers

(electronic translation) The rescue and intensive care transport helicopter of the ADAC air rescue in 2012 had so many missions flying like never before. Overall, the “Yellow Angel” moved out of the sky 49 243 times, in 2011 there were approximately 47 000 operations. This represents an increase of four per cent compared to 2011. Here, a… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 23-Jan-13

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ADAC orders 14 EC145T2 and 3 EC135P2e

ADAC orders 14 EC145T2 and 3 EC135P2e

ADAC Air Rescue today signed its latest order in a framework acquisition agreement with Eurocopter for the purchase of 14 EC145 T2 and three EC135 P2e helicopters, which are to be delivered between 2013 and 2017. The contract concluded today at the ILA Berlin Air Show was for an EC145 T2, which is part of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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27-Jul-12 D-HUTH Eurocopter EC135 Treis-Karden, Germany

Helicopter contacted and broke powerlines on EMS flight as “Christoph 10”.  Note – Registration is NOT confirmed, but is a recently ex-factory new delivery which was assigned to the “Christoph 10” base, and photos here show D-HUTH

27-Jul-12

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UK – WPD Helicopter Unit prepares for third and fourth EC135s

UK – WPD Helicopter Unit prepares for third and fourth EC135s

British powerline patrol operator WPD Helicopter Unit is expanding its EC135P1 fleet from two to four aircraft.  The third EC135 arrived Thursday 21st June at Oxford Airport for the fitment of high-intensity strobe lights by Eurocopter UK, and was still carrying it’s German registration D-HKUG, serial 0090.  It will shortly be re-registered in the UK… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-12

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Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

(electronic translation) On 2 May started the rescue helicopter “Christoph 5” on his 611th Use this year. In the space Speyer, a 32-year-old man had contracted when handling methylated spirits severe burns on face and body. After the emergency medical first aid on the spot he was in a helicopter in the center of the burn victims brought BG… Read more »

Source: Christoph 5, 08-May-12

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ADAC welcomes first female pilot

ADAC welcomes first female pilot

German EMS operator ADAC has recently welcomed the first female pilot to their roster of around 150.  Melanie von Allwörden has joined their “Christop 39” base at Perleberg, approx 100 miles south east of Hamburg, flying a Eurocopter EC135.  The 34-year old previously worked for the Hamburg Police – and lives in Hamburg with her… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12

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SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

French operator SAF have bought an early Eurocopter Ec135T1 from the German EMS operator ADAC.  The particular example is serial number 0042, previously registered D-HEUR in Germany and now in France as F-GMTU As they are replaced in Germany by new EC135s, ADAC is selling off all its T1 and P1 models.  British operator WPD… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-12

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UK: First EC135P1 registered for WPD

UK: First EC135P1 registered for WPD

WPD Helicopter Unit have now registered their first EC135P1 as G-WPDB.  Previously D-HAIT with German EMS operator ADAC, it is expected to be joined by sister ship G-WPDA from the same source within days.  As recently as 22nd November, the helicopter was still in its ADAC yellow scheme at Bonn-Hangelar airport, but it is expected… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-11

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ADAC sells two EC135P1s to UK operator

ADAC sells two EC135P1s to UK operator

German motoring and EMS operator ADAC has sold two of its early ambulance-role Eurocopter EC135s to a British operator.  The two EC135P1s will be the first P1 models on the UK register – prior to serial 0501 being imported for the West Midlands Police, every 135 in the UK had had Turbomeca power, and by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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Becker intercom system installed in 1000th EC135

Becker intercom system installed in 1000th EC135

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce the recent delivery by Eurocopter Germany GmbH of the 1000th EC135 to ADAC Air Rescue with a Becker Avionics digital audio and intercom system, DVCS6100, installed. The EC135 light twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter, along with the Becker DVCS have been very successful products over the last decade. ADAC Air Rescue… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Sep-11

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Eurocopter hands over 1000th EC135 to ADAC in ceremony at Donauworth

Eurocopter hands over 1000th EC135 to ADAC in ceremony at Donauworth

Eurocopter today delivered the 1,000th EC135 to its new owner. Fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter plant in Donauwörth, the group’s President and CEO Lutz Bertling handed the keys of the new aircraft on this landmark occasion to Peter Meyer, the President of ADAC, Germany’s… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Jul-11

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Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

ADAC, the German-based rescue organisation, has announced that it’s “Christoph Europa 1” base achieved its 50,000th mission on 18th May.  Based at Aachen-Merzbrück airfield, the helicopter was on its 725th Use this year after being called to an emergency to Baesweiler. These impressive figures reflect a high daily operating frequency, which averaged five missions per… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-11

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MD Helicopters announces new Service Center in Germany

MD Helicopters announces new Service Center in Germany

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has announced that ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, has been approved as an Authorized MD Helicopters Service Center.  ADAC is now approved to provide airframe maintenance, component overhaul, and part and accessory sales to the operators of the MD 900 /902… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 03-May-11

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Eurocopter India hires EMS expert Dr Erwin Stolpe

Eurocopter India hires EMS expert Dr Erwin Stolpe

Dr Stolpe, chief flight surgeon and medical director of the biggest HEMS operator of Europe, Germany’s ADAC Air Rescue, will be in India for four days from April 19th – April 22nd, 2011 to support the urgent need to adopt HEMS in India. Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to announce the ‘India… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter India, 19-Apr-11

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ADAC takes over rescue helicopter “Christoph 18” from DRF

ADAC takes over rescue helicopter “Christoph 18” from DRF

ADAC have taken over the running of Germany rescue helicopter “Christoph 18” at Ochsenfurt for the next five years using an EC135, after winning a tender.  The previous operator was DRF

06-Jan-11

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03-Jan-11 D-HDEC Eurocopter EC135P2 Berlin, Germany

Air Ambulance role, landed in city centre to pick up construction worker patient.  Landed too close to a car park barrier, and downwash caused barrier to rise up into rotor disc.

03-Jan-11

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New home for Christoph Europa 1 in Merzbrück

New home for Christoph Europa 1 in Merzbrück

With a solemn ceremony today to dedicate the ADAC air rescue and the cities of Aachen the new building of the air rescue Christoph Europa 1 a. After ten months of construction, air rescue center is a completely new developed, the most modern requirements. This will start in the over 35-year history of the rescue… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 18-Sep-10

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Germany: ADAC wins tender for “Christoph 18” in Ochsenfurt

Germany: ADAC wins tender for “Christoph 18” in Ochsenfurt

From 1 January 2011, non-profit operator ADAC Air Rescue Air Rescue will take over the “Christoph 18” air ambulance base in Ochsenfurt. ADAC believe that the decision in their favour was partly due to to their better training concepts for pilots, paramedics and doctors, something that the  Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung (the contracting authority)… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Aug-10

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ADAC practices over-water rescue – without a winch

ADAC practices over-water rescue – without a winch

This press story shows German operator ADAC Luftrettung carrying out some training for over-water rescue operations with their “Christop 33” Eurocopter EC135.  However, HeliHub.com notes the complete absence of a winch, relying instead on a fixed rope with a padded loop on the end.  In come countries, we guess that could generate some “health and… Read more »

Source: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, 20-May-10

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cueSim EC135 Full Flight Simulator Qualifies in Germany

cueSim EC135 Full Flight Simulator Qualifies in Germany

cueSim Ltd announced that the ADAC HEMS Academy, Germany has received Qualification for the first of two Full Flight Simulators at their base in Hangelar. The device, which simulates EC135 T2 and P2 is the first helicopter Full Flight Simulator to be Qualified in Germany. A second device, providing EC135 T2+ and P2+ and EC145… Read more »

23-Apr-10

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German’s ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

German’s ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

[automatic translation from German, with manual updates] Internal emergencies are by far the most common causes of Use Never before has the ADAC air rescue helicopter rose into the air as often as 2009: The number of operations to 45 705 had, that is 662 or 1.5 percent more than the year before. The 45-ADAC… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 27-Jan-10

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26-Dec-09 D-HHTS Eurocopter EC135P2 Münster, Germany

Sudden loss of engine power on final approach, heavy landing with some damage

26-Dec-09

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs FMP(R) Program Agreement With ADAC

Source: PWC, 23-Feb-09

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German EMS operator ADAC releases 2008 operational statistics

Source: ADAC, 20-Jan-09

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