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Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

German EMS provider DRF Luftrettung is poised to significantly extend time on wing for its fleet of 17 H135P2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B2 engine. Germany’s aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, has approved the extension of the TBO on DRF Luftrettung’s engines from 4,000 hours to 4,500 hours on all… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

DRF averages 100 missions a day from 31 bases in Germany and Austria

DRF averages 100 missions a day from 31 bases in Germany and Austria

At 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria DRF Luftrettung is operating helicopters for emergency rescue and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. In addition to that, DRF Luftrettung operates ambulance aircrafts for worldwide repatriation of patients. In 2016 DRF Luftrettung was called 38,023 times to rescue missions… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Jan-17

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US agent sells German Bell 412 to buyer in Austria

US agent sells German Bell 412 to buyer in Austria

HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has announced it has sold the 1992 Bell 412HP, S/N: 36057, R/N: D-HHUU exclusively on behalf of DRF (DRF Luftrettung) from Baden-Baden, Germany.  DRF is in the process of selling their Bell 412’s with HelicopterBuyer’s brokerage services and is transitioning to Airbus EC145 T2’s as part of a fleet modernization program. The EMS… Read more »

Source: HelicopterBuyer, 03-Aug-16

DRF Luftrettung reports on first half year statistics

DRF Luftrettung reports on first half year statistics

At 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria DRF Luftrettung is operating helicopters for emergency rescue and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. In addition to that, DRF Luftrettung operates ambulance aircraft with specialized crews for worldwide repatriations. From January to June 2016 DRF Luftrettung was called 19,248… Read more »

Source: DRF, 29-Jul-16

DRF changes supplier for H135 EMS interiors

DRF changes supplier for H135 EMS interiors

After the successful commissioning of the first five H145 helicopters with HEMS equipment from Bucher, DRF Luftrettung has now placed an order for two more AC70 HEMS kits. The innovative equipment has been designed and developed in close cooperation with users. The ergonomic and flexible design of the equipment is very popular in the market…. Read more »

Source: Bucher, 14-Jun-16

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with DRF Luftrettung (“DRF”), one of the largest non-profit air rescue services in Germany, for the purchase and leaseback of two Airbus H135P2 helicopters. Both helicopters will operate in Germany, supporting civilian emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 06-Mar-16

Turbomeca Arrius will power new DRF H135 fleet

Turbomeca Arrius will power new DRF H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung has selected Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrius 2B2Plus engine to power its three new Airbus Helicopters H135. With these new Turbomeca-powered H135 fleet DRF Luftrettung will perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Franck Saudo, Turbomeca EVP Support & Services, said: “This is a further step that strengthens our relationship with DRF Luftrettung,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 02-Mar-16

More DRF flights in 2015 than ever before

More DRF flights in 2015 than ever before

Every year, several thousand people are involved in traffic accidents in Germany. People with heart attacks and strokes also experience life-threatening situations. In addition, seriously sick or injured patients have to be transported to German hospitals from abroad. Helping these people quickly and effectively is the task of DRF Luftrettung. Its motto: The best possible… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Jan-16

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DRF flies 19,525 EMS flight in first half of 2015 across Germany

DRF flies 19,525 EMS flight in first half of 2015 across Germany

At 30 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria DRF Luftrettung is operating helicop-ters for emergency rescue and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. In addition to that, DRF Luftrettung operates two ambulance aircraftwith specialized crews for worldwide repatriations. In the first half of the year 2015 its crews… Read more »

Source: DRF, 31-Jul-15

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19-Jul-15 D-HAID Airbus BK117B2 Mannheim, Germany

Static and unattended EMS helicopter was blown partly off its mobile helipad in severe weather, leaving it with its tail resting on the ground.  Known as Christoph 53.  See Photo

19-Jul-15

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Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca (Safran) and DRF Luftrettung announce the signature of a 10-year Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for their 40 Arriel 2E engines. With the Turbomeca-powered EC145T2 fleet DRF Luftrettung perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Richard Musil, CEO of Turbomeca Germany GmbH mentioned, “After signing a five year SBH contract for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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05-Mar-15 D-HDDD Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany (1F)

Hospital worker walked into spinning tail rotor shortly after helicopter had landed, and died from his injuries

05-Mar-15

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Germany – DRF missions down just 1% in 2014

Germany – DRF missions down just 1% in 2014

When every minute counts 37,811 missions for German air-rescue organization Shortness of breath, sudden crushing chest pain – heart attack. A typical emergency for DRF Luftrettung,which is alerted every day to provide patients with medical care.In 2014 its crews flew a total of 37,811missions (in 2013: 38,180) from its 30 HEMS bases in Germany and… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 03-Feb-15

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ARA Flugrettung represented in the International Commission for Alpine Rescue

ARA Flugrettung represented in the International Commission for Alpine Rescue

The ARA Flugrettung recently became a member of the ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue). The purpose of the organisation, which has 72 members, is to further develop alpine rescue and safety. The unanimous decision to include the ARA Flugrettung was taken at the ICAR Conference in Lake Tahoe, USA, which was attended by the… Read more »

Source: DRF, 25-Nov-14

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DRF Air Rescue wins Matrix42 Customer Innovation Award

DRF Air Rescue wins Matrix42 Customer Innovation Award

[electronic translation] DRF Air Rescue has won this year’s “Customer Innovation Award” of the IT company Matrix42 in Category Enterprise Mobility. The award was the mobile solution, which is used to manage all iPhones used in the DRF air rescue and app management. On 6 November, the award ceremony was held in Frankfurt under the Matrix42 Customer… Read more »

Source: DRF, 23-Nov-14

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Berlin air ambulance base celebrates 20 years

Berlin air ambulance base celebrates 20 years

[electronic translation] Whether a heart attack or stroke patient, a verunfalltes child or a serious car accident in the night – starts in 20 years “Christoph Berlin” HDM air rescue daily operations for the fastest possible medical care to patients and transport in specialized clinics. To mark this anniversary the HDM air rescue has invited to… Read more »

Source: DRF, 03-Nov-14

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Airbus Helicopters starts delivery of EC145 T2 with DRF Luftrettung

Airbus Helicopters starts delivery of EC145 T2 with DRF Luftrettung

The handover of the first EC145 T2 to DRF Luftrettung marks yet another milestone for Airbus Helicopters in the successful program for the BK117/EC145 family. In spring 2014, the latest addition to the family received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA and is now ready to take on a wide variety of missions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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28-Feb-14 D-HDRJ Eurocopter BK117C1 Darßer Ort, Germany (3F)

Crashed into the Baltic Sea on a training exercise – The helicopter was on approach to a sea rescue cruiser at about 18:40 local time for a winch operation when suddenly loosing height and crashing into the sea, killing 3 of the 4 POB

28-Feb-14

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Germany – DRF Luftrettung flew 38,180 missions in 2013

Germany – DRF Luftrettung flew 38,180 missions in 2013

Traffic accidents, heart attacks or injured tourists: DRF Luftrettung is alerted every day to provide patients with medical care. In 2013 its crews flew a total of 38,180 missions (in 2012: 38,748) from its 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark and through worldwide repatriations with its ambulance aircrafts. Approximately 700 emergency physicians, 300… Read more »

Source: DRF, 07-Feb-14

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26-Jan-14 D-HDRL Eurocopter EC135P2 Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Landed at a ski resort.  With the rotors still turning and the crew still in the aircraft, it slid 30m down a slight (but snowy) slope until it hit a snowmobile and a sign, damaging a main rotor blade and the rear cabin area (see video of accident)

26-Jan-14

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DRF Air Rescue withdraws from Denmark

DRF Air Rescue withdraws from Denmark

[electronic translation] To 31.12.2013, the DRF Air Rescue has withdrawn from Denmark. With the commissioning of the first Danish rescue helicopter in Ringsted in 2010, the DRF Air Rescue had done together with Falck A / S key construction work for the air rescue in the neighboring country. The country of Denmark will expand this now as… Read more »

Source: DRF, 03-Jan-14

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DRF Air Rescue fits carbon monoxide detectors to fleet

DRF Air Rescue fits carbon monoxide detectors to fleet

The Rescue Control Centre reports: “Unconscious person behind closed door.” A few minutes later, the emergency crew enters the room. The patient is lying on the kitchen floor, and resuscitation is necessary. Suddenly, the emergency physician gets sick, and a few seconds later the rescuers are lying unconscious next to the patient. The heating system… Read more »

Source: DRF, 13-Nov-13

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Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

40 years ago, DRF Luftrettung carried out its first rescue mission. Since then it has grown into a large and modern organization that operates 31 helicopter bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark for HEMS operations. Today, DRF Luftrettung acknowledged the 40th anniversary of its first mission with a ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-13

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Germany – New office building for “Christoph 41”

Germany – New office building for “Christoph 41”

[electronic translation] On 19 March 1973 saw the first use of the rescue helicopter “Christoph 41” of the DRF Air Rescue in Stuttgart. At this time, the red and white helicopter was stationed in Boeblingen. After changing stations 27 years ago, he has found his home on the Leonberger hospital. Today – 40 years later and nearly 40,000 missions… Read more »

Source: DRF, 12-Mar-13

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Which customers will get their EC145T2 first?

Which customers will get their EC145T2 first?

Eurocopter has been keeping us up to date with development of their new EC145 variant with a fenestron tail rotor, and a prototype has been under development for over two and a half years – the first flight was back in July 2010. A total of three prototypes have been built, the first one a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-13

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DRF Luftrettung flew 38,748 missions in 2012

DRF Luftrettung flew 38,748 missions in 2012

A seriously injured motorcyclist, a toddler with burns, a heart attack pa-tient: in an emergency, every minute counts. When help is needed right away, salvation increasingly comes from the air. The DRF Luftrettung helicopters flew a total of 38,748 missions last year – these are 382 mis-sions more than the previous year (2011: 38,366). DRF… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 08-Feb-13

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“Christoph Berlin” upgrades to digital radios

“Christoph Berlin” upgrades to digital radios

[electronic translation] On time of the year the Berlin Air Rescue helicopter of the HDM is profit limited the future of wireless technology available, “Christoph Berlin” is now included in the digital radio for authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS). Thus the current analog radio has been replaced. “The new digital radio offers us in… Read more »

Source: DRF, 04-Jan-13

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Germany – DRF working on EFB software for helicopters

Germany – DRF working on EFB software for helicopters

The crews of DRF Luftrettung need a lot of information for their world-wide missions – ranging from comprehensive charts to the 900-page flight manual. Recently, DRF Luftrettung has begun to success-fully use tablet PCs in the cockpits of their air ambulance jets, on which this necessary information is stored. These digital aids facili-tate the work… Read more »

Source: DRF, 22-Oct-12

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Germany’s DRF releases mid-year statistics

Germany’s DRF releases mid-year statistics

Motorbike accidents, stroke or seriously injured children: the air rescue organization DRF Luftrettung is on duty every day with its helicopters and ambulance aircrafts. In the first half of the year 2012 the DRF Luftrettung flew a total of 19,667 missions, involving helicopter missions at 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark as well… Read more »

Source: DRF, 23-Jul-12

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DRF signs 10-year full-fleet power-by-the-hour Eurocopter service agreement

DRF signs 10-year full-fleet power-by-the-hour Eurocopter service agreement

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung today signed a power-by-the-hour service agreement with Eurocopter, ensuring optimized technical support with fixed maintenance costs and minimized downtime for this air rescue organization’s large helicopter fleet. DRF Luftrettung currently operates 45 Eurocopter helicopters for emergency medical services, composed of the EC145, EC135 and BK117 versions. In 2011, the company agreed to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

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DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

Turbomeca (Safran group) sign a five-year support contract at the time of flight with its DRF Luftrettung * EMS missions in Germany, Austria and Denmark. Proposed by Turbomeca SBH ® contract provides customers with offers tailored to their operational needs. Recently, DRF Luftrettung ordered 25 EC145 helicopters T2, which will be equipped with the latest… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Germany – DRF Luftrettung flew 38,366 missions in 2011

Germany – DRF Luftrettung flew 38,366 missions in 2011

In 2011 the air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung flew a total of 38,366 rescue missions, involving helicopter missions at 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark as well as worldwide repatriations with its ambulance aircraft. In Germany alone the crews were alerted to 35,075 missions, meaning a rise of 3 % compared to the… Read more »

Source: DRF, 04-Feb-12

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Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011

Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011

On 17th December, the DRF base at Dresden – known in Germany as “Christoph 38” – flew its 1,500th mission. The particular incident was a road accident were a 46-year old female driver sustained serious pelvic and leg injuries after her car left an icy road and hit a tree.  Onsite assessment by local paramedics… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Dec-11

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DRF Luftruttung commits to 25 EC145T2s over 11 years

DRF Luftruttung commits to 25 EC145T2s over 11 years

Eurocopter and the German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung signed a purchase agreement last night for 25 helicopters of the newest generation – the EC145 T2. This purchase makes the air rescue organisation Europe’s largest customer for this type of helicopter. With the purchase of these aircraft, the DRF Luftrettung will successively replace the BK… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Nov-11

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DRF sells EC135P1 to Swiss operator

DRF sells EC135P1 to Swiss operator

German EMS operator DRF has sold Eurocopter EC135P1 D-HYYY, serial number 0006, to Swiss operator Skymedia – a member of the Lions Air Group – who have registered it locally as HB-ZJE.  Having spent all its life as an air ambulance in the red and white DRF scheme, the helicopter was noted in the last… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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P&WC signs Fleet Management Program with Germany’s DRF

P&WC signs Fleet Management Program with Germany’s DRF

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (CSC Europe) signed a 13-year Fleet Management Program (FMP®) agreement with DRF Luftrettung of Germany for comprehensive maintenance support of its PW206B2 engines. This long-term FMP®agreement with CSC Europe provides DRF Luftrettung with expanded coverage until 2024. CSC Europe is a joint-venture between Pratt & Whitney… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 05-Sep-11

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DRF Luftrettung flew 19,189 rescue missions in first half of 2011

DRF Luftrettung flew 19,189 rescue missions in first half of 2011

In the first half of the year 2011 the air rescue organization DRF Luftrettung flew a total of 19,189 missions, involving helicopter missions at 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark as well as worldwide repatriations with its ambulance aircraft. This means a rise of 1,214 (8%) compared to the same period of the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Jul-11

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“Christoph 53” celebrates 25 years in Mannheim

“Christoph 53” celebrates 25 years in Mannheim

For 25 years starting from Mannheim Airport, a helicopter rescue of the DRF to its operations. Since it was launched on 1st July 1986, “Christoph 53” has flown over 16,600 missions from its base in Mannheim, Germany.  A celebration was held on Friday 1st to mark the occasion, with around 80 invited guests at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jul-11

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HDM records 10,000th rescue flight in Berlin

HDM records 10,000th rescue flight in Berlin

The Berlin station of the air rescue organisation HDM achieved its 10,000th mission on the night of 31 May its 10,000. The control center Lausitz alerted the crew at midnight to a patient who was injured in a riding accident.  A 43-year-old was in a barn being kicked repeatedly by a horse on the head… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 03-Jun-11

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DRF Luftrettung to take part in AirMed World Congress

DRF Luftrettung to take part in AirMed World Congress

DRF Luftrettung will take part in AIRMED World Congress, in Brighton (UK) from 24th-27th May 2011. Chief representatives from DRF Luftrettung’s flight operation, technical and medical department will give lectures during the scientific programme of the congress. The conference will present the latest facts on air rescue in the fields of emergency medicine, flight safety,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 25-May-11

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DRF holds annual conference for emergency physicians and paramedics

DRF holds annual conference for emergency physicians and paramedics

At the beginning of April, the 10th annual medical conference of the DRF Luftrettung took place in Freiburg, in southern Germany: About 100 emergency physicians and paramedics of the DRF Luftrettung got together to exchange their ideas on subjects of emergency medicine. The event provided the medical personnel of the DRF Luftrettung, which is stationed… Read more »

Source: DRF, 19-Apr-11

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DRF launches new base “Christoph 80” at Weiden in der Oberpfalz

DRF launches new base “Christoph 80” at Weiden in der Oberpfalz

On April 1st 2011, DRF Luftrettung has inaugurated the newly founded HEMS base of Weiden in der Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) in Bavaria. According to a European tender, DRF Luftrettung had been selected as operator for the new rescue helicopter with the call sign “Christoph 80”. The start of the operation was accompanied by a ceremony… Read more »

Source: DRF, 14-Apr-11

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State Interior Minister visits DRF base at Karlsruhe

State Interior Minister visits DRF base at Karlsruhe

The Karlsruhe DRF base has hosted the visit of a high profile political figure on Monday 14th February.  The Baden-Wuerttemberg Interior Minister, Heribert Rech was briefed on the duties and responsibilities of the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter. Among others, he was accompanied by another Member of Parliament, Katrin Schütz. At helicopter’s base, Heribert Rech met board… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Feb-11

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Dortmund EMS helicopter makes changes

Dortmund EMS helicopter makes changes

DRF has announced that it’s Dortmund base has recently changed callsign to “Christoph Dortmund” with agreement of the local police and fire/rescue services.  All public safety radio communciations will now use this new tag.  The Dortmund EMS base flies a Eurocopter BK117, operated by HSD for the Federal Ministry of the Interior.  The BK117 is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-11

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DRF selects Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for its BK117s

DRF selects Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for its BK117s

Becker Avionics DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by the German Air Rescue organization DRF Luftrettung for integration into three BK117 helicopter. The aircraft are currently undergoing retrofit modification at DRF Luftrettung’s own maintenance facility at its Operation-Center at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport. The new Becker Avionics airborne digital audio and intercom system will replace the… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 07-Feb-11

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DRF Luftrettung offers first sonography course for Luxembourg’s emergency physicians

DRF Luftrettung offers first sonography course for Luxembourg’s emergency physicians

This month the DRF Luftrettung has initiated an offering of a pre-hospital ultrasound course in Luxembourg for the first time. In cooperation with the Luxembourg anaesthetics association CMARL (Cercle des Médecins Anesthésistes et Réanimateurs du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) approx. 80% of the emergency physicians working in Luxembourg were trained on the use of the mobile… Read more »

Source: DRF, 28-Jan-11

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DRF Luftrettung flew 36,900 missions in 2010

DRF Luftrettung flew 36,900 missions in 2010

In 2010 the air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung flew a total of 36,900 rescue missions, involving helicopter missions at 31 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark as well as worldwide repatriations with its ambulance aircraft. In Germany alone the crews were alerted to 33,861 missions, meaning a rise of 10 % compared to 2007… Read more »

Source: DRF, 24-Jan-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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Christoph Regensburg prepares for NVG operations

Christoph Regensburg prepares for NVG operations

Preparation for the use of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), at the Regensburg HEMS base of HDM Luftrettung is gaining pace: The helicopter of type EC 145 completed multi-day tests conducted by Eurocopter, the helicopter manufacturer, on NVG capability last week. Pilot training goes along with it. In April 2011, the regular NVG operation will start… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Dec-10

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Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

The “Christoph 45” EMS helicopter base at Friedrichshafen celebrates its 30th birthday today. From its launch in October 1980 and based at the Hospital of Friedrichshafen, the base as worked over 23,000 missions and its service area takes in a wide variety of challenging terrain. As the southernmost station of the DRF Air Rescue, including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Nov-10

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“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

27 October – The Dresden air rescue station provided this morning its 11,000. Rescue mission since taking over the overall organization of the center by the DRF Air Rescue 1 January 2002. The control center Dresden alerted the crew of “Christoph 38” at 09:28 clock to a patient in Weinböhla. A man had suffered an… Read more »

Source: DRF, 29-Oct-10

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Aviation marketplace fipart supports German air rescue

Aviation marketplace fipart supports German air rescue

fipart, the world’s only combined networking and trading marketplace for aviation parts and services, has given one of Germany’s leading air rescue organizations free premium access to its platform. The move, fipart’s first-ever sponsoring initiative, enables DRF Luftrettung to find spare aviation parts much faster in the future so it can focus on its core… Read more »

Source: fipart, 16-Sep-10

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German rescue unit “Christoph 60” flew 480 missions in six months

German rescue unit “Christoph 60” flew 480 missions in six months

The EC135 operated by DRF from Suhli in Germany as “Christoph 60” flew a total of 480 missions in January to June 2010

Source: Osthessen News, 12-Aug-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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DRF Luftrettung outline their involvement at ILA 2010

DRF Luftrettung outline their involvement at ILA 2010

DRF Luftrettung will present itself at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences, ILA, from June 8th to 13th in Berlin, Germany, with an information stand. Visitors will be able to learn about DRF Luftrettung as an airborne life-saver, at Stand 107, in Hall 1. In addition, DRF Luftrettung will present a new innovation to the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Jun-10

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DRF flies 10,000th mission from Dresden

DRF flies 10,000th mission from Dresden

DRF flew its 10,000th mission from Dresden after taking over management of the base on 1st January 2002

07-Apr-10

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Germany’s DRF achieved 40,375 air rescue missions in 2009

Germany’s DRF achieved 40,375 air rescue missions in 2009

[automatic translation from German, with small amount of editing] For years, the DRF air rescue in Germany, increasing use of numbers has reported.Thus in 2009: The life-saver from the air contributed 33,731 bets, 1224 over the previous year. A total of 40,375 provided the DRF air rescue missions. “The saving of human life depends on the time… Read more »

Source: DRF, 27-Jan-10

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Austria’s OAMTC leases EC135 from DRF

Austria’s OAMTC leases EC135 from DRF

An EC 135 in red and white paint of “Christoph 16” has been leased by OAMTC, the Austrian rescue organisation following their requirement for a hook-equipped aircraft

Source: RTH, 20-Jan-10

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DRF moves “Christoph 49” into new hangar/offices

DRF moves “Christoph 49” into new hangar/offices

On Friday, the new office building was officially handed over to staff the team of “Christoph 49” by Dr. Siegfried Lederer

Source: MOZ, 18-Jan-10

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DRF base at Zwickau completes 22,000th rescue

the Zwickau station provided the DRF air rescue their 22,000th Rescue operation. The crew just completed an assignment in Bad Neustadt from when the control center of Schweinfurt emergency alerted to a child.

Source: DRF, 04-Sep-09

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Germany’s Christoph 46 at Zwickau upgrades from Bo105 to EC135

Source: DRF, 23-Jul-09

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22-May-09 D-HUUU Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany

22-May-09 D-HUUU Eurocopter BK117 Stuttgart, Germany

22-May-09

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Annual Meeting of Leading Emergency Physicians and Paramedics of the DRF Luftrettung

Annual Meeting of Leading Emergency Physicians and Paramedics of the DRF Luftrettung

Developments in the emergency and intensive care medicine were the focus of the Annual Medical Meeting of the DRF Luftrettung.

Source: Rotorhub, 14-May-09

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DRF celebrates 10 years of Baden Airpark base

Source: RTH, 26-Feb-09

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Air Rescue Mission Record: DRF Luftrettung flies 40,602 missions

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 28-Jan-09

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05-Jan-09 D-HIMB Eurocopter BK117B2 Gundelfingen, Germany

Truck struck main rotor blade while parked at emergency scene.   “Christoph 54”

05-Jan-09

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