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ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

When it gets summer, the numbers of operations in the ÖAMTC air rescue are rising sharply. The most powerful ÖAMTC emergency helicopter between late June and early September (June 30 to September 9, 2018) was the Christophorus 9 stationed in Vienna. This helicopter was alerted to 410 missions in Vienna, Lower Austria and northern Burgenland.Missions… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 13-Sep-18

ÖAMTC subscribes to new Safran Health Monitoring service

ÖAMTC subscribes to new Safran Health Monitoring service

Safran is proud to announce ÖAMTC (Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club) as one of the first major customers to sign a Premium Health Monitoring contract. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines, launched last October at Helitech International allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be… Read more »

Source: Safran, 04-Mar-18

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Austrian EMS operator receives first H135

Austrian EMS operator receives first H135

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator ÖAMTC (Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club), the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club, received its first H135 for Alpine rescue missions.  The fully equipped rotorcraft, which is also able to perform IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) approaches for optimized safety standards, even in poor visibility, will be integrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Mar-16

14-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Montafon, Austria

Main blades struck rock

14-Aug-13

12-Aug-13 Eurocopter EC135 Meidling, Austria

“Christopherus 9” helicopter found with 9mm bullet hole through rotor blade.  Date/location of incident unknown, but 12-Aug-13 the most likely date according to report and given location is base of this helicopter – Meidling Heliport, Vienna

12-Aug-13

Austria’s ÖAMTC flew 15,589 missions in 2012

Austria’s ÖAMTC flew 15,589 missions in 2012

On average, about every 34 minutes 2012 to the injured and ill patients was treated by an emergency physician the ÖAMTC Air  Ambulance. Overall, the emergency helicopter launched to 15,589 operations. More than 500 specially trained paramedics, air ambulance of the Red Cross, the mountain rescue and the Vienna Ambulance and 48 pilots ensured a comprehensive emergency… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 07-Jan-13

Austria: Salzburg EMS base marks 10,000 missions

Austria: Salzburg EMS base marks 10,000 missions

On 29th December, the Austrian OAMTC organisation flew the 10,000th mission from its base at Salzburg.  A 44 year old female driver skidded on icy roads and ended up against a tree, resulting in the milestone call-out 10 minutes flight from Salzburg for “Christoph 6”, a Eurocopter EC135.  The team involved were emergency physician Josef… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Dec-11

Austria’s OAMTC air ambulance flew 14,816 missions in 2010

Austria’s OAMTC air ambulance flew 14,816 missions in 2010

[electronic translation from original German press release] Future of the Air Ambulance in Austria for the time being secured “The operational activities of emergency medical helicopter ÖAMTC has increased again in 2010,” said Reinhard Kraxner, managing director of ÖAMTC air ambulance. “Overall, our 16 helicopters flew 14 816 operations, which are 886 more than in… Read more »

Source: OAMTC, 05-Jan-11

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Austria: OAMTC EC135 EMS fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours

Austria: OAMTC EC135 EMS fleet achieves 100,000 flight hours

During an official ceremony at the mid point of 2010, Eurocopter’s sales manager for Central Europe Thomas Hein handed over a certificate to Alexander Wolf and Reinhard Kraxner, the two co-CEOs of ÖAMTC Air Ambulance Services, for the accomplished 100,000 flight hours with the EC135 at the Austrian company’s headquarter in Vienna. ÖAMTC is one… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Oct-10

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Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

The Arrius 2B engines, powering the 27 ÖAMTC’s EC 135T helicopters, clock up today 200,000 flight hours. These twin engine-helicopters’ missions, EMS type, have very important operational constraints. “This is an important milestone for our EC 135T fleet, which 100% of it is equipped with the Arrius 2B engine, as our entire fleet is powered… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 23-Jul-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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