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DRF reports operational stats for 2017

DRF reports operational stats for 2017

A total of 36,283 times, DRF air-rescue crews were alerted last year to provide emergency medical help to severely injured or ill people, or fly them to specialized centers for treatment (2016: 35,846). The proportion of operations carried out in the dark was once again around one fifth at the 24-hour stations. The DRF Luftrettung has been… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 16-Apr-18

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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UK helicopter fleet rises 139% in 25 years

UK helicopter fleet rises 139% in 25 years

Britain’s helicopter fleet has risen by 139% in the last 25 years, from 571 in 1986 to 1364 in 2011.  Analysis of statistics released by the CAA detailing aircraft registered on their “G” register at the 1st January each year from 1985 makes very interesting reading. In 1986 there were four civilian Chinooks registered with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-11

Australian aviation statistics: Bird and animal strikes 2002 to 2009

Australian aviation statistics: Bird and animal strikes 2002 to 2009

A significant proportion of all occurrences reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) involve aircraft striking wildlife, especially birds. This report provides aviation birdstrike and animal strike occurrence data for the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2009. It also describes the results of an ATSB survey of aerodromes concerning current wildlife control… Read more »

Source: ATSB, 30-Jun-10

Helisolutions expected growth of 20% in Brazil’s helicopter fleet

Source: Latin American Aviation News, 13-Jul-09

Turbine Helicopter Inventories Leveling Out, UBS Says

Source: AIN, 10-Jul-09