DRF Luftrettung outline their involvement at ILA 2010

DRF Luftrettung outline their involvement at ILA 2010

2-Jun-2010 Source: DRF Luftrettung

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 public: a recently-developed mobile medical unit that can be used in various airborne vehicles (for example transport helicopters and aircraft), and can also be used as a modular paramedic unit, on location, to care for patients. What is unique in the system is that the medical unit can be expanded in a modular, building-block manner, and can, in that way, be adapted to the user’s specific needs. For instance, that is of importance for medical/technical devices, individual drawers, and material compartments, holders for medical equipment, and for stowing oxygen flasks. The mobile system can be used in civil and military applications for supporting and transporting injured people out of disaster areas, crisis regions, and war zones. To achieve that, DRF Luftrettung has entered into a collaborative relationship with ESG (Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH), with which it has co-designed the prototype. ESG develops, integrates and operates electronic and IT systems for the military, public authorities and industries. As a competence centre ESG has maintained a long-term valued partnership with the German Armed Forces both in development projects and in the use of technical systems during their whole life cycle.

“We are very proud to be able to demonstrate this unique medical unit for the first time, at ILA. We have put our more than 40 years of emergency and intensive medical experience at DRF Luftrettung, as well as our technical know-how, into its development. We hope that our system gains international recognition, and that it will be used to save lives of a long period of time”, explains Joachim Schanz, Head of DRF Luftrettung’s Design Organisation, who will answer the questions of interested viewers on the project, at ILA, on location.

In the helicopter center, the visitors can also gain an impression of a DRF rescue helicopter: at the Eurocopter booth, there is a brand new red and white EC 145, which visitors can view.

Information about DRF Luftrettung
DRF Luftrettung operates 31 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) bases in Germany, Austria and Italy with more than 50 helicopters for emergency rescue and intensive care transport between hospitals, at eight bases even around the clock. All helicopters are optimally equipped for the care of emergency and intensive care patients. In addition DRF Luftrettung uses its own ambulance aircraft for worldwide repatriations.

Approximately 550 emergency physicians, 250 paramedics, 180 pilots, and approximately 70 engineers are on duty for the DRF Luftrettung. In 2009 they flew a total of 40,375 missions.

More information on the internet under: www.drf-luftrettung.de/english.htm

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