Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

25-Feb-2014 Source: Air Rescue Systems

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We have every reason to assume that the training concepts we have been very successfully providing to US and Asia customers will attract a similar clientele in European markets,” says Bob Cockell, Vice President at ARS. “We have been looking for an experienced partner to assist us in building specialized flight and operational training for pilots and crews. It did not take us long to identify ARS, as they are among the best and most-experienced world-wide,” says Jan Obrman, the CEO of EAS. Under the agreement, ARS will provide its know-how, syllabus, and instructors. EAS will be marketing the services and ARS helicopter operations equipment to European operators (Parapublic, HEMS, SAR, Utility). While the courses will be initially conducted at one of ARS’ existing facilities, EAS will provide a new facility in Europe in the foreseeable future. ARS will eventually train a cadre of Europe-based instructors and remain involved in quality control.

European Air Services (EAS), founded in 2012, is the authorized representative for MD Helicopters in Central Europe with a focus on assisting the MD customer in a broad spectrum of service, support and personalized cared.  Recently EAS has spearheaded a number of additional helicopter-related projects in the region. Further information can be found

Air Rescue Systems Corp (ARS) founded in early 2000, is a provider of advanced helicopter response, training and equipment. ARS provides highly trained pilots and crew for varying specialized helicopter operations, which include EMS, hoist, off-shore, tactical and drug interdiction. As an FAA 141 training school, ARS provides detailed helicopter operations training for clients world-wide. Courses are tailored to the end user’s need and and mission profile and include; CRM, Helicopter Operations Safety, Precision Flight Skills, Vertical Reference, Hoist, Short Haul, Urban Operations, Flood and Fast Water Rescue and many others. ARS also designs and builds highly engineered, practical response based equipment for a multitude of mission profiles. This equipment is born out of need and field tested in house by the ARS design team. For more information check out

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