ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2

ADAC takes delivery of its first EC145T2 15 Sep, 14, Source: ADAC

[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has today taken in Donauwörth the first of 14 new EC145 T2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in reception. In the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO Airbus Helicopters Germany, stressed the ADAC Vice President for Technology, Thomas Burkhardt. “With this modern, silent and powerful helicopter, we are taking a big step into the future of air rescue The EC145 T2 is a tremendous asset for patients, crew and the environment. ”

By 2018, a large part of the ADAC helicopter fleet, which now consists of 51 machines, successively modernized. New EU rules make this change, in which 17 helicopters replaceable type BK 117, necessary.Overall, the ADAC air rescue GmbH invested about 130 million euros in the new rescue and intensive care transport helicopter. Especially in locations that require high-performance helicopter for the rescue hoist or the intensive care mission profile, the EC145 T2 will be used.

The machines are characterized by their high performance with low noise emission. The shrouded tail rotor increases the safety for passengers and emergency personnel. The ultra-modern, digital cockpit provides numerous improvements for the pilots. The emergency physicians benefit from new medical equipment Engineers Swiss Bucher lightweight AG have developed based on the experience of the operators and their crews a completely new modular design concept. This will in the next three months at the ADAC Luftfahrt Technik (ALT) in Bonn / Hangelar incorporated into the first new machine before it can go into service in early 2015.

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