Christoph 53

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter , which is currently used in civil air rescue , is now also flying in Mannheim: As of today, an H145 will take off as the new Christoph 53. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make the crew’s work easier and contribute to even better patient... Read more

DRF celebrates 35 years of Christoph 53 base at Mannheim

DRF celebrates 35 years of Christoph 53 base at Mannheim

9-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It has long been an integral part of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region: “Christoph 53”, the Mannheim helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung. While the crews initially performed around 300 missions a year, today, on the station’s 35th birthday, they fly over 1,100 missions a year.  Whether a time-critical transport on board the “flying intensive care unit” to... Read more

Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

20-Nov-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

The Mannheim station of the DRF Luftrettung has been carrying blood and plasma supplies in their helicopters since this week. The rapid availability of blood products by helicopter is crucial especially for emergency patients with massive blood loss. In this situation, the administration of blood and blood products can be life-saving on the job site.... Read more

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