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Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Emergency in the south-west Palatinate: “Christoph 54″, the Freiburg helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung, was alerted on Tuesday to rescue a fallen hiker. It was the team’s 50th winch operation since the machine was replaced with a state-of-the-art H145 with a permanently installed rescue winch at the turn of the year. For the rescue workers,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 14-Sep-20

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Sep-20

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DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 01-Sep-20

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

Completely unexpectedly a few days ago a drone approached the intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph 54” of the DRF air rescue at the airfield in Freiburg shortly after its take-off. The DRF pilot did not have to evade on her mission flight to Lörrach, but the unmanned flight system suddenly got in her way… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 25-Aug-20

DRF Luftrettung retains Christoph 80 contract from April 2021

DRF Luftrettung retains Christoph 80 contract from April 2021

For the next five years, DRF Luftrettung will continue to operate “Christoph 80”, the rescue helicopter stationed at Latsch airfield in Weiden. The Association for Rescue Service and Fire Brigade (ZRF) Nordoberpfalz has confirmed the contract for the operation of the DRF Luftrettung. The decision on the award procedure for the air rescue location Weiden… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 12-Aug-20

DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

“Christoph 42” is moving: From today, the crews of the DRF Luftrettung will start their life-saving missions from the Rendsburg-Schachtholm airfield. At the same time, a pattern change takes place, a state-of-the-art H145 helicopter replaces the EC145 that was previously used. Dr. Peter Huber, board member of DRF Luftrettung, introduces the new “Christoph 42” :… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Jul-20

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

From July 17th, the DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund will quickly help with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. In addition, ” Christoph Dortmund ” will be equipped with an EpiShuttle, a special insulating stretcher. “Christoph Dortmund” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in North Rhine-Westphalia… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-20

DRF take stock of the corona pandemic in Germany

DRF take stock of the corona pandemic in Germany

DRF Luftrettung looks back on the first six months of 2020, a special half-year, because the dominant topic here was the corona virus. For the employees of the non-profit air rescue organization, it not only brought about far-reaching changes in everyday work, but above all great encouragement and support from the population. The deployment figures… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Jul-20

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DRF tests droplet spread inside helicopters

DRF tests droplet spread inside helicopters

How high is the potential risk from released droplets by infectious patients for the helicopter crew? Do pathogens spread from the cabin into the cockpit? These questions are not only highly relevant during the coronavirus pandemic: transporting patients with highly infectious diseases like influenza, tuberculosis or meningococcus is also playing an increasingly great role at… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Jul-20

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Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

The air rescue station in Bad Saarow was founded 30 years ago , and 20 years ago the DRF air rescue took over. On the occasion of the milestone birthday, the crews of the rescue helicopter “Christoph 49” stationed at the station take a look back, but also a look at their current work. The… Read more »

27-May-20

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DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung has signed a further framework agreement with Bucher Leichtbau for the HEMS equipment for its helicopters of the types H135 and H145. The air rescue organization has brought its many years of experience and know-how into the configuration of the HEMS kits, especially in the development of the stretcher. DRF Luftrettung continues to rely… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 27-May-20

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COVID19 – Christoph München in action with EpiShuttle

COVID19 – Christoph München in action with EpiShuttle

Christoph München is another helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung equipped with a so-called “EpiShuttle”, a special insulation stretcher. The medical crews at the station have been trained in the past two days with instructions and training on how to use the system safely and practiced. To protect patients and crews, the “Christoph Munich” intensive care helicopter,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-May-20

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Rendsburg station equipped with EpiShuttle

Rendsburg station equipped with EpiShuttle

As another helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung “Christoph 42” will be equipped with a so-called “EpiShuttle”, a special insulation stretcher, at the end of this week. The medical crews at the station are currently receiving instructions and training on how to use the system safely and practiced. To protect patients and crews, the “Christoph 42”,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Apr-20

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DRF reports on 2019 activity

DRF reports on 2019 activity

The crews of the 35 stations in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the air ambulance service were alerted a total of 40,738 times in order to provide professional medical help as quickly as possible to seriously ill or injured people. Because: When a life is at stake, every minute counts. The entire fleet of… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Apr-20

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First use with DRF Luftrettung EpiShuttle for Civil Air Ambulance

First use with DRF Luftrettung EpiShuttle for Civil Air Ambulance

The Civil Air Ambulance (AMB) intensive care helicopter, which is primarily provided for the transport of COVID-19 patients, has been in use for a good week. Last week, the helicopter was the first in the DRF fleet to be equipped with an EpiShuttle and has already completed its first operation with the special insulating stretcher:… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 09-Apr-20

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DRF Luftrettung starts using new isolation stretchers

DRF Luftrettung starts using new isolation stretchers

From next week on, two HEMS bases of DRF Luftrettung in Germany will operate with “EpiShuttles”, special isolation stretchers. Another eight HEMS bases will soon follow suit. DRF Luftrettung is investing in the protection of patients and its crews to ensure that, in these times of the coronavirus, people in medical emergencies can still be… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Mar-20

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DRF Air Rescue initiates the “Day of Air Rescuers” on March 19th

DRF Air Rescue initiates the “Day of Air Rescuers” on March 19th

Who actually sits in a rescue helicopter? When is it used? As a patient, do I have to pay for this if I am taken to a hospital with it? Three of many questions from the population with which air rescue is repeatedly confronted. To clarify and inform about the important work of all air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Mar-20

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DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

From 2020, the DRF Foundation for Air Rescue will fund larger projects than before that deal with the research and development of innovative methods, new concepts and systems in the field of preclinical emergency and rescue medicine, especially in air rescue. Those interested in funding can now submit their project. “Since every human life is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jan-20

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2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

In a total of 40,738 missions, the crews of the 35 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the ambulance flight operations were alerted to provide immediate, highly professional medical assistance to seriously ill or injured people. After all: when a life is at stake, every minute counts. With 40,738 missions in… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Jan-20

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DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new offer in the field of pilot training and further training at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California: From August 2020, it will be available A state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator Level D is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Jan-20

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Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the Academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new pilot training and further training program at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California. From August 2020, a state-of-the-art full flight simulator level D will be available at Lufthansa Aviation Training’s training center… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Dec-19

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Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

Blood and plasma preserves aboard Christoph 53

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 »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Nov-19

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Christoph 51 has been used more than 25,000 times in 30 years

Christoph 51 has been used more than 25,000 times in 30 years

At the beginning of October this year, the state-of-the-art EC 145 helicopter, based at Pattonville Airport, made its 25,000. Commitment. For more than 30 years, DRF Luftrettung has been an indispensable part of emergency medical care in Baden-Württemberg. The anniversary was today celebrated as part of a ceremony with invited guests. Dr. Peter Huber, CEO… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 24-Oct-19

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DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

From the fourth quarter of 2020, DRF Luftrettung will modify its H 145 helicopters from four to five rotor blades. As soon as the approval procedure at Airbus Helicopters has been completed, the so-called SB Retrofit Kits will be delivered to the air rescue operator. In addition to DRF Luftrettung’s patients, third-party customers will also… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Oct-19

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Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

On September 4, 1994, “Christoph Regensburg” took up his duties and landed for the first time at the University Hospital Regensburg (UKR). Thus, the most modern helicopter type H 145 for 25 years an indispensable part of the emergency medical care in Bavaria. Especially in the areas of competence night flight and ECMO transports (mobile… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Oct-19

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DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

At their nationwide stations, the red and white helicopters were alerted in the first half of 2019 over 3,050 times due to strokes, acute cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and severe injuries. In these operations, every minute counts for the patients. Their chance of survival and recovery can be improved from the point of view of… Read more »

02-Sep-19

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Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Herrmann presents the mission statement for 2018 and emphasizes the great importance of air rescue for emergency rescue and intensive transport in the Free State – especially at night. As Europe-wide expert in night-time rescue operations and operator of the three night flight stations in Bavaria, the DRF Luftrettung provides insights… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Aug-19

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DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

Penetrating injuries of the thorax or upper abdomen, the so-called “cardiac box” are an acute vital threat due to hemorrhage and pericardial tamponade. Therefore, on-site measures to secure vital signs are necessary. The DRF Luftrettung has trained the entire medical team of the station in Mannheim at Heidelberg University Hospital: All emergency physicians and emergency… Read more »

25-Jul-19

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Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

The helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung of the Greifswald station is the first in Germany to not only carry blood but also plasma in its operations. Together, the DRF Luftrettung and the University Medical Center Greifswald have succeeded in establishing a scientifically proven procedure that enables the rapid transport of blood products by helicopter. This… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-19

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DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

The DRF Luftrettung promotes an innovative research project of the University Medical Center Greifswald with 15,000 euros. In order to optimally carry blood products in the rescue helicopter in the future and to be able to use them directly at the place of work, the project will investigate possible effects on the canned goods through… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jul-19

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DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung has set itself high standards for its daily work in the rescue of human lives in emergencies – both in the medical and in the flight operations sectors. The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has now confirmed that these high standards have been meticulously adhered to. The independent organisation has awarded the certificate bearing… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 15-Jul-19

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30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years ago, the DRF Luftrettung at the airport Stuttgart “Christoph 51” in service. The state-of-the-art machine has since provided more than 24,300 jobs and is an indispensable component of emergency medical care in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2009, the helicopter is stationed at the airfield Pattonville. “‘Christoph 51’ is the intensive care helicopter in Baden-Württemberg, which… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-19

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DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

The most modern helicopter, which is currently used in the civil air rescue, now flies in Bad Berka: Since yesterday, a H 145 launches as the new ”    “. The intensive care helicopter is the only one in Thuringia that can be alerted around the clock. The H 145 represents a generation change in the air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 11-Jun-19

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DRF Luftrettung supports Arctic researchers

DRF Luftrettung supports Arctic researchers

The “Polarstern” research vessel has been underway in the Arctic and Antarctic for more than 35 years. The DRF Luftrettung’s expertise is there on board during its expeditions through the polar seas: since 2016, the helicopters which accompany every trip are serviced by the DRF Luftrettung’s mechanics. The helicopter operators were impressed by the DRF… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 05-Jun-19

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DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

Medical air rescue as provided by DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) is developing into an ever more important sector. The rapid evolving technology in air operations through to medical care is reflected in the increased number of air rescue missions in 2018. DRF Luftrettung crews were called out 40,090 times which corresponds to a 4%… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 09-May-19

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DRF makes successful start at new Bautzen base

DRF makes successful start at new Bautzen base

[electronic translation] 100 days at the station Bautzen – the DRF Luftrettung takes stock. In the first quarter of 2019, the “Christoph 62”, a state-of-the-art H 145 aircraft, had already been alerted 268 times, with around 20 percent of deployments flying at night. Thanks to the great experience of the DRF Luftrettung and the good… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 16-Apr-19

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DRF Luftrettung buys Northern HeliCopter GmbH

DRF Luftrettung buys Northern HeliCopter GmbH

[electronic translation] The Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC), Emden, has a new strong partner at their side: The DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG (DRF Luftrettung) has taken retroactive to January 1, 2019, the shares of the air rescue company to 100 percent. The independence of the NHC and its service portfolio for the people in the region… Read more »

15-Apr-19

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DRF Luftrettung opens doors for local partners

DRF Luftrettung opens doors for local partners

DRF Luftrettung opened the doors of its headquarters in Filderstadt to guests of local companies and associations from the fields of business, medicine and politics. The event provided an opportunity for those present to take a deeper look at the organization’s charitable work. The partner companies Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA and Autohaus Feuerbacher GmbH… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 08-Apr-19

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DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

The night flying expertise of the DRF Luftrettung is more and more in demand: In 2018, the number of nocturnal deployments of the red and white helicopters increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year. With ten stations, DRF Luftrettung operates the majority of 24-hour stations in Germany. Europe has the most experience on… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

[electronic translation] The DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) plan closer cooperation in the future. Since fall 2018 LAT carries out the Human Factors Training (HFT) for the DRF Luftrettung. From 2020, both companies want to use synergies in pilot training and further education. With almost 50 years of flying experience and approval as an “Approved… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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