ÖAMTC Air Rescue Acquires Five Airbus H135 Helionix Version Helicopters

ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of five Helionix H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter is scheduled for early 2022 By DA Editor / 08 Jan 2021
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The H135 is the helicopter of reference for helicopter emergency medical service operators worldwide. Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters said; “We thank ÖAMTC Air Rescue for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and particularly in the H135. The H135 continues to demonstrate that it is the reference in air medical rescue all over the world.”

ÖAMTC Air Rescue operates 28 H135 helicopters from 17 permanent bases and 4 additional bases during the wintertime in Austria. Last year, the operator performed more than 20,000 missions, with on average 52 missions per day.

Reinhard Kraxner, CEO at ÖAMTC Air Rescue commented “Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the H135 for more than 20 years, and we look forward to benefiting from the advantages that the Helionix version brings. The reduced pilot workload combined with the 4-axis autopilot will be a valuable asset onboard for our crews that rescue patients often in challenging environments.”

On top of the 4-axis autopilot, Helionix offers an innovative cockpit layout which helps to increase situational awareness. Designed with three large electronic displays on the H135, the cockpit is Night Vision Goggle compatible and includes a First Limit Indicator which highlights the appropriate engine instrument data for the pilot in one indicator.

To date, more than 1,400 helicopters of the H135 family have been delivered around the globe with more than 5,6 million flight hours.

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