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DRF Luftrettung   (Germany)

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DRF Luftrettung orders up to ten more H145s
February 28, 2024
The air rescue organisation has placed seven firm and three optional orders for H145s, keeping its EMS fleet as modern and flexible as possible.
DRF makes the change in Mannheim
August 21, 2023
Christoph 53 is the latest H145 to provide rescue service from Mannheim airport. Thanks to its five-blade rotor the helicopter is even more stable in the air, and has a higher payload than the previous aircraft.
DRF off to a flying start with Nordhausen H135
March 18, 2023
Visually, nothing has changed for DRF, as a new H135 will be seen in the operator's familiar red and white livery in the sky over Thuringia. But in contrast to DRF's other aircraft, the latest machine has a glass cockpit.
February 28, 2023DRF Luftrettung tests alternative fuel in Magdeburg
January 20, 2023Missions up for DRF Luftrettung in 2022
November 10, 2022DRF orders two H145s and a Connected Service package
September 12, 2022DRF academy expands training portfolio
August 29, 2022DRF Bremen signs off last EC145 and welcomes replacement
August 1, 2022DRF Luftrettung half year results show clear mission increase
July 18, 2022Five-blade H145 enters service with DRF Greifswald
June 20, 2022DRF Lufrettung develops latest-gen hoist sim
March 24, 2022DRF and ARA lift Rescue of the Year award
January 24, 2022DRF Luftrettung Learjets head to 69 countries in 2021
December 8, 2021DRF Luftrettung flies a malaria patient home
September 17, 2021DRF hails hoist symposium a success
September 13, 2021Expectations are high as the five blade H145 arrives in Regensburg
August 26, 2021Latest DRF Luftrettung mission is one in a million
July 19, 2021DRF called out to more swimming-related incidents
June 26, 2021DRF finally able to receive distinguished prize
June 2, 2021DRF puts retrofitted five-blade H145 into service
May 21, 2021Five-blade H145 makes the grade for DRF Luftrettung
March 19, 2021Five-blade H145 is doing the business for DRF
January 23, 2021Mission statistics reveal a year full of flying for DRF
January 6, 2021Five blades are the way forward for DRF H145 fleet
December 27, 2020DRF deploys Learjet to fetch patient for treatment
December 27, 2020LAR and DRF share the spoils of cross-border award
December 21, 2020DRF opts for AMOS integrated software solution
November 8, 2020DRF welcomes new rotorcraft at Stuttgart and Bremen
September 12, 2020DRF comes up with solution to fasten EpiShuttles
September 5, 2020LAT and DRF send H145 sim into service
August 16, 2020DRF handed further five-year Bavarian contract
July 31, 2020DRF welcomes EC145 to Dortmund and reassigns Christoph 42
July 20, 2020DRF explores pathogen transmission inside helicopters
June 1, 2020DRF works to develop stretcher with Bucher Leichtbau
April 21, 2020DRF’s civil ambulance hits the ground running
March 30, 2020DRF Luftrettung to offer isolation stretchers
February 2, 2020Operators continue to trust Airbus' HCare
January 30, 2020DRF signs hefty order for 38 rotorcraft and retrofits
January 20, 2020Fleet expansion pays off for conscientious DRF
October 22, 2019DRF charts H145 future with five blades
May 14, 2019Night mission specialist DRF goes from strength to strength
April 30, 2019Northern HeliCopter retains autonomy after DRF takeover
March 25, 2019Monitoring brings peace of mind for DRF missions
October 23, 2018DRF to receive more H145s next year
September 5, 2018DRF increases rescue missions in 2018
April 13, 2018DRF leads the way for NVG ops
August 1, 2017DRF Luftrettung close to 20,000 missions in six months
March 8, 2017DRF reduces overhaul costs through engine extension
April 4, 2016DRF signs Waypoint leaseback deal
August 5, 2015DRF approaches 20,000 missions already this year
August 10, 2014DRF is first to fly compact EC145T2
December 11, 2013Crew exposure leads to DRF adding CO detectors
September 12, 2013DRF's Learjet 45 completes its first mission
August 12, 2013Growing EMS demand prompts DRF fleet additions
July 10, 2013DRF Luftrettung opens hangar and updates rescue aircraft
May 13, 2013Conference of DRF medics awards research prize
July 9, 2012Me & My Aircraft: Fresh contenders will bring the best technology to the light jet arena
December 12, 2011Rescue expert DRF lays plans to build Europe’s largest EC145 fleet
March 9, 2011DRF trains emergency physicians in life-saving sonography work
August 4, 2010DRF Luftrettung makes vital difference
August 11, 2009Air rescue priority accelerates as emergency care sites close
September 1, 2008DRF trains staff to help colleagues overcome stress and trauma from difficult missions
June 9, 2008Operators invest in new bases, aircraft and equipment
May 6, 2008Team DRF reports increase in emergency business
October 10, 2007Air ambulance service breathes new life into child rescue operations
September 7, 2007Non-stop global mercy missions take DRF air ambulance to 12 countries in six days
July 25, 2007DRF deploys software designed to save lives and boost efficiency
November 30, 2006Lux-German merger forms European Air Ambulance
November 2, 2006DRF relaunches website to raise service profile
March 31, 2006Team DRF sees rise in emergency response and air ambulance work
October 4, 2005DRF’s Learjet keeps a busy schedule
October 4, 2005ARA helps in flood rescue
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