Bucher Leichtbau, the Swiss aircraft interior solutions specialist, has had its H135 AC67 flex rescue system certified by EASA on all variants of the H135 helicopter.
The further development of the AC67 system, which has been in use for many years, has now been implemented by Bucher engineers resulting in the new AC67 flex. Up until recently, only dedicated HEMS operators have been able to benefit from the high quality Bucher HEMS kits. Now, customers such as police, transport companies or military operators will have the opportunity to convert their H135 helicopter into a fully functional rescue helicopter within about 30 minutes by using the AC67 flex kit. Mission profiles are now available for almost every HEMS application, from primary, secondary to disaster missions with dual stretchers.
The short installation time has been made possible by the quick release system from Bucher Leichtbau. The HEMS kit can be installed and removed quickly and safely without tools and with just a few hand movements. This means that the helicopter is always available for further use.
Bucher Group CEO Beat Burlet comments: “More and more helicopter operators want to be able to use their helicopters around the clock. With our equipment, we have addressed exactly this need and made it possible to equip the helicopter for HEMS operations within minutes through the fast and flexible installation and removal system. We are very pleased that we have already have won customers for this new product. With the successful approval of our AC67 flex equipment, we are now able to deliver the first kits this year.”