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Bucher's AC70 flex speeds up H145 multi-mission reconfiguration
The AC70 flex should appeal to air rescue operators but also to other helicopter operators, who want to change configuration several times a day to keep the helicopter in operation for as many hours as possible.
The AC70 flex quick release system makes all components as flexible as possible for quick conversion between H145 mission types.

Bucher has very proudly presented the newest member of its flexible helicopter emergency equipment line, the AC70 flex for the H145, at European Rotors in Cologne, Germany.

Similar to the AC67 flex for the H135, the AC70 flex is based on the same principle of making all components as flexible as possible thanks to a quick release system that allows a quick conversion from an EMS into a VIP, police, cargo, fire brigade or military configuration.

To help increase customer awareness and product adoption, Bucher has partnered with long-standing experts from the field of air rescue and helicopter to work hand in hand with customers. With the help of these experts Bucher is able to utilise its customer proximity and short communication channels to improve and expedite product onboarding and in service times. When a customer invests in its flexible equipment, Bucher's experts are available for immediate advice on product use and upgradeabilty.

The idea of building a flexible equipment product range was inspired by the fact that in many countries air rescue operators are not run by the government or a foundation or association, but rather by private helicopter operators, whose main interest is keeping the helicopter in operation as long as possible. For this they must be enabled to fly different types of missions several times within a 24 hour period.

Not only are the flexible equipment AC67 flex and AC70 flex self-contained and almost completely expandable, but they also contain various components found in the Bucher's classic rescue equipment AC70 for H145 and AC67 for H135. As in the past, Bucher has worked closely with various helicopter operators in the development of this product line. Bucher's proven ergonomic and functional design is the result of smart engineering as well as cooperation with many long-term users. Depending on the customer's mission profile, they can choose between several mission configurations for multiple scenarios.

Bucher's main goal is to offer maximum flexibility and modularity. It strives to provide the highest quality products for the best possible performance for multi-mission and rescue operators. This can be attributed to the founder of the company, Heinrich Bucher, who was inspired by the idea of producing lightweight and reliable products made out of aluminium. Bucher has continued to refine and optimise this unique lightweight construction concept. Nowadays, however, Bucher has expanded its product offering to also include composite and carbon fibre materials, thus allowing the company to easily and efficiently adapt its products to meet individual customer requirements in various areas such as helicopters and aircraft aircraft.

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