A year ago Bucher Leichtbau received an order from Johanniter Luftrettung to fit the medical equipment for two H145 D3 helicopters. The project team at Bucher Leichtbau was able to promptly implement several customisation requests specific to the needs of Johanniter Luftrettung. New products, such as the O2 rack and the adapted centre cabinet were approved with new cabin configurations at EASA.
After completion of the helicopter installation, Bucher had the opportunity to conduct product training and familiarization onsite with the customer team in Reichelsheim, Germany in HeliFlight’s hangar. Following the completion of the training, the first H145 D3 of the Johanniter Luftrettung was put into service on 24 November 2021. Bucher’s project team is pleased to add another customer and its helicopter with the modular and flexible rescue equipment to its service portfolio.
Johanniter Luftrettung employs the helicopter for both primary rescue and inter-hospital patient transport. In addition to the latest technology from Airbus Helicopters, including the five-blade main rotor, the design of the interior in particular is an excellent improvement for the entire crew.
Johanniter Luftrettung uses a roll-in support system from Bucher Leichtbau. The advantage of Bucher’s roll-in support system is the extendable loading mechanism, which is designed to provide the medical staff with the highest ergonomic comfort during daily physically-demanding missions.
The system can be extended with optional accessories such as parking wheels, side bars, foot bars and a medical equipment rail at the head end, as well as a dirt-repellent pad, and can thus be optimally adapted to the respective requirements of the air rescue specialist.
This modularity is what Johanniter Luftrettung particularly appreciates about Bucher Leichtbau’s solution, as well as the exact adaptability of the equipment to their rescue missions. The compact helicopter, which is smaller, lighter and quieter than Johanniter’s ITH models, offers great advantages in primary rescue missions, such as accidents on motorways or emergency missions in residential areas.
Bucher Leichtbau wishes the Johanniter Luftrettung crew all the best for their rescue missions with many “Happy Landings”.
Quality has always been driving force at Bucher. This can be attributed to the founder of the company, Heinrich Bucher, who was inspired by the idea of producing lightweight and reliable galleys made out of aluminum. Bucher continued to refine and optimize this unique lightweight construction concept. Nowadays, Bucher has expanded its product offering to also include composite and carbon fiber materials, thus allowing the company to easily and efficiently adapt its products to meet individual customer requirements. Bucher continues to be a global leader in all line fit and retrofit projects.