Features

Dino Marcellino details the development of the Italian Air Force’s primary air rescue asset

 

What does it take to be a Canadian SAR Tech? AirMed&Rescue reached out to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to find out more about the unique role of a SAR Technician

 

Sami Ollila, a rescue swimmer and paramedic with the Finnish Border Guard’s Air Patrol Squadron, shared his thesis with AirMed&Rescue, offering valuable insights into the physiological effects of winching equipment on rescue helicopters

 

 

James Paul Wallis examines what can go wrong with neglected helicopter hoist cables and the signs winchmen need to watch out for to ensure optimum safety for rescuer and victims on the end of the line

 

Eye-tracking technology could be a game changer for helicopter pilot training, giving participants and trainers valuable feedback and ultimately improving safety. Colin Gunn, General Manager, Toll Helicopters and Pat Nolan, General Manager of Aviation Seeing Machines, report on the latest developments in this pioneering sector

 

Safety discussions in AirMed&Rescue usually centre on pilot training and technological advancements, but keeping the aircraft maintenance staff safe is a vital part of the safety system. Stuart McOnie, Managing Director of Semmco, reflects on the risks to maintenance personnel

 

As a fairly new company in the commercial medical repatriation market, Fight Medic UK seeks to innovate and deliver world-class air medical care via UK-registered healthcare professionals. James Buck reports on the company’s recent training day

 

A collaborative approach

Tina Giangrasso, Senior Vice-President of Clinical Services at Air Methods, spoke to AirMed&Rescue about advances air medical safety, and her most memorable mission

 

The aerial firefighting community has a new tool to assist in its operations with the advent of the first ever Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the CL-415 fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft, according to Thomas Allen, Vice-President for Engineering and Innovation, TRU Simulation + Training

 

The German Air Force’s A400M aircraft has been modified into an air ambulance that enables the evacuation of seriously wounded service members from war zones while receiving a high level of critical care. Steve Reutter and Philipp Rabe reported on the challenging aircraft upgrade to AirMed&Rescue

 

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