The Italian National Mountain Rescue Corps (CNSAS) and Aersud Elicotteri have announced a new collaboration agreement which aims to increase the safety of HEMS and search and rescue missions, by improving onboard equipment and staff training.
“Aersud has always been engaged in the development of helicopter rescue and, with this agreement, we will activate an important collaboration to improve a rescue activity already internationally recognised,” said Riccardo Aichner, President of Aersud Elicotteri.
The two parties aim to create a better combined training programme, combining CNSAS’s technical experience and Aersud’s knowledge of ‘non-technical skills’, which have been developed with the support of the University of Verona (Department of Human Sciences).
“The Alpine and Speleological Rescue has always played a leading role in the study and application of innovative techniques in helicopter rescue,” said Maurizio Dellantonio, the National President of CNSAS. “With a partner as Aersud, we start a joint effort to make the HEMS and SAR service ever more efficient and safe.”
CNSAS and Aersud will also jointly promote the improvement of helicopter regulations with the European and Italian Aviation Authorities, in particular regarding the new operations using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), now operating in several Italian regions.