Leonardo and Olmedo collaborate to develop improved rescue mission technologies

Stock rescue photo
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Leonardo and Olmedo have signed a collaboration agreement, which will allow the two companies to develop rotary-wing and motor vehicle technologies for jointly conducted rescue missions

This latest move aims to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode using helicopters and ambulances. The research team will work towards developing and prototyping new components and universal solutions, which will be designed for contemporary and specialist use on both helicopters and ambulances. The team will also develop data sharing platforms that will enable the real-time interface of the patient’s vital signs during the rescue mission.

Olmedo is also to form its new division known as the ‘Fly Division’. This will be dedicated to designing products and technologies for air ambulances.

One of the most recent creations of the two company’s collaboration is the special EMS-configured AW169 mock-up, which Leonardo and Olmedo presented at the Montichiaro Emergency Show that took place at the beginning of October in Italy.

Leonardo has also recently signed an agreement with the Italian Society for Anaesthesia Analgesia Resuscitation and Intensive Care in a move to increase the mission capabilities of air ambulances and the effectiveness of medical services connected to their use.