Aersud Elicotteri, August 01, 2018 - The Italian National Mountain Rescue Corps (CNSAS) and Aersud Elicotteri, Airbus distributor for the country, have signed an collaboration agreement aimed at increasing the safety of helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions, with particular reference to the improvement of on-board helicopter equipment and staff training.
The Alpine Rescue, since the ’70s, has introduced the use of helicopters to solve the most complex cases of technical-health emergency in extreme environments, while Aersud Elicotteri, for over 40 years, is present in the Italian helicopter sector gaining a great deal of experience in the specific helicopter rescue activity, in particular with Airbus helicopters.
One of the most significant activities will be the synergy in training. The CNSAS will provide the technical experience, while Aersud will be able to engage in flight crew training in relation to “non-technical skills” developed with the support of the University of Verona (Department of Human Sciences).
Aersud and the CNSAS 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.
“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 recognized,” said Riccardo Aichner, president of Aersud Elicotteri.
“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.”
About Aersud Elicotteri: Aersud Elicotteri, Airbus Helicopters Agent & Distributor, was established in 1963 by Avv. Martino Aichner, military pilot decorated with the Gold Medal for military valour.
Aersud has always been committed to the development of Civil Aviation: it promoted, together with the Italian Authorities, the Laws and Regulations that liberalized the use of helicopter in Italy; it founded the National Mountain Flying School and organized, for various Italian Regions, important services of institutional interest.
In Italy, for over 40 years, it has succeeded in highlighting the quality of Airbus Helicopters production, obtaining more than 50% of the civil market share (emergency medical service, forest firefighting, civil defence, passenger transport, corporate and aerial work).Today Aersud is developing its activity also in other Mediterranean Countries.