Established 2008 to took over the ambulance helicopter service from the East Frisian islands to the mainland, NHC is a joint venture of SSC Wind, Ostfriesische Flug-Dienst GmbH (OFD) and Heli Aviation. Headquartered in Emden Airport.
In 2011, NHC was the first private air rescue company to carry out offshore rescue flights for the wind farms in the German Bight
As of 2018, the NHC fleet consists of AS365/EC155 helicopters: Two for crew changes and transport flights, one for ambulance flights in the East Frisian Islands region and two for offshore rescue or medical missions
In 2019 was acquired by DRF Luftrettung
Helicopters in German Flood Relief Efforts, 22-Nov-21 : #flooding Airbus NH90, H135, H145 and H155 helicopter provided emergency assistance during recent floods in the German regions of North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate.
DRF Air Ambulance 2020 Balance, 18-Jan-21 : #year2020 DRF Air Ambulance, which operates from 35 air stations in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, completed 39,971 missions in 2020 including special implemented measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic
DRF Luftrettung Acquired NHC, 15-Apr-19 : #windfarms The German Air Rescue foundation, DRF Luftrettung, is the new 100% shareholder of the offshore North and Baltic seas helicopter operator Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC)
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