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DRF Luftrettung has taken over all shares in the air rescue company Northern HeliCopter (NHC), with retrospective effect as per Jan. 1, 2019.
The change in ownership will not impact the autonomy of NHC and its service portfolio.
As a reliable provider of ambulance flights and subsidiary deployment in air and water rescue, as an experienced company in offshore rescue and in passenger transport to the wind farms, NHC will continue to be a competent port of call for the people in the North and Baltic Sea region, on the eastern and northern Frisian islands and on the Hallig islands.
“It is important for us to use synergies in order to provide patients who need our help with professional and best-in-class medical care and sustainably secure the important contribution of Northern HeliCopter to the well-being of the people living in the coastal area. Furthermore, the takeover expands our competences and service portfolio, adding further fields of expertise in the area of offshore rescue and the deployment of ambulance helicopters,” said Dr. Peter Huber, chairman of DRF Luftrettung and new accountable manager of NHC. The other directors of NHC are Christian Müller-Ramcke and Armin Ortmann.
“Especially with regard to the strong medical expertise, excellent flight operations, professional equipment and maintenance of the helicopters, and staff training, advanced training and further education, DRF Luftrettung and NHC have a lot in common. Both air rescuers will benefit from the synergies,” said Ortmann.
“Even as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRF Luftrettung, NHC will be able to retain its flexibility. At the same time, we are now in a position to align our services even more consistently and focus on the specific needs of the coastal region in offshore, air and water rescue,” added Müller-Ramcke, explaining the advantages of the takeover for NHC.