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Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, will be installing search-and-rescue (SAR) cabin modifications in two Airbus H225s owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding (KAUH).
The modifications include a stretcher with base plate and a medical equipment wall. The aircraft will also be undergoing return-to-service maintenance and a variety of mission-related installations and upgrades. These upgrades were developed to enhance crew efficiency and flexibility; ultimately helping them achieve mission success.
The two H225s owned by KAUH are destined to be operated by the Icelandic Coast Guard. The Icelandic Coast Guard is responsible for coastal defense and maritime SAR. It is responsible for SAR operations within the Icelandic economic zone and Icelandic Search and Rescue Region (SRR) – around 1.9 million square kilometers.
Heli-One has deployed this SAR upgrade for other aircraft including the Sikorsky S-92 and Airbus AS332. The medical equipment wall is optimized to maximize crew ergonomics and efficiency while providing treatment to passengers, tool-free reconfiguration for flexible and quick adaptation.
The wall includes a variety of installation provisions that can be customized for each crew’s unique equipment needs. The Allfa stretcher has multiple functions, high ergonomic adjustability and high patient comfort. The base plate locks into the existing seat tracks and also boasts tool-free installation.
The two aircraft will be undergoing return-to-service maintenance and a variety of upgrades and installations including:
- Euronav 7 upgrade;
- USB Charging Port installation;
- Dual Hoist;
- Trakka Searchlight;
- FLIR console;
- NVIS-compatible cabin; and
- AIS Transponder system
“The team is looking forward to installing these cabin modifications to help SAR crews perform essential services. We have a great legacy of working with SAR crews and operators and developing solutions that make their jobs easier and safer,” said Eddie Lane, president, Heli-One.
The turnaround time per aircraft is estimated at approximately six weeks and work will be performed at the Heli-One Norway facility in Stavanger, Norway.