Search and Rescue Helicopter Modifications

​SAR Support

Heli-One has a rich history supporting Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and crew. Our Design Engineers and technicians work with SAR crews to collaborate on configurations and solutions that are flexible, lightweight, safe, and durable. We provide out-of-the-box and customized solutions that scale for budget and operational flexibility.

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​Equipment Wall

Heli-One developed a medical or equipment wall that is modular in format which allows for maximum crew customization and efficiency. The modular medical wall accommodates equipment that can be reconfigured quickly and to the crew’s optimal placement. This modification can be installed with a turnaround time of 14 days.

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Equipment Wall New

Medical Rack for Seat

Heli-One offers a removable medical equipment rack for cabin seats for ad-hock ambulance or SAR missions. The rack is placed in any normal passenger seat and is secured by seatbelt. The rack is fully customizable for vital equipment and crew requirements.

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Medical Equipment Rack for Seat

AW169 Stretcher Installation

Heli-One has developed a stretcher installation solution for the AW169 helicopter. This solution is designed to accommodate ergonomic handling of the stretcher where flexibility and urgency is a priority. The positioning of the stretcher allows for quick adjustment, patient comfort, and transportation best practices.

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Essential for rescue operations, the MEDEVAC permits the rapid transport of seriously injured persons, from the scene of an accident to the medical center.

Heli-One offers additional Medevac (Medical Evacuation) installation for helicopters. Medevac consists of: 
  • Standard seat track pattern installation
  • NATO Stretcher installation in fwd L/H and aft R/H part of cabin
  • LSTAT medical stretcher installation in aft R/H and/or fwd R/H part of cabin
  • Sicma single seats installation in fwd R/H and aft L/H part of cabin
  • Improved Cabin Lighting
  • Floor protection covering
  • Interior trim upgrade in aft cabin
  • Medical Equipment and necessary power outlets
  • Installation of miscellaneous equipment. 

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Rescue Equipment MRO

We offer full repair & overhaul on rescue equipment for a variety of aircraft types. This includes SAR equipment, floats, rafts, fire extinguishers, inflation systems, location transmitters and life vests. 

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360 Video: Stretcher Pickup Exercise

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This video shows a Stretcher Pickup training exercise performed by a SAR crew in Norway.  

Cabin Configuration Installation

This video shows technicians at our Norwegian facility installing various cabin equipment in an Airbus AS332L1. The equipment is installed without tools, fairly quickly with minimal crew.  

Supplemental Modifications

Heli-One designs, certifies, and installs innovative and practical solutions in nearly any airworthiness jurrisdiction in the world. Heli-One has developed modifications for every operational mission type and can integrate different solutions to fit every crew’s unique needs. Cabin configurations are designed with flexibility and efficiency in mind, allowing crews to further customize their environments based on the dynamic nature of their work. 

Modifications that are complimentary to ​SAR cabins include:

Modular Equipment Racks & Storage Solutions
Night Vision Goggle Installations & Night Vision Imaging System
Sea Trays
Multi-Mission Flight Management Systems
Search Lights
Hoists & Hoist Cameras
Direction Finder
Custom flight deck upgrades 
FLIR Installation
Traffic and Terrain Warning Systems

S-92 Hover Trim Controller Extension

Heli-One developed an operational aid for S-92 hoist operators that have difficulties with the thumb stick on the hoist pendant. The controller is small and troublesome to use in operational settings (with one hand and gloves on). The Heli-One solution is a joystick extension to enable better feel and control for the operator, enabling more precise aircraft positioning and movement. 

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Doppler Replacement for AS332L/L1 with Auto Hover

Heli-One is developing a GPS-augmented AHRS solution to replace the Doppler unit in Airbus AS332L/L1 (with auto hover function). The new AHRS solution is more reliable, stable and lighter than the current Doppler Unit and is compatible with auto hover functions.

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