GVH Aerospace Supplies Helicopter Wet Deck to Boeing Helicopter Aircrew Training System
Nov 8, 2018
GVH Aerospace has delivered its wet deck (also known as a sea tray) product to Boeing Defence Australia for its Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). The Boeing HATS program provides the Australian Defence Force with helicopter aircrew training. The program training asset includes 15 Airbus Helicopters EC135T2+ helicopters, and on maturity, will train up to 130 students each year from the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy, in addition to qualified aircrew returning for instructor training.
“We are pleased to offer a mature, field tested and adaptable product, working with Boeing to understand their customers’ requirements and ensuring delivery of a best value-for-money product”, said Gareth Dyer, CEO. He added that “GVH Aerospace’s heritage and experience in supporting the Australian helicopter operators with search and rescue solutions designed to work in demanding and austere environments is a key driver behind our product development approach. Meeting end user needs in these situations is foremost in our minds.”
The wet deck, also known as a sea tray, provides a water-proof, flexible, hard wearing protective covering to protect the cabin floor against the corrosive effects of sea water during over-water hoisting operations. The wet deck is fully certified to aeronautical standards, and can be installed in less than 5 minutes as part of the role-fit equipment in search and rescue operations. GVH Aerospace’s has customised its wet deck product to meet the Boeing HATS requirements. The wet decks are currently in service with EC225, AS332, S-76, S-92 and AW139 helicopter operators, and is entering into service with the KCG Korean Coast Guard Helicopter.
Photograph courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.
GVH Aerospace Awarded EASA STC For Flight Test Instrumentation on ETPS Grob 120TP
Oct 10, 2018
GVH Aerospace was awarded the EASA STC 10067160 for the installation of a comprehensive flight test instrumentation suite on the Empire Test Pilot School’s Grob 120TP aircraft. The Grob 120TP is part of Empire Test Pilot School’s fleet modernisation program. The modified aircraft will enter into service to train the next generation of test pilots and flight test engineers.
GVH Aerospace Delivers AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System to Caboolture Hospital
Aug 21, 2018
GVH Aerospace announced that its AeroStretcher® Mk IV modular aeromedical system has been selected by the Caboolture Hospital in Queensland, Australia, as its new critical care transfer stretcher.
“We are extremely pleased that the Caboolture Hospital has selected our system as their critical care transfer stretcher as this is validation of the design philosophy that went into the conception of this product,” said GVH Aerospace CEO Gareth Dyer. “This modular aeromedical system was designed to provide a seamless transfer between air and road ambulances, and we have collaborated closely with medical professionals to ensure the systems meets clinical care requirements on an equal footing with airworthiness certification.”
“GVH Aerospace has created a high quality product with many innovative and patient-focussed features. All aspects of patient handling have been addressed, from loading and unloading the patient to equipment security while in transit. This stretcher is an example of excellent engineering and collaboration with front-line clinicians,” said Caboolture Hospital’s Emergency Staff Specialist Dr Doug Feinbloom. He added that the state-of-the-art system demonstrated a leap forward in the safe transfer of critical care patients from Caboolture. Emergency Department Director Dr Sean Keogh, who has over 25 years’ experience in aeromedical and road-based retrieval of critically ill patients, said that the stretcher was one of the most user friendly and effective system he had seen.
The AeroStretcher® Mk IV modular aeromedical system is installed directly on to aircraft seat tracks using GVH Aerospace’s patent-pending multi-fit floor interface system. The system is installed and removed in minutes without the need for tools and can be quickly adapted to any aircraft with standard seat track fittings. The modular design of the system provides multi-role and utility operators with mix-and-match flexibility in configuring the aircraft to provide different levels of medical care capability, from simple casualty evacuation to inflight critical care. The product family include litter stretcher, standard stretcher, stretcher bridge, medical equipment mounts and oxygen bottle stowage racks.
The AeroStretcher® Mk IV modular aeromedical system has been selected by RUAG as the standard medical and casualty evacuation system on the Dornier 228 aircraft. It is also certified for installation on the Airbus H135 helicopter as an EASA STC and currently being certified on other popular helicopter types.
Picture Caption: GVH Aerospace’s Brett Worsley, with Caboolture Hospital’s Dr Lance Le Ray, Dr Doug Feinbloom and Dr Sean Keogh and the AeroStretcher Mk IV modular aeromedical strecher system.