The oil and gas industry operates in some of the most remote and harsh locations in the world. The large expanse of uninhabited land in Australia presents a huge challenge for the aeromedical industry. Patient transfer from the point of evacuation to the primary care facility often involves multiple transfers between helicopters, fixed wing air ambulances and road ambulances.
GVH was presented with the challenge to design an aeromedical evacuation system that is compatible with helicopters, fixed wing air ambulances and road ambulances. This evacuation system is designed to eliminate the need for stretcher transfer between the different aerial and land platforms. The elimination of stretcher transfers reduces the risk of injury to the medical personnel and improves the patient outcome. This integrated aeromedical evacuation system is also designed to be role-fit equipment that can be packed for storage onboard the aircraft. The system is designed to be fitted by the pilots, allowing rapid role conversion from regular passenger transport to the medevac role in the field. This revolutionary aeromedical system is compatible with Airbus H225, Sikorsky S-92 and the Beech 200/350 King Air aircraft and is currently in operational service in Australia, providing trouble-free service and helping save lives. This has resulted in:
- Increased operational flexibility for aircraft and helicopter operators
- Reduced workplace injuries for medical workers
- Improved patient outcomes
- Reduced time for patient transfer between different modes of air and land transport during evacuation