The German ADAC air rescue has taken delivery of the 1,500 H135 Donauwörth to add to their mission-ready fleet of H135 and H145 helicopters.

The managing director of ADAC Luftrettung gGmbH Frédéric Bruder said "By investing in the latest version of the H135, we are once again increasing the quality of care and flight safety and are also pioneers in Germany with innovative retrofits. This is to further develop what already exists and to address challenges in the rescue service Proactive solutions are the core of our mission."

"We are pleased to celebrate another important milestone in the partnership that has spanned over 50 years. We are proud of the collaboration and that we are supporting ADAC Luftrettung with our helicopters and services in their important mission: saving human lives," said Stefan Thomé, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in Germany.

 This is the second aircraft of this type purchased by ADAC Luftrettung to receive the special “cocoon” interior paneling from the partner development and maintenance company HeliAir. This allows the medical equipment to be attached to the walls and ceiling of the rescue helicopter. The ventilator, defibrillator, patient monitor and oxygen cylinders can be placed precisely where it is useful for the most efficient treatment of the patient. 

ADAC are also equipping their new H135s with the LS400 LED light system. This consists of two fold-out landing and search lights that can be swiveled separately and have different light modes. This allows the pilot to adapt the lighting to the conditions and take off or land more safely.