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Heli-One has developed several new Airbus H225 modifications for HEMS purpose.
The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation.
These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety.
Updated Medical Wall
This is the third iteration of the modular medical wall developed by Heli-One. This new version features more provisions for medical equipment that can be quickly installed, removed or reconfigured without the use of tools. It is lightweight and connects to existing floor tracks and installed cabin rails. Options now include single or double oxygen bottles Size D, E or Jumbo D. Provisioned equipment could also include: Eagle II Ventilator or Oxylog 3000, Corpuls3 or Nihon TEK defibrillator, Laerdal Rescue or Compact Suction units, Gooseneck light, Sonosite Edge Ultrasound monitor, lockable medicine box, sharp container and/or aircraft power to recharge medical devices. This wall now fits two versions of H225 floor boards.
This stretcher installation is compatible with the H225 multipurpose or 1500 kg floor. This provision allows for adaptability across aircraft fitted with different floors or cabin configurations. An adaptor plate is fastened to existing floor tracks or dedicated fittings if no floor tracks exist. The adaptor plate allows fast, secure lock down of the Ferno Alfa stretcher, certified for crash load criteria.
Loud Hailer Installation
For the H225 and AS332L/L1, Heli-One now offers two mounting options for the Powersonix 800W dual horn loud hailer. If space allows, a streamlined sponson-inset mounting is offered with no impact to speaker performance. For other aircraft, a forward fuselage mount is offered left or right side just aft of crew doors. The forward mounting option provides for direction adjustment, to aim the speakers in heading and elevation.
Enhanced Vision System
Visual monitoring is enhanced with a small long wave infrared camera (Lexavia LFX2010-4) that is attached to the bottom of the right side boarding step. This can be used for external load or forward-looking operations and can be re-aimed on the ground. The camera is controlled by the flight crew and is displayed on any suitable cabin display. Additionally, a display is mounted on top of the glare shield.
Heli-One’s Design teams (Norway & Canada) have developed a portfolio of modifications for HEMS and SAR purposes. Combined with their experience in developing solutions for offshore, military and law enforcement operators, the two teams can adapt or develop solutions for a wide array of operational requirements.
Heli-One has decades of experience supporting the family of Super Puma aircraft including the civilian and military variants of the AS332 (L/L1/L2), H225, and H215. Between the global Heli-One facilities (Canada, Norway, Poland), the company offers complete MRO services including engine and dynamic component overhaul. The two design teams have developed hundreds of major, minor and repair solutions for the Super Puma, including a vast array of cabin and equipment reconfiguration options.