OUR FIRST LANDING – WE ARE READY TO HELP 24/7!

We are delighted to announce the first arrival and landing of our Bell 412EP, D-HEPP, at our new premises in Kirchanschöring. This is the start of something big for GHS.

The aircraft is mission ready shortly and can then be mobilised immediately for any urgent assistance and for COVID-19 support in particular.

GHS is ready to help 24/7. Give us a call!!!

+49 8685 37799-33

emergency@g-h-service.com.

Global Helicopter Service GmbH Latest Statement Concerning COVID-19

The world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis which is impacting on everyone in all forms of life. GHS has a duty to protect the health and safety of all of our staff and we continue to monitor the daily updates and information about the global COVID-19 outbreak. In light of this GHS have taken extraordinary measures to ensure we protect our employees while safeguarding our ability to continue to provide important aviation services to all of our clients who provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people in one of the most vulnerable regions in Africa.

We have established a COVID-19 working group that have identified areas that we consider critical to our ability to provide services. This working group monitors day to day events and makes recommendations and changes to the preparedness plan that has been implemented to counter the effect of the pandemic on our business.

GHS foremost goal is to:

  • Remain fully operational with limited effect on our ability to provide emergency services to our clients. 
  • Continue to respond to all requests, enquiries, and tenders as usual.
  • To protect the health of all our staff and clients personal we deal with and to work as a focussed, dedicated team to overcome the impact and spread of COVID-19.

We understand the enormous impact and critical nature of the situation however we remain committed to providing the safe and superior service our customers have come to expect of our company. GHS have taken the following protective measures following the guidance of the WHO and the Robert-Koch Institute in Germany:

  • All crews carry out a personal risk assessment before going into mission and undergo self-isolation before commencing a tour of duty.
  • Enforced increased hygiene measures in the office, at home and in the mission location.
  • Encouraging all staff to change their lifestyle and behavioral conduct and carry out the following;
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Maintain Social Distancing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    • Immediately seek medical attention in the event you develop a fever, cough and have difficulty breathing.
  • GHS have implemented a “work from home” office concept where this is possible with GHS ensuring everyone has telephonic and internet connectivity.

GHS appreciates that this situation remains very dynamic and continues to evolve and we will continue to provide updates to the preparedness plan and do everything we can to manage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the safety of our employees and our clients in mind.

GHS is a disciplined, strong team that will work together and act decisively to overcome these difficult and challenging times.

We have moved!

GHS PREVENTATIVE CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 NOTICE

In order to protect the health of our staff and to prevent any negative impact to the critical services we provide to our clients, we have introduced the following measures to reduce the risks of being infected by the Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2 a new strain of the Coronaviruses (CoV) family of viruses. 

These measures include but are not limited to the following:
GHS will not attend any trade fairs, seminars, and exhibitions and we will avoid unnecessary travel to countries or areas affected by the Corona Virus.

Employees are urged to carry out the following recommendations to prevent infection and spread of the virus:

  • Carry tissues at all times and use them to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze. If a tissue isn't available, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently and properly. The WHO recommended handwashing with hot water and soap. If you can't wash your hands, use a hand sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol and wash your hands at the earliest opportunity.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, eyes, and nose, with hands that haven't been washed.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
  • Immediately report to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with an ongoing spread.

GHS expands its operations in West Africa

We are delighted to confirm our first call-off contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) to provide a Civilian Tactical Air Evacuation service for the Belgian Defence deployment to Niger starting 1 January in 2020.

The contract was awarded after competitive tender within the framework agreement with EDA for the provision of a Beech 1900D configured with ICU standard Medevac equipment and personnel, based in Niamey from 1st January 2020.

GHS and its partners, Sahel Aviation and Iqarus Medical, all specialists in their respective fields, have formed a powerful team to supply this Airmedevac capability which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes the clinical capability of one AE medical team in the Beech 1900D capable of carrying 2 stretcher borne and 6 sitting patients all of which will receive medical supervision during the flight.

CEO, Dominik Goldfuss comments: “GHS is very pleased to have been chosen by the EDA for Niger. Our entire team is looking forward to this new challenge and to grow the relationship with the European Defence Agency. This new contract is the perfect start to 2020 for GHS and we look forward to providing other helicopter and fixed-wing aeromedical services during the year.”

GHS Receives Approval for New Part 145 Line Maintenance Station in Mali

Global Helicopter Services is pleased to announce the approval of a new Part-145 – Maintenance Line Station facility, in Bamako Mali.

 This new facility is part of GHS expansion into African Markets and provides the company with a base from which to service the East African region in all aviation services.
The base within the Bamako Senou International Airport provides first-world facilities, which include multiple, permanent, purpose-made hangars, an inter-base operations center and a hotel and canteen. 

Within the Line Station hangar, there is a defined, well-established and a well-equipped maintenance bay, adequate storage room for tools and parts all environmentally controlled and secure.

GHS has all of the required ground support equipment and the hangar is equipped with flood lights facilitating maintenance and ground operations at night.

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Awarded Contract for International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Global Helicopter Service (GHS) is excited about being awarded a unique helicopter service contract by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide passenger and cargo flights for ICRC personnel in the North Eastern State of Borno in Nigeria.

The contract commenced in March 2019 and includes standby services utilizing the Bell 412 for immediate tasking to meet their requirements in the region. GHS are proud to be selected by the ICRC who have put their trust in the company to provide these services. GHS are extremely confident that with the experience gained in providing similar services to other humanitarian organisations in the region over the last 3.5 years that it can deliver a robust, safe, cost effective and fit for purpose service on a long-term basis.

GHS Helicopters is one of Germany`s leading helicopter service providers, with its headquarters in Ainring, Germany and bases in Abuja, Nigeria and Durban, South Africa.

GHS has proven its capabilities whilst assisting with the Ebola crises in West Africa for a period of more than 2 years and is now providing transportation for humanitarian organisations in Nigeria starting in 2016 with an operational fleet of six aircraft onsite in Maiduguri to meet the demanding daily requirements of the humanitarian community in the region.

In 2018 GHS has flown in excess of 5,000 flight hours, transported approximately 45,000 passengers and moved over 210,000 kg of cargo.

GHS Awarded EDA Framework Contracts

Global Helicopter Service GmbH are pleased to announce the award of European Defence Agency (EDA) multiple framework contracts which encompasses providing helicopters and fixed wing In-theatre Aeromedical Evacuation Services (Airmedevac) in Africa and Europe. The contracts are available to support upon their request to all EDA participating Member States (MS), EU entities as well as Third States having an administrative arrangement with EDA.

Providing in-theatre aeromedical evacuation services is often a challenge for Member States in both National and Multinational operations as the resources are often not available with outsourcing to private companies being the only solution. GHS have extensive experience in providing Airmedevac services to NGO’s in austere, remote and challenging operating environments while still ensuring the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency which was a key factor in the award of these multiple framework contracts making GHS one of the tree (lead) contenders to provide services to EDA in the future. 

The overall purpose of the Airmedevac project is to efficiently provide contributing members with an option to order ready-to-use commercially available in-theatre aeromedical evacuation services through EDA. The Airmedevac services will be used to evacuate patients from the point of injury to the initial Medical Treatment Facility or transfer between in-theatre Medical Treatment Facilities.

Time after time, experience shows that contracting on the spot, under time pressure is invariably not a cost-effective and efficient solution. The alternative to this is the award of framework agreements, which EDA have concluded with companies like GHS who are capable of providing the required services at the highest European standards and ensuring immediate availability of services all of which reduces the administrative burden on the individual MS while achieving economies of scale. In addition with its vast experience in Aviation operations and management GHS will be able to support EDA and provide pro-active technical advice to both EDA and the end users to ensure that the project scope of work is fit for purpose and that the services are provided at the best value for money. 

HELICOPTER HOIST APPROVAL

October 10th was another exciting milestone accomplished for GHS, after countless hours put in by our flight ops team we achieved a lasting desired goal to become a certified Helicopter Hoist Operator (HHO). With over 250 practical hoist cycles in a sequence of over three days, we achieved the last requirement for the approval certificate. Amongst this training, we qualified three of our highly trained Type Rating Instructors (TRI) and Examiners (TRE) for further company internal HHO training. As well for this hoist training, a well experienced and highly qualified Hoist-Operator-Instructor joined the GHS team to train further hoist operators to outstanding standards. With the accepted HHO approval, GHS will heavily focus on additional segments in which we can further assist our clients.