GHS now an approved Air Training Organization

In another significant development, GHS is now an EASA -approved Air Training Organization!

If advanced helicopter training or pilot license currency renewals are what you are looking for GHS has the solution.

The main focus of our helicopter training offering is advanced training for individual pilots and aviation companies which will include IFR-courses, twin conversions, and Bell 212/412 type rating as well as pilot qualification courses.

Our instructors are highly experienced with thousands of hours of a wide variety of helicopter instruction and operational mission flying which qualifies them to provide meaningful skills transfer in conjunction with top-class instruction which blend together for the benefit of the student under instruction.

The GHS ground school facilities are located in the GHS headquarter in Kirchanschöring, a small town in a beautiful part of Bavaria close to the Alps with easy access via the Salzburg International Airport a mere 20 minutes’ drive.

GHS has access to and uses the CAE training center at the Stockholm International Airport for all of the Bell 212/412 and H225 simulator training aspects and renewals. The on type flight training will be conducted in one of our Bell 212/412s at one of the airfields in the vicinity of the GHS headquarters.

Give us a call to arrange a tailor-made training program that meets your requirements.

GHS PREPARED AND EQUIPPED FOR UPCOMING FIRE FIGHTING SEASON

GHS’s recent move to our new company headquarters in Kirchanschöring has led to us being able to prepare and fly our helicopters from the home base and offer an air ambulance service as well as aerial firefighting services in Germany and neighboring countries

The start of summer will inevitably mean that wildfires will become increasingly common and GHS is available to despatch our highly experienced crews and Bell 412 helicopters to immediately assist in the extinguishing of fires.

GHS believes that integrated planning, prevention, and immediate intervention are critical in the fight against wildfires and we have pilots and crews with years of experience from fire-fighting operations in Southern Europe, a mission-ready Bell 412, one of the best helicopters for fighting vegetation fires, available to carry out firefighting missions 7 days a week.

The use of helicopters for aerial firefighting is still developing in Germany and there are insufficient air assets and pilots with firefighting experience. This shortcoming and the fact that local officials are not aware of the existing helicopter service results in unnecessary danger to residents and emergency services and costly avoidable environmental damage.

GHS has taken extraordinary measures to ensure we protect our employees against the COVID-19 outbreak while safeguarding our ability to continue to provide these critical operations which protect our communities and their property, therefore, in collaboration with the local authorities, GHS will apply specific COVID-19 protocols across our firefighting operations.

Our Latest Air Ambulance Service And Partner Flymed GmbH

We are proud to announce the brand new INFECT air ambulance service with our partner Flymed GmbH.

Within this service, we combine competent and experienced personnel and crews (standard crew: 2 pilots, medical specialist, paramedic), four intensive care ambulances and one Bell 412 intensive care helicopter fitted with AAT Ambulance Kit, equipped with Hamilton T1 ventilation and intensive monitoring, syringe pumps, transport-incubator, systemic medication, and the Ego Zlin BioBag isolation unit.

Notwithstanding the current global health crisis, we are delighted to communicate this new cross-border (missions to Austria or Italy are possible) accomplishment with an estimated preliminary lead time to activate the service of less than 60 minutes.

Here’s to a new partnership doing its part to provide a life-saving service for people and communities in Germany and neighboring countries.

Contract Extension Humanitarian Aid Operation in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce, that our Bell 412EP D-HAFV has recently been re-contracted for another 2-year period in Maiduguri/Nigeria – this despite the difficult times and restrictions we are faced with.

“This achievement optimises the saying ‘when the going gets tough the tough get going’ and I am proud to say that all staff members and crew in Maiduguri have lived up to this motto” , says Dominik Goldfuss, GHS CEO.

Congratulations to our entire team - we are proud of all of you and your effort which has made this happen and want to thank everyone who supports us and our mission!

GHS is honored to continue serving the humanitarian aid industry with our aviation support services.

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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