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GHS launches Forward Air Evacuation Services in Benin under new EDA Contract

Global Helicopter Services (GHS) is excited to announce a new contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) to provide Civilian Tactical Air Evacuation (Airmedevac) services. This initiative supports the Belgian Defence deployment in Benin, further demonstrating our commitment to providing essential services in challenging regions.

In partnership with Sahel Aviation Services and Iqarus Medical, GHS has assembled a team of experts to deliver comprehensive Airmedevac capabilities. Our services will be available 24/7, featuring two Beech 1900D aircraft equipped to transport two stretcher-borne and six seated patients, each under continuous medical supervision.

Dominik Goldfuss, CEO of GHS, stated,

We are profoundly honored to once again be selected by EDA for the Airmedevac services in Benin, thereby marking another significant milestone for GHS. I extend special congratulations to our startup team, whose dedication ensured our “On Time” mission readiness within the stringent timelines set by our clients. As we continue our collaboration with EDA and the Belgian Defence (BelDef), we remain committed to providing a service that is not only safe and cost-effective but also perfectly tailored to meet the demands of the mission.

Kick-off in Burkina Faso

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our S76C++ D-HMSA in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for the start of the inaugural #GHS contract launch of this renowned helicopter type.

Our appreciation goes out to our crew who conducted a safe ferry flight from Bavaria to West Africa safely and we wish all GHS staff a successful mission start with an ongoing uninterrupted service delivery day to day.

GHS is grateful and privileged to be selected by the International Committee of the Red Cross to be part of their humanitarian efforts to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity, especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.

Congratulations to our entire team – we are proud of all of you and your effort to make this achievement happen and we thank each and everyone who have contributed to make this mission a success!

GHS on the rise

GHS has kicked off 2023 with a hive of activity and exciting prospects. GHS is preparing a number of aircraft for deployment in Africa which will be used to provide humanitarian support.

Furthermore the GHS Part 145 maintenance team is carrying out an H225 Return to Service and a Bell 412 5000 Hour inspection alongside a number of other maintenance activities.

Training has also commenced for another exciting development relating to a service offering for maintenance and repair of NVIS equipment to be launched very soon.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce the contract extension from the European Defence Agency (EDA) to continue the provision of a Civilian Tactical Air Evacuation service utilising a Beechcraft 1900D for Belgian Defence deployment in Niger.