New flexible helicopter equipment from Bucher


Bucher has made an addition to its range of flexible helicopter emergency equipment – the AC70 flex for the H145.

Similar to the AC67 flex for the H135, the new AC70 flex is based on the same principle of making all components as flexible as possible. The quick-release system enables a quick conversion from EMS to VIP, police, cargo, fire brigade and military configurations.

With this new product Bucher is seeking to break new ground and appeal not only to air rescue operators but also to helicopter operators who want to convert their configuration several times a day to keep the helicopter in operation for as many hours as possible.

Image: Bucher Leichtbau AG

To help increase customer awareness and product adoption, Bucher has partnered with long-standing experts from the field of air rescue and helicopter to work hand in hand with customers. With the help of these experts Bucher said it can utilise its customer proximity and short communication channels to improve and expedite product onboarding and in-service times. When a customer invests in its flexible equipment, experts are available for immediate advice on product use and the potential for upgrades.

Not only are AC67 flex and AC70 flex self-contained and almost completely expandable, but they also contain various components found in Bucher’s classic rescue equipment AC70 for H145 and AC67 for H135.

As in the past, Bucher has worked closely with various helicopter operators in the development of this product line. Customers can choose between several mission configurations for multiple scenarios.

Bucher’s main goal is to offer maximum flexibility and modularity. The company’s founder, Heinrich Bucher, was inspired by the idea of producing lightweight and reliable products made out of aluminium. The company has continued to refine and optimise this lightweight construction concept. Nowadays, however, Bucher has expanded its product offering to also include composite and carbon fibre materials, thus allowing the company to adapt its products to meet individual customer requirements.

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