NHC’s Timeline

Company Milestones


Permission obtained from the Federal State of Lower Saxony for air ambulance service according to the Lower Saxony Rescue Services Act (Niedersächsisches Rettungsdienstgesetz, NRettDG), Start of the ambulance base at Emden airfield


First offshore air rescue company with 24/7 standby offshore Rescue Transport Helicopter (RTH) for the offshore wind industry in the North Sea Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Launch of the offshore air rescue base in Emden


Market leader for offshore Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS).
Relocation of the base from Emden to St. Peter-Ording


Deployment of offshore HEMS in the EEZ of the Baltic Sea.
Launch of the 2nd offshore air rescue base in Güttin on the Island of Rugia.


Change of control
Since of 01.01.2019 the NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH is a company of DRF Logo - NHC ist ein Tochterunternehmen der deutschen Luftrettung


Takeover of flight operations and maintenance of the helicopters on the German research icebreaker vessel FS Polarstern.
Relocation of the air ambulance service from Emden to Norden-Norddeich airfield.


Start of sea pilot transfer with helicopters from JadeWeserAirport Wilhelmshaven.
Launch of offshore ambulance helicopter at Norden-Norddeich airfield.

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In Action in North and Baltic Seas

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