This announcement is published to inform you that the contract between the provider and the Regions of Denmark will expire in 2023. The regions of Denmark are therefore preparing to publish a tender by fall 2020. The current provider delivers helicopters, pilots and HEMS-crewmembers and the regions provide the doctors. The HEMS-service is a 24/7 single pilot operation with a HEMS-crewmember. In order to achieve 'equal level of safety' the HEMS-crewmember has undergone aeronautical training. The 4 helicopters complete around 4 100 operations/3 200 flight hours a year. The crew utilises NVIS in order to land close to the accident scene at night-time and they use point in space procedures when landing at hospitals in difficult weather-conditions. Roughly 20 % of the operations are executed using NVIS and around 10 % include the use of the onboard instruments (IFR).
The tender will include all 4 helicopters, pilots and HEMS-crewmembers.