Selection of the appropriate type of hems helicopter for the Slovak Republic
PublisherUniversity of Zilina
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The diploma thesis deals with the issue of choosing the appropriate type of helicopter for the implementation of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the Slovak Republic. Currently, the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service is operated by a private company Air Transport Europe, Ltd., based at Poprad-Tatry Airport. The fleet of helicopters for rescue missions consists of three types helicopters. The oldest helicopter is the Agusta A109K2, then BELL 429 since 2013 and Eurocopter EC 135 T2+/P2+ since 2019. The aim of this thesis is to create an analysis of the current state, review affecting parameters such as operator options and possibilities, operating costs, maintenance costs, use due to the geographic features of the Slovak Republic and use of the helicopters for transporting patients with Covid-19 and other highly contagious diseases. The result will be the selection of the appropriate type of helicopter of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service to be used under the conditions of the Slovak Republic.