Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) compliant
On-board GPS linked moving map system
Twin engines for safety and the ability to fly at speeds of up to 150 mph
High manoeuvrability and compact size for landing almost anywhere
Skid under-carriage enabling aircraft to land on a variety of ground conditions and slopes
Main and tail rotors are set up high for good obstacle clearance and safety, the tail rotor is enclosed for additional safety
The ability for more than two hours flying time
Side and rear loading for stretchers
Carries a full range of high tech medical equipment to care for patients in flight
An additional seat enabling a family member or friend to accompany a patient to hospital
Low vibration level gives a smooth and comfortable ride.
The helicopter is a red and yellow liveried EC135 Eurocopter, G-HBOB, (G represents Great Britain, H represents Helicopter, and BOB representing the three counties it serves - Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and is based at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire.