Search & Rescue
Our Experience - Search & Rescue
Since its inception, UHNL has been providing search and rescue services as well as medical evacuation services both in the field and from hospital to hospital.
We support the operations of local police forces and health authorities with patient transfer capability as well as aerial search and rescue capability in conjunction with local search and rescue teams. In addition, many of UHNL’s aircraft are equipped and crews trained to conduct Class “D” external load operations involving rescue teams rappelling from the aircraft and patient extraction from the field.
UHNL is proud of its support of humanitarian efforts and search and rescue heritage. Several of our crews and aircraft were involved in providing humanitarian relief during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Along with various other operators, UHNL and our crews were awarded the Igor J. Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service for our assistance in providing those relief efforts.