ADAC HEMS Study Visit, Germany
14-16 February, 2023
Safer aviation saving lives
A delegation from Thailand visited ADAC, EASA and University Clinic Bonn in Germany during a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) study visit on 14-16 February 2023. This demonstrated how HEMS can be used to save lives under a high level of safety.
Thailand wants to bring down its number of road fatalities in particular; and is looking at the ways HEMS is implemented in Europe. EASA has been helping Thailand amend and implement its HEMS regulations, to support proper safety oversight, demonstrate partnership and nurture this fledgling industry in Thailand.
The visit was organised for officials from the Thai National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM), the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and the private operator Siam Land Flying (SLF), and was funded by the European Union under the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project.