Ka-32 helicopter crew of UTair - Helicopter Services performed urgent medical evacuation of a sick worker from off-shore semi-submersible drilling platform Nanhai VIII. The patient was delivered to Salekhard District Hospital by air under supervision of paramedics. The total flight range with refueling in Bovanenkovo airport was over 1300 km.
The medical evacuation was performed as part of cooperation with Gazprom Geologorazvedka which constructs exploration wells at Rusanovsky and Nyarmeysky licensed blocks in the Kara Sea. The drilling operations are carried out from Nanhai VIII and Arkticheskaya platforms. UTair - Helicopter Services provides 24/7 air medical support of the project implementation. The Ka-32 helicopter engaged for these operations is based in Mys Kamenny.
As part of the existing contract in the middle of September the Ka-32 crew also took part in complex emergency relief exercise of Gazprom Geologorazvedka JSC at the drilling site, having practiced their skills of urgent medical evacuation. The Ka-32 crews will remain on stand-by duty in Mys Kamenny until the end of October.
"The Customer has chosen UTair - Helicopter Services for operations in the Kara Sea for two seasons which shows the high level of trust in our crews, fleet and the Company in general", - said Andrei Ilmensky, Chief Executive Officer of UTair - Helicopter Services.
UTair - Helicopter Services is the helicopter operator No. 1 in Russia and the largest helicopter company in the world in terms of fleet size and cargo capacity. It is a part of UTair Group and its main helicopter company operating fleet of more than 330 aircraft of various types - mostly Mil family and Airbus Helicopters. The Company's helicopters are supporting its customers in 4 continents. UTair – Helicopter Services fleet capabilities and personnel expertise enable high quality and safety of aerial works of any complexity in any geographical and climatic regions. The helicopter business segment also includes Turukhan Airlines which operates in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and Vostok Aviation rendering its services in the Far East. In international markets UTair Group is represented by its subsidiaries: UTair India (India), UTair Europe (Slovakia), Helicopters del Sur (Peru).