McDermott Aviation conducts winching operations with it’s fleet of multi engine helicopters. Our winching Operations are CASA approved and furthermore are framed within our Safety Management System and ISO 9001 approvals. McDermott Aviation are subject to strict industry and client winching audits on a regular basis. We maintain a pool of full time highly trained and skilled pilots, crewman and ‘down the wire’ crewmen on staff to conduct operations for various fire agencies, AUSSAR and government bodies.
The Eurocopter Dauphin helicopter, as widely used by the United States Coast Guard, is industry recognised as among the best type of search and rescue aircraft given it’s inherent stability and power margins allows for winching operations in often difficult circumstances. Furthermore the speed of the aircraft also allows the transport of personnel in the shortest possible time.
McDermott Aviation’s helicopter’s are equipped with the variable speed ‘Air Equipment’ electric winch. The winch is installed on the pilot’s side of the aircraft, to maximise the efficiency and safety of winching operations. The winch cable is 90 meters in length and the winch is capable of a maximum load of 272kg or 600 Lbs.
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