A safe helicopter is crucial to the success of Indiana University Health LifeLine. In order to ensure safe, efficient transfers, we staff experienced Metro Aviation airframe and power plant mechanics. These mechanics have been working on our helicopter model - the Eurocopter 145 - for many years, providing them with extensive knowledge of the machine.
The mechanics are trained to work on complicated jet engines and airframes, ensuring the highest level of maintenance for all of our aircrafts and vehicles.
What Makes IU Health LifeLine Unique
The airframe and power mechanics use the Approved Aircraft Inspection Plan (AAIP) to track maintenance on all IU Health LifeLine emergency aircrafts and vehicles. We maintain a rigorous and complicated maintenance schedule, and we use the AAIP database to automatically alert our mechanics of upcoming inspections.
Each part of the aircraft is assigned a recommended number of flight hours by the manufacturer. Once the part reaches its allotted number of flight hours, the component is removed and replaced. This routine maintenance schedule ensures all aircraft parts are in working order – increasing the level of safety and security for every transport.