DRF Stiftung Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG

DRF Luftrettung is a non-profit organization operating a fleet of helicopters for emergency rescue and urgent patient transport between medical facilities since 1973. In that same year DRF Luftrettung pioneered the first air ambulance flight from a foreign country. DRF Luftrettung then acquired and began operating its own ambulance aircraft for worldwide patient repatriations in 1984. Since the beginning we focused on safety, speed, modern technology and highest standards in all areas. Nowadays we are operating around 50 helicopters at 29 bases in Germany and 2 ambulance aircraft for worldwide ambulance missions from the airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB/EDSB). In 2018 we conducted over 40.000 helicopter missions and ambulance flights.

We are the competent partner at your side – even for difficult missions – and welcome your enquiries at any time.

Our Services:

  • Air ambulance flights worldwide
  • Continuous intensive bed to bed medical care
  • Helicopter ambulance flights for ICU patients within Germany and neighboring countries
  • Airline repatriation including PTC (Patient Transport Compartment)
  • Organization of ground ambulance transportation
  • Medical clearing and assistance
  • Available 24/7/365

DRF Stiftung Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG
Operation Center
Laval Avenue E312
D-77836 Rheinmünster

T + 49 711 7007 – 3010   (Alertcenter 24/7)
F + 49 711 7007 – 3119
www.german-air-rescue.com    (Flight Request Air Ambulance)
www.drf-luftrettung.de    (Homepage)

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DRF Stiftung Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG 48.768338, 8.083328 DRF Stiftung Luftrettung gemeinnützige AGLaval Avenue E312, D-77836 Rheinmünster (Directions)

Airport FKB



CEO COO Medical Director
Dr. Krystian Pracz Dr. Peter Huber Dr. Jörg Braun

Accreditation History

Accreditation Certificate Valid Until Standard Achieved / Medical Endorsements
 Primary Accreditation June 25th, 2022 Standard Achieved / Medical Endsorsements

Long-Range / Intercontinental Fixed Wing
Medical Endorsements

  • Adult Critical Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Neonatal Critical Care

Rotary Wing
Medical Endorsements

  • HEMS
  • Inter-Hospital Transportation


Learjet Intensive Care Helicopter HEMS Helicopter
Learjet (LJ35) Intensive Care Helicopter (H145) HEMS Helicopter (H135)