Despite their greater flight range and fuel capacity, fixed-wing aircraft can only fly forward. Helicopters can fly in all directions, giving them much greater maneuverability and velocity control.
This makes helicopters the only option for evacuation in remote areas. Rescue missions also may occur during inclement weather, in enemy territory, or in areas with poor radio reception. The less gear and personnel rescue teams have to bring into these scenarios, the better. So, compact rescue equipment is paramount.
Vita perfected the helicopter rescue basket system for load stability, remote operability, long-lasting battery life, and space-saving storability. Let’s look at each of these leading features in greater detail.