Collins Aerospace is a world leader in the development, manufacture and support of helicopter rescue hoist and aircraft cargo winch systems. Our level wind and translating drum cable management systems are used around the world for critical rescue missions by the U.S. and international armed and paramilitary forces, law enforcement and homeland security. Our Goodrich rescue hoists have field-proven success in high-demand, extreme-environment missions, and have been instrumental in saving lives as part of several worldwide disaster relief efforts.



Life Flight anniversary

Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare celebrated “40 years of saving lives" with its Life Flight service. Life Flight has transported 106,875 patients and performed 362 hoist rescue missions, according to Intermountain Healthcare.

High-altitude helicopter rescue

The Arizona Department of Public Safety released dramatic rescue video showing a helicopter lowering a trooper-paramedic to the ground to assist a person in rugged terrain. The rescue was the highest altitude hoist Ranger 1 has completed, about 8,900 feet, according to DPS.

Inmate firefighter rescued while fighting NorCal blaze

An inmate firefighter was hoisted to safety by a helicopter after becoming overheated while fighting the Hirz fire north of Shasta Lake, according to the California Highway Patrol. The fire is burning in Shasta National Forest with 784 people working to contain it, officials said.

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