Interview with Ms. Martha Hiddink, Sales and Marketing Manager at Zeusch Aviation BV

Ms. Martha Hiddink, Sales & Marketing Manager at Zeusch Aviation BV, gave an exclusive interview to Epicos. Among others, she stated that: “Our fields of expertise include Aerial Survey, Grid Mapping, broadcast Relay services, Medical Evacuation (medevac), Transplant flights and Charter.  We can operate and it is our intention to expand our services outside Europe as well. Our geographical areas of focus are Africa, Australasia, Asia and Europe”.

Ms. Hiddink, can you please introduce to us your company, Zeusch Aviation?

Zeusch Aviation is a Dutch aviation company. A lean organization with five (5) fulltime staff in the office (incl. flight operations manager & a first officer), ten (10) freelance Captains and eight (8) monitoring pilots.  We provide a wide variety of professional support services using our fleet of King Air C90A and King Air B200 aircraft. We are home-based at Lelystad Airport (EHLE), the largest General Aviation airport in the Netherlands.  

Which are your fields of expertise and main activities?

Our fields of expertise include Aerial Survey, Grid Mapping, broadcast Relay services, Medical Evacuation (medevac), Transplant flights, and Charter.  Our main activities are:

Surveillance Flights: In support of a variety of authorized missions of organizations like the Military, Law enforcement and other observers of activities on the land and water.

Aerial Survey / Grid Mapping: For maintaining, and publishing the geospatial baseline of an area’s topography, natural landscape, built environment. Our missionized aircraft is a platform for accurate data collection for detailed map creation.

Relay Service: The aircraft collects data and images which are sent to broadcast centers.  The aircraft is relay especially suitable for sports events.

Medevac & Transplant Flights: Transport patients or medical crew to clinical centers of excellence at some distance, or even between different countries. Transplant flights requires timely pick-up and delivery to prevent deterioration.  The aircraft are equipped with LifePort / Enflite system with 1 stretcher, monitor connections and two (2) seats for medical staff.

Hangar service: Our 5 hangars at Lelystad Airport (EHLE) are suitable for parking and, ground-maintenance of both aircraft and helicopter. Short- and Long term options. 

What type of aircraft do you operate, and which is the size of your fleet?

Our Beechcraft fleet consist of 2x King Air B200 and 2x King Air C90A.  The size of our current fleet is four (4) aircraft.  Aircraft for Mapping are equipped with AVCON (removable) Mapping window in the belly of the aircraft. All aircraft have a full glass Cockpit and Raisbeck modification.   Aircraft for Relay are equipped with a large variety type of antennas, outside the aircraft. 

Which areas of the world is your company active or can operate in?

Our extensive experience is within Europe, as of 2013, with Grid Mapping, Relay flights and Medevac services.  Recently we can add United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the list of the Relay aircraft.

Currently our fleet is active in Europe for the season March up and until September.  We have the capability to operate and it is our intention to expand our services outside Europe as well. This in order to deploy our fleet worldwide, for a fully seasonal year. Our geographical areas of focus are Africa, Australasia, Asia and Europe.

Which aircraft equipment does your company use for Medevac and Reconnaissance missions?

Mission-specific equipment for an air ambulance role, we add, a Lifeport PLUS-system incorporating a stretcher for one (1) single patient, as well as high-tech medical equipment including compressed air, a vacuum system, a triple outlet, 1,000- watt inverter and a 3,500 litre oxygen system. Additional role-specific equipment can be added, administered by up to two clinicians, depending on the level of patient care required.

Could you share with us the next steps and priorities of your company?  As mentioned before, we can operate and it is our intention to expand our services outside Europe as well.  Preferred countries are within Africa, Australasia, Asia and Europe.  This in order to deploy our fleet worldwide, for a fully seasonal year.

For our services we basically take care of the aircraft and crew. In aviation terms also mentioned as Wet-lease.   

Hangarage: We own five (5) Hangars at Lelystad Airport (EHLE). Deployment for parking and ground-maintenance for various types of aircraft / helicopters.  Short and Long term. 

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Follow us on our quite active LinkedIn page; We’re happy to connect and available for your questions about our services. If you have an intention to lease one of our aircraft for Relay, Mapping, Surveillance, Medevac, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

                                

 For additional information:

Contact: Ms. M. L. Hiddink (Martha Hiddink)
Phone: +31 (0) 6 40 15 19 60
E-mail: m.hiddink@zeusch.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/marthahiddink

Website: www.zeusch.com