LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has received Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness approval for its Patient Loading Utility System™ (PLUS), for the Pilatus PC-12/47 and PC-12/47E aircraft. The addition of this Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to LifePort's portfolio extends the PLUS application across multiple Pilatus aircraft platforms. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company.
Compatible with either executive or commuter aircraft configurations, the STC includes:
The modular and self-contained LifePort Fixed-Wing Patient Loading Utility System™ (PLUS) attaches directly to the aircraft seat track. Ideal for dedicated programs or multi-mission roles, the Fixed-Wing PLUS is a lightweight, safe, flexible system for medical mission needs.
The PLUS is composed of three separate but complementary elements: the PLUS base unit, the loading system, and the AeroSled™ stretcher. Highlights of the system include:
"We are excited about enhancing our current product offering for the Pilatus fleet," said James McDaniel, general manager for LifePort's Air Medical and Seating business. "LifePort is proud to continue developing leading edge solutions for medical operators worldwide."
LifePort has more than 25 years of experience developing and manufacturing medical interiors for fixed and rotor wing aircraft. This current upgrade to the legacy product further showcases the innovation, collaboration, and commitment to the company's customers and the industry.
Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)
Date: Dec 13, 2016