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 company.
Compatible with either executive or commuter aircraft configurations, the STC includes:
- Incubator configuration with a utility sled, oxygen shroud and mounting plates for an incubator
- Dual composite oxygen bottle configuration which reduces weight while increasing capacity (7.6 hours of oxygen at 15 LPM)
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
- The AeroSled stretcher.
Highlights of the system include:
- Base Unit contains oxygen, compressed air pump, vacuum pump and electrical inverter.
- The loading system extends outside the aircraft door, eliminating external and internal lifting of patients.
- Manual or powered loading system options are available.
- AeroSled family of stretchers features automatic locking and a single-hand release, allowing for easier handling inside the aircraft.
- AeroSled ACRH with adjustable IV Pole, provides a platform to mount ancillary items.
LifePort has more than 25 years of experience developing and manufacturing medical interiors for fixed and rotor wing aircraft.