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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rotorcraft Report: LifePort Granted ODA Designation

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The FAA has granted LifePort of Woodland, Wash., Organization Designation Authority (ODA), allowing the company to issue Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for interior components and systems. LifePort’s ODA also grants it Parts Manufacturing Authority and Technical Standard Orders Authorization. To date, the company, maker of modular medical interiors for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft has issued more than 75 individual STCs, which apply to hundreds of aircraft configurations.

"The ODA designation allows LifePort to streamline the STC process and expedite approval for end users requiring customized solutions," said LifePort sales manager Noah Zuckerman. "Due to workload and sometimes conflicting requirements, the FAA approval process can seem cumbersome to end users at times. The ODA allows LifePort to issue our own STCs and maintain more direct control of the certification process from start to finish." LifePort’s MedDeck patient handling platform and MedPak advanced life support module are used in all of its helicopter medical interiors. The MedDeck system comes with an attachment plate, trolley, receiving deck and AeroSled stretcher.

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