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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Floor Crane, Seats in East/West Heli-Expo Plans

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based East/West Industries is planning to highlight its energy attenuating seats and portable floor crane at Booth C5624 during Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas next week.

East/West seats on a Bell 412. Courtesy of East/West

The energy attenuating seats are designed to protect rotorcraft operators from fatal injuries in the event of a crash or other incident, and have been certified as meeting FAA civilian and military seating system requirements.

Sikorsky, the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy have utilized the seats in helicopters for a variety of missions, according to East/West.

Master Crane on a Boeing AH-64 Apache flightline. Courtesy East/West

East/West's master crane does not require external power equipment for operation and the company says it can perform maintenance tasks in less time compared to other cranes.

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