[Avionics Magazine 12-13-2016] LifePort has obtained FAA airworthiness approval for its Patient Loading Utility System (PLUS) for the Pilatus PC- 12/47 and 12/47E aircraft. 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; and a dual composite oxygen bottle configuration, which reduces weight while increasing capacity (7.6 hours of oxygen at 15 LPM).
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. Photo: Lockheed Martin.
The modular and self-contained LifePort Fixed-Wing PLUS attaches directly to the aircraft seat track. Designed 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 the PLUS base unit, the loading system, and 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.