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New Patient Loading System Approved for Pilatus PC-12/47, 12/47E

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 13, 2016
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[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. 

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