LifePort gets stretcher approval
LifePort has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the FAA for its Stanchion Litter System (SLS), it was announced on 25 July.
The SLS is a stretcher system designed to accommodate patients in fixed-wing aircraft. The system was originally designed for and currently in-service with the US Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft as a lightweight improvement over previous systems.
The SLS can safely accommodate many transport litter types and is designed to be compatible with a wide variety of aircraft, enhancing mission profiles and increasing operational flexibility.
With FAA TSO approval the system will be more easily available for domestic and international operators to install.
The system weighs less than 155lbs and secures to the aircraft cargo attachment points or seat track. Accessory rails for attachment of cargo or medical devices are included; litter retention brackets are adjustable laterally and vertically to accommodate most transport litters.
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