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FAA certification for AMS Heli Design interior

8th January 2018 - 02:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AMS Heli Design has received an FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new emergency medical services interior for Leonardo AW119 and AW109 helicopters.

The Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior has been crafted using composites and advanced materials to minimize weight, and is removable within ten minutes for cleaning and quick change purposes.

The interior is customisable and includes electrical outlets, a high-capacity oxygen system, medical air and suction provisions and a litter support turret topped with an articulating stretcher that allows patients to be loaded feet-first into the helicopter and then turned roughly 90 degrees so the stretcher is parallel to the helicopter doors.

The design allows free stretcher movement inside the cabin with no requirement to raise/remove any seat backrest for the comfortable, quick and easy loading/unloading of the patient. The installation is night vision goggle compliant and compatible.

The interior has been selected by the South African Red Cross to be installed on its three new AW119Kx helicopters and on another five helicopters that will join the fleet in 2018 and 2019. It has also been selected by a Guinea operator for its EMS-utility/VIP quick change operations on one AW109E Power helicopter.

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