LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo
LifePort machined sled in Bell 412 helicopter.
LifePort machined sled in Bell 412 helicopter.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2018 – LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show.  Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe.  Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

The third generation product provides operators with improved features and durability, including:

  • 16% weight reduction over the previous composite AeroSled, which results in an overall weight savings of nine pounds
  • All new machined aluminum structure, which is designed for both accident scene and patient transfer missions
  • Improved maintenance and durability due to machined structure 

LifePort has more than 25 years of experience developing and manufacturing medical interiors for fixed and rotor wing aircraft.  This new upgrade to the legacy product further showcases the innovation, collaboration and commitment to the company’s customers and the market. 

For additional information on LifePort’s suite of products that serve medical operators throughout the world, please visit the website at

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