PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2018 – LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced an AeroSled TS product upgrade today at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The design is based on feedback from the operator community and will significantly increase the durability of medical stretchers used on board civilian helicopters. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).
The upgrade of this legacy product provides operators a more robust product that reduces maintenance:
- Reduced maintenance due to replacing a cable system with a mechanical linkage
- Upgraded system was endurance tested to 100,000 cycles without degradation
- Upgrade can be done on site, simplifying retrofit of existing units
The LifePort AeroSled family of stretchers offers customers multiple stretcher options depending on the medical operation’s flight parameters. All AeroSled stretchers feature automatic locking and a single-hand release, thereby allowing for easy handling inside the aircraft.
“LifePort prides itself on soliciting feedback and implementing changes from the dedicated community operating our products”, said LifePort’s General Manager, Noah Zuckerman. “In the case of the AeroSled family of stretchers, we have taken a highly-reliable, time-tested product, and improved it based off of input from those who utilize it every day. Their feedback has been, and will remain invaluable to our product development and improvement efforts – of which this upgrade is the first of many to come”
LifePort, headquartered in Woodland, Washington, 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 www.lifeport.com.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year the company received three Edison Awards for ground-breaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy.