The new 5000X system was designed with crew needs in mind and consists of one common base with an interlocking stretcher. This solution offers a smaller footprint with fewer parts, creating lighter-weight equipment for easier installation. By integrating this new footprint into the existing aircraft cabin, the 5000X also offers maintenance crews a quicker transition time.
Key features of the new equipment include a newly designed stretcher bridge that allows unobstructed access when caring for patients and when transferring the patient onto and off the stretcher. All controls and gauges are centrally located on the base unit, with dual USB ports and three individual universal electrical outlets. These innovations will aid in keeping this new equipment revolutionary in the air medical equipment industry.
Celebrating 30th anniversary with new equipment
“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, we are very excited to introduce our new equipment model and features to the air ambulance community,” said Matthew Christenson, VP Account Executive for Spectrum Aeromed.
Spectrum Aeromed has recently submitted an amended Pilatus PC-12 STC for the new equipment to the FAA. In the coming months, the company will be incorporating the 5000X into both its existing and new STCs.
Meanwhile, due to the pandemic, there has been an increase in requests for isolation units; Spectrum Aeromed and ISOVAC Products have partnered to support the demand.