The 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Utah National Guard hoisted a seriously injured 20-year-old man off the face of the Uintah Mountains.
H130 lightweight medical interior receives STC
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced on 11 October that it has been granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) by the US Federal Aviation Administration to equip Airbus H130 aircraft with a lightweight medical interior. The firm said the modular system can be easily reconfigured, modified or removed from the helicopter in two hours after initial installation. It includes a MedPak Advanced Life Support (ALS) services module in the baggage compartment including oxygen, vacuum, and compressed air; a MedDeck rotating stretcher system; and electrical outlets and USB ports for carry-on equipment. The system uses the seat track, so that the co-pilot seat can be re-installed when the stretcher system is removed. LifePort said the interior can accommodate patient stretchers or incubators, and weighs in at some 100 pounds (45 kg) less than alternate systems.
A pilot and aircrew of Rescue 651 have been recognised with a Commendation Award at the National SAR Awards in Canberra.
A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, loaded with medical and recovery supplies.
ALEA is encouraging public safety agencies considering drone operations to use these standards as a guiding document.
Ansett will invest in the development of what Viking said will be the first ever level D full flight simulator for the CL-415.