LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, unveils newly certified Machined Sled for the AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76 and Airbus H130
Lockheed Martin, February 27, 2018 - LAS VEGAS – 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.
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.
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.