United Rotorcraft wins Bell 429 interior contract

United Rotorcraft recently announced
it has signed an agreement with Bell Helicopter, to provide a medical
interior kit for a new Bell 429

The agreement includes the
manufacture of an FAA (STC’d) approved medical EMS
interior that will be shipped to Bell Helicopter
and fitted into a Bell
429 demonstrator aircraft. The aircraft is slated to be delivered during the
second quarter of 2012.

The medical interior will
include a carbon fiber floor overlay, two adjustable aft facing crew seats as
well as one forward facing seat. The litter system
will be a United Rotorcraft Roll On
 Fold Up (RoFu) that includes collapsible arm rails
for added safety and an adjustable headrest that can be used for taxi, take off,
and landing. On board life saving systems will include liquid oxygen,
compressed air, and suction as well as an abundance of AC power. The
interior is completed with medical equipment racks, customized storage
pouches, and a Night Vision lighting system.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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