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Update: EASA Certifies United Rotorcraft EMS Interior for AW169, AW139

By Amy Kluber | July 31, 2018
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United Rotorcraft interior on Leonardo AW169

United Rotorcraft interior on Leonardo AW169. Photo courtesy of United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft has received an EASA supplemental type certificate to install its emergency medical service interiors on Leonardo AW139s and AW169s.

The interiors include freestanding equipment racks, a medical transport module with a gaseous oxygen system and a translating patient loading system, among other features. Passenger seating configurations include options for comfort seating for eight passengers or eight "flip-up" seats, according to a company press release.

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“The AW169 and AW139 configurations allow for a head attendant seat, which is a cornerstone to patient care and access,” said Frank Graham, United's senior director of global sales and marketing. “This differentiator will provide our customers with a state-of-the-art solution to their EMS mission needs and requirements.”

Parent company Air Methods told R&WI the company is targeting operators in the European Union. It has an unnamed launch customer lined up for the interior on three aircraft, and another one for one aircraft.

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