Dubai Air Show

Lufthansa Technik Offers Next-gen Stretcher for Aircraft

 - November 18, 2013, 10:40 AM

Lufthansa Technik is developing a next-generation patient transport unit with accompanying oxygen supply and medical equipment interface, it announced at the Dubai air show. The company is also touting its “floor panel hard-points,” designed to enable heavy VIP cabin interiors in carbon-fiber fuselages.

The litter was developed with Aerolite Max Bucher for intensive care treatment. It features an internal oxygen supply system with a breathing capability of 13,000 liters, a universal power supply for medical equipment and a control panel. Users can customize it thanks to drawers, racks and attachment rails for additional devices such as monitoring units or a defibrillator.

Lufthansa Technik (Stand 1945) claims the new patient transport unit will be quicker to install, more robust, lighter and more comfortable for the patient. The medical crew should find it convenient to work with, too, as its dimensions are 6.5 feet long, 2.6 feet high and 2.1 feet wide. Lufthansa Technik also highlighted the quick-release system for easier installation and configuration changes.

Lufthansa Technik has received one order from a commercial carrier and is in discussions with an undisclosed VIP customer for another two units. Fifty examples of the previous-generation stretcher had been sold.