Med-Pac is presenting its latest air ambulance system here at the NBAA show (Booth No. 2317). The Med-Pac 400 is a self-contained kit incorporating a stretcher with an oxygen supply, air compressor, vacuum pumps and inverters. According to the Fargo, N.D.-based firm, it weighs just 95 lb, compared to the 130- to 160-lb units offered by competitors.
The Med-Pac 400 is built from aluminum, rather than the more usual composite and, as such, is claimed to be more durable and easier to repair. It measures 16 in. wide, 9 in. high and 72 in. long and is priced at $23,995 (not including optional items, such as a vertical gas bar, a removable armrest and a loading ramp). The company intends to offer a version for helicopters by next spring.
Med-Pac currently has supplementary type certificates to install the equipment on various Raytheon Beech, Cessna and Piper models and is awaiting approvals for the Rockwell Commander series, as well as Gulfstreams and Learjets. It also offers a smaller transporter stretcher weighing 34 lb.