15-Jun-2011 Source: Medical Aviation Services
Medical Aviation Services displayed its latest medical interior at the recent AirMed 2011 Air Day at Dunsfold Park, UK.
Fitted to an MD 902 Explorer, the new interior is aimed at the UK air ambulance market and features items from a range of different manufacturers including the floor, stretcher, seats and medical equipment stowage.
MAS originally developed its own Explorer medical interior for the UK HEMS market over ten years ago. Since then, and with the introduction of some preowned air ambulances to its fleet, its customers now operate with a range of alternative interiors. Following trialsÂ and customer consultation across the fleet, the company has determined whatÂ it believes is the optimum mix of equipment to represent its latest product standard.
â€œOur new medical interior was conceived to achieve three main objectivesâ€, explains MAS Technical Director, Paul Flattley.
â€œOur customers use different medical equipment in different layouts and often like to upgrade what they have a few years on, so we wanted a system to more readily give us the flexibility to accommodate differing layouts and different equipment.
â€œWe also wanted to maximise the significant space that the Explorer affords to provide a solution for those customers seeking to increase the amount of inter-hospital transfers they are doing. â€œThirdly, with the formation of the Care Quality Commission, MAS wants to ensure that it can provide an interior that continues to meet increasing infection control standards and so we have developed our own MRSA resistant cabin lining as part of the integration process.â€
The new interior is fitted to MD Explorer G-LNCT which is operated on behalf of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and MAS is looking to make the new interior available to other customers.
About Medical Aviation Services
MAS is a sponsoring partner at Air Med 2011 and is partÂ of the Specialist Aviation Services Group. The UK based group, which includes Police Aviation Services, specialises in the support of public service and other specialist operations – providing aircraft, crews, maintenance, modifications and training around the world. Amongst a fleet of over 35 aircraft of different types, it operates and maintains 18 Air AmbulanceÂ Explorers. The company is also newly registered with the Care Quality Commission.Â For more information visit www.medical-aviation.com