3-Jun-2021 Source: United Rotorcraft
Vita Inclinata Technologies, which stabilizes load swing and spin with the touch of a button, and United Rotorcraft (a division of Air Methods), a provider of superior aerospace products and system integrations, including Firehawk helicopter modifications and US Military MEDEVAC helicopter cabin modifications, have announced a joint manufacturing capability partnership.
The partnership will focus on investigating a joint manufacturing capability of Vita’s US Army-tested Rescue System technology for Vita’s military and civilian customers.
Over the last 20 years, United Rotorcraft has been the exclusive supplier of HH-60M and UH-60L Medevac interiors to the US Army, with expertise across both military and commercial applications including Patient Litter Lift Systems, modularity, crashworthy ambulatory patient/troop seats, oxygen generation systems, and more. The Vita Rescue System — which was first designed for and tested on HH-60 Blackhawks– is a natural fit for the company’s expertise.
Vita’s Rescue System, which has been certified safe-to-fly by the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), provides platform- and litter-agnostic control to stabilize swing, oscillation and spin under any rotorcraft. Sensors and proprietary software compute 100 times per second to dynamically stop chaotic movement, while a wireless remote allows precision and control, providing operators the ability to steer around obstacles and align to the aircraft for recoveries.
“United Rotorcraft’s purpose is to help front line operators save lives. It is only fitting that we would join forces with Vita Inclinata, whose products will revolutionize the way our customers perform their mission”, commented Larry Alexandre, president of United Rotorcraft. “We are excited to be part of Vita’s journey as it grows into an industry leader.”
United Rotorcraft’s state of the art manufacturing sector operates in over 140,000 square feet of production and completion facilities in Colorado and Texas, with production capabilities including:
“We are honored and humbled to work with an organization of United Rotorcraft’s caliber,” said Caleb Carr, Vita Inclinata CEO and Co-Founder. “We believe this further aligns our missions to make all helicopter rescues safer, faster, more precise and more efficient, both for Search and Rescue personnel and patients.
It also moves us that much closer to helping Colorado become a national epicenter of rotorwing innovation,” Carr added.