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LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

29-Oct-2018Source: LifePort

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced an AeroSled TS product upgrade today at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The design is based on feedback from the operator community and will significantly increase the durability of medical stretchers used on board civilian helicopters. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade of this legacy... Read more

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

5-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show.  Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe. ... Read more

LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today a contract award for 25 customized Black Hawk Ballistic Protection Systems (BPS) to an undisclosed customer in the Middle East. These systems will provide both crew and passengers protection from ground-based ballistic threats.  LifePort’s unique design allows the customer to easily re-configure the cabin to support various mission profiles,... Read more

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

4-Mar-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today the delivery of  cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ model 234 aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-47).  The armor is designed to protect crew members operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and customer collaboration, LifePort has... Read more

LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

12-Dec-2017Source: LifePort

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System (BPS). System benefits include: 30% lighter weight than other systems NIJ Level III multi-hit ballistic protection Combat proven in harsh environments Various durability levels to accommodate even the most challenging missions... Read more

FAA STC Received by LifePort for Lightweight Medical Interior

FAA STC Received by LifePort for Lightweight Medical Interior

13-Oct-2017Source: LifePort

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today it has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Airbus H130 aircraft with a lightweight medical interior. The system addresses current operator needs for a lowweight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly. System capabilities include:  Modular interior that can be easily reconfigured, modified... Read more

CAMTS warns on LifePort Clip Decks

CAMTS warns on LifePort Clip Decks

29-Jun-2017Source: CAMTS

CAMTS has received several calls on this safety issue.  We have been made aware of incidents as a result of the LifePort Clip Decks.  We have been told that not all parties have received the following notice from LifePort.  Please heed this urgent warning! Re: LifePort, Inc.’s Clip Decks – All Models/Part Numbers It has... Read more

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

9-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, unveiled its new lightweight medical interior at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show on March 7. The system was developed to address current operator needs for a low weight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly.  LifePort, AMRG and Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas, collaborated to design a... Read more

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

9-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today that it has delivered four shipsets of cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ 107-II aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-46).  The armor is designed to protect crew members while operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and... Read more

LifePort expands Bell 407 STC

LifePort expands Bell 407 STC

29-Mar-2016Source: LifePort

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, amended its Bell 407 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to add the new Machined Stretcher, improved Oxygen Cylinder Mount, and new Utility Mount.  This new product offering provides operators with increased capability and improved durability, including: 16% weight reduction over the previous composite AeroSled, which results in a savings of 9 pounds... Read more

LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

3-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has designed and delivered a sea floor that seals an entire S-92® cabin being utilized for search and rescue (SAR) missions. The unique floor layout allows for the installation of seats, a LifePort Stacking Litter System (SLS) and an internal auxiliary fuel tank. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT). LifeGard... Read more

LifePort awarded critical systems armor contract to equip US Navy CH-53E

LifePort awarded critical systems armor contract to equip US Navy CH-53E

22-Oct-2013Source: LifePort

AUSA — LifePort, Inc. today announced it will equip U.S. Navy Sikorsky CH-53E helicopters with its Critical Systems Armor (CSA) to reduce aircraft systems damage from hostile small arms fire and other threats during combat operations. There are 40 CSA kits currently under production with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. A... Read more

AW139 EMS interiors – it’s not just an Ornge problem

AW139 EMS interiors – it’s not just an Ornge problem

9-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Ontario’s air ambulance operator Ornge has had a number of problems recently, a number of them documented here on HeliHub.com. One ongoing aspect is the “emergency room in the air” EMS interior fitted to the AW139s which have been deemed unsuitable for the role they are intended for.  Problems identified particularly include the height of... Read more

LifePort awarded STC for Bell 407 armor flooring

LifePort awarded STC for Bell 407 armor flooring

10-Oct-2011Source: LifePort

AUSA, Wash., D.C., Maryland – LifePort, Inc. announced today it has been awarded a commercial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 407 helicopter with lightweight Ballistic Protection System (BPS). This is LifePort’s first STC approval for a BPS in a civil utility helicopter. LifePort is a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company – the... Read more

DoD awards LifePort 5 Year contract for Up to $45.5M

DoD awards LifePort 5 Year contract for Up to $45.5M

20-Apr-2011Source: LifePort

LifePort, Inc. announced today that it had been awarded an IDIQ contract by the Defense Logistics Agency permitting orders up to $45.5 million to provide Stanchion Litter Systems (SLS) through the Electronic Catalog (ECAT). ECAT is an online purchasing vehicle that allows any U.S. federal agency to purchase products directly. This contract represents the first... Read more

Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

13-Mar-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has collaborated with a third party vendor to develop a customized advanced armament solution for the Rio Military Police. Designed, developed and qualified by Bell Helicopter and LifePort Inc., this specific armor adds security and protection for pilots, passengers and crew, while maintaining a spacious cabin for... Read more

Sikorsky buys LifePort – First acquisition for new accessories business segment

Sikorsky buys LifePort – First acquisition for new accessories business segment

2-Jul-2010Source: Sikorsky

SHELTON, Conn., Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced the acquisition of LifePort, Inc., a Washington aircraft accessories manufacturer that specializes in air medical systems, lightweight armor, interior furnishings and EnfliteTM galley equipment for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. This acquisition establishes SAS’s new accessories business segment. Sikorsky Aircraft... Read more

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