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RUAG Aviation Selects GVH Aerospace AeroStretcher Mk IV for Dornier 228

RUAG Aviation Selects GVH Aerospace AeroStretcher Mk IV for Dornier 228

  • Feb 4, 2018

RUAG Aviation has selected GVH Aerospace to provide its AeroStretcher® Mk IV aviation stretcher as the standard medical and casualty evacuation equipment for the Dornier 228 aircraft. The AeroStretcher® Mk IV aviation stretcher is certified for all Dornier 228 aircraft, providing a rapid role configurable medevac capability. The AeroStretcher® Mk IV product is available immediately for the Dornier 228 as an EASA STC, offered exclusively through RUAG Aviation.

“We are pleased to offer a flexible and adaptable aeromedical system, and work closely with RUAG Aviation to deliver a key capability to the Dornier 228. The Dornier 228 is a flexible, multi-role aircraft, and we look forward to partnering with RUAG Aviation to offer this capability to all Dornier 228 operators,” quotes GVH Aerospace’s CEO, Gareth Dyer. Mr Dyer stated that GVH Aerospace’s heritage and experience in supporting the Australian aeromedical domain with solutions designed to work in a demanding and austere environment is key to being able to offer this capability.

The AeroStretcher® Mk IV stretcher and accessories are installed in the aircraft seat tracks using the patent-pending multi-fit floor interface system, allowing the stretcher system to be installed in minutes and providing maximum flexibility in configuring the cabin. The modular design of the AeroStretcher® Mk IV stretcher provides mix-and-match flexibility in configuring the aircraft to provide different levels of medical care capability, from simple casualty evacuation to inflight critical care.

The Dornier 228 aircraft is manufactured by RUAG Aviation at their facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The 19-seat, twin-engine utility aircraft is capable of operating from remote and rough airstrips and exhibits excellent STOL capabilities as well as high crosswind stability. The Dornier 228 is a versatile and robust aircraft  which proves high endurance, high productivity and low altitude cruising making it the ideal and reliable choice for commuter transport, cargo transport, military transport, maritime surveillance, border patrol, medevac, search and rescue, paradrop and environmental research.

© Photograph copyrighted to RUAG Aviation.

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