EASA Green Light for SAS AW169 Air Ambulance STC

12 June 2017

Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce the approval of its AW169 Aeromedical fit which heralds the start of operations for its AW169 customers in the UK.

The modifications designed and installed by the SAS Part 21 approved Completions Centre include the installation of a nose-mounted Trakka A800 searchlight, the use of white phosphor Night Vision Goggles and an innovative modular multi-configuration medical interior.

The spacious medical interior features a longitudinal swivelling and sliding stretcher and enables a wide range of seating and equipment rack configurations each of which provides all-round patient access.

The fixed quick-change oxygen installation covers all types of cylinder and valves in common use across the UK’s National Health Service for maximum mission flexibility.

Equipment racks and seating for up to five people can be moved around to suit individual requirements, and items of medical equipment can be re-positioned, thanks to the use of a standardised mounting interface on all equipment racks. These changes can be made in the field in a matter of minutes without the need for further approval.

Jan-Marc van Dam, SAS Director of Completions states: “The SAS design team have done a great job working with our customers, covering every angle to both future-proof the fit and give them maximum operational flexibility. We are delighted to see the new design ready to enter service”