Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received Technical Standard Orders (FAA TSO-C39b Type 2) approval for the installation of their multi-airframe STOWAWAY medical stretcher for use in all Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, and Kodiak 100 aircraft. Several models of STOWAWAY are available, including one version that adjusts to install in all four aircraft.
AvFab’s STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher Kit provides an operator with the option of transporting an ill or injured, non-critical patient. These stretchers are ideal as an economical alternative to complete Medevac systems for the operator who doesn’t need critical care medical equipment. “We saw a need for a light-weight, non-critical care Stretcher Kit that would fit multiple airframes.
“The STOWAWAY will allow charter, corporate, and private operators to realize more utility from their aircraft fleet.” says AvFab’s Jeff Lowe. “STOWAWAY is ideal for humanitarian and disaster relief missions since no airframe modifications are required other than removing existing seats and furnishings from the desired location and setting the new STOWAWAY stretcher assembly in the existing seat track. When not in use, STOWAWAY conveniently folds in half allowing it to be stored in the aircraft’s wing locker, cargo pod, or baggage area.”
The AvFab STOWAWAY stretcher will fit both left hand and right hand installations of all four airframes.
STOWAWAY medical stretcher for use in all Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, and Kodiak 100 aircraft.
The product page for the stretcher (which includes additional photos) can be found here.
(Press release: AVFAB)