Rotary Wing Aeromedical Fitout
The key component of the fitout is the Integrated Aeromedical Module (IAM), a storage unit and support frame which is fitted to the existing storage area aft of the passenger cabin. The IAM is available for general storage and also carries both fixed and removable medical oxygen and medical air cylinders and 12/28VDC and 240VAC power outlets. It carries printed circuit board boxes for various TAS aeromedical systems. In addition the IAM provides a mounting for and carries the Patient Loading Device (PLD). This is an articulated arm with a built in winch, used during ground operation only, for loading aboard stretchers, neonatal, paediatric and infant transport systems. The PLD has a stowed position for flight.
The Aeromedical Fitout also contains a Ceiling Service Unit (CSU) mounted in the centre of the passenger cabin ceiling which provides oxygen, air and electrical outlets, lighting provisions, medical radio heads and provides the capacity to mount a piece of medical monitoring equipment.
The rotorcraft comes factory fitted with an STC’d Aerolite aeromedical floor which occupies the entire rear cabin and provides seat track facilities for mounting stretchers and crew seating which can be set up in a number of configurations. The aeromedical floor is designed for easy cleaning and to reduce possibility of contamination from bio hazards.
The aeromedical electrical system consists of control boxes mounted in the IAM and supplies 12/28 VDC for the oxygen, suction, lighting, PLD, medical radio and intercom systems. 12/28VDC outlets are available throughout the cabin and there are outlets for 240VAC.
The 24 VDC dedicated aeromedical battery is located in the rear baggage compartment and is part of the aeromedical electrical system. It is charged by the rotorcraft electrical system and can supply aeromedical power needs if the aeromedical system needs to be isolated from the rotorcraft power supply.
Medical Camera System. The medical camera system consists of a set of three cameras to allow missions to be reviewed at a later date. The first camera is mounted at the FWD end of the cabin, giving a view of the cabin. The second is mounted in the CSU and points out of the RH door. The third and final is mounted on the side of the aircraft and points down the winching wire. The recorders for the camera system can be accessed from the RH side of the rear baggage compartment to change over the storage units.
Oxygen System. Fixed oxygen is stored in a 3200 litre lightweight bottle mounted in the top of the IAM and plumbed via rigid and flexible stainless steel braided lines to outlets on sidewall locations and the CSU. A stowed D size oxygen bottle may be connected into the low pressure side of the integrated oxygen system if required.
Medical Air System. The D size oxygen bottle may be swapped for a D size medical air cylinder which can be connected to the medical air system plumbed for distribution to outlets in the cabin.
Aeromedical Radio/Intercom System. Factory fitted and consists of radios used for communication by medical crew with road ambulances and ground based medical facilities. Also includes intercom for on-board communication among medical staff without involving flight crew. Intercom/medical radio control heads are conveniently located in the cabin.