ATLANTA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — NBAA Trade Show —
LifePort Inc. today announced the signing of two agreements that
launch the company into customized mission-specific seating.
LifePort is a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company – the
aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The first agreement – with V. Kelner Pilatus Center (DBA
Pilatus Center Canada) – marks the company’s entry into the
slide and swivel seating segment of medical mission equipment.
LifePort will design, build and certify medical multi-mission seats
for the Pilatus PC-12, a dual patient single engine turbo plane.
Delivery is scheduled for June 2011.
“We have partnered with LifePort in previous projects and our
companies share the philosophy that customer product support is
paramount. LifePort is diligent in meeting our unique mission
requirements,” said Steve Davey, Vice-President of V. Kelner
LifePort also has entered into a contract with another customer,
whose identity is not being disclosed, to provide troop seating
that will integrate machined aluminum frames and carbon fiber
backrests. This custom seating solution is 30 percent lighter
than previous offerings and will be incorporated with high-density
medical systems in the same aircraft.
“The Kelner agreement – along with a recently secured
contract for ultra-lightweight troop seating – further
expands our offering of mission equipment interiors. LifePort has
the unique capability to integrate custom seating solutions that
provide our customers turn-key interior solutions for special