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 Pilatus Center.
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 mission aircraft," said Noah Zuckerman, LifePort's Vice-President of Business Development & Strategy.
Based in Thunder Bay, Canada, V. Kelner Pilatus Center Inc. (DBA Pilatus Centre Canada) is the exclusive Canadian distributor for the Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft. Pilatus Centre Canada supports more than 100 PC-12's throughout North America, or an impressive 10 percent of the worldwide fleet. For more information, visit www.kelner.com.
LifePort Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company, is a leader in the design and manufacture of mission equipment, specializing in air medical systems, lightweight armor, interior components and galley equipment for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies, Corp.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its Sikorsky Aerospace Services business designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed wing operators. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
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