Meet the Helitack AirBag™
Meet the Helitack AirBag, providing rapid patient transport for helicopter short-hauls and hoists where a litter is required. Classified to NFPA standards, it can be used with or without a backboard, and offers primary and secondary closure systems, features for efficient patient packaging and transport, and durable yet compact materials. The AirBag is simple to use, quick to deploy, and easy to stow, earning its place on the most demanding helicopter rescue operations.
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CMC’s Helitack AirBag provides rapid patient transport for helicopter short hauls and hoists where a litter is required.
Classified to NFPA standards as a litter, the AirBag can be used with or without a backboard, rigid litter, long board, or vacuum body splint. Constructed from heavy duty 1,000 denier nylon, the AirBag is durable, compact, and easy to clean. Its reflective accents also glow in the dark, excelling in challenging low light conditions.
It quickly deploys from its included storage bag and secures the subject for single-point suspension using a series of matching quick-connect buckles. Three color-coded straps with fast-tex buckles attach the subject to the bottom of the AirBag. Two cobra buckles at the head prevent sliding during extraction.
A two-tiered closure system contains the subject using Velcro and four cobra buckles that are easy to operate and adjust. Extra straps are captured and contained to prevent flapping in rotor wash. Bi-lateral access ports allow regular patient checks and an adjustable hood protects their face.
10 highly-visible load-bearing handles aid in carrying, positioning, and loading the subject; and double as tag line attachments when used with a quick link. 8 adjustable straps on the litter bridle optimize configuration to the aircraft. Two side pockets stow the bridle when the AirBag is being carried on the ground.
The AirBag is simple to use, quick to deploy, and easy to stow, earning its place on the most demanding helicopter rescue operations.