FAI has obtained supplementary type certification (STC) for the EpiShuttle on the aircraft type CL-600 after undergoing comprehensive tests on flammability, rapid decompression, and patient evacuation. The test was passed without any complaints or remarks.
Since FAI has installed the EpiShuttle in the Bombardier Challenger 604 on a Spectrum Aeromed MedBase with a fixed adaption to a Spectrum Aeromed Cargo Stretcher, they no longer considered the EpiShuttle to be “loose equipment” compared to other mobile medical equipment.
Due to this FAI wanted to obtain an STC for the CL-600-2B16 aircraft that included the EpiShuttle.
“We are glad to see that FAI has obtained STC for the CL-600-2B16 aircraft, an excellent aircraft for the transfer of infected patients with the EpiShuttle,” says Ellen Cathrine Andersen, CEO in EpiGuard.
“We appreciate all time and resources the brilliant team at FAI Air Ambulance has put into the certification process.
“This shows that the EpiShuttle meets the requirements for an STC”.
“The EpiShuttle went through comprehensive and challenging tests during the certification process,” says Nico Raab, Medical Operations Manager in FAI Air Ambulance (FAI rent-a-jet GmbH).
“All the test procedures were carried out without any complaint and the STC was issued and granted by the EASA”.
The EpiShuttle had to undergo three different tests during the process, flammability test, rapid decompression test and patient evacuation.
FAI Air Ambulance invested a total of € 57,000 in the individual test procedures.