Airline stretcher certified for Boeing 787-10


Aircraft interiors specialist, Bucher Group has received approvals for its Airline Transport Stretcher (ATS) to be used on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. This certification now makes it possible to install the ATS on every version of the Boeing 787, and thus almost every aircraft type from Airbus and Boeing.

The ATS is geared ergonomically to patient comfort and can be adapted to each patient’s needs. According to the company, assembling the stretcher takes no more than 8–10 minutes, with no tools needed. The height can be adjusted so that it safely fits over a wide range of aircraft seats and seat spacing. In its standard configuration, integrating the ATS requires the blocking of just three rows of seats.

The ATS unit includes a stretcher with mattress and bed, a curtain for patient privacy, a drip bag holder, armrests, a tray and a transport container. Special equipment can also made available upon request.

Beat Burlet, CEO of Bucher Group, said of the certification,”At the beginning of this year we were already able to hand over the 1,000th Airline Stretcher to one of our many satisfied customers. This is an important milestone and for us confirmation that we are on the right path with the product and in particular with reliability and operability. The successful approval of our ATS on the Boeing 787-10 means that we will now be able to offer this popular product for almost all Airbus and Boeing platforms.”

The ATS will be exhibited at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg on April 2-4 (stand #5D60).

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