Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has received STC approval for a Hawker Beechcraft four-place Convertible Divan/Stretcher. The STC is applicable to Beechcraft King Air 90 through 300 series aircraft.
This unit has the same appearance as a typical four-place divan when installed in passenger configuration. It can be converted into a stretcher while in the aircraft. When in “stretcher configuration” the occupant may ride while lying down during all phases of the flight, company officials explained. The “lounge” type design allows the forward (head) end of the stretcher to raise and lower, which maximizes passenger comfort. The stretcher can be used as a bed for a VIP passenger or can be used as a place for a sick or injured person.
No airframe modification is required to install the divan other than removing existing seats and furnishings from the desired location, and setting the new divan into the vacated seat tracks. The divan can be installed on either side of the airplane in a range of stations. It will require the installation of AvFab shoulder harness kit.
For more information: AvFab.com or 660-885-8317.