The Load Stability System – Hoist Rescue
Vita is deploying a LSS specifically for rotary wing SAR operations. The LSS-HR (Hoist Rescue) enhances the operational envelope of rotary wing SAR operations while also increasing safety, and decreasing mission time & risk. Enabling hoisting operations to occur in adverse conditions with accurate hoist placement by countering disturbances from rotor downwash, jumps in aircraft movement, 60 knot gusts, and others. Furthermore, the pilot is no longer burdened with attempting to stabilize the suspended hoist system through manipulating aircraft movement. If a significant disturbance does occur, the pilot simply waits a few seconds for the LSS to stabilize the motion. Installing the LSS-HR merely involves an aircrewman attaching it to the hoist system with a single hand through a direct mechanical attachment.