Recently, at the Caselle Sud plant of the Aircraft Division, a series of tests were conducted for the integration of the ATISOL (Aircraft Transit ISOlator) biocontainment system on board a C-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft. Spartan.
The activity was carried out with the support of the specialists of the system supplier, OMP, on an aircraft to be delivered to a customer air force.
ATISOL is a biocontainment system designed to ensure the safe air transport of patients with highly infectious diseases. This system is the most effective solution for medium / long haul transport and for first aid to patients infected with potentially fatal infectious diseases (such as Ebola, MERS, SARS and Covid-19) and guarantees total protection from any exposure to pathogens to both medical personnel and crew.
ATISOL is a PVC insulation structure maintained in negative pressure, with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters. The system can be powered electrically by the aircraft or by its own rechargeable batteries.
Up to two ATISOL units can be installed on board the C-27J, allowing the possibility of carrying out special medical transport missions and further expanding the versatility of the aircraft. This system can be configured to transform the C-27J into a full-fledged intensive care unit.
I C-27J Spartan have been flying for months to support the Covid-19 emergency in Europe, Latin America and the USA. The transport of highly infectious patients with special stretchers for biocontainment is a precious and increasingly indispensable capacity today, as demonstrated by the C-27Js of the Romanian Air Force in Europe and, more recently, in Latin America by the Spartan in service with the Fuerza Aérea del Perú.