Hubballi Airport gets ‘Ambulift’ facility

In a bid to facilitate passengers with reduced mobility, Airport Authority of India (AAI) has commissioned the ‘Ambulift’ facility at the Hubballi Airport.

Ambulift, also known as Ambulance Lift is designed to provide safe serviceability for disabled passengers on Wheelchairs and Stretchers to and from the aircraft.

The disabled passengers are taken on board with the tail lift at ground level and then transferred safely into the aircraft. It can also be used as a VIP lift where there are no aerobridges.

Hubballi Airport gets Ambulift facility
Ambulift at Hubballi Airport

The facility has been inducted under the Accessible India Campaign or Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, a program launched to serve the differently-abled community of the country.

The facility has been manufactured by Nandan GSE on Eicher 2114 XP chassis. It has a glass roof on top of the vehicle so that the operator can easily deploy the lift toward the aircraft.

The overall size of the Ambulance Lift is 10000mm X 2700 mm X 4000mm. It can carry a payload of 3,000 Kg to a height of 5.8m. The cabin is fully air-conditioned.

Ambulift has been designed to operate on a wide range of aircraft including Narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A320, and Boeing 737 to Wide-body aircraft like Boeing 787, Airbus A330, etc.

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