The Aerocraft Inc. Lift Kit System is a structural reinforcement kit for the H-60 series helicopter fuselage when performing external load operations. The Lift Kit System consists of machined aluminum structural provisions, and the removable lift components that pin together to create a load path from the transmission to the cargo hook. The Structural Provisions permanently attach to the aircraft at the lower cargo hook-well and upper cabin structure. The lift components (“removable components”) are pilot removable and can be stowed in the provided case when not in use.
The Lift Kit System provides an alternate load path when lifting using the H-60 series helicopter, reduces fuselage deflection under load, and can help mitigate costly damage to the fuselage of the helicopter.