Externally mounted, 28VDC electrically powered rescue hoist Model 44301 uses the Collins Aerospace proprietary translating drum cable management system. The hoist design also incorporates a Weston style load brake and overload slip clutch for added safety. Cable lubrication extends cable life and helps arrest corrosion.

Features & benefits

rescue hoist 44301
  • Capable of high fleet angle allowing hoist operation in high winds or other circumstances requiring an off-angle lift
  • EC135, EC145 and BK117 feature an electric boom for easy deployment and recovery of a stretcher (both left and right side installations available)
  • Single point payout reduces potential for hoist-induced load swings
  • Continuous operational duty cycles allow for multiple victim rescues without a cool down period
  • Worldwide field engineering services available

Design features

  • Hour meter or event counter logs total time
  • Emergency cable cut
  • Redundant limit and decel switches
  • Night vision compatible controls
  • Cable length display on operator’s pendant
  • Intercom switch on pendant
  • Pendant lighting includes “overtemp” or “caution” indicators

Translating drum

  • Fixed cable payout point
  • Reduced chance of load spinning
  • Significantly reduced loads on the level-wind
  • Allows for the use of larger diameter rollers at the cable payout point for improved fleet able capability and cable life
  • Tighter fairing fits for reduced FOD & environmental ingress into the hoist system
  • A consistent cable location relative to the aircraft, winch operator and doorway


  • Airbus AS350, BK117 C2, H135, H145, UH-72 A Lakota, and Hafei Z8, Z9 and Airbus H145M/UH-72