Externally mounted, AC electrically powered rescue hoist Model 44318 uses the
Collins Aerospace proprietary translating drum cable management system. The
Model 44318 design also incorporates a Weston style load brake and overload slip
clutch for added safety. The lubricated cable extends cable life and helps
arrest corrosion of the cable.
Model 44318 is the successor to the Model 44311 hoist and adds a secondary
shaft locking mechanism that meets Human External Cargo (HEC) requirements,
improves the level wind system design for enhanced durability, includes fault
code readout on the built-in test functionality, provides cable length readout
in both feet or meters and improves readout accuracy.