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.

Features & benefits

  • Capable of high fleet angle allowing hoist operation in high winds or other circumstances requiring an off-angle lift
  • Symmetrical braking reducing dwell time on direction reversals and enhanced braking capability
  • Cable foul onset sensing
  • Continuous duty cycle allows for multiple victim rescues without a cool down period
  • Single point payout reduces potential for hoist-induced load swings using translating drum technology
  • Worldwide field engineering services available

Design features

  • Hour meter logs total operation time
  • Emergency cable cut
  • Down limit override for quick cable changes
  • Redundant limit and decel switches
  • Night vision compatible controls
  • Cable length display on operator’s pendant
  • Searchlight or hover control pendant
  • Intercom switch on pendant
  • Priority hoist controls for pilot
  • Integral four point and post mount in same hoist model


  • Leonardo Helicopter AW189, Airbus Helicopter EC225, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries UH-60J and Mi-17