Joint Enroute Care Equiment Test Standard

Çiçek İ., Eshelman B.

United States Department of Defence, pp.33, Ohio, 2012

  • Publication Type: Expert Report / Expertise Report
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • City: Ohio
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This document describes the test procedures for medical equipment that will be used onboard U.S. military transport vehicles during enroute patient care. This document defines the test methods required for airworthiness certification by the Department of Defense (DoD) joint services. Hereafter, this document will be referred to as the Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS).

Test methods found in this document can be tailored based on the type of test article and its performance specifications. Other considerations for tailoring test methods may include, but are not limited to, “single-use” items and medical consumables. In this document, aeromedical equipment is referred to as certified carry-on medical equipment used aboard military aircraft.

Carry-on medical equipment is defined as portable medical equipment used by health care providers during the treatment of ill or injured patients onboard U.S. military dedicated or opportune vehicles whether it is by air, land, or sea. Aeromedical equipment will have a service specific certification authorizing onboard use for each respective vehicle platform.

For the U.S. Army, certification consists of a fleet Airworthiness Release (AWR) and an Aeromedical Certification Memorandum (ACM). For the U.S. Air Force (USAF), certification consists of concurrence to a Safe-to-Fly (STF) recommendation. Certification for the U.S. Navy consists of Navy Flight Clearance through Class Desks Managers at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). In accordance with Army Regulation 40-61 and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 11-202, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) and USAF Aeromedical Branch (ASC/WNUP) Aeromedical Test Laboratory (ATL) are the primary organizations for performing airworthiness and STF certification testing.

The test methods described in this document apply to aeromedical equipment to be used aboard opportune or dedicated aircraft, as follows: Fixed-wing: C-17, C-130 E/H, C-130J, KC-10, KC-135, C-21, C-5, and C-27J Rotary-wing: UH-1, H-60 Series Helicopters (UH-60 and HH-60), and CH-47