Capewell Aerial Systems’ (CAS) Emergency Descent Device (EDD) will be standard equipment for pilots and crew on Boeing/USAF’s new KC-46 Tanker aircraft which recently completed a successful first test flight in Washington State. The EDD is a compact device that allows the user to lower him/herself safely to the ground in situations where ramps or stairs are unavailable or compromised, or exit doors are blocked. The EDD is already standard equipment on the larger planes of a number of commercial airlines.
CAS would like to congratulate both Boeing and USAF on their successful collaboration in developing the next generation tanker. Click HERE to read more about the test flight.