Haycomp Pty Ltd

Eagle Passenger Lifter – Providing PRM’s a Safer, Respectful & Dignified Transfer from Wheelchair to Aircraft Seat

For over 17 years Haycomp staff have designed and manufactured high quality patient lifting hoists for use in hospitals and other care institutions.

Because of our expertise in mechanical patient handling, Qantas asked Haycomp to design a hoist to eliminate the difficult and sometimes dangerous task of manual handling passengers.

The Eagle hoists were developed and proved successful in providing a safe and efficient way of transferring specials needs passengers PRM’s (Passengers with Reduced Mobility) from a wheelchair to their aircraft seat.

The hoists provide a significant advance in accessible air travel for passengers requiring a fully supported transfer.

The Eagles are highly regarded by both staff and passengers.

Haycomp was formed in 1994 with staff skilled in advanced composites, toolmaking and manufacturing processes.

Haycomp originally located on the creative enviroment of the University of Adelaide Research Park for over 16 years has recently moved to new premises about 400 meters away.

The Adelaide area hosts strong auto and defence industries. These and other manufacturing industries support a range of quality subcontractors and suppliers.

Haycomp uses some of these subcontractors for manufacturing processes to allow us to focus on product design, assembly, quality control and customer service.


Eagle 1

The Eagle 1 is a modified hospital hoist for use with Eagle slings. It is designed for transferring PRMs from their wheelchair to an airport wheelchair soon after they have checked in. This gives handling staff …

Eagle 2

The Eagle 2 hoist is designed for use in main line commercial jets with 3 seats each side and wide body aircraft. Single aisle aircraft requires right hand “D” seat allocation, other seating options are available …

Eagle 3

The Eagle 3 is designed for use in commuter aircraft with 2 seats each side. it is shorter than Eagle 2 to facilitate operating with the lower lockers in these aircraft. It requires right hand …


The Hawk stretcher trolley is designed to remove the risks for staff and patients during the difficult transfer of stretcher patients to and from an ambulance and commercial aircraft.


The Eagle ramp is designed to provide a smooth traverse from aerobridge to aircraft, particularly when there is a step. It was made for use with Eagle hoists, however airlines are also using them for aisle …


Haycomp Pty Ltd
Unit 1 & 2, 21 Stud Road
Vic. 3153
  • + 61 3 9729 93 99