The ME-1A fits any mission
Commuter / Passenger
When conﬁgured as a passenger transport the ME-1A will have a forward lavatory and up to 19 passenger seats. Small carry-on luggage can be stored under the seat or in overhead bins with larger carry-on luggage secured in the cargo area to the rear. Passengers will enter and exit through the rear ramp or left aft door.
Cargo / Frieght
In a cargo/freight conﬁguration the ME-1A will have approximately 840 cubic feet of space available to carry up to 8,000 pounds of cargo. Cargo can be free loaded, on pallets, or in cargo containers through the rear cargo ramp or the large side cargo door.
VIP / Executive Transport
As a VIP or Executive Transport, the ME-1A can be conﬁgured with a forward lavatory and galley and between 9 and 12 luxury passenger seats. A wide variety of customizable options are available.
The ME-1A will have the ability to be conﬁgured with two standard EMS medical sled units, equipment, supplies, and seats for attending medical personnel. In a mass casualty event, the ME-1A can be conﬁgured with up to 12 patient litters.
When used for aerial ﬁreﬁghting the ME-1A will quickly transport 12 hotspot ﬁreﬁghters and up to 750 gallons of water or retardant to rural areas. It will have the ability to scoop up water from a remote water source and drop it on a ﬁre, without having to return to base to reﬁll its tanks. The ME-1A will have the capability for other versatile multi-role missions such as passenger and freight transport, infrared ﬁre surveillance and mapping, and air attack coordination.
The ME-1A will support a wide range of military or quasi-military applications. Opportunities such as: search and rescue, coastal surveillance/resonance, patrolling, ES, ASW, and SOF support. The ME-1A will have provisions for two under wing hard attach points for external sensors or fuel.
Rear Cargo Ramp
A hull designed amphibian seaplane, the ME-1A will have a Rear Cargo Door / Ramp.
Providing clearance for the rear door/ramp to enable the direct loading of cargo and passengers from the rear of the aircraft when the ME-1A is backed up to a shore, dock or on a ramp for fast, safe, direct transfers.