Flight Structures have successfully developed a short rear crew seat for Philips Search and Rescue Trust fleet of AS350 'Squirrel' helicopters. The seat which folds up out of the way, uses existing harnesses, and can be placed at either side of the cabin. This allows a stretcher to fit in the helicopter when required. The seat was designed and manufactured by Flight Structures.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust operate 5 helicopters in the North Island, providing rescue services throughout the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Central North Island. Here is a link to their website.