Launched during London’s DSEI 2021 exposition, the three new lifejackets form part of Survitec’s newly created AirPEX (Aircrew Protection Extreme) product portfolio.
“The launch of these new life preservers is important to Survitec’s strategic objective of expanding its presence in the military rotary and non-fast jet fixed wing market,” said Nick Mulhall, Aerospace and Defence Business Development Director at Survitec.
Lightweight and low bulk lifejacket
The decision to undertake the development of these new life preservers was made after Survitec became aware that many users of this type of equipment experience issues where the performance doesn’t fully meet operational requirements.
“A key element in the development of the new AirPEX range was to meet market demand for a lightweight and low bulk high buoyancy lifejacket with improved thermal and comfort characteristics for aircrews undertaking combat and non-combat missions over water,” said Mulhall.
All products in the range are manufactured from lightweight fabrics to reduce bulk, thermal burden, and heat stress, with the objective to deliver greater comfort to male and female aircrews.