The ETSO Passenger Life vest design complies with ETSO-2c504 for use on helicopter operations to and from helidecks located in hostile sea areas. This vest is light-weight and designed to be comfortable in the seated position. With one-size-fits-all sizing, this vest is perfect for outfitting an entire fleet of aircraft for passengers. The ETSO Passenger vest comes standard with a lifting strap, permanently attached leg loops and pockets for temporary storage.
The two permanently attached pockets on this vest are designed to hold the required accessories including the floating buddy line, strobe light & detachable spray hood--with additional room to spare for other items.
The X-back design allows the vest to contour to your shoulders, lowering the profile, increasing comfort, and improving range of motion. The weight of the vest and its contents is moved away from the back of your neck and evenly distributed across your shoulders, reducing fatigue. The adjustable X-Back straps provide enough range to make this vest one size fits all.
One of the unique features of the ETSO Passenger vest is an integrated lifting becket located at the center of the vest which has a breaking strength in excess of 585 lbs. (2,600 N). In an emergency situation, the lifting becket (EN396 compliant) allows for the wearer of the ETSO vest to be hoisted without the need for a separate lifting harness.
The front mount for the HABD holster on the ETSO Passenger vest is the ideal positioning for close quarter seating in passenger compartments. A small pocket on the end of the holster makes the mouth piece is easy to stow and retrieve. The holster can be expanded to accomodate larger bottles if necessary.