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New CAP1034 approved survival suit for helidecks in hostile sea areas

by Danielle Connelly on 15. Oct, 2018

Switlik is proud to announce the availability of the newly British Civil Aviation Authority-approved, CAP1034 compliant life vest, anti-exposure dry suit and compressed air emergency breathing system. 

The SWITLIK Difference: Air Charge Inflation

by Danielle Connelly on 26. Sep, 2018

There are two types of canisters you will find used to inflate life rafts: CO2 and compressed air. CO2 is the most common inflation system used by manufacturers yet there are pretty significant drawbacks to using CO2, the key difference being the reaction time to inflate in varying temperatures. 

A Pilot’s Guide to Preventive Maintenance

by Danielle Connelly on 20. Sep, 2018

The FAA requires an annual inspection which can come with a high bill if there are several repairs needed to make sure your craft is air-worthy. As a pilot, there are several ways you can take care of your plane throughout the year to reduce costs from repairs found during your inspection.

The SWTILIK Difference: Heat-Sealed Seams

by Danielle Connelly on 11. Sep, 2018

Construction and materials used is arguably the most important factor when considering a life raft. The seam is one of the most likely failure point and different manufacturers use different techniques to close the seam, which can make a tremendous amount of difference in the lifespan of your life raft.

Donning an airline life vest

by Danielle Connelly on 05. Sep, 2018

It’s something you don’t think about or pay attention to, the first few minutes on a plane as the flight attendants do the safety demonstration. You’ve heard it all before and the likelihood of an emergency is so low that you won’t be affected. But when it does happen, will you react and follow the correct instructions? In the Miracle on the Hudson, when evacuating in the Hudson River most passengers didn’t even grab their life jackets and those that did, not everyone properly put them on. 

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