Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind


Offshore helicopter operations

Increasing survivability

Offshore helicopter operations are often conducted in adverse weather as winds are stronger over water. This can make the helicopter harder to control and leads to a higher chance of ditching. With the inherent risks of flying crews through these conditions, personal protective equipment must be worn properly on flights. Both for pilots and passengers, the right equipment needs to be fitted and shouldn't interfere with any on-board equipment.

Offshore helicopter operations in hostile sea areas may additionally have to comply with ETSO 2C503, ETSO 2C504 and CAP1034 requirements. 

Have the proper safety equipment:

  • Drowning is the number one cause of fatalities. Life jackets and life rafts increase survivability after leaving a helicopter.
  • Especially in hostile sea areas, anti-exposure suits maximize protection against hypothermia and cold water shock.


Fly safely with SWITLIK

Constant Wear Life Vests

With ETSO & FAA Approvals, SWITLIK Constant Wear Life Vests provide pilots and passengers with superior safety and comfort for flights over water.

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Anti-Exposure Suits

ETSO compliant, breathable, fire-resistant dry suit provides the ultimate comfort and mobility for aviators, along with the highest level of cold water immersion protection.

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Life Rafts

FAA TSO Approved

From one person to 10 people, SWITLIK FAA approved life rafts provide emergency flotation in the event of a ditching.

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When water temperatures drop, are you prepared?

Be a well-equipped pilot and keep your focus on survival. Let SWITLIK keep you dry.

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