NEW! Switlik CPR Part 91 and Part 135 C-70a Type II Life Rafts
The Switlik CPR is the commercial version of the life raft designed for and adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard for their Helicopter Operations. This professional grade life raft is now availble for general aviation. Catering to both the fixed and rotary wing aircraft, the CPR and OPR are TSO-C70a Type II approved.
Unlike any other raft on the market, the CPR and OPR life rafts come standard with a 5 year service interval*. This extended service interval helps to reduce the overall cost of life raft ownership.
SWITLIK accomplished this in a responsible manner through the combined use of our patented and military proven hermetically sealed packaging system and compressed air inflation. This better protects the life raft’s materials and provides excellent cold weather inflation performance versus traditional CO2 inflation systems.
WINSLOW™ has been rated #1 in every test conducted by The Aviation Consumer since 1994 when the brutally critical publication conducted the first ever exhaustive testing and review of aviation life rafts. Their conclusion, "The WINSLOW Life raft is our first choice...by a large margin."
Call Randy at (251) 639-9354 for liferaft specifics and features.
Note: The first number on the Winslow life raft indicates the normal placement of persons in the life raft. The secondary number is the overload capacity. For instance, a 46 is a 4 person life raft with a 6 person overload capacity.
When determining which life raft is required for your corporate aircraft, you should first determine how many seat-belted positions you have in your aircraft (latrine included). If you have 8 seat-belted positions, you must carry, at minimum, a 812 life raft.
Listed below are two types of life rafts, the FASA and the FAUL. The FASA is more for warmer area (Water temperature 70 degrees F and up) fliers, and the FAUL adds a tri-arch canopy support tube for extra canopy strength, and a 12DF double insulated floor for hypothermia protection for the colder water areas (70 degrees and below).
For ELT installation, Winslow Liferaft Company offers a tri-frequency (121.5, 243.0 406 MHz) ELT that is mounted on the canopy suppot tube (see bottom of page).