The Halo training lifejacket has been developed to meet a market demand for lifejackets capable of withstanding the repetitive rigours of training programmes. Based on customer feedback from leading OPITO approved training providers, this training option is an authentic reproduction of the Halo aviation lifejacket.
To accommodate the frequent opening and closing of the lifejacket cover, the zip has been modified to a QBZ YKK. This is further protected by a panel secured in place with a popper and Velcro straps for longevity. The cover material has been changed from Nomex, chosen operationally for its high quality heat and flame resistant properties, to a hardwearing and quick dry 300D Polyester.
In addition, the lifejacket also incorporates a modified inflation bladder with a “fake” secondary inflation mechanism. This simulates the operation of the actual Halo system, but reduces rearming costs and simplifies the repacking process in the training environment. The removal of items with an expiry date, such as strobe and lifejacket lights, further simplifies maintenance for the training provider.
EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEM
The Halo training lifejacket is available with a fully integrated Emergency Breathing System (EBS). The bespoke Survitec EBS has been designed to be deployed in one swift movement and features a carbon composite cylinder, braided low pressure hose and second stage with integrated nose clip. Weighing in at just 949g, the EBS is 43% lighter than previous Survitec models and 30% lighter than competing products. Plus, with a working pressure of 310 bar, the cylinder provides 80% more breathable air than the industry minimum standard.