Float Types


Emergency Pop-Out

  • Multi-chambered inflatable bags using gas infusion from a charged bottle with total inflation time less than 3 seconds
  • Used for emergency ditching, intended for occupant emergence and/or rescue purposes
  • Typically last about 10 years
  • No mandatory time limit for replacement but units must be repaired or replaced if they fail a 6-month interval leak-down test

Utility Floats

  • Fixed inflated floats
  • Attached to the helicopter skid

Fixed Helicoptor Float

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