On the day of AIN’s visit to Survival Systems, a group of paramedics was finishing up a two-day course on the use of emergency breathing systems–small air tanks that hold up to 30 breaths of air. Such systems are available from any dive shop for about $350.
Switlik Parachute won a contract to provide its U-Zip-It aircrew dry suit to the U.S. Coast Guard. The dry suit, which can be viewed at Switlik’s booth (No. 722), features a low-slung zipper that makes the suit easier to slip on. To help aviators move more freely, the suit includes articulating elbow and knee patches.
Switlik Parachute has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide aircrew anti-exposure garments (AEGs) for rescue aviators. Switlik’s U-Zip-It aircrew dry suit won out over two competitors in test programs conducted in Savannah, Ga.; Traverse City, Mich.; San Francisco and San Diego, the company said.