Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Outlast used in Survival-One's new helicopter passenger suit
Outlast used in Survival-One's new helicopter passenger suit
12
Apr '11
Water is a dangerous place with unpredictable elements. But with some jobs and activities it is not possible to just stay away from it. To get to offshore installations there is no other choice than to fly over water. So if a risk can't be avoided it is essential to take every precaution to minimize it.

Survival-One Limited, recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and service survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast technology for better comfort.

“Survival-One manage a fleet of around 30,000 helicopter passenger survival suits for use by the offshore oil and gas industry”, explains Andy Wilson, Design & Development Manager at Survival-One Limited, Aberdeen/United Kingdom.

“We are experienced in providing survival solutions but we are always interested in innovation. We don't want to look just for fulfilling specifications. We want to offer ultimate protection for workers without compromising human factors. Our latest development is the new 1000 Series suit which has now entered service, being worn over the North Sea. We are using Outlast materials to enable offshore workers to benefit from enhanced insulation that regulates the microclimate inside the suit to improve thermal comfort and reduce thermal stress.

The elevated thermal insulation worn to address the effects of long term immersion in water (typically less than 10°C) can cause heat stress to the wearer and utilizing Outlast® technology is one means of mitigating against this.”

“You can't fight the sea, but by drawing on design knowledge, experience and the latest enabling technologies you can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of survival mechanism and protective equipment. We have achieved a real break-through with this next generation of survival suit. It delivers maximum protection without sacrificing comfort.”

The core business of Survival-One is concerned with the provision of helicopter survival suits, either for hire or outright purchase, to the offshore oil and gas industry. Such suits are worn by passengers and aircrew during helicopter transit to and from offshore oil and gas installations and are designed to provide protection against cold water immersion in the event of the helicopter ditching at the sea. The need for helicopter passenger and aircrew immersion suits has developed with the growth of the offshore oil and gas industry. Offshore installation personnel are transported daily to and from offshore installations by helicopter. In the case of the UK northern sector of the North Sea, most flights are centered on Aberdeen Airport, Europe's largest commercial heliport, serving around 500,000 helicopter passengers each year.

In the past survival suits used in the UK sector of the North Sea used to confirm solely to the UK CAA Specification 19. The new suit doesn't just comply with the new European standard of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) it goes beyond the minimum requirements delivering exceptional in-water performance and survivability. The people wearing it as they fly back and forth to their installations need to know that it is as technological perfect as it can be.


Must ReadView All

Market share of Indian textile items expand in 13 nations

Textiles | On 11th Dec 2017

Market share of Indian textile items expand in 13 nations

Thirteen countries — Germany, France, Italy, the United States,...

Courtesy: EUBrasil

Textiles | On 11th Dec 2017

Euratex, ABIT welcome negotiations for EU-Mercosur FTA

European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the...

Most firms expect no change in investment plans: CII survey

Textiles | On 11th Dec 2017

Most firms expect no change in investment plans: CII survey

Despite visible optimism in Indian industry with the Confederation of ...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
18.7%

Total Votes: 91

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
30.8%
Skip
7.7%

Total Votes: 91

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.8%
No
9.9%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 91

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.3%
No
8.8%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 91


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search