Helicopter Gear

Image of swimmer in TRITON made prior to TSO-C167

LSC Receives FAA Approval for TRITON Vest

Lifesaving Systems Corp is pleased to announce that our TRITON Vest – when integrated with an FAA Approved TRITON Harness (#497-T) –  has received FAA approval under TSO-C13G.  This finalizes an extensive two-plus year effort in achieving FAA approval for the most proven maritime helicopter rescue harness in the industry.  The TRITON, originally developed for …

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: MIL-LOK HOIST HOOK

Mil-LOK Hoist hook NSN:  4030-01-605-5110 LSC Part # 412 MEETS MIL-DTL-23599A MEETS MIL-DTL-23599B Introduction The Lifesaving Systems Mil-LOK  hook  is an auto-locking hoist hook built and tested to Military Specification MEETS MIL-DTL-23599 and has been field proven by the French Navy and the United States Air Force Osprey Program since 2010. The Mil-LOK hook defaults …

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The New TRI-SAR: Minor Changes – Major Improvement

The TRI-SAR has been used well-over a million helicopter hoists since its design and release over twenty years ago. This year alone, LSC has taken orders for over 1,400 TRI-SAR variants for users all over the world, with much of that activity coming from the U.S. Navy’s decision to switch all surface swimmers to the surface …

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rescue work on cliff

CLARIFICATION ON TERM “UNINJURED” IN LSC OWNERS MANUALS

Some customers   have expressed concern, and even confusion,  over the term “uninjured”  in our owner’s manuals.  For example, “The Quick Strop shall be used to hoist uninjured persons only,” is stated in the Quick Strop manual  and one rescue swimmer argued that anyone who is even mildly hypothermic has an “environmental injury” and that we …

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LSC Redesigns the D-LOK

(Les denne artikkelen på norsk) Lifesaving Systems has redesigned the double-locking gate for our D-LOK hoist hook in response to customer feedback and issues relating to dynamic rollout and the ever-changing tactics in helicopter rescue and and equipment utilized by our customers.  To fully understand the reasons behind the design change, a history of the …

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Image of swimmer in TRITON made prior to TSO-C167

TRITON Rescue Harness Receives TSO C167 Approval from the FAA

Lifesaving Systems Corp. is pleased to announce that our TRITON Rescue Harness has received FAA Approval under TSO C167 – Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS). This approval comes after significant independent laboratory testing and review by the FAA. As more and more sea rescue operations move to contracted services, the requests for regulatory approval likewise …

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New Products for 2017 – Litter Rail Pads for Medevac II Litters

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UPDATE: US Army AED Approves ALL LSC Medevac Litters

After recently adding our quick strops  and then soon after our Medevac II Liters to their list of approved devices, the Army’s AED  Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), has evaluated our original Medevac litters and added the devices to Airworthiness Release (AWR) 980 as approved for use on U.S. Army UH/HH-60 platforms. The Medevac litters, including the #402, …

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rescue swimmer brett fogle hangs from a helicopter hoist cable over the river in Elizabeth City North Carolina

When All Else Fails: Broken Cables, Lost Hooks, and Options

Though the mission had started out easy enough, three hours later it was the single worst moment of my life and by far my worst day in a helicopter. We were 240 miles offshore. It was pitch black, freezing cold, my best friend, Mike, was in the water and the hoist cable was – strand-by-strand …

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