ARS receives air worthiness approvals for Air Rescue Vest-Quick Connect

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) has announced air worthiness approvals for its Air Rescue Vest-Quick Connect (ARV-QC) rescue device from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps. These approvals capped a long testing and substantiation process by the respective branches of the military. Approval for the U.S. Army medevac program

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includes use on both the Sikorsky UH/HH-60 and UH-72 aircraft.

Air Rescue Systems’ ARV-QC was created from the need for a safe, comfortable, and secure full body rescue device. ARS Photo

The ARV-QC is a one-size-fits-all rescue device capable of securely hoisting persons from 35-400 pounds (16-182 kilograms). The ARV-QC incorporates all new, advanced lightweight multicomposite materials that significantly reduce overall system weight but increase device strength resulting in an MBS of 4,000 lbs.

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Utilizing a highly engineered state-of-the-art pivoting “Key-Lock Lift” system, the device increases safety by eliminating additional hardware to lock and secure the victim in place. The rescue device is available in bright “rescue” and “military” tan.

Purpose-designed and built by working helicopter operations professionals, the ARV-QC provides the benefits of full body capture with the speed of a rescue strop. The ARV-QC was created from the need for a safe, comfortable, and secure full body rescue device.

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