ABC International has released the final version of the Rigid Life-vest Box.
The new ABC rigid transparent box is already flying with a major air-carrier.
A specific anti-intrusion system prevents unwanted access while special seals avoid and discourage passengers form improperly removing the life-vest or introducing any foreign or dangerous object. The transparent material allows crew to perform a quick visual inspection to ensure the life-vest is underneath any seat.
The design development has been led by customer feedback and requests. The main features include easy accessibility; lowest possible weight; a tailor-made size, and high flexibility to integrate the box in a variety of different seat models. The box has also been designed to be easily installed on the most common seats by means of an adaptable aluminium interface sheet.
The Life Vest Rigid Box has been manufactured using flame retardant and high-strength polycarbonate resin-UV stabilised material through injection molding technology. Resistance to damages and long-life of materials are distinctive elements of the box. The life-vest box has been sized to allow installation of the most common standard single cell passenger life preservers.
ABC International box is an airworthy product and ready to be installed on board. It is fully compliant with the CS/AR 25.853(a) requirements and successfully tested as part of the “seat system” against CS/FAR 25.562.
ABC International can perform, under its Part21J privileges, the box retrofit installation on board of already flying seats while cooperation is possible with seat OEMs to integrate in any cabin environment and configuration and of course on brand-new seats.