Helicopter floatation systems

AFC has a dedicated workshop for inflatables including fixed or utility floats, emergency pop-out floats and life rafts. We’re able to perform repairs, modifications, scheduled maintenance activities, cylinder hydrostaic testing and valve overhauls, hose testing and re-packing. We stock a wide variety of adhesives and repair materials and parts from all the common OEM’s allowing us to offer fast turn-around times in most cases.

Emergency Pop-Out Float undergoing repair.

Emergency Pop-Out Float undergoing repair.

Repairs

With over 2 decades experience repairing floats and life rafts, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialty tools required to perform any possible damage we may encounter. Common defects we repair include pin hole leaks, punctures and tears, chafes and scratches, open seams, leaking valves, loose components and damaged covers.

Float and Life Raft System during a 36 month major inspection.

Float and Life Raft System during a 36 month major inspection.

Scheduled Maintenance

AFC has the required experience, tooling, data and approvals to perform scheduled maintenance including leak checks, visual examinations, proof pressure tests, bulkhead tests, PRV tests, etc. Many of these maintenance activities can only be performed by OEM approved facilities.

Emergency Life Raft being prepared for packing.

Emergency Life Raft being prepared for packing.

Emergency Pop-Out Life Rafts

AFC has experience with a variety emergency life raft and emergency float with life raft systems covering many different platforms. Tasks associated with life raft overhaul include all the usual testing for inflatables, with the addition of testing emergency lighting, radio beacons and packing survival kits.

AFC performing Functional Testing of an A109 Emergency Float With Life Raft Assy.