Life Preserver, Helicopter Pouch Type (Heavy Duty)

New Model KSE-35HC2L8 Helicopter Life Preserver with Heavy Duty Pouch design that will hold up longer in operations such as helicopter sightseeing tours where it is heavily used. TSO-C13e Approved Extra Lightweight. MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY: 20EA

LSI Product ID: flo-1061-00

AID Model: P0723E129P

Minimum Order Qty: 20

TSO-C13e Approved

The Model KSE-35HC2L8 life preserver is a constant wear life preserver worn during the entire flight.  It is packed in a bright yellow pouch that is buckled around the waist with a belt strap.  In an emergency, the inflatable portion of the life preserver is pulled out of the pouch and donned over the head with one, single handed motion. Jerking down on the red pull tabs inflates the life preserver with CO2 automatically in seconds. 

This life preserver is ideal for over water helicopter flights.

Helicopter tour operators can run many flights a day.  For tours over water, such as in Hawaii, passengers are required to don the life preservers before flight, wear them during the entire flight, remove them after the tour, and the dump them into a collection bin before leaving.  The operators liked using the KSE-3HC2L8 but were finding the pouch on the old part number P0723E109P life preserver would quickly become worn and dirty in this high usage situation. 

EAM's answer is the new part number P0723E129P life preserver.  It includes a new pouch design that is hemmed along all exposed edges to prevent fabric fraying and coating de-lamination.  The pouch is made from a Underwriters Laboratories recognized nylon fabric that also meets the flame retardant requirements of the FAA.  A light, outside coating of urethane makes the fabric weather, UV and abrasion resistant as well as easy to wipe clean.  Also, the metal snap fastners that kept the old pouch closed have been replaced with longer lasting hook and loop fasteners.

The Model KSE-35HC2L8 part number P0723E129P is a FAA TSO-C13e Approved, adult category, dual chamber life preserver providing 35 pounds of buoyancy when inflated.  It inflates with two 16 gram CO2 cylinders and includes FAA TSO-685 survivor locator light.  It packs neatly into its 8 x 6.25 x 2.5 inch (203 x 159 x 64 mm) pouch and weighs only 1.3 pounds (0.60 kg).  Optional whistle available.


  • Some Life Vest Configurations have a Minimum Quantity Order Requirement
  • Other part numbers available with cusomized packaging and/or logo markings for airline customers.
  • Part Number suffix C indicates CREW VEST - Inflatable cells are molten orange color.
  • Part Number suffix D indicates DEMONSTRATION VEST - Vests are non-approved, non-functioning, non-operational, and non-repairable units for pre-flight safety demonstration purposes only.   Units are marked "DEMO" in red lettering.
  • Part Number suffix P indicates that the battery plug removed from survivor locator light system.
  • Part Number suffix W indicates a WHISTLE is attached by thether to life preserver and clipped to light system iwre for storage.
  • Weight tolerance = ± 0.05 lbs (0.02 kg)
  • Language: UNIVERSAL
INFLATED BUOYANCY 35 lbs. (150 Newtons) minimum
INFLATED VOLUME 970 cu. In (160 liters) minimum
APPROVALS U.S. FAA TSO-C13e approved
WEIGHT OF WEARER 90 lbs. (40.8 kg) and above
MATERIAL Urethane Coated Nylon, Flame Retardent
INFLATION SYSTEM Manual CO2 Inflator and an Oral Inflation Tube in each Buoyancy Cell.
COLOR Passenger Yellow
TEMPERATURE Functional Range: -40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C) 
Storange Range: 0° - 120°F (-17.8° to 48.9°C)
HUMIDITY Functional Range: Up to 95% Relative Humidity 
Storage Range: Up to 70% Relative Humidity
ALTITUDE -2000 to 45,000 feet above sea level
CO2 GAS CHARGE 2 x 0.035 lbs. (2 x 16 grams)
SURVIVOR LOCATOR LIGHT Water-activated.  TSO-C85 Approved.
PACKAGING • Standard Flame Retardant Fabric Pouch with Metal Snap Fastener Closures
• Heavy Duty Flame Retardant Fabric Pouch with Velcro Closures
• Retroreflective Tape
SERVICE LIFE Indefinite if unit continues to pass periodic maintenance inspection.
FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION Every 60 months.