Offshore aviation safety
All passengers and crew travelling by helicopter in hostile offshore areas as defined by the Joint Aviation Requirement (JAR-OPS-3) must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) approved under a European Technical Standard Order (ETSO).
VIKING is one of only a few suppliers in the world whose pilot and passenger suits, lifejackets and EBS (emergency breathing systems) satisfy European Aviation Safety Authorities (EASA) approvals.
Safety for SAR, air crew and passengers
Furthermore, because we proactively seek advice and feedback from pilots and aircrews, the performance of our VIKING YouSafe™ aviation safety and crew transfer PPE is in a class of its own. Our fitted and ergonomic designs, and the lightweight and breathable materials we use, ensure our suits and lifejackets are comfortable to wear - and that wearers both look and feel good while wearing them for work.
Safety compliance with comfort and style
With offshore personnel travelling farther from shore than ever, pilots and crew deserve form-fitting, lightweight and breathable gear that moves as they do and allows them to stay focused and alert over long periods.
EASA Form 1
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Pilot and crew suits
Whether you’re in the cockpit, kneeling at the winch, or hanging on the end of the cable, we’ve got you covered with protection that provides comfort and allows the best maneuverability so you can focus on the task at hand.
Helicopter passenger suits
With oil, gas rigs and wind assets placed still further from shore, personal protective equipment for offshore aviation passengers needs to be both safe and comfortable enough to be worn properly on long flights.
Lifejackets and accessories
We offer an extensive selection of ergonomic high-performance lifejackets for offshore rotary wing aviators and passengers. We also carry the latest technology when it comes to ELBs, PLBs and other safety enhancing accessories.
“Both for pilots and passengers, top-quality materials are essential to allow the necessary breathability for comfort during extended wear."
Jens Peter Kruse, VP Global Fire & PPE, VIKING
Gear rental for full flexibility
Customers are also entitled to the flexibility of easy asset management. For short or long-term aviation safety gear rental agreements, purchasing and fully certified servicing, VIKING meets your safety needs to ensure continuous compliance.
A VIKING rental agreement can cover your equipment, inventory management and compliance needs in a single document.
360 degree service coverage
VIKING has a unique regional ETSO service setup with 360 degree safety equipment servicing coverage in the North Sea. Certified service facilities are located in Aberdeen in UK, Den Helder in the Netherlands, Schwei-West in Germany and Esbjerg, Denmark.
Certified partner service stations
VIKING service stations
Smart PPE tracking and testing
Supporting ETSO-authorized products carries stringent requirements. Only EASA Part 145 authorized servicing stations can perform service and in addition, national air authorities need to verify compliance. Besides certification, servicing for aviation PPE is unique, as it requires special tracking of components used in both the suits and the associated service.
VIKING suits and lifejackets are equipped with small RFID chips and every operation is scanned and recorded using state-of-the-art technology.
Free advice from the aviation safety experts
As an experienced aviation PPE manufacturer, supplier and service provider, we are ready to answer any question you might have.