MK 44 - Life Preserver

The MK44 Life Preserver is primarily intended for use by helicopter crews, but it is equally suitable for use in fixed-wing aircraft. It comprises a fully adjustable waistcoat and is available with either a single-chamber or a twin-chamber inflatable stole, which is contained within a protective pouch.

- Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved
- Fully adjustable waistcoat
- Waistcoat front and stole manufactured from breathable, flame-retardant fabric
- Mesh back to reduce heat discomfort and fatigue
- Easy to don and doff
- Excellent self-righting and flotation characteristics
- Compact, removable integral sprayhood
- Automatically activated battery/lamp assembly with on/off switch to conserve battery life in daylight
- Lifting loops, reflective tape and whistle
- Fully compatible with the CAA-approved Beaufort MK30 Crew Immersion Suit range

- Available in different sizes:
  Size 1 - up to 42-inch chest
  Size 2 - over 42-inch chest


MK44 Single Chamber

MK44 Double Chamber


1770 grammes

1770 grammes


225 newtons (nominal)

225 newtons (nominal)

CO₂ cylinders

1 x 45 gramme disposable

2 x 24 gramme disposable


Dry cell type with on/off switch

Dry cell type with on/off switch


CAA (approval no. E.15253)

CAA (approval no. E.15253)

Part no.
Size 1



Part no.
Size 2



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