SAR Raft

The RFD Search and Rescue (SAR) Raft provides essential aid to people in distress or in imminent danger at sea. As a vital component of air-sea search and rescue services, the SAR Raft is universally adoptable, available on virtually any rotary or fixed-wing aircraft. The system is developed to optimise search and rescue air-drop operations, integrating the raft/aircraft interface into the entire design phase with no need for costly airframes or modifications.

Users can select from two types of market-leading RFD liferaft - the unique Heliraft, the industry’s number one choice of helicopter-specific liferaft, and the popular Aerolite, an ultra-light series of fixed-canopy liferafts.

 

- Air-droppable valise, manufactured from strong nylon fabric with Hypalon coating, coloured orange/yellow for high visibility

- Floating line (forward flight) 6mm dia x 150m length

- Polypropylene

- Minimum break load: 1780N (400lbs)

- Sample tested at 4320N (971lbs)

- Parachute deployment (forward flight) 915mm dia spring-loaded

- Automatic inflation (forward flight version)

- Operator inflation (hover version)

- Rapid boarding using boarding ramp

- Numerous survival packs available (optional)

- Dummy units available for training purposes

SAR Raft Configurations for Fixed-wing Aircraft
 

Raft

Rated Capacity

Overload Capacity

Packed Weights (kg)

Packed Dimensions (mm)

Heliraft 7R

    7 11

30.8

1200 x 350 dia

Heliraft F7R

    7 11

38.0

640 x 400 dia

Heliraft 10R

    10 15

41.0

1200 x 350 dia

Heliraft F10R

    10 15

44.5

1200 x 350 dia

Heliraft F14R

    14 21

43.5

1200 x 350 dia

Heliraft 18R

    18 27

54.0

1200 x 350 dia

Heliraft F18R

    18 27

60.0

1000 x 400 dia

Aerolite 4F

     4 6

26.0

640 x 400 dia

Aerolite 10

     11 17

35.0

1200 x 350 dia

 

SAR Raft Configurations for Hover Aircraft
 

Raft

Rated Capacity

Overload Capacity

Packed Weights (kg)

Packed Dimensions (mm)

Heliraft 7R

7 11

30.8

930 x 380 dia

Heliraft 10R

10 15

35.0

930 x 380 dia

Heliraft F14R

14 21

39.0

940 x 380 dia

Aerolite 4F

4 6

26.0

580 x 370 dia

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