Flying with your lifejacket? Important tips before you 'Take Off'

Flying with your lifejacket? Important tips before you 'Take Off'

If you are planning to take a trip and taking your lifejacket with you on board an airplane, you may wish to read the following advice to ensure a safe and hassle-free journey.

You may not be aware, but travelling with inflatable lifejackets on board aircrafts can be difficult due to the fitted CO2 gas cylinders.

These are classed under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations and require you to get approval from the operator before taking them on board.

This means that you MUST contact your operator in advance of your flight or booking and clarify with them their position on the carriage of lifejackets fitted with CO2 gas cylinders.

All Burke model lifejackets and their components conform to current legislation as laid out by IATA guidelines. 

We have provided in this section a letter of conformity explaining about the gas cylinder and copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations which can be presented to the carrier following a confirmation that they are happy for you to take these products on board.

Click here to view/download the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Click here to view/download signed IATA letter.

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