Retirement Age For The Life Jackets.

Mon Oct 02, 2000 6:42 pm

After how many years do airlines replace them? Or shall I say, change the metal tubes used to inflate the jackets?

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RE: Retirement Age For The Life Jackets.

Tue Oct 03, 2000 6:08 am

They never replace them or change anything in them.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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RE: Retirement Age For The Life Jackets.

Fri Oct 06, 2000 6:42 pm


All lifevests are checked at least every five years.

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RE: Retirement Age For The Life Jackets.

Fri Oct 06, 2000 10:41 pm

I think the shelf life is 5 years on a life jacket, but anyways, there is a shelf life. When they are within 3 months of their expiration, they are replaced. They get sent a certified repair station. They reinspect and recertify them.

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