AmSafe Sanitized Crew Restraints Protect Flight Attendants and Pilots
AmSafe is the world’s largest manufacturer of aviation pilot, co-pilot and flight crew technical restraints. In response to concerns about health, safety and the need to help flight crews stay safe, AmSafe has engineered, tested and produced sanitized technical restraints that demonstrate a 99.9% reduction in microbial/bacterial load. AmSafe also introduced the world’s first sanitized passenger restraint in September 2020.
Bill Gehret, AmSafe Vice President of Sales, stated “the two items that you can’t avoid contact with on an aircraft are the seats and seat belts. We owe it to flight crews to extend the same level of microbial/bacterial protection to them as we do passengers. They are critically important to passenger safety and flight operations. This new product gives them additional health safety protections, as well as the peace of mind that their restraints are free of microbes and bacteria. Combining the sanitized crew restraint with sanitized demonstration belts and heavily handled items like belt extenders gives the crew member unparalleled protection.”
Behind this breakthrough technology is embedded quaternary ammonium compounds specifically formulated for effectiveness and longevity on the restraint webbing and buckle. The AmSafe sanitized restraint provides over two years of protection for the flight crew and boasts a 93% reduction in bacteria in the first 10 minutes of exposure. AmSafe has tested this new product at high usage cycles to verify its longevity, tolerance to cleaning with alcohol disinfectants and compliance to TSO C22G and TSO C114 requirements. To make it easy for airline adoption, they can maintain the same base part number as the original AmSafe restraint, allowing airlines to treat the change from a standard seatbelt to a sanitized seatbelt the same as merely changing the color.
Herb Mardany, President of AmSafe adds, “AmSafe has a long history of research, development and testing that inspires confidence in our products. Add our commitment to helping customers improve safety, reduce cleaning costs and aircraft turn times and this is what enables us to be the world leader in restraint technology.” The AmSafe Sanitized Restraint is available NOW in polyester or nylon and in any color. Operator specified custom options such as identifying tags or buckles are also available. Please contact your AmSafe sales representative or visit https://www.amsafe.com/restraints/anti-bacterial-seatbelt/ for more technical details.