For enhanced safety during any offshore helicopter operation, SCHROTH has developed the unique and life-saving Water-Activated Buckle (WAB™). Under normal conditions, the WAB™ works just like a regular rotary buckle.
Under emergency conditions, i.e. after an emergency landing on water, the WAB™ automatically releases after being submerged in water for about 6 to 8 seconds. This greatly increases the chances for any occupants to save themselves from a sinking helicopter or to be saved by another person.
The SCHROTH Water-Activated Buckle is the perfect safety solution for search and rescue, coast guard and offshore applications or for any other over-water operation. It can be ordered as an option for any available SCHROTH helicopter restraint.