Evacuation slides are single- or dual-lane inflatable slides kept tucked inside cabin doors and external fuselage compartments to provide an alternate aircraft escape method. These devices are used when standard exits are deemed unusable due to water, fire or other safety hazards. During an emergency, the slide will deploy automatically after an armed door is opened, inflating in less than 10 seconds and providing a safe descent from either an aircraft wing or floor-level exit.
There are four types of inflatable escape slides:
- Exit ramps / Off-wing
- Combination exit ramps/slides
When you book aircraft evacuation slide services with HRD Aero Systems, our skilled technicians will evaluate, repair or provide preventive maintenance for all of your most vital emergency slides.