Compressed Air – Emergency Breathing Systems


This program is designed to provide aircrew working in Canada or internationally with a basic understanding of the procedures, operation and potential hazards associated with the use of an Emergency Breathing System used to enhance aircrew survivability in a ditching event. Aircrew, passenger as well airframe specific safety and survival equipment are reviewed as well as EBS procedures for preparing to ditch, and underwater egress exercises using the Underwater Egress Trainer.

Please Note: This course will be tailored for the EBS system employed. Examples of EBS available include but are not limited to compressed air systems such as the SEA LV 2, HEEDS or re-breather systems such as the Shark APP, Norwegian 3rd Lung.

Areas of study will include the following:

  • EBS Types
  • EBS Characteristics
  • EBS Procedures
  • EBS Physics
  • Personnel and aircraft survival equipment
  • Aircraft abandonment & underwater egress procedures using EBS (practical)

One (1) day.

Course Details


  • Aircraft Ditching Course – either Fixed or Rotary wing (less EBS)
  • Trainees are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all program activities. Trainees are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.
  • A valid Medical Certificate is required to be submitted prior to start of course. See “FAQ`s -Medical Fitness” for full details.
  • A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement. (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)

General Course Information      Medical Requirements


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