EAM Announces Replacement of Select Vests

MIAMI, FL USA –

Due to product advancement and client demand, EAM will discontinue a few older/unpopular vest models in order to streamline the product line and offer a more cohesive variety of vests with no redundancies. This change will result in the elimination of 2 vest lines – The KSD35L8 and all of its variants and the GA12 in its entirety; in addition there will be a partial discontinuation of the KSE35L8 and the Infant (IN-V20L8).

The following vests and their variations will be replaced as follows by the existing ones:

KSD-35L8 – P0723-XXX to be replaced by existing EAM’s XF-35 model

KSD-35-X – P0723-X-XXX to be replaced by existing EAM’s XF-35 model

KSE-35L8 – P0723E105P to be replaced by existing EAM’s XF-35 model

GA-12 – P0201-105 to be replaced by existing EAM’s UXF-35 model

IN-V20L8 – P0640-103 to be replaced by existing EAM’s IN-V20L8 P0640-101

The versatility, durability, convenience and competitive pricing of the XF-35 and UXF-35 have made them preferred “new generation” vest for EAM’s clients.

“This change will streamline our product line, enabling us to offer the highest quality and most cost effective option to our clients,” stated Manny Gato, EAM Director of Sales.

EAM is taking all measures to ensure the elimination of the older vest products will be smooth and with minimal client impact. EAM prides itself on client experience and encourages all clients who have any potential questions about the products or the change to please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About EAM Worldwide

Celebrating over 60 successful years in business, EAM Worldwide delivers high-quality safety equipment and technology to help ensure the survival and well-being of each passenger and crew member. Providing exceptional client service to the aviation and marine industries, EAM also helps support the financial and operational sustainability of each client. With its latest RFID technology and innovation in its customizable life vests, rafts, kits and slides, EAM continually delivers on its promise. EAM Worldwide is headquartered in Miami, Florida and has a global sales office in Dubai, U.A.E.

Jetstar and EAM RFID Solutions deploy first RFID-enabled aircraft

MIAMI, FL USA –

• Jetstar deploys RFID to streamline onboard safety equipment management

• RFID cabin equipment enablement program to extend across almost 67 aircraft in Australia

• Jetstar is an early adopter of RFID technology, which shows commitment to innovation

Jetstar Airways is employing state-of-the-art technology to save time and maintenance costs with the launch of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to audit safety equipment onboard its aircraft.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Head of Engineering David Lau said the implementation of EAM RFID Solutions’ software allowed the airline to apply extra rigor to its existing onboard safety equipment management program.

“We have a range of onboard safety equipment that must be regularly checked and tested by our engineers and our previous manual inspections could take up to 10 man-hours,” Mr Lau said.

“With RFID technology the inspections can now take fewer than five minutes to complete, significantly improving maintenance efficiencies for us."

“We’re now using RFID to track and trace life vests as well as other safety equipment items that need to be replaced from time to time such as life rafts, oxygen generators, portable breathing equipment, fire extinguishers and oxygen bottles."

“The use of RFID for the inspection of cabin equipment expiry dates significantly reduces regulatory non-compliance risk and will also reduce on-aircraft maintenance activity required.”

Following a strong collaborative effort between Jetstar Engineering and EAM’s RFID Solutions team over several months, RFID-enabled safety equipment on the airline’s first Boeing 787 and Airbus A320 was successfully deployed at Jetstar Australia maintenance facilities in both Melbourne (Victoria) and Newcastle (New South Wales) in late 2014.

Director of Operations and Engineering at EAM Worldwide Eloy Leal said it was critical to first understand Jetstar’s processes in order to deliver the right technology solution.

“Using RFID in this way is a testament to Jetstar’s forward thinking and commitment to technological innovation in order to strengthen aircraft maintenance management,” Mr Leal said.

“Using RFID to track hydrostatic and functional maintenance brings the technology usage to a whole new level. It represents a paradigm shift in the way we think about compliance control and efficiencies inside airline scheduled maintenance programs.”

EAM Worldwide in conjunction with EAM RFID Solutions has delivered over one million RFID-enabled enabled life vests to airlines across the world. In 2015, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand will equip all aircraft in its fleet with RFID and undertake RFID inspections in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.

About Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) is currently the third largest domestic Australian airline (by market share) and fifth largest international airline (by capacity share) serving international routes to-and-from Australia. Jetstar operates both international and domestic services in New Zealand and is the country’s second-largest airline, representing around 20 per cent of the domestic market share.

About EAM RFID Solutions

EAM RFID Solutions (a division of EAM Worldwide) is one of the world’s leading aircraft RFID solution providers for airlines, aircraft operators, and MRO facilities. EAM RFID Solutions offers an affordable end-to-end suite of software and business solutions specifically designed for tracking aircraft parts across the aviation supply chain. With a feature-rich web platform, EAM RFID Solutions’ application boasts a flexible, dynamic, and user-friendly experience that can assist in optimizing processes and strengthening regulatory compliance, both inside and outside of the aircraft. EAM RFID Solutions has a customized approach to each client, which is underpinned by an all-inclusive support, training, and a continuous improvement ethos.

EAM Universal Vest (AIC-35) Now FAA Approved

MIAMI, FL USA – The EAM Universal Vest (AIC-35) is now FAA TSO-C13f approved. The Universal Vest now gives clients the ability to streamline their needs, meeting the passenger requirement for adults, children and infants with a single vest type. The life vest has been outfitted with an additional buckle, adjusting cord and adjusting slits to enable the vest’s transition into a life preserver, making it suitable for infant use. An infant is placed into the preserver by passing the necessary strap through the infant’s legs, around the back and over the left shoulder. The buckle secures the infant and the adjusting cord is a secondary means of security.

AIC – 35 FEATURES:

• Single cell

• Flame retardant urethane coated nylon

• RF heat sealed seams

• Manual CO2 inflator and an oral inflation tube

• Available for passengers and crew

• Whistle & retroreflective tape (optional)

• 5 Yr. and 10Yr. frequencies of inspection available

Complete specifications for the AIC-35 can be found by visiting:

www.eamworldwide.com/vest-commercial/aic-35

EAM Worldwide Exhibits First Off-Wing Slide Prototype at AIX 2014

MIAMI, FL USA – EAM Worldwide, also known as Eastern Aero Marine, manufacturer of life vests, life rafts and survival kits will display its latest slide prototype; the EAM Off-Wing (OW-320F), at the Aircraft Interior’s Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. The Off-Wing slide is the latest addition to the EAM product portfolio. EAM debuted its Escape Slide (ES-320F) at AIX 2013, announcing its entrance into the evacuation slide market. The EAM OW-320F and the EAM ES-320F, fit the specifications of the A320 aircraft family and are designed and tested to meet FAA TSO-C69c.

The EAM OW-320F offers new generation high & mid intensity white LED lights for greater visibility during evacuation. It is assembled with heat seal technology to ensure reliability in even the most extreme conditions.

“Our Off-Wing prototype is the next milestone in our progress as we work to complete the entire ship set offering by YE 2015,” stated Eloy Leal, Director of Operations & Engineering.

EAM Worldwide headquarters will be the sole distributor of EAM slides initially and the Company has designated five repair stations from its current network to service the first EAM slides. These repair stations are E.M.S., located in Paris, France; Australian Maritime Systems (A.M.S.) in Queensland, Australia; W. H. Brennan in Singapore; Ingeniería Semasa in Madrid, Spain; and ABL S.R.L., located in Rome, Italy.

“We are on an accelerated path to meet the requests of our clients with a complete ship-set offering. We have had substantial progress over the last year, and look forward to giving more options to our clients,” said Manny Gato, Director of Sales.

The EAM OW-320F will be on display at the Company’s stand (5A30) for the duration of AIX 2014.

Complete specifications for the OW-320F can be found by visiting www.eamworldwide.com/eam-brochure.

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