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Aviation helmet manufacturer Paraclete Aviation Life Support secured certifications for two of its helicopter helmet models, the Aegis D Type 1 and the Aspida D Type 1, as set forth by the Department of Interior (DOI) and the United States Forest Services (USFS) civilian helmet aviation standard.
Expanding on the company’s commitment to high-quality aviation safety standards, Paraclete also achieved their ISO 9001:2015 certification in December 2019 providing design, development, and manufacture of Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE), as well as education and training services. The -D indicates that the helmet models are qualified for use by DOI-USFS.
“Our entire mission is designing aviation helmets with innovation, technology, and modern composites for the purpose of protection and comfort,” said Paraclete President and Founder, U.S. Army CW5 Ret. J. Scott Hedges.
“For a helmet to fit properly, the opening under the chin and back of the head (adjustable nape) should be small enough so the head cannot slip out,” said Hedges. “This is in accordance with the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratories (USAARL) Report No. 95-20, which is the helicopter helmet test authority for the U.S. Army and most of the Department of Defense.”
Paraclete’s understanding of these tenets led to the design of all its products, culminating in the company’s Aegis and Aspida helmets, both of which received certification meeting the requirements of the DOI-USFS civilian aviation helmet standard.