The Air Rescue Systems “Air Rescue Vest Quick Connect” or ARV-QC is a reinvention of the tried and true ARS Air Rescue Vest. The ARV-QC utilizes a highly engineered state-of-the art- pivoting Key-Lock lift system quick connect device that improves safety and eliminates the need for a carabiner. Furthermore, the ARV-QC incorporates all new advanced, lightweight multi-composite materials that significantly reduce over-all system weight but increase strength. Purpose-designed and built by working helicopter operations professionals the ARV-QC provides the benefits of full body capture with the speed of a rescue strop. Created out of the need for a safe, comfortable, and secure full body rescue device.

Color options: Bright Rescue/Military Tan

This personnel carrying device system is to be used for the following helicopter operations:

  • Short-Haul – Human External Cargo (HEC)
  • Hoist / Winch Operations





  • Key-Lock lift system improves safety, simplifies operation, and reduces system height.
  • Reinforced neck structure provides vertical supporting head stabilization for conscious and unconscious victims.
  • Multiple positioning handles increase ease of victim control by attending rescuer.
  • Re-designed load bearing structure and deep seat cavity for additional victim support and comfort.
  • Lightweight and designed to fit over bulky clothes, PFDs, and military/LE tactical vests.
  • Brings a new level of ease, safety, and security in performing vertical victim picks.
  • Easily dons in seconds for standing, seated, prone, or supine patients.
  • Rated to an MBS (minimum rated breaking strength) of 4000 lbs. (18kN)
  • Rear load control ring attachment for use with tag line and off-set lift systems.
  • ARV-QC and deployment bag weight 6 lbs 0 oz (2.7 kg).
  • Available in high visibility rescue configuration (with SOLAS tape) and subdued military tan.


  • Airworthiness certificate for US Army UH/HH-60 (AWR980 P/N ARV-QC M)
  • Airworthiness certificate for US Army UH-72A (AWR9 P/N ARV-QC M)
  • Airworthiness certificate for US Navy/US Marine Corp (NA13-1-6.5 P/N ARV-QC M19)
  • Built in the USA – Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) compliant
  • Manufacturer ISO 9001 certified compliant


  • ARV-QC M
  • ARV-QC M19