"After years of helpful service, it is easy to see how SES are the premier team in the world for survival equipment"

Chief Engineer/Director, Delta Jets

Unrivalled experience

Strong background

Since the 1970s and their careers in the Royal Air Force, SES founders Del Hall and Pete Hughes have amassed unrivaled experience to become aircrew Survival Equipment specialists.

Our core business was servicing and repacking ejection seat parachutes and PSPs (Personal Survival Packs) each containing a self-inflating liferaft and survival aids. Over 25 years we have repacked countless parachutes, liferafts, lifejackets – and fitted hundreds of fast jet and helicopter aircrew with helmets and personal flying clothing.

Meeting new demands

During the 90s, more private pilots and syndicates were purchasing ex-military aircraft and looking for experts to service their specialised survival equipment. Accordingly, in 1998 we set up SES to supply equipment and services to the growing number of private jet operators in the UK and abroad.

As the company expanded, SES recruited to complement and deepen this experience. We have relocated and developed our UK head office and are busy with opportunities overseas.


SES is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company, ISO Reg No. 1310 and a member of SAFE – Survival and Flight Equipment Association (Europe), a respected industry body dedicated to the preservation of human life.