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Dart Aerospace to exhibit helicopter floats at SAFE Europe Symposium

Dart Aerospace to exhibit helicopter floats at SAFE Europe Symposium

DART Aerospace representatives will highlight the company’s comprehensive aviation safety equipment capabilities at the 23rd SAFE Europe Symposium at the Beaumont Estate Hotel, Old Windsor, UK on April 11-13, 2016 where it will display its’ Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 Quick Release Emergency Float System With Integrated Liferafts. This system is ideal for multi-mission operators looking to… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 06-Apr-16

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Jiangxi Changhe Aviation Industry Co. Ltd to supply the emergency flotation system (EFS) for the Avicopter AC313, which is the largest civilian helicopter ever developed in China. The new EFS will give the AC313 helicopter increased survivability in the water as the system will provide flotation… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 01-Aug-13

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Aero Sekur survival solutions supplied to AgustaWestland

Aero Sekur survival solutions supplied to AgustaWestland

Heli-survival solutions developed by Aero Sekur are being adopted across the AgustaWestland 139, 169 and 189 helicopters. A modular design philosophy ensures commonality of Aero Sekur’s external life-raft and emergency flotation systems to reduce ongoing development and qualification costs for the AgustaWestland range. Other benefits will include a significant potential lowering of maintenance costs through… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 03-Jul-13

S-92 flotation system certified

S-92 flotation system certified

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formally approved the S-92® helicopter for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions – up to 20-foot waves – thus completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion. “We believe this is the first ever FAA certification to this Sea State (20-foot waves). This system was designed by the S-92… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-May-12

Aero Sekur at Farnborough 2012 – Advance Show News

Aero Sekur at Farnborough 2012 – Advance Show News

Acquisition and expansion by Aero Sekur has strengthened the organisation’s international presence and product offer for the aerospace industry. The engineering innovator, whose specialisms include helicopter safety and survival systems, returns to Farnborough International Air Show with a display incorporating seven Group companies, three of which are new businesses. With a stand designed to showcase… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 19-Mar-12

RotorCorp working with Apical on R66 Pop-out float STC

RotorCorp working with Apical on R66 Pop-out float STC

The Robinson R66 helicopter is not complete without a set of Pop-out floats;  that is my opinion. The best flying is beyond gliding distance from shore, and 70% of the earth is covered in water.  When I first got into the helicopter industry over twelve years ago a mentor told me that helicopters find work… Read more »

Source: RotorCorp, 28-Oct-11

Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of Apical Industries AW119MKII Emergency Float Kits.  FAA, EASA and Indonesia approvals have been previously received. The Apical Tri-Bag Emergency Float systems for the AgustaWestland A119 & AW119MKII include 2 forward and 2 aft floats and offer an option for Liferafts integrated with the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Oct-11

Brazil approves Apical’s EC135 Emergency Floats

Brazil approves Apical’s EC135 Emergency Floats

DART is pleased to announce that their subsidiary Apical Industries has received Brazilian approval for their EC135 Emergency Float Systems with or without Liferafts.  Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval have been previously received. Apical’s EC135 Emergency Float Systems each include four floats. The floats are constructed utilizing lightweight urethane-coated nylon fabric. Each float has… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 19-Jul-11

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DART announces EASA approval of Apical floats for AS355s

DART announces EASA approval of Apical floats for AS355s

DART announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for their Emergency Float System for Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, NP model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received. Apical’s AS355 Emergency Float System consists of six Floats which attach to the skidtubes and the skid extensions provided… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 14-Jun-11

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Dart Announces TC Approval of Apical’s Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems for the AS355

Dart Announces TC Approval of Apical’s Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems for the AS355

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries Inc., has received Transport Canada approval of their Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts for the Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N & NP models. Apical’s Eurocopter AS355 Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems are the only float systems certified for take-off… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 02-Mar-10

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Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical’s Emergency Float Systems for the AS355NP Model

Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical’s Emergency Float Systems for the AS355NP Model

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries Inc., has received FAA approval of their Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts for the Eurocopter AS355NP model, adding to previously approved AS355E, F, F1, F2, N models.

Source: RotorNews, 09-Oct-09

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Zodiac Aerospace announces the addition of a Bell 407 Emergency Float System STC

Source: RotorNews, 19-Jan-09

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