11-Jan-2010 Source: Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc. announced that its new replacement cargo hook kit for the Eurocopter AS355 aircraft has been certified by the FAA and is currently in production. Onboard has also submitted the kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively.
Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2010 — Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its new replacement cargo hook kit for the Eurocopter AS355 aircraft has been certified by the FAA and is currently in production. Onboard has also submitted the kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively.
â€œWhile Onboard offers a full suspension system for the Eurocopter AS355, weâ€™ve received many requests from operators of the OEM-supplied system who are interested in replacing their legacy hook with an Onboard hook,â€ said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Onboard Systems. â€œThis new kit was developed in response to these requests, and will give operators a cost-effective option to switch out their old hook for an Onboard hook.â€
The new replacement kit for the Eurocopter AS355 features Onboardâ€™s innovative TALONâ„¢ Keeperless Cargo Hook. The keeperless design eliminates the possibility of losing a load that inadvertently gets past the keeper by replacing the keeper with a unique load beam system that stays open after the load is jettisoned. The keeperless hook design can safely handle a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles and offers many other safety and maintenance benefits.
Onboard Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALONâ„¢ brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, onboard weighing systems and remote hooks. Its low-weight, high quality products provide helicopter operators with increased cost efficiencies and safety through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and low on-going maintenance costs. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a privately held US corporation located in Vancouver, Washington, with an international sales office in the UK.