Dart announces EASA AS350 and Australian AS350/EC130 approvals of auxiliary fuel tank

Dart announces EASA AS350 and Australian AS350/EC130 approvals of auxiliary fuel tank

13-Sep-2010 Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA certification of its Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350 model aircraft.  Furthermore, the Australian approval for the Auxiliary Fuel Tank has been reissued in the name of DART Aerospace Ltd. for the AS350 and EC130 and this STC has been added to DART’s manufacturer’s approval.  Recently, DART also obtained ANAC approval for the addition of the EC130B4 to the Brazilian STC; previously, only the AS350 was certified.  Previously received approvals include Transport Canada and ANAC.  FAA approval is still pending
The Auxiliary Fuel Tank, originally provided by John Cameron Aviation, provides additional fuel capacity that can be transferred to the main fuel tank as desired in order to extend the aircraft’s operational range.
The innovative design provides up to 25% of additional range allowing operators to go direct to their  destination.  The Auxiliary Fuel Tank easily installs into the left-hand side locker with minimal modification to the aircraft structure; it can be easily installed or removed to meet the operational requirements of the helicopter.  The installation kit comes complete with its own electrical gauge and pump.  Additional provisions can be purchased to allow for easy transfer of the Auxiliary Fuel Tank between aircraft as required.

The Auxiliary Fuel Tank has a capacity of 34-40 US gallons/ 129-152 litres of usable fuel and is fully approved for all flight roles.
* Includes electrical gauge and pump
* Extends range by 25%
* AS 350: 34 US gallon / 129 liter capacity of usable fuel
* EC 130: 40 US gallon / 152 liter capacity of usable fuel
* Installs in LH side baggage compartment
* Scratch resistant powder coat finish
* Instrument panel mounted control transfers fuel as desired
* Provisions kit allows transfer between aircraft
* Fixed parts (when tank is removed) are only 5.5 lbs

“The Auxiliary Fuel Tank increases aircraft versatility by extending its range and, with the additional provisions kits, the product can become a cost effective accessory not just for a single aircraft but for an entire fleet.” Quote Bill Beckett, General Manager DART Aerospace Ltd.

DART Helicopter Services LLC., 4650 North Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92056 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel.  DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 2,800 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide. For further information, please call our Sales Office at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com

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