5-Nov-2010 Source: DART Helicopter Services
DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their patent pending new design of Bearpaw, called the Ultrapawâ„¢, for the Bell 429 model of aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending.
DART Aerospace has applied a brand new product line, the patent pending Ultrapawâ„¢, to a brand new aircraft, the Bell 429.
The new DART Lightweight Ultrapawâ„¢ has evolved from its predecessor, the highly successful UHMW Bearpaw. The Ultrapawâ„¢ is constructed using innovative technology and ultra lightweight material, and has a large footprint for additional support in soft terrain. For the same area, the material used in the Ultrapawâ„¢ is at least 15 percent lighter than any comparable product currently available on the market.
Weight savings has not come with a sacrifice in performance however. The new lightweight Ultrapawâ„¢ still features a one-piece construction that ensures consistent and deliberate load transfer. The material resists cracking, chipping and breaking and is flexible so it can deflect under high-point contact loads and return to its original shape after take-off.
For superior anti-slip and wear protection, the new lightweight Ultrapawsâ„¢ include tungsten carbide welded wearplates and wear bars.
* 15 percent lighter weight material
* Tungsten carbide welded wearplates and wear bars
* Easy installation
* Anti-slip/wear protection
â€œThis new patent pending design provides all the benefits of our original Bearpaw but with the advantage of being constructed of a lighter weight material. DART was extremely pleased to have been able to work with Bell 429 owner Mr. Bob Dengler and National Helicopters to complete this project in record time,â€ said Bill Beckett, General Manager of DART Aerospace Ltd.
DART Helicopter Services LLC. is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STCâ€™d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DARTâ€™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. DARTâ€™S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 STCâ€™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.