Dart announces TC approval for Apical’s EC145 cable cutters

Dart announces TC approval for Apical’s EC145 cable cutters 16 Nov, 10, Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval of their Cable Cutters Kit for the EC145 (MBB-BK 117 C-2). FAA approval has been previously received. Transport Canada approval is pending.

The Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable or wire before catastrophic damage occurs. This kit is designed to reduce the possibility of a cable or wire entering the cockpit and to reduce the chance of flight control damage. Similar cable/wire cutting devises have proven to be effective even during multiple wire strikes. The kit incorporates both an upper and lower cutter and each cutter is designed with high strength cutting blades. The Apical cutter design was tested to verify the capability to cut a cable having a 14,000 lb tensile strength. The kit contains skidtube mounted deflectors and wiper deflectors as standard. It also includes everything necessary to install the kit and is compatible with, but does not require any previously installed fixed provisions. An optional GPS antenna mount kit is also available, which allows the antenna to be placed on the upper cutter deflector for ideal positioning of the antenna.

Product Benefits:

* Upper Cutter/Deflector & Upper Cutter Support Struts
* Windshield Deflector
* Lower Cutter/Deflector & Mounting Support and Struts
* Skid Deflectors

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 3,000 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide. For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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