Dart announces TC approval of Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ for Bell 407s and LongRangers

Dart announces TC approval of Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ for Bell 407s and LongRangers

3-Mar-2011 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 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft.  FAA and EASA approvals are pending.

The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for light Bell aircraft feature a patent pending and innovative mounting system that allows one person to quickly install or remove the basket in less than one minute without the need for tools (after initial installation).  The basket includes quick release mounting provisions and, for enhanced safety, replacement crosstube saddles designed specifically to allow for the mounting of a basket. The flat bottom of this square concept basket will easily accommodate many types of cargo including skis.  Two lid options are available; sturdy expanded stainless steel which allows it to act also as a work platform or, for additional weight savings, with fabric mesh.  Additional mounting kits are available to allow baskets to be quickly moved to other aircraft.

The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ are larger than the original DART basket for light Bell aircraft and offer the greatest cargo load capacity currently available on the market. The patent pending quick release mounting system requires no hardpoint installation and the low slung design allows for operators to install a large capacity basket that does not impede passenger exit from the aircraft and does not require the installation of push out windows.

Product Features:

•    The patent pending quick release mounting system allows the basket to be installed/removed by one person in under one minute
•    Heavy duty lid configuration that can carry 250 lbs
•    Light duty lid configuration that can carry 265 lbs
•    LH or RH installation
•    D require push out windows or hardpoint installation
•    No Vne restrictions
•    Optional customizable cut-outs in base

DART now also offers custom modifications for specialty requirements such as surveying, GPS, aerial photography, LIDAR, mapping equipment, radiation detection, fire fighting or additional equipment transport – DART has a solution!

The DART Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ can be adapted to allow for customizable internally mounted racking systems and mounting plates for specific equipment requirements. The Baskets can be easily fitted with liners or covers to protect valuable equipment. Contact Sales for additional information.

“DART Heli-Utility-Baskets have been the industry standard for helicopter cargo expansion requirement for many years.  As the industry evolves, so does DART.  Our new Quick Release Basket is our most user friendly design to date; a pilot can remove or install the basket in under a minute.”  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 600 STC’s and manufacture over 1,200 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 3,500 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 sales@darths.com

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