4-May-2011 Source: DART Helicopter Services
DART is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval of their Emergency Float System for MD 600N model helicopters.Â FAA approval has been previously received [14 years ago in 1997, notes HeliHub.com editor]
The Apical MD 600N Emergency Float System consists of four emergency floats attached to the skid gear, a float inflation reservoir mounted on the underside of the fuselage, and a cyclic mounted inflation handle. The system is compatible with ground handing wheels and the floats can be removed in a matter of minutes.Â The mechanical valve system has no squibs or electrical requirements.
The cylinder valve assemblies and floats are available as exchange items, thereby reducing maintenance costs and down time of the aircraft.Â All float chambers come standard with field replaceable pressure relief and inflation valves.
The float service lives are on-condition rather than a calendar limit and the floats do not have to be returned to the factory for recertification.Â Factory recertification of the system is available for customers who desire OEM services.Â Annual inspection of float bags are compared with six month inspection required in some competitorsâ€™ products, lowers ongoing maintenance costs of the system.
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 STCâ€™d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DARTâ€™s global marketing network and sales channel.Â 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 600 STCâ€™s and manufacture over 1,200 products.Â With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART distributes more than 3,500 aftermarket p