DART announces EASA approval of Apical floats for AS355s

DART announces EASA approval of Apical floats for AS355s

14-Jun-2011 Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for their Emergency Float System for Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, NP model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received.

Apical’s AS355 Emergency Float System consists of six Floats which attach to the skidtubes and the skid extensions provided with the kit. Inflation of the Floats is from two Reservoir/Valve Assemblies which are mounted in the lower fuselage.The mechanical valve system has no squibs or electrical requirements. The kit may also contain a set of six-man Liferafts which are packed on the Aft Floats and have their own mechanical inflation system. The patented integrated design of the Apical Liferaft system conserves valuable passenger space and provides a significant safety benefit over cabin mounted options.

The Reservoir/Valve Assemblies, Floats and Liferafts are available as exchange items, thereby reducing maintenance and down time. Annual inspection of float bags as compared with six month inspection required in some competitors’ products also lowers the ongoing maintenance cost of the system.

About DART
DART Helicopter Services LLC. 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 distributes more than 3,500 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide

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