TC approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407

TC approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407 24 Nov, 11, Source: Dart Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of DART Aerospace’s Ltd. (DAS) Quick Release Heli-Access-Step™ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 series of aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending.

The Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ installs easily to existing Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ mounts. The step can be quickly mounted by one person without the use of tools and is approved to be flown with or without the basket installed.

Product Features:

  • Approved to be flown with or without the basket installed
  • Installation by one person without tools
  • May be installed LH or RH
  • Useable by pilot, passengers, and maintenance personnel

The new PATENT PENDING Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ for the 206L and 407 Series aircraft feature an 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 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
  • Does not require push out windows or hardpoint installation
  • No Vne restrictions
  • Optional customizable cut-outs in base

“Earlier this year, we brought a quick release basket for the 206L and 407 Series aircraft to market and we’re pleased to have added a quick release step that not only takes seconds to install but can be left installed with thebasket for flight.” Quote, Bill Beckett, DART VP Canadian Operations.
With special thanks to Marc-André Lefebvre, Lefebvre & Benoit Matériaux de Construction, for assistance with the test flight of the step.

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