FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

26-Jun-2012 Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce receipt of FAA certification for another new product from their subsidiary partner Apical Industries.  Earlier this week Apical received FAA approval for their A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  EASA approval is pending.

The Apical A119 Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a cable/wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable/wire before catastrophic damage occurs. The kit is designed to reduce the possibly of a cable/wire entering the cockpit and to reduce the chance of flight control damage. Similar cable/wire cutting devices 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 multiple cables with a combined tensile strength of 32,100 lbs. The Apical kit also contains machined deflectors for the wiper posts and fresh air scoop.

“This new kit is a welcome addition to our expanding line of Cable Cutter products and we are very pleased to be able to offer this safety enhancement to A119/AW119MKII operators”, stated Steve Joseph, Vice President of US Operations, DART Helicopter Services.

Apical Industries are Proudly Distributed by:

DART Helicopter Services, 1270 Aberdeen Street, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1K7 (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 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 atsales@darths.com


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