11-Aug-2015 Source: Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits for these aircraft had TBOs of five years or 1,000 hours.
“Onboard’s cargo hook kits for the medium Bell aircraft have been in operation since the early 90s, and based on a review of more than twenty years of repair and overhaul metrics, we believe this TBO extension is warranted,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales & MARKETING for Onboard Systems. “By increasing the TBO, we will help our customers save money, and also reduce their downtime.”
The extended TBO also applies to the E-77 model Onboard Weighing System used with cargo hook kits for suspension systems manufactured by Onboard Systems. To verify the TBO for your medium Bell aircraft cargo hook or load weigh system, please visit the Onboard Systems website at http://www.onboardsystems.com.
About Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON® brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, Onboard Weighing Systems and remote hooks. Its low-weight, high quality products provide helicopter operators with increased cost efficiencies and safety through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and low ongoing maintenance costs. Onboard Systems maintains a rigorous quality management system (QMS) designed to meet or exceed the strict requirements of AS9100 Revision C, ISO 9001:2008, helicopter airframe manufacturers, and the FAA. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a privately held US corporation located in Vancouver, Washington.