26-Oct-2015 Source: Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing kit with Onboard Weighing System and Fuel Drain Guard for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for the products covered under FAA STC SR01164SE, which includes the cargo hook suspension systems and Onboard Weighing Systems manufactured by Onboard Systems for use on the AS350B, AS350BA, AS350D, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and H125 helicopters.
“We’re pleased to be able to respond to the requests for certification from our Mexican customers who want to install Onboard’s cargo hook equipment on this aircraft,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems. “The AS350 is one of the most popular aircraft for external loadwork missions, and our safety-enhanced and cost-effective cargo hook swing system will enable our Mexican operators to expand their mission capabilities.”
With thousands of units in operation worldwide, Onboard’s cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems have a long and proven track record of safety and reliability. These kits provide operators with a rugged frame that distributes weight between the four cables more efficiently than other designs, reliable load weighing capabilities, accidental fuel release protection, and Onboard’s signature TALON® LC Keeperless Cargo Hook. The advanced technology built into this cargo hook helps ensure that it can handle a variety of load ring sizes and styles while eliminating the possibility of losing a load that inadvertently slides past the keeper.