Onboard Systems taking Bell 505 hook prototype to Heli-Expo

Onboard Systems taking Bell 505 hook prototype to Heli-Expo

25-Feb-2016 Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, is in the final development stages for the cargo hook system it will be offering for the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft. Built around Onboard’s safety-forward TALON® LC Hydraulic Cargo Hook, the latest-generation prototype will be on display in the Onboard Systems booth at the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

The STC kits for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft will include many of the cutting-edge technologies that operators have come to expect from Onboard Systems equipment. The low-profile system is designed to provide excellent ground clearance, and can be removed quickly from the aircraft without the use of tools, and with no loose parts to manage. The TALON LC Hydraulic Hook greatly increases load security by using a hydraulic release mechanism instead of a traditional manual release cable, and built-in travel limits for the forward, aft and lateral directions will prevent damage to aircraft and control cables.

Onboard’s Bell 505 cargo hook kits can also be configured with the new Surefire™ Release Technology. An integrated electronic circuit is added inside the cargo hook, which provides about a half-second release delay from when the electrical release button is pressed until the hook opens to help guard against inadvertent releases. In addition, the Onboard Weighing System option will help your pilot know the exact weight of the load. Our pin load cell simply replaces the attach bolt, eliminating extra linkage for improved ground clearance.

Onboard Systems looks forward to welcoming customers in their Heli-Expo booth (#11144) and giving them an opportunity to view the Bell 505 Cargo Hook equipment.

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.

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