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Apical’s Cable Cutters Kit for the AS350D, D1, B, B1, B2, BA and B3

April 8, 2009  By Administrator

cablecuttersApril 8, 2009 – Dart Helicopter Services’ announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received Transport Canada approval for their AS350 Cable Cutters Kit.  FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received.


The Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable wire before catastrophic damage occurs.  The kit is designed to reduce the possibility 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 a cable wire having a 14,000 lb tensile strength.

“Apical will continue a strong effort in product diversification in 2009 to include additional cable cutters kits and air conditioning systems.  Our goals in regard to new products will be to follow a time tested strategy of continued innovation and great value for our customers around the world,” commented Ron Gladnick, Jr., President of Apical Industries, Inc.

DART Helicopter Services LLC PO Box 430, Piney Flats, TN, 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 450 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 2,500 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide. For further information, please call our Sales Office at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 sales@darthelicopterservices.com.



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