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Certification for run-on landing wearplates

Nov. 14, 2011, Oceanside, Ca. - DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd’s (DAS) stainless steel Run-on Landing Wearplates for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 Standard Skidtubes and Float Skidtubes.


November 14, 2011
By Carey Fredericks


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DART Aerospace’s Ltd. (DAS) traditional wearplates and wearpads are designed for durability under normal wear conditions. However, training and run-on landings present unique requirements for durability far in excess of normal operations. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates are specifically designed for the harsh use of training and run-on landings. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates feature an easy thru-bolt installation, corrosion resistant stainless steel construction, a generous overlay of highly wear resistant tungsten carbide and a corrosion resistant compound between the skidtube and wearplate (no gaskets or sealant required).

•      Improved wear resistance
•      Easy & quick to install & remove with an innovative thru bolt design
•      Corrosion resistant
•      Ideal for training operations
•      Compatible on DART skidtubes
•      Can be retrofitted to older skidtubes or ordered on new skidtubes

“DAS recognizes that standard wearplates may not provide sufficient protection for some types of operations.  DAS run-on landing wearplates can be retrofitted to existing skidtubes or ordered on new skidtubes.  Also, the thru bolt design means that changing wearplates is easier.”  Quote, Bill Beckett, DART VP Canadian Operations.

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