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DART acquires Heliproducts Tooling Division

June 30, 2009  By Corrie

June 30, 2009, Piney Flats, TN - DART Helicopter Services (DHS) has acquired a division of Heliproducts Industries Ltd., the company announced yesterday.

June 30, 2009, Piney Flats, TN – DART Helicopter Services (DHS) has acquired a division of Heliproducts Industries Ltd., the company announced yesterday. The acquisition further expands DHS’s extensive portfolio of helicopter tooling and introduces a new line of tools for Eurocopter AS350s. A key new offering is a convenient, portable tool kit for AS350 field maintenance that is especially popular with AS350/355 operators and will be featured in the DART exhibit (627) at the upcoming Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in late July.

The expanded product line also includes tools for Bell Helicopter, MD Helicopter, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, and Turbomeca products. DHS is already the exclusive distributor for 900 standard and custom tools produced by DHS partner Red Barn Machine. Red Barn will also manufacture and distribute the new line of Heliproducts tools.

“These 300 new products will make sourcing tools easier and more cost-effective for our customers,” said Jeff Shapiro, president of DHS. “Later this summer, online ordering for all tooling will simplify the process even more.”

“DART Helicopter Services has a proven track record of success, and we are pleased to team with them to expand the reach of our products,” said Heliproducts President Mark Steen.  Heliproducts will continue providing helicopter parts, MRO, conversions as well as sales and leasing services from its facilities in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada.


DHS has a line of tools and accessories categorized as MME, or Maintenance Made Easy. These include:


200 Engine Support Tools
100 AgustaWestland Tools
600 Bell Tools
75 Eurocopter Tools
200 MD Helicopter Tools
Cabin door roller kits that increase tracking system life
Adjustable engine mounts that slash alignment time
Twin-pak E-Z access kits that allow easy access to components
Interchangeable Round-I-Beam skidtubes that are more resistant to damage

Those who would like more information about the DHS comprehensive line of helicopter accessories may request an electronic or printed catalog by calling 1-800-556-4166.

About DART: DART Helicopter Services LLC is a privately held sales and marketing company that creates sales networks for aerospace manufacturers that benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel and for rotary-wing operators seeking a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART Helicopter Services, along with its subsidiaries Apical Industries Inc., Canam, and Geneva Aviation Inc. and its affiliate DART Aerospace Inc., owns 450 STCs and manufactures more than 500 products. With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and international sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 2,800 aftermarket products to more than 120 countries worldwide.  More information is available at: www.darthelicopterservices.com


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