Helicopters Magazine

DART Aerospace steps it up to support U.S. military fleet

April 21, 2016  By DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace continues to expand its presence as a designer, manufacturer and supplier of rotorcraft aftermarket solutions, accessories, spare parts and tools to support the world’s largest helicopter fleet operated by the U.S. military.

At the upcoming Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (formerly Quad-A) being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, April 28-30, 2016, DART Aerospace will exhibit its innovative helicopter products, tailored for the military market, along with partner The Kearns Group (Booth 520), which recently became DART’s exclusive representative for the United States Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard.

“As an industry leader of rotorcraft solutions, DART addressed the high replacement rate of helicopter skids and windshields used by U.S. Army training helicopters providing a cost effective solution,” says Jose Miguel Fernandez-Busto, DART’s Regional Sales Manager. “For example, our rugged Round-I-Beam skidtubes with heavy duty wearplates and our time saver screw-in windshield systems have equipped the TH-67C training fleet flying at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), Fort Rucker, Alabama – the largest and busiest helicopter pilot training school in the World. DART looks forward to supporting the next generation of Army aviators as the USAACE transitions to the UH-72 fleet.”

DART’s Round-I-Beam skidtubes are 10x stronger than conventional skidtubes and come equipped with thru-bolt heavy duty full-length stainless steel wearplates. The skid protection features tungsten carbide welds that prevent abusive wear, punctures, dents, bending problems as well as wearplate rotating issues – ideal for training helicopters performing run-on landings flights or hard landings and utility aircraft executing high landing cycles in unknown terrain.

This innovative landing gear option offers the maximum protection available on the market today for a wide range of civil and military helicopters manufactured by Airbus, Bell and Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland).



Stories continue below

Print this page