DART announces approval for access-steps
March 9, 2012, Oceanside, Ca. - DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and Brazilian approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Crew and Maintenance Heli-Access-Steps for Bell 206A/B, 206L and 407 Series of Aircraft.
By Carey Fredericks
The new DART Crew and Maintenance Heli-Access-Steps are lightweight and mount easily to either the forward or aft crosstube. The Crew Heli-Access-Steps are ideally located to assist crew in accessing the forward cabin. The Maintenance Heli-Access-Steps create a convenient step for maintenance personnel. Both steps feature a unique duplex clamping system that self-locks when weight is applied to prevent the step from slipping. Not only does the dual clamping system make installation a breeze, it also simplifies removal for inspection.
Replacing a pair of standard DART long steps with a set of Crew and Maintenance Heli-Access-Steps can result in up to 14 lbs of weight savings. The Crew and Maintenance steps are compatible with both mid-height and high landing gear.
Lightweight Crew & Maintenance Heli-Access-Steps:
· Saves up to 14 lbs
• Ideal for use with Heli-Utility-Baskets™
• Ideal for use with mid-height or high landing gear
“DAS recognized that weight concerns continue to be a major concern for helicopter operators. To address this concern and better support our customers, we developed the new lightweight Heli-Access-Steps.” Quote, Bill Beckett, DART VP Canadian Operations.