DART announces certification for pre-flight safety access kits
Sept. 16, 2010, Oceanside, Calif. - DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that
their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA, Transport
Canada and EASA approval of their new Pre-Flight Safety Access Kits for the
Bell 206 A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 and Bell 407 series of helicopters.
By Carey Fredericks
The DART Pre-Flight Safety Access
Kits for the Bell 206 series consist of two Pre-Flight Folding Steps, four Step/Handles
and (when requested) a Retention Strap for the aft baggage door. The DART Pre-Flight Safety Access Kits
allow the pilot and maintenance personnel to have easier access to the
transmission and rotor system for pre-flight inspections without using ladders
or stepping directly on the cabin roof which can potentially cause damage.
The Pre-Flight Folding
Steps install in the lower fuselage and the Step/Handles install above the
cabin doors; both feature a non-slip embossed relief pattern for added
personnel safety and a machined design for additional durability. When not in use, the steps may be
folded up against the fuselage.
The Step/Handles provide a convenient handhold and a flat stepping
surface to ease access during inspections and maintenance.
Also available upon request, the
Baggage Door Retention Strap and Baggage Door Opener prevent damage to the
baggage door from contact with the Pre-Flight Step.
All components may be painted to match the helicopter's color scheme.