DART announces certification of Quick Release Heli-Access-Step
Feb. 13, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA & EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Quick Release Heli-Access-Step for Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 series of aircraft.
By Carey Fredericks
The Quick Release Heli-Access-Step™ installs easily to existing Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™ mounts. The step can be quickly mounted by one person without the use of tools and is approved to be flown with or without the basket installed.
· Approved to be flown with or without the basket installed
· Installation by one person without tools
· May be installed LH or RH
· Useable by pilot, passengers, and maintenance personnel
The patent pending Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for the 206L and 407 Series aircraft feature an innovative mounting system that allows one person to quickly install or remove the basket in less than one minute without the need for tools (after initial installation.
“With so many operational requirements and cost constraints being place of today’s helicopter operator, it is imperative that products be cost effective, safe and versatile but also that they be easy to use. The new DAS quick release step incorporates all these elements.” Quote, Bill Becket, VP Canadian Operations, Dart Aerospace Ltd. (DAS)