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DART gets FAA approval for R66 heli-utility-basket

June 22, 2017  By DART

FAA has issued an STC for the DART R66 heli-utility-basket as a validation of the previously issued Transport Canada approval.

“The R66 helicopter utility-basket from DART Aerospace has added great operational flexibility to Valley B Aviation’s Robinson R66 aircraft.  The initial installation of the provisions was seamless and straight forward, and the field installation is quick and simple. The basket allows us to offer more value to our customers, and expands the scope of projects to which we are able to offer our R66 aircraft.”

Installation of the DART basket adds many new capabilities to the R66 and features:

· Weight capacity up to 175 lbs

· Length capacity up to 76”


· Split lid for versatility of cargo

· Toolless basket removal

· No VNE restriction with basket installed

· Lid doubles as a step for refueling

This product complements a multitude of R66 products that DART has also developed to configure R66 aircraft for any type of flight mission. These include the cargo mirror installation, industry standard DART bearpaws, interior protector kits, primary cargo hook, remote cargo hooks and accessories.

The DART heli-utility-basket is the first R66 cargo expansion solution on the market and is already seeing a lot of interest. For any Robinson fan, this TCCA and FAA certified basket is perfect for carrying golfing gear, skis and snowboards, hunting equipment, tools and so much more.

DART is a leading basket manufacturer, having produced a great variety of baskets, designed for over 10 different aircraft types.


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