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Dart Helicopter Services announces FAA approval for AKV’s Dual Tachometer Indicator

gaugeJan. 22, 2009 - Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, AKV Inc., has received FAA approval the Dual Tachometer Indicator for the AS350BA, B1, B2 series of helicopters.


January 22, 2009
By Melissa Damota
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Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, AKV Inc., has received FAA approval the Dual Tachometer Indicator for the AS350BA, B1, B2 series of helicopters.  The Dual Indicator for Nr (Rotor) and Np (Free Turbine) is designed as a direct replacement for the rotor only indicator.  Customers that have installed the Np tachometer generator on the engine gear box for the AKV Ng/Np cycle counter can now display the Np speed in addition to Nr.  This indicator is also a direct replacement for the AS350B1 and B2 (Non-VEMD) dual indicator.  For many operators of the Arriel 1 engine and in conjunction with the AKV Cycle Counter, indication of the NP speed to the pilot will further enhance overall safety.

•    Np (free turbine) and Nr speeds
•    Face plate design as with the current AS350B2

Other products of interest from AKV for the AS350 include:

•    Ng/Np Engine Cycle Counter
•    Np (free turbine) tachometer generator kit for the engine gear box

DART Helicopter Services LLC (www.darthelicopterservices.com ), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel.  DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 400 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 1300 aftermarket products to over 120 countries. For further information, please call our Sales Office at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 sales@darthelicopterservices.com

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