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DART Helicopter Services announces FAA certification for DART’s Crosstubes

March 17, 2009 – Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval to add certain UH-1 model aircraft to STC’s SR01298NY and SR01742NY for Crosstubes.


March 17, 2009
By Administrator

Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval to add certain UH-1 model aircraft to STC’s SR01298NY and SR01742NY for Crosstubes.  The UH-1 models included are those that have been FAA certified per FAR 21.25(a)(2) for civil use.

The STC currently lists the following models as approved:
•    UH-1A
•    UH-1B
•    UH-1E
•    UH-1F
•    TH-1F
•    UH-1P
•    UH-1H
•    UH-1L
•    TH-1L

DART currently offers replacement low narrow, standard low, standard high, 31” extended height, and 39” extended height crosstubes for Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 & UH-1 model helicopters. The extended height landing gears provide extra ground clearance for the installation of water bombing or other belly mounted equipment.  These specialized landing gears, which are only available from DART, are 4” higher (D205-594-013/-023) and 12” higher (D205-594-011/-021) than standard high landing gear.

DART crosstubes have been designed to be compatible with both DART Round-I-Beam™ and OEM skidtubes and are easily installed using a thru bolt system. DART crosstubes are manufactured by means of an environmentally friendly process and utilize clamp-on stainless steel supports to avoid rivet holes in high stress regions of the crosstube. DART crosstubes are not life-limited rather, all DART crosstubes have been engineered to be replaced on-condition according to a max spread criteria.

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Applications have also been made to the FAA for the addition of the UH-1 models to existing DART STC’s for the Bearpaws, Heli-Utility-Baskets™, and Heli-Access Steps™.

“In recognition of the challenges in procuring approved parts faced by operators of FAA approved UH-1 model aircraft, DART has sought and received FAA certification for its Round-I-Beam™ Skidtube and its low and standard high Crosstubes.  In the near future, we will also expect to receive FAA approval to add the UH-1 models to our STC’s for Bearpaws, Heli-Utility-Basket™, Heli-Access-Steps™, and Extended Height Landing Gear.” Quote Bill Beckett, General Manager, DART Aerospace Ltd.

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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