Helicopters Magazine

DART introduces Bearpaw kit, utility basket

August 13, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

Aug. 13, 2013, Hawkesbury, Ont. - DART Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of its Bearpaw Kit with Wearplates as well as its Heli-Utility-Basket for the BK117 and EC145 models.

With the launch of these new products along with it's existing skidtubes, DART is opening up the possibilities for BK117 operators, making it possible for them to bid on utility contracts. "DART listens and helps provide products that are innovative and essential to support the various A/C fleets companies have", explains Jeff Denomme, President of Great Slave Helicopters (GSH). "DART works closely with GSH in order to provide superior products that will help us complete our missions safely and efficiently."

DART Aerospace Bearpaws provide balance and stability when landing or taking off in soft terrain, such as tundra, snow or sand type environments. Made of high density polymer that resists cracking, chipping and breaking, the one-piece machined construction ensures consistent and deliberate load transfer. The Bearpaw Kit received approval from Transport Canada and EASA. FAA approval is expected shortly.

The DART Heli-Utility-Basket provides an easy and secure method to transport cargo. It is constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and is coated with a high-gloss, scratch-resistant white finish. A self-locking handle keeps cargo secure during flight and the easy bolt-on installation allows you to install or remove the basket in minutes wherever you are. The Heli-Utility-Basket has received approval from Transport Canada. FAA and EASA approvals are expected shortly.



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