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DART launches Bell 505 external cargo Heli-Utility-Basket

July 20, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

DART Aerospace launched a new external cargo Heli-Utility-Basket specifically tailored for the Bell 505 aircraft. The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket joins DART’s existing Heli-Utility-Baskets for helicopter models such as the H125, Bell 407, R66, and AW119, as well as other models for helicopters manufactured by Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Robinson.

“DART is excited to further support the popular Bell 505 by launching a Heli-Utility-Basket that allows operators to expand their mission profile,” said Michaël Desjardins-Séguin, DART Business Unit Manager for Parts and Accessories. “DART is well positioned to bring this first Bell 505 basket to market with our proven record of efficient design, development, and certification capabilities.”

DART explains the Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket features quick and easy installation, allowing operators to externally carry skis, cargo hooks, tools and equipment, and a variety of other items safely. Developed for the utility and VIP market, The DART Heli-Utility-Basket is constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, coated with a high-gloss, scratch-resistant white finish.

Safety is enhanced with a self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. A gas spring is utilized to ease lid opening and closing.


DART collaborated service center G2 Aviation in the testing process for the new Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket, which will be certified under TCCA and FAA STC.


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