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DART opens Amsterdam R&O facility

July 24, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

DART Aerospace is expanding its EMEA operations with the opening of an Amsterdam repair-and-overhaul (R&O) facility, which is now fully functional. DART explains its clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa can now send their inflatables directly to the new Amsterdam facility for repair and overhaul, as opposed to shipping these systems to its original R&O facility in Broussard, Louisiana.

“Ideally situated near Schipol Airport, this facility will now allow us to provide the same services we do in Broussard, Louisiana, but on this side of the globe,” said Harvey Siemens, DART’s operations R&O Europe manager.

DART’s latest R&O facility, situated outside of Amsterdam in Nieuw-Vennep, is newly EASA Part 145 certified, providing it with the authorization to perform maintenance on inflatable equipment within Europe. This includes emergency flotation systems, liferafts and reservoirs for AW109, Bell Medium and H145/EC145 aircraft.

Additionally, DART explains it has centralized its R&O coordination efforts within its Montreal, Quebec, headquarters. The Amsterdam facility joins the company’s existing network in the United States, as well as third-party centres in the United Arab Emirates, Italy and Australia.


“We look forward to being able to provide world-class R&O services to DART’s EMEA clients now that our new Amsterdam facility is fully certified and functional” said Harvey Siemens, DART’s Operations R&O Europe Manager.


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