DART, United deal to develop Fire Attack system for FIREHAWK
October 13, 2021 ByHelicopters Staff
DART Aerospace signed an agreement with United Rotorcraft for the development and certification of Fire Attack systems for the FIREHAWK helicopter. United Rotorcraft is the exclusive completion centre for the FIREHAWK.
The systems will be developed and manufactured at DART’s Portland, Oregon, facility in Oregon, to provide what DART describes as a 1,000-gallon belly tank combining lightweight materials, durability, and an optimized drop pattern.
DART states the new FIREHAWK tank is expected to receive FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval in the second half of 2022.
“With the continued and growing trend in wildfire danger, this new generation of Fire Attack systems for the FIREHAWK has never been more relevant,” said Larry Alexandre, president of United Rotorcraft.