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EASA approval of Apical’s Tri-Bag Emergency Float System for BO-105 Series Helicopters

March 25, 2008 -  DART Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc.has received EASA approval of their Tri-Bag Emergency Float System for BO-105 operators. FAA and Transport Canada approval has been previously received.


March 25, 2008
By Corrie

bo-105_20430-100March 25, 2008 –  DART Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc.has received EASA approval of their Tri-Bag Emergency Float System for BO-105 operators. The approval provides for two different installations either with liferafts or without. FAA and Transport Canada approval has been previously received.

The Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems provide the industries most stable float platforms and are the only float systems certified for take off after a water landing. The systems include 6 tri-bag floats (2 Fwd, 2 Mid, 2 Aft). The mechanical valves have no squibs or electrical requirements. The two external life rafts with survival kits are integrated in the mid floats, and may be mechanically deployed either in the cockpit or by two externally mounted T-handles. The externally mounted liferafts conserve valuable passenger space and improve safety.

The systems are compatible with ground handling wheels and the float bags can be removed in a matter of minutes. The floats do not have an age limitation and are replaceable upon condition.  The floats are not required to be returned to the factory for recertification; however an Apical recertification service is available upon request. Apical also offers an exchange program for floats, liferafts and reservoir/valve assemblies.

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 N. American Sales 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 sales@darthelicopterservices.com


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