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EASA Approval of DART Round-I-Beam Skidtubes

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd, has received EASA approval of their revolutionary Round-I-BeamTM skidtube for the Bell 206/A/B/L/L1/L3/L4/407 models.  Both standard and float configurations are available. Canada and FAA approval have been previously received.


October 17, 2007
By Corrie

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd, has received EASA approval of their revolutionary Round-I-BeamTM skidtube for the Bell 206/A/B/L/L1/L3/L4/407 models.  Both standard and float configurations are available. Canada and FAA approval have been previously received.

DART Round-I-BeamTM skidtubes for Bell aircraft are LH/RH interchangeable. The central I-beam web in DART skidtubes  absorbs most of the impact on landing so the tube maintains its structural integrity and  even with the addition of a central web, the weight is comparable to that of conventional skidtubes.  DART skidtubes feature full length carbon or stainless steel Wearplates and additional tungsten carbide welded Wearpads and high strength CNC machined split saddles. Bolt-on saddles make installation and field replacement easy.

To ensure that DART can fulfill the landing gear requirements of all operators, the DART Round-I- Beam ™ skidtubes have been designed for compatibility with  DART, OEM and equivalent  crosstubes.

DART Float Skidtubes come standard with Stainless Steel Wearplates and Wearpads for improved corrosion resistance.  Additional anti-corrosion measures are utilized in the production of all DART Skidtubes to provide a high quality and durable product.

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DART Round-I-BeamTM skidtubes are also available for the following aircraft models

  •  
    204, 205, 212, 412, UH-1
  •  
    Bell 210, AB412, AB412EP
  •  
    AS 350, AS 355
  •  
    EC 135
  •  
    BO 105
  •  
    SA 315B
  •  
    OH-58
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    AH-1
  •  
    BK 117 (approval pending)

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“The 206 series and 407 Skidtubes, like many of the Dart skidtubes, are LH/RH interchangeable which allows operators to reduce their inventory.  This, coupled with the proven durability of the product, ensures an overall cost savings to operators,” commented Jeff Shapiro, CEO of Dart Helicopter Services.

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 or  Int’l Sales 1 (246) 420 7282 sales@darthelicopterservices.com


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