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Enstrom selects Onboard cargo hook for 480B

lc_keeperlessJan. 3, 2008 - Onboard Systems has announced that Enstrom Helicopters has selected the TALON™ LC Keeperless Cargo Hook for factory installation on their 480B aircraft.


January 3, 2008
By Corrie

lc_keeperlessJan. 3, 2008 – Onboard Systems has announced that Enstrom Helicopters has selected the TALON™
LC Keeperless Cargo Hook for factory installation on their 480B
aircraft. Enstrom customers will now be able to experience the
unprecedented safety features and lower maintenance costs offered by
Onboard’s cargo hooks.

Onboard’s proven keeperless hook is designed to release 2.5 times the
rated load. In an emergency situation—such as a longline snag—this
important feature gives pilots a significant margin of safety in which
to release the cargo load. In addition, the keeperless hook can safely
use a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles, offering maximum
flexibility for operators. Keepered hooks require use of very specific
ring sizes and styles in order to prevent the possibility of losing a
load that could slide past the keeper.

According to Tracy Biegler, Director of Sales & Marketing at
Enstrom, “We were impressed with the high-quality and safety features
of the Onboard cargo hook. The quality of the product and quick
turnaround time hooks and spares that Onboard features matches the
goals that Enstrom sets for itself. We are very pleased to be able to
offer this hook as another great option on our line of helicopters.”

“We are delighted that our TALON cargo hook is now available to Enstrom
customers,” said Jason Lemmon, President and General Manager of Onboard
Systems. “We have been working with Enstrom since early 2006 on this
project, and we look forward to the opportunity to give more operators
access to the safest, most technologically innovative cargo hook
equipment available today.”

About Enstrom
Founded in 1959, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation manufactures a complete
line of helicopters including the three-place, piston-powered F28F and
280FX, and the turbine-powered 480B. The 480B also is available as a
three-place advanced trainer or as a three- to five-place VIP aircraft.
For law enforcement applications, the 480B is known as the Guardian and
the F28F is called the Sentinel.

About Onboard
Onboard Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line
of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON™ brand,
including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, onboard weighing
systems and remote hooks. Its low-weight, high-quality products provide
helicopter operators with increased cost efficiencies and safety
through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and
low on-going maintenance costs. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a
US corporation located Vancouver, Washington, with an international
sales office in the UK.


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