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FAA approval of Apical Nose Landing Gear Door Kit for AB139/AW139s

Dec. 4, 2007 - Transport Canada approval is pending.

December 4, 2007
By Corrie

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc., has received FAA approval of their Nose Landing Gear Door Kit for AB139/AW139 model helicopters.

Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.

The Apical Nose Landing Gear Doors Kit provides a complete bolt on solution which reduces drag and cabin noise associated with an open front wheelhouse. The doors are constructed of lightweight carbon fiber with closed cell foam cores which will improve service life and resist water absorption.

The Nose Landing Gear Doors are provided primed and ready for paint, while the machined linkage components come anodized, primed and painted to protect against corrosion. This kit can be installed as a stand alone or as a replacement kit and uses factory provisions found on all aircraft. Therefore, no permanent modifications are required to the airframe.  


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. 

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