DART announces EASA approval of Apical Pop-Out/Emergency Float Systems for R44 and R44II

January 02, 2008
Jan, 2, 2008 - DART Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc., has received EASA approval of their Pop-Out/Emergency Float Systems for Robinson R44, R44 II model helicopters. Transport Canada and FAA approvals were previously received.

phpwapr44 The Apical R44 Pop-Out/Emergency Float Systems provide a lightweight and easy to install solution for R44 Raven operators who routinely or even occasionally fly over water, and want the added security of having pop-out floats installed.  The Apical system is also suitable for installation on R44 Clipper helicopters. The kits are composed of two fwd floats and two aft floats, engineered to be mounted on float or standard skidtubes, and a single composite wrapped inflation reservoir. Each float is constructed of lightweight urethane-coated nylon fabric and includes inlet check valves and combination manual topping/pressure relief valves.  One of the kits includes skid extensions which are used in conjunction with standard skid gear to make them float compatible.

The installation of this kit provides over water emergency landing capability.  Additional system capabilities include:
  • The Floats are easily removable 
  • The Maximum altitude for float inflation is 5, 500 ft above the landing surface
  • Inflation is initiated mechanically with a collective mounted lever
  • The Floats do not have an age limit and are replaced on condition

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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