TC approval for Dart’s Quick Release Heli-Utility Basket
Sept. 28, 2010, Oceanside, California - DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals for their Quick Release Heli-Utility Basket for the AS350/AS355 models of helicopters that is compatible with Eurocopter Squirrel Cheeks.
By Carey Fredericks
DART’s new quick release baskets are lighter weight and easier to install than its original baskets and provide increased volume and cargo capacity. The new design features a patent pending mounting system that allows one person to quickly install or remove the basket in less than one minute without the use of tools (after initial installation). The flat bottom of this square concept basket will easily accommodate many types of cargo. The lid is available in two configurations: sturdy expanded stainless steel which allows it to act also as a work platform or, for additional weight savings, with fabric mesh. The basket is available in long and short version for maximum versatility.
A video demonstration of the basket installation and removal can be viewed at www.darthelicopterservices.com.