DART to Distribute Bristow Group Helicopter Accessories

As a result, DHS now has access to more than 5,000 cost-effective, mission-enhancing accessories from Bristow.


Oceanside, Calif., Feb. 19, 2010 — DART Helicopter Services (DHS) today announced a new distribution agreement with the Bristow Group Inc. As a result, DHS now has access to more than 5,000 cost-effective, mission-enhancing accessories from Bristow. More than 70 of those accessories will be available in the 2010 DHS catalog, and some, such as Iridium Satellite Phones, are available for the first time through DHS.

“The addition of these Bristow products expands our product line and enables us to support more helicopter models than ever before,” said DHS President Jeff Shapiro. New products available in 2010 include accessories for Eurocopter AS332, EC225; Sikorsky S-61, S-76, S-92; and Bell 212/412 helicopters.

Some of the new products include safety enhancements for the S-76 (Automatic Float Deployment System, Emergency Exit Lighting, Rear Bench Seat Four-Point Harness) and a range of maintenance-enhancing products (steps, handles, access panels and protective coverings) for Bell 212/412, Eurocopter 225/332, and Sikorsky S-76/S-92 helicopters.

“The DART distribution network will make these excellent products available to a wider audience,” said Kevin Charles, head of Technical Services. “It’s a positive agreement for our companies and for operators.”

Products range from review mirrors and emergency exit release handles to crew cup holders and Iridium satellite phones. “All of our accessories are designed to make flying easier, safer and more efficient and cost effective,” Shapiro said. “By representing innovative companies like Bristow, DHS has expanded its reach and the DART name has become synonymous with quality helicopter accessories.”

Those who would like more information about the DHS line of helicopter accessories may call 1-613-632-3336.

DART Helicopter Services LLC., 1736 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company focused on developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales and marketing networks for aerospace manufacturers. DART distributes more than 3,000 helicopter aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide. DART’s subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 STCs and manufacture over 500 products. For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1-800-556-4166 or 1-613-632-3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com.

ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major transportation operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.bristowgrooup.com.

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