DART to Market Helicopter Air Conditioners Through Agreement with Integrated Flight Systems

DHS will add the entire line of IFS air conditioning products, including systems for Agusta A109, Eurocopter AS350, AS355, AS365N, EC130, and MD 500 aircraft.


Oceanside, Calif., Jan. 11, 2010 — DART Helicopter Services (DHS) has expanded their helicopter air conditioning product line, under the terms of a new distribution agreement with Integrated Flight Systems (IFS) of Fort Worth, Texas.

“Bringing IFS products into the DART portfolio has dramatically expanded our selection of air conditioning system solutions to customers worldwide,” said Jeff Shapiro, DHS president. “These are quality systems, available for a wide range of helicopters. Customers can order now and be cool next summer.”

DHS will add the entire line of IFS air conditioning products, including systems for Agusta A109, Eurocopter AS350, AS355, AS365N, EC130, and MD 500 aircraft. Together with Apical’s 407 (planned) and 412 (in development) systems DHS now has one of the largest selection of air conditioning products in the industry.

All IFS air conditioners use environmentally friendly R134a refrigerant, offer multiple-speed fans and controls, and are handcrafted in the U.S. with FAA/PMA approval. Each system is tested prior to delivery by an experienced team of inspectors to meet the highest performance and reliability standards. Most systems are available in multiple configurations to meet specific customer needs.

“Our systems are the lightest weight, most reliable in the industry,” said Tonka Hufford, vice president, IFS. “We stand behind every product we manufacture, and are pleased to partner with DHS and look forward to being part of its strong distribution and marketing channel.”

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

About DART: DART Helicopter Services LLC is a privately held sales and marketing company that creates sales networks for aerospace manufacturers that benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel and for rotary-wing operators seeking a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART Helicopter Services, along with its subsidiaries Apical Industries Inc. and Geneva Aviation Inc. and its affiliate DART Aerospace Inc., owns 450 STCs and manufactures more than 500 products. With its highly trained sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 3,000 aftermarket products from 20 manufacturers to more than 120 countries worldwide. More information is available at: www.darthelicopterservices.com.

About IFS: Integrated Flight Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc., is the holder of an FAA PMA authority that designs, manufactures and distributes air conditioning and video camera systems for various helicopter models. IFS has manufactured, shipped, or installed over 500 lightweight air conditioners for a variety of helicopter types in the past 10 years. Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. presently has all of its operations at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of the Company is to create the largest and best independent rotorcraft technical services company in the South. With 174,000 square feet of hangars and shops, the Company commands a strong position in the helicopter services industry and its aftermarket support sectors. The Meacham Airport operations are one of the largest of their type in the mid-South, with the capacity for scores of helicopter projects per year.

Additional Information can be found on the web at: www.rotorcrafftservicesgroup.com, www.integratedflightsys.com, www.rsgaerodesign.com and www.texasaviationservices.com

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