DART Acquires Heliproducts Tooling Division

PINEY FLATS, TN — DART Helicopter Services (DHS) announces that it has acquired a division of Heliproducts Industries Ltd. The acquisition further expands DHS's portfolio of helicopter tooling and introduces a new line of tools for Eurocopter AS350s. A key new offering is a portable tool kit for AS350 field maintenance that will be featured in the DART exhibit at the upcoming Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in late July.

The expanded product line also includes tools for Bell Helicopter, MD Helicopter, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, and Turbomeca products. DHS is already the exclusive distributor for 900 standard and custom tools produced by DHS partner Red Barn Machine. Red Barn will also manufacture and distribute the new line of Heliproducts tools.

"These 300 new products will make sourcing tools easier and more cost-effective for our customers," says Jeff Shapiro, president of DHS. "Later this summer, online ordering for all tooling will simplify the process even more."

"DART Helicopter Services has a proven track record of success, and we are pleased to team with them to expand the reach of our products," says Heliproducts President Mark Steen.

Heliproducts will continue providing helicopter parts, MRO, conversions as well as sales and leasing services from its facilities in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada.

For more information visit www.darthelicopterservices.com.