FAA Approves Apical's Cable Cutter Kit for the AS350C, D, D1, B, B1, B2, BA, and B3

PINEY FLATS, TN -- Dart Helicopter Services announces that its subsidiary partner, Apical Industries, has added a Cable Cutters Kit to its product line. FAA approval has been received; Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.

"Apical will continue a strong effort in product diversification in 2009 to include additional cable cutters kits and air conditioning systems," says Ron Gladnick Jr., President of Apical Industries Inc. "Our goals in regard to new products will be to follow a time tested strategy of continued innovation and great value for our customers around the world."

The Cable Cutters Kit is designed to reduce the possibility of a cable of wire entering the cockpit and to reduce the chance of flight control damage. Similar cable/wire cutting devices have proven to be effective even during multiple wire strikes. The kit incorporates both an upper and lower cutter and each cutter is designed with high strength cutting blades. The Apical cutter design was tested to verify the capability to cut a cable having a 14,000-pound tensile strength.

For more information visit www.darthelicopterservices.com.