PINEY FLATS, TN -- DART Helicopter Services announces that its subsidiary, Apical Industries Inc., has recently received Brazilian approval of its emergency float system for the Agusta model A109E/S series helicopters. FAA and EASA certification have already been received.
Apical‘s emergency float system consists of 2 fwd and 2 aft cylindrical floats which are inflated electrically when the float deployment switch is activated. The two optional integrated six-person liferafts are deployed on separate electrical switches. Additionally, the aft floats are specifically designed to reduce the chance of a tail rotor strike during autorotation water landing.
Apical’s Float System offers A109E/S operators increased safety for their crew, passengers and aircraft in the event of an emergency water landing. Other features include:
- Installation assemblies are easily connected to OEM structural float and electrical provisions
- Patented integrated Liferaft system preserves valuable cabin space and has a significant safety benefit over cabin mounted kits
- Exchange program is available for floats, liferafts and reservoir valve assemblies, which reduces aircraft down time
- Only float system certified for the increased gross weight
For more information visit www.darthelicopterservices.com.