Dart Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of Apical’s Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems for A119/AW119MkII Helicopters

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc., has recently received EASA approval of their Tri-Bag Emergency Float System for AgustaWestland A119/ AW119MkII helicopters.

The Apical Tri-Bag Emergency Float systems for the Agusta A119/AW119MkII include two forward and two aft bags and additionally, offer a baggage compartment mounted reservoir option. The systems are compatible with ground handling wheels, the float bags may be removed in only minutes, and the systems are available either with or without integrated external liferafts.

The Tri-Bag Emergency Flotation System with Liferafts is recognized the world over as being the first fully integrated survival solution for helicopters. The Tri-Bag system provides the most stable float platform in the industry and, having been designed with aircraft recovery in mind, allow the helicopter to be towed at approximately 10 knots.

“As with so many of the Apical Industries designed systems, the A119/AW119MkII Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems offers a myriad of features that have proven invaluable to our customers, including the tow-ability of the system, the exchange program, the longer overhaul requirements and the on-condition replacement of the float bags. Now our customers who operate AW119MkII aircraft can enjoy these value added features of this system,” commented Jeff Shapiro, CEO of the Dart Helicopter Services.

DART Helicopter Services LLC (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel. DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 400 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products. With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 1300 aftermarket products to over 120 countries. For further information, please call N. American Sales 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or Int’l Sales 1 (246) 420 7282 sales@darthelicopterservices.com.