EASA Approval of Apical Replacement Floats for AS332 Helicopters

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc. has recently received EASA approval of its Replacement Emergency Floats and Inflation Cylinder for Eurocopter AS332C/L/L1 model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received.

The Apical Replacement Emergency Floats are available for each of the three floats positions (1 Fwd, 2 Aft). Each float is constructed utilizing a lightweight urethane coated nylon fabric. Each float bag has five compartments and an inlet check value, pressure relief valve and a topping valve, except the center compartment of the nose float which has two inlet check valves.

Weighing the same as OEM floats, the Apical Replacement Emergency Floats can be intermixed with Aerazur Floats and do not impose any aircraft limitations. The Apical exchange program is also available.

The Inflation Cylinder is composite wound and is designed as a replacement for the Aerazur reservoir.

DART Helicopter Services also offers Apical floatation equipment for the following aircraft:

• Augusta Westland – A109, AW139, A119

• Bell – 206A/B/L, 407, Medium, 427

• Eurocopter – AS350/355, EC120, EC130, EC135, BO 105

• MD Helicopters – MD369, MD500, MD600, MD900

• Robinson – R44

• Sikorsky – S76

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.