DART Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of Apical's Cable Cutters Kits for the AW139

The APICAL AW139 Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable/wire before catastrophic aircraft damage occurs.


DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for their AW139 Cable Cutters Kits.  FAA approval has been previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending.

The APICAL AW139 Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable/wire before catastrophic aircraft damage occurs.  The kits are designed to reduce the possibility of a cable/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 kits incorporate both an upper and lower deflectors and cutters and each cutter is designed with high strength cutting blades.  The Apical cutter design was tested to verify the capability to cut multiple cables with a combined tensile strength of 32,100 lbs.  The Apical kits also contain deflectors for the windshield wiper posts.  Depending on your configuration, the Apical kits are offered in two configurations, one with a shorter lower deflector, and one with a longer lower deflector that covers more frontal area against a possible cable strike.  An optional GPS Antenna Mount Kit is also available, which allows the antenna to be placed on the upper cutter deflector for ideal positioning of the antenna.

”Our cable cutters product line continues to expand and we are very pleased to be able to offer our AW139 Kits to our European customers”, stated Steve Joseph, Vice President of US Operations, DART Helicopter Services.

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DART Helicopter Services, 1270 Aberdeen Street, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1K7 (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 600 STC’s and manufacture over 1,200 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART distributes more than 3,500 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide.  For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com

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