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Hawkesbury, ON – November 26, 2012 - DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce Brazilian (ANAC) approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit. FAA and EASA approvals were previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending.
The Cable Cutters Kit offered by DART provides a more affordable option compared to other kits on the market. “This new approval is a welcome addition to our expanding line of products available for Brazilian operators and we are very pleased to be able to offer this A119/AW119MKII safety enhancement”, stated Steve Joseph, Vice President of US Operations, DART Helicopter Services.
The A119 Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a cable/wire strike by providing the capability to cut a cable/wire before catastrophic damage occurs. The kit is designed to reduce the possibly 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 kit incorporates both an upper and lower cutter and each cutter is designed with high strength cutting blades. The cutter design was tested to verify the capability to cut multiple cables with a combined tensile strength of 32,100 lbs. The kit also contains machined deflectors for the wiper posts and fresh air scoop.
DART Helicopter Services is a privately held aerospace company, whose primary focus is to design, manufacture, market and distribute innovative & customized STC’d solutions for helicopters and the aerospace industry around the world. With over 600 STC’s and 5,000 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEM’s, completion centers, and MR&O facilities. DART’s extensive engineering capabilities and manufacturing centers of excellence deliver fast time-to-market solutions with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide. www.darthelicopterservices.com