Hawkesbury, ON., November 29, 2012 – DART helicopter Services is pleased to announce Hong Kong Approval of their R44 Emergency Float Kits. FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approvals have already been granted.
The Apical Emergency Float System provides a lightweight and easy to install solution for R44 Raven operators who need to fly over water, and are requesting the added increased safety benefit of having emergency floats installed. The system is also suitable for installation on R44 Clipper helicopters. The Emergency Float System also allows the aircraft to be towed to a safe location after an emergency water landing.
The Emergency Float System consists of two cylindrical forward floats and two cylindrical Aft floats, engineered to be mounted on float or standard skidtubes, and a mechanically activated inflation system, which includes a composite wrapped reservoir. The Emergency Float System with Extensions is available for aircraft equipped with standard skidtubes. Each float is manufactured using a lightweight urethane coated nylon fabric and is fitted with inlet check valves and combination manual topping/pressure relief valves. Maintenance and overhaul requirements are minimal, consisting of an 18 month inspection/leak test and a three year inspection and inflation test. The floats do not have a life limitation and are replaceable upon condition. The floats are not required to be returned to the factory for recertification; however a recertification service is available upon request. DART also offers an exchange program for floats and reservoirs.
- Lightweight design
- The floats have no age limit and are replaceable on condition
- Easy to install
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
The emergency float system provides a lightweight and easy to install solution for R44 Raven operators who routinely or even occasionally fly over water.