EASA Approved: DART Helicopter AS350 Fixed Float System | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **

Thu, Oct 04, 2007

EASA Approved: DART Helicopter AS350 Fixed Float System

Permanently Inflated For Offshore Operations

Aero-News learned Wednesday DART Helicopter Services and its affiliated company, Apical Industries, have received EASA certification of their Utility Fixed Float System for Eurocopter AS 350D/B/B1/B2/B3/BA model helicopters.

The design of the Utility Floats for the AS350 provides for permanent inflation and full time buoyancy for helicopters assigned to off-shore or other over-water activities, according to the companies. Abrasion-resistance chafing material located on the underside of each float and the reinforcement of the personnel walkways are incorporated to provide additional abrasion protection.

Each float consists of six separate air-holding chambers, each separated by bulkheads made of the same urethane nylon as the tube to minimize the loss of buoyancy in the event of a puncture or tear. Each chamber contains a topping valve for manual inflation, and a pressure relief valve (PRV) to prevent over-pressurization.

"We at DART Helicopter Services realize what a prominent part the AS350 has to play in the helicopter industry in Europe. We hope to further the capability of European operators to meet contractual requirements by now adding the Utility Fixed Float System to the myriad DHS products that are EASA approved," said Jeff Shapiro, CEO of Dart Helicopter Services.

FMI: www.darthelicopterservices.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture? In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be >[...]

Is The FAA's UAV Policy Imminent?

Some Details Leaking On The Web, AMA Ready With Response Some details of what the FAA plans to propose when it releases its UAV policy are starting to leak out onto the Internet, a>[...]

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture? In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.14)

FAA Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train tens of thousands of air traffic controllers over the next decade. FAA's>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC