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Apical Industries’ Cable Cutters Kit Earns FAA Certification

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) announces receipt of FAA certification for the A119/AW119MKII cable cutters kit from subsidiary partner Apical Industries. EASA approval is pending.

The Apical 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 Apical cutter design was tested to verify the capability to cut multiple cables with a combined tensile strength of 32,100 pounds. The Apical kit also contains machined deflectors for the wiper posts and fresh air scoop.

“This new kit is a welcome addition to our expanding line of Cable Cutter products and we are very pleased to be able to offer this safety enhancement to A119/AW119MKII operators,” says Steve Joseph, DART Helicopter Services’ vice president of U.S. operations.

For more information, visit www.darthelicopterservices.com.