DART announces that its subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval for its emergency float system for Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, NP model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have previously been received.
Apical’s AS355 emergency float system consists of six floats that attach to the skidtubes and the skid extensions provided with the kit. Inflation of the floats is from two reservoir/valve assemblies that are mounted in the lower fuselage.The mechanical valve system has no squibs or electrical requirements. The kit may also contain a set of six-person life rafts which are packed on the aft floats and have their own mechanical inflation system.
The reservoir/valve assemblies, floats and life rafts are available as exchange items.