DART Helicopter Services announces that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending.
The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for light Bell aircraft feature a patent pending mounting system that allows one person to quickly install or remove the basket in less than one minute without the need for tools (after initial installation). The basket includes quick release mounting provisions and, for enhanced safety, replacement crosstube saddles designed specifically to allow for the mounting of a basket. The flat bottom of this square concept basket will easily accommodate many types of cargo including skis. Two lid options are available; sturdy expanded stainless steel which allows it to act also as a work platform or, for additional weight savings, with fabric mesh. Additional mounting kits are available to allow baskets to be quickly moved to other aircraft.
The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Baskets™ are larger than the original DART basket for light Bell aircraft and offer the greatest cargo load capacity currently available on the market. The patent pending quick release mounting system requires no hardpoint installation and the low slung design allows for operators to install a large capacity basket that does not impede passenger exit from the aircraft and does not require the installation of push out windows.
• The patent pending quick release mounting system allows the basket to be installed/removed by one person in under one minute
• Heavy duty lid configuration that can carry 250 lbs
• Light duty lid configuration that can carry 265 lbs
• LH or RH installation
• D require push out windows or hardpoint installation
• No Vne restrictions
• Optional customizable cut-outs in base