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Dart Helicopter Services Awarded Transport Canada Approval for MD500 Emergency Floats - Posted on on Wednesday, August 09, 15:11 GMT
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Dart Helicopter Services announced today that Transport Canada has granted a letter of approval certifying their Emergency Float System for MD 369/500N model aircraft to add to its FAA approval. The Apical Cylindrical Emergency Float System for MD 369D/E/F/FF/HS/HE/HM/500N aircraft is the only float system certified for take off after a water landing for the MD 500. This system is compatible with ground handling wheels and the float bags can be removed in a matter of minutes.

This system is approximately 50 pounds lighter than the OEM supplied system and has been designed to include several features that ease operation and reduce maintenance costs and down time.

* Cylinder valve assemblies and floats are available as exchange items
* Float chambers include field replaceable pressure relief and inflation valves
* Float bags are on-condition and need not be returned to factory for recertification
* Longer inspection limits

"Overall, this system provides a lighter weight and more cost effective alternative to MD operators, and we are pleased to now be able to offer it to our customers in Canada as well as the US. By expanding our market influence with yet another approval, we are one step closer to becoming the 'source' for helicopter accessories," remarked Jeff Shapiro, CEO of Dart Helicopter Services.

Dart Helicopter Services LLC is a privately held Sales & Marketing company whose primary focus is creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from Dart's global marketing network and sales channel and for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART'S affiliated companies, DART Aerospace Inc. and Apical Industries Inc., own over 200 STC's and manufacture over 500 products. With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 800 aftermarket products to over 120 countries.

For further information, call 1 800 556 4166 or 1 613 632 3336 in North America and 1 246 420 7282 Internationally. Please visit us at www.darthelicopterservices.com

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