Dart Aerospace gains approval for R66 cargo hook

Dart Aerospace has gained approval for a primary Robinson R66 cargo hook. The new hook is approved by Transport Canada.

The company expects that FAA and EASA approval will follow shortly.

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The cargo hook is designed to be mounted directly to the belly of the helicopter and is normally operated by an electrical release switch but has also a manual back-up system that will jettison the externally carried load.

With a lift capacity of 1,015 lb, the hook opens up the utility market to R66 operators.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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