DART Aerospace introduces next generation heli-utility basket

DART Aerospace introduces the fifth generation of heli-utility basket with 332 lbs load capacity.
Airbus Helicopters AS350 fitted with a DART heli-utility basket

Airbus Helicopters AS350 fitted with a DART heli-utility basket.

DART Aerospace has introduced its fifth generation of quick release heli-utility baskets for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and AS355 aircraft.

The baskets can increase the load capacity by 100 lbs enabling operators to carry up to 332 lbs of material or bagage. Furthermore, AS350/355 operators will be capable of carrying their basket without any VNE speed restriction when a single quick release basket or a standard basket is installed.

The DART quick release heli-utility baskets can be installed by a single person in less than a minute without tools and are offered in multiple configurations: a 96-inch and 56.8-inch long versions. The baskets can be installed on the right-hand side, on the left-hand side or on both sides simultaneously.

A retrofit kit is also available for customers that already own a DART AS350/355 quick release heli-utility basket and would like to take advantage of the increased load capacity.

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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