Dart Aerospace gains approval for R66 cargo hook


Robinson R66 Turbine flying

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.