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DART Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of Apical’s EC145 Emergency Float Kits

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary Apical Industries has received EASA approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts. Transport Canada and FAA approval have been previously received. 

The Apical EC145 Emergency Float Kits consist of: four emergency floats attached to the skid gear, a float inflation reservoir mounted on the lower portion of the fuselage, and a cyclic-mounted float inflation handle. The kit may also contain a set of two 8-man liferafts (with 11 man overload capacity) which are packed on the aft floats and have their own mechanical inflation system. The patented integrated design of the Apical Liferaft system conserves valuable passenger space and provides a significant safety benefit over cabin mounted options. All the associated plumbing, hardware and electrical components to complete the installation of the kits are provided.
Product Features:
  • Mechanical float inflation with cyclic mounted lever plus an optional automatic electrical back-up inflation system
  • Patented integrated Floats/Liferafts
  • 2/Eight man liferafts with survival kits
  • Mechanical liferaft inflation from cockpit or 2 externally mounted T-Handles
  • Total kit weight is only 122 lbs, 190 lbs (with Liferafts)
  • Aircraft water towing at 10 KTS for recovery
  • Designed for use with Float Skidtubes or standard Skidtubes with optional Skid Extension Kit.
  • Exchange program available for Floats, Liferafts & Reservoir Valve Assemblies
DART Helicopter Services LLC., 1736 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel.  DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 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 3,000 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide.  For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at
 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com


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