DART Aerospace Receives New TCCA STC for Bell 505 External Cargo Heli-Utility Basket

DART Aerospace announced on September 28th, 2023 that the company has received a new TCCA STC certification for the external cargo Heli-Utility-Basket™ specifically tailored for the Bell 505 aircraft. It is also currently pursuing FAA validation.

The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket™ is the latest in DART’s proven line of baskets. It joins DART’s existing Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for helicopter models such as the H125, Bell 407, R66, and AW119, as well as other models for helicopters manufactured by Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, and Robinson.

The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket™ features quick and easy installation, allowing operators to externally carry skis, cargo hooks, tools and equipment, and a variety of other items safely. Developed for the utility and VIP market, The DART Heli-Utility-Basket™ is constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, coated with a high-gloss, scratch-resistant white finish.

Safety is enhanced with a simple self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. A gas spring is utilized to ease lid opening and closing. During the testing phase, DART takes great pride in its collaboration with the local service center, G2 Aviation. DART remains committed to providing support for additional agency validations as per our customers’ requirements.

Obtaining this new certification is evidence of DART’s commitment to producing the most advanced certified mission equipment on the market. The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket™ is available on DART’s website, www.dartaerospace.com. About DART Aerospace With its extensive engineering capabilities and manufacturing centers, DART provides industry-leading design, manufacturing, and market-certified solutions for the helicopter and aerospace industry.

With an impressive line-up of over 1,500 STCs, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of mission equipment and related services, replacement parts, and tooling for civil and military operators, completion centers, MR&O facilities, and all major rotorcraft OEMs. DART’s key products include aerial firefighting systems, flotation systems, landing gear, interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, cable cutters, environmental control systems, and ground support equipment. All of DART’s fast time-to-market solutions are delivered with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.dartaerospace.com

Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan is an accomplished writer and aerial photographer that has worked in the aviation industry for over a decade before co-founding AerialFire Magazine. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ryan is a former police officer that focuses his writing and photography efforts on para-public operations and agricultural aviation.

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