The AS350 is one of the most popular aircraft for external loadwork missions, and our safety-enhanced and cost-effective cargo hook swing system will enable our Mexican operators to expand their mission capabilities.
Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) October 23, 2015
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing kit with Onboard Weighing System and Fuel Drain Guard for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for the products covered under FAA STC SR01164SE, which includes the cargo hook suspension systems and Onboard Weighing Systems manufactured by Onboard Systems for use on the AS350B, AS350BA, AS350D, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and H125 helicopters.
“We’re pleased to be able to respond to the requests for certification from our Mexican customers who want to install Onboard’s cargo hook equipment on this aircraft,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems. “The AS350 is one of the most popular aircraft for external loadwork missions, and our safety-enhanced and cost-effective cargo hook swing system will enable our Mexican operators to expand their mission capabilities.”
With thousands of units in operation worldwide, Onboard’s cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems have a long and proven track record of safety and reliability. These kits provide operators with a rugged frame that distributes weight between the four cables more efficiently than other designs, reliable load weighing capabilities, accidental fuel release protection, and Onboard’s signature TALON® LC Keeperless Cargo Hook. The advanced technology built into this cargo hook helps ensure that it can handle a variety of load ring sizes and styles while eliminating the possibility of losing a load that inadvertently slides past the keeper.
About Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, Onboard Weighing Systems and remote hooks. Its low-weight, high quality products provide helicopter operators with increased cost efficiencies and safety through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and low ongoing maintenance costs. Onboard Systems maintains a rigorous quality management system (QMS) designed to meet or exceed the strict requirements of AS9100 Revision C, ISO 9001:2008, helicopter airframe manufacturers, and the FAA. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a privately held US corporation located in Vancouver, Washington.