Sun, Jun 15, 2008
Apical Floats, Inflation Cylinder OK'd For Chopper
DART Helicopter Services announced
their subsidiary, Apical Industries Inc., recently received EASA
approval of their Replacement Emergency Floats and Inflation
Cylinder for Eurocopter AS332C/L/L1 model helicopters. FAA and
Transport Canada approvals have been previously received.
The Apical Replacement Emergency Floats are available for each
of the three float positions -- one forward and two aft units. Each
float is constructed utilizing a lightweight urethane coated nylon
fabric. Each float bag has five compartments and an inlet check
value, pressure relief valve and a topping valve, except the center
compartment of the nose float which has two inlet check valves.
Weighing the same as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
floats, the Apical Replacement Emergency Floats can be intermixed
with Eurocopter’s Aerazur Floats and do not impose any
aircraft limitations. The Apical exchange program is also
The inflation cylinder is wound with composite material and is
designed as a replacement for the Aerazur reservoir.
DART Helicopter Services also offers Apical floatation equipment
for helicopters made by AugustaWestland, Bell, MD Helicopters,
Robinson, and Sikorsky as well as Eurocopter models AS350/355,
EC120, EC130, EC135, BO 105.
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