Dart Aerospace

Dart Aerospace
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KEY TOPICS

  • DART Aerospace and Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) have partnered on the design and development of a Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket for the Airbus H145 aircraft and have provided the first unit to the lead AHI Customer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).(More…)
  • This report focuses on the global top players, covered: Dart Aerospace, Switlik Parachute Company, Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems, EAM Worldwide, GKN Aerospace Services Limited, NPP Zvezda PAO, Zodiac Aerospace, Mustang Survival, Survival Equipment Services Ltd., Martin-Baker, Trelleborg AB, Cobham PLC. (More…)

POSSIBLY USEFUL

  • DART’s Approved Maintenance Centers (AMC) are composed of highly trained and qualified DART partners that offer competitive regional aftermarket solutions to all helicopter operators as well as cost savings to their customers.(More…)

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GENERAL INFO
Efforts to reach a representative at Dart Aerospace were unsuccessful. [2]
DART Aerospace provides industry-leading design, manufacturing and market-certified solutions for the helicopter and aerospace industry. [1]

KEY TOPICS

DART Aerospace and Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) have partnered on the design and development of a Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket for the Airbus H145 aircraft and have provided the first unit to the lead AHI Customer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). [3] “The DART team appreciates the collaboration of Airbus Helicopters and SDG&E to optimize the design of this quick release basket, which can be attached or removed from its supporting brackets by a single person in just under one minute,” said Alain Madore, president and CEO of DART Aerospace. [3]

DART Aerospace is happy to present an improvement to the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement (RFMS) for its PA100 PUREair engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 and H130/EC130. [1]

A little over a month ago, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) equipped its fleet of four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System and the aircraft have now been accepted by the JCG. [1] DART Aerospace has recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its new Cable Cutter System for the H130/EC130 family of aircraft. [1] By subscribing you agree to receive emails from DART Aerospace including: product and corporate news, special offers and more. [1]

DART has extensive experience in collaborating with the widest range of aerospace authorities around the world, such as the FAA, EASA and TCCA. With 40 new STCs issued annually, DART has the true capabilities and certification expertise you need for your fleet operations. [1]

Dart Aerospace (Booth C5551) and Airbus Helicopters have received FAA STC approval for a quick-release heli-utility-basket for the Airbus Helicopters H145 that was co-developed and co-designed by the companies. [4] The new utility basket developed by Dart Aerospace and Airbus Helicopters for the H145 features a quick-release design and a 200-lb pound capacity. [4] “The Dart team appreciates the collaboration of Airbus Helicopters and SDG&E to optimize the design of this quick-release basket,” said Dart Aerospace president and CEO Alain Madore. [4]

The amended complaint filed Wednesday claims Airbus Helicopters and Dart Aerospace manufactured unsafe component parts, including unguarded fuel levers and a malfunctioning emergency flotation system. [2] DART Aerospace is presenting an improvement to the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement (RFMS) for its PA100 PUREair engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 and H130/EC130. [5]

Hawkesbury, Ontario – March 14th, 2018 – DART Aerospace has recently announced Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws. [6] This office is the major Dart Aerospace San Diego, CA area location. [7] Efforts to reach a representative at Dart Aerospace were unsuccessful. [2]

DART provides industry-leading design, manufacturing and market-certified solutions for the helicopter and aerospace industry. [6] In order to unlock some additional power, DART and PALL Aerospace Corp. agreed to support a new flight test program, where additional data was gathered, allowing them to reduce RFMS restrictions on a PA100 equipped aircraft. [5]

This report focuses on the global top players, covered: Dart Aerospace, Switlik Parachute Company, Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems, EAM Worldwide, GKN Aerospace Services Limited, NPP Zvezda PAO, Zodiac Aerospace, Mustang Survival, Survival Equipment Services Ltd., Martin-Baker, Trelleborg AB, Cobham PLC. [8] At last year?s Heli-Expo, DART Aerospace and Bell Helicopter announced a partnership to develop an Emergency Float System (EFS) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, with a very ambitious timeline of certification by Q1 2018. [9] With the strong, worldwide demand for the Bell 505, this STC Float System is undoubtedly an important milestone for both Bell Helicopter and DART Aerospace, greatly improving the versatility of one of the most innovative light single-engine helicopters to be developed in years. [9]

DART Aerospace announced March 14th that the company has obtained Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws. [10]

Especially with the high demand for our AW139 Emergency Flotation System with Integrated Liferaft, we are glad to be offering aerospace mission-critical equipment of the highest value to aircraft OEM and operators within the UAE. Not only is it essential for DART Aerospace to support the industry, it is also part of our vision to help define the future of cost-effective equipment in this evolving aerospace industry.” [11] For his part Steve Ghaleb, Vice President of Commercial Operations at DART Aerospace said: “Attending this show as a networking exhibitor and sponsor is another great stepping-stone towards having a stronger presence in the region. [11]

A new whitepaper from Global Aerospace and DART Drones offers insight on how the drone industry is moving forward to meet the challenges of wide scale implementation. [12]

POSSIBLY USEFUL

DART’s Approved Maintenance Centers (AMC) are composed of highly trained and qualified DART partners that offer competitive regional aftermarket solutions to all helicopter operators as well as cost savings to their customers. [1] The DART STC H145 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket is currently the only basket solution available for the H145 aircraft. [3] DART is proud to offer the highest value, quality and durability available. [1]

We are pleased DART was able to successfully execute this project under the tight time constraints,” said Kathy Six, program manager, Airbus Helicopters Inc. [3] With best-in-class aftermarket support, AOG assistance and various service centers, DART is your trusted partner. [1] With an impressive line-up of over 850 STC’s and 5,000 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket products and services for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers and MRO facilities. [1] DART offers FAA and EASA PART 145 approved Repair & Overhaul services on emergency flotation systems, liferafts and vests. [1] DART’s key products include: emergency flotation systems, landing gear components, tools and ground support equipment, interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, windows and doors, cable cutters, engine and drive systems and external load equipment. [1]

This product can also be purchased with wearplates and is fully compatible with the newly certified DART Emergency Flotation System for the 505. [6] San Diego is one of the company?s strongest testing locations where DART holds the correct equipment for testing products such as the bucket. [13] San Diego, California – June 28 th, 2018 – Towards the end of February, at the 2018 Heli-Expo show, DART launched its new firefighting bucket. [13]

“This bucket is not only a great complement to DART baskets, long lines and remote hooks, but one that is rightly priced, and compatible with what?s existing on the market,” concludes Bravo. [13] With the Bell 505 being the 30th aircraft model for which DART has designed and STC?ed a bearpaw, DART continues to secure its position as the leading supplier of such equipment. [6] We are pleased Dart was able to successfully execute this project under the tight time constraints,” said Airbus Helicopters program manager Kath Six. [4] The team leveraged all of the facility?s testing capabilities, which includes testing pools and fabric tooling which have been used for DART flotation systems. [13] This improved performance is available to all new deliveries as well as DART customers on all six continents who are already operating this system. [5] Customers can call their DART representative for their introductory pricing. [13]

With an impressive line-up of over 850 STC’s and 4,500 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of: aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers and MR&O facilities. [6]

With our certification background and aerospace engineering expertise, we have put a lot of thought into the design of this piece and for us, the bucket is another step towards building mission-critical equipment of the highest value for aircraft OEMs and operators,” explains Pablo Bravo, Director of Engineering in DART?s San Diego facility. [13]

DART’s key products include: flotation systems, landing gears, interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, external loads, cable cutters and filters. [6]

The Canadian designed and built Bearpaws are now available for purchase from DART and are offered with very short lead times and can also be purchased with wearplates that are fully compatible with the newly certified DART Emergency Flotation System for the 505. [10] The combination of lightweight design and reliability was a key component in the development of the EFS, and underscores why the DART 505 Emergency Float System is the first and only such system available on the market. [9]

The company worked with Pylon Aviation to complete FAA STC testing in the USA recently, receiving Canadian certification first, although DART stated that approvals from other regulatory authorities will follow shortly. [10] The Bell 505 is now the 30 th aircraft model for which DART has designed and received an STC for a bearpaw solution. [10] As an addition to DART?s commitment in developing high-quality solutions for this popular model, DART now offers Bearpaws for the 505, ideal for rough terrain landings. [9] As originally conceived, AIDA called for a sister vessel, named the Asteroid Impact Mission, or AIM, to arrive at Didymos ahead of DART. AIM would characterize the rocky Didymos duo up close and offer a front-row seat to DART?s demise and its deflection assessment. [14] A key nuance is that Didymos and Didymoon will be moving faster than DART. The asteroid pair will overtake the spacecraft to cause the collision, sort of like if the dart board flew through the air to meet a slower projectile. [14] A flexible launch window opening in December 2020 means DART could fly by asteroid 2001 CB21 to gather science and calibrate on the way to the Didymos-Didymoon asteroid system. [14] If DART makes it off the drawing board and works as planned, NASA will have demonstrated a technique for protecting us from what is the most likely risk from space: a collision with a Didymoon-size asteroid that could gouge out a crater at least a kilometer wide and hurl searing heat and debris for tens of kilometers. [14]

DART further stated that the 505 Bearpaw kit is the ideal solution for operators performing landings on soft and uneven terrains. [10] DART states that their bearpaw solution is by far the lightest option available on the market for the 505 (as much as 35% lighter than competition.) [10]

The DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket? features a quick release mounting system that enables the operator to remove and install the basket quickly, without tools. [15] DART would be “the first demonstration of a kinetic impactor and we want to know that it works if we ever have a realistic threat,” says Cheryl Reed, the DART project manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland. [14] Elsewhere on the propulsion front, DART will forge ahead as the first slated flight of the NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial (NEXT-C) ion drive. [14] NASA is expected to make an ultimate decision regarding DART in March 2018, after the preliminary design is submitted. [14] DART received the agency?s go-ahead in June to enter a preliminary design phase. [14]

Editor’s note: In the illustration at the top of this page, A solar electric propulsion engine glows in the rendering of the proposed Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft. [14] NASA hopes to test this kinetic impactor concept next decade with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART spacecraft. [14] NASA is preparing the kinetic impactor portion of the mission, a proposed spacecraft dubbed DART, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test. [14]

Ahead of their crash, DART and Didymoon will be hurtling toward each other at a rate of 6 kilometers per second — about 10 times faster than a bullet shot from an AK-47. [14] The DART technique could in theory be applied on smaller objects, but the trick would be to spot those far enough away and get enough lead time, something that can?t reliably be done now because of the dimness of these objects at considerable distances. [14] The electric propulsion system can spiral DART out from Earth, biding time before then setting off for Didymos, versus having to depend on a specific launch date. [14]

To bring its journey to a close, DART must accurately hit Didymoon near the space rock?s center, maximizing the transfer of momentum. [14] Overall, DART is expected to alter the speed of Didymoon?s orbit by about half a millimeter per second, resulting in an orbital period change of perhaps 10 minutes. [14]

We are a leading innovator in design and manufacturing solutions, providing engineering skills, manufactured equipment & custom-built systems for the Aerospace, Industrial and Utility Markets. [16] Drallim designs are driven by their Business Development team that are focussed in the Aerospace, Industrial, and Utilities sectors. [16]

Aerospace and Military application challenges are familiar Drallim, applications include securing helicopters and Passenger aircraft wheel servicing stations. [16] During Helitech, Bell Helicopter announced U.K. -based AS Aerospace Ltd. as the newest appointed Bell authorized customer service facility. [17]

Ontario aerospace companies service the supply chain end-to-end. [18] Ontario companies manufacture regional, business and special-purpose aircraft, small turbine engines, landing gear systems, aerospace structures and electrical systems. [18] By meeting the full spectrum of aerospace demand, Ontario offers you faster, more convenient solutions. [18] Ontario is one of the most cost-competitive locations for aerospace manufacturing. [18] Aerospace manufacturing costs in Canada are lower than in any G7 nation. [18] The same report found manufacturing costs in Ontario?s aerospace cluster in Toronto to be lower than in many large clusters in the U.S., including Seattle and Wichita. [18] The Canadian aerospace manufacturing sector outpaced key industrial sectors, the total manufacturing average, and the total of all industries in terms of R&D intensity. [18] More than 20% of the Canadian aerospace manufacturing activity is dedicated to R&D. [18]

The technology is now widely used by government test labs; military test range applications; and aerospace and astronomy applications to include tracking, target signature, laser designation and scoring, munitions testing, adaptive optics, technical surveillance and countermeasures. [11] Ontario has numerous locations for R&D development as well as prototyping, testing and evaluating the latest innovations in aerospace technologies. [18]

The province is home to one of the world’s most vibrant aerospace industries, supplying parts and components to OEMs and Tier One suppliers worldwide. [18] It may surprise you to know that many of the innovations changing the aerospace industry are underway right here in Ontario. [18] Our aerospace industry boasts more than 21,000 skilled workers. [18] Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH is happy to announce that in May 2018 a new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series took off to its first flight and successfully completed a basic flight program including a couple of low approaches, system checks, landing gear operation at different speeds as well as short field take off demonstration. [19]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(19 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (16) Course corrector | Aerospace America

2. (12) Helicopter Mission Equipment, Services & Replacement Parts | Dart Aerospace

3. (12) Aerospace | InvestinOntario

4. (6) DART Aerospace Certifies Lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws | Collective Magazine

5. (6) DART bucket rises to expectations during its testing phase | Info Ao Quec

6. (6) DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

7. (4) DART Aerospace and Airbus Helicopters Inc deliver first H145 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket – Vertical Magazine

8. (4) Dart Aerospace and Airbus Helicopters Develop H145 Basket | General Aviation News: Aviation International News

9. (4) DART Receives FAA Approval On EFS | UAV Expert News

10. (3) 30 countries will visit the 2018 edition of Dubai HeliShow | Global Supply Chain ME | Enhancing the business of logistics

11. (3) Latest News – Drallim Industries

12. (3) New defendants added to NYC helicopter crash lawsuit | The Seattle Times

13. (3) DART Aerospace improves PA100 Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement – Vertical Magazine

14. (1) The Drone Industrys Progress: New Whitepaper from Global Aerospace and DART Drones – DRONELIFE

15. (1) Helicopter pod – All the aeronautical manufacturers – Videos

16. (1) Heres What Happened at Helitech – Rotor & Wing International

17. (1) Maiden Flight of the Aerobatic Trainer DART-550

18. (1) Dart Aerospace Vista Office | Glassdoor

19. (1) Global Aircraft Evacuation Equipment Market 2018 By Competitive Scenario – Dart Aerospace, Switlik Parachute Company, Inc., UTC Aerospace Systems – Energy Index