DART Helicopter Services announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., received ANAC approval of their Heli-Utility-Pod for Eurocopter
AS350/355 series helicopters. Transport Canada and FAA
approval have also been received. DART’s Heli-Utility-Pod is constructed with impact-resistant Kevlar composite material. Weighing in at 60 lb., its load capacity is more than double its weight at 160 lb. It comes with an easy bolt-on installation kit. The Heli-Utility-Pod is available in a standard configuration but is also customizable to accept camera or laser equipment. Other DART cargo expansions for AS350/355 model aircraft include: Heli-Utility-Basket; spacepod; utility rack cargo compartment; and rear locker extender.