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ONBOARD'S AS350 SWING SYSTEM CERTIFIED FOR BRAZIL

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Onboard Systems International, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its Swing Suspension System for the Eurocopter AS350 has been certified for use in Brazil by the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). Two Certificado de Homologacao Suplementar de Tipos (CHST) were issued for the product: 2007S04-11, which covers use on the Eurocopter AS350-B, and 2007S04-12, which covers use on the Eurocopter AS350-BA, B1, B2 and B3 models.

“The Onboard Systems Swing Suspension System offers many safety and design improvements over other equipment options, so we are pleased that our customers in Brazil will now be able to use this equipment for their external load work,” said Jason Lemmon, President & General Manager of Onboard Systems. “In addition to its innovative safety features, our swing system’s competitive purchase price and low ongoing maintenance costs offer unprecedented value for operators around the world.”

With hundreds of units in operation worldwide, the Onboard Systems Swing Suspension System for the Eurocopter AS350 has a proven track record of safety and reliability. It provides operators with a low-weight, damage resistant design, reliable Onboard Weigh System and their choice of one of Onboard’s advanced-technology hooks.

Onboard Systems International designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, 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 on-going maintenance costs. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems is a US corporation located Vancouver, Washington, with an international sales office in the UK.

Contact: Sheri Gormley, 360-546-3072