Onboard Systems Receives FAA Approval for Cargo Hook Suspension System for the AgustaWestland A109/119 Aircraft

Side view of the new AgustaWestland A109/119 Suspension System. Its clean, streamlined shape compliments the aesthetic lines of the aircraft and provides an optimized aerodynamic profile.
 
Our A109/119 system contains a built-in stowage bracket that allows you to securely store the hook flat against the suspension system frame when not in use.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Onboard Systems announced that its new cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/119 helicopter model has been certified by the FAA and is available for purchase. Onboard has also submitted the cargo hook suspension system to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively.

"Customers have been asking Onboard to develop an AgustaWestland A109/119 cargo hook suspension system for many years, so we are pleased to be able to offer this product now," said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Onboard Systems. "We visited many operators around the world to find out exactly what our customers wanted to see in a new system for this aircraft, and we believe that our new system provides all of the safety innovations and user-friendly features operators want to see in this type of product."

Onboard's A109/119 cargo hook suspension system features the TALON™ LC Keeperless Hydraulic Cargo Hook, which offers the greatest level of load security available on the market. The system's clean, streamlined shape compliments the aesthetic lines of the aircraft and provides an optimized, aerodynamic profile. A built-in stowage bracket will allow operators to securely stow the hook flat against the suspension system frame when not in use. An optional Onboard Weighing System is also available to help operators determine the exact weight they are carrying.

Onboard's cargo hook suspension system for the A109/119 offers greater safety and easier operation than the OEM equipment, and is readily available for installation. Our kit includes both fixed and removable provisions.

Benefits

  • TALON LC Hydraulic Hook: Greatly increases load security by using a hydraulically activated release mechanism instead of a traditional manual release cable.

  • Reduced Weight: Onboard’s complete suspension system weighs two pounds less than the OEM system.

  • Improved Hook Stowage: Contains a built-in stowage bracket that allows you to securely store the hook flat against the suspension system frame when not in use.

  • Improved Ground Clearance: Offers additional clearance from the lowest hanging point of the cargo hook, which is important for operations in remote field locations where prepared landing pads are few and far between.

  • Low-Profile Design: Clean, streamlined shape compliments the aesthetic lines of the aircraft and provides an optimized aerodynamic profile.

  • Airframe & Hook Protection: Built-in travel limits keep the hook from striking the airframe and relieve strain on the hook control cables.

  • Onboard Weighing System (Optional): Uses our new pin load cell technology to integrate directly into the suspension load beam, eliminating the need for extra linkage. Maximize load efficiency while reducing airframe stress by knowing the exact weight of your load.

For more information about our cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/A119, please visit our website.

 
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