MD Helicopters Installs First Updated
Onboard Systems MD500/600 Attach Point

MD500 Cargo Hook Kit
MD500 Cargo Hook Kit with TALON LC Hydraulic Hook with Onboard Weighing System and Cargo Hook Attach Point Kit (P/N 200-379-00)
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Onboard Systems announced that MD Helicopters has recently performed the first installation of its redesigned attach point kit for the MD500 aircraft at their facility in Mesa, Arizona. Onboard's updated attach point kit was developed with assistance from MD Helicopter's engineers with the goal of providing MD operators with the highest quality product possible.

This engineering cooperation has resulted in a new attach point design that includes many features that will improve durability and longevity of the product. The attach point now comes with built-in travel stops to help prevent both the hook and control cables from impacting the aircraft frame, and provides an additional .75-inch clearance for the electrical and manual release cables. In addition, bushings have been added at the hook pivot point and link, making it easier and less expensive to perform ongoing maintenance.

"MD Helicopters is committed to advancing helicopter performance, safety and value, so we were pleased to work with Onboard in developing these cargo hook system improvements," said Chris Nehls, Director of Systems Integration at MD Helicopters. "The redesigned cargo hook system will increase safety and performance for those MD customers who perform external load missions."

"The built-in travel limits for our new MD500/600 attach point kit greatly improves longevity and user experience," said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Onboard Systems. "And the new bushings at the hook pivot point and in the link will significantly decrease wear-and-tear, so we're excited to see this new product roll out to MD operators."

Visit our website for more information about the new MD500 Attach Point Kit and the MD600 Attach Point Kit.