AS350 Sling Hydraulic Hook Kit
Above: Eurocopter AS350 helicopter fitted with a sling belly hook. Below: Onboard Systems' new hydraulic hook sling kit for the AS350.
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Onboard System's new AS350 Sling Hydraulic Cargo Hook kit has been STC certified by the FAA and Transport Canada (EASA pending).

Our innovative TALON® LC hydraulic hooks are designed to minimize the risk of inadvertent cargo releases caused by excessive movement during external load operations, which can activate an improperly rigged manual release cable on a cargo hook system. Hydraulic hook systems allow for simplified cable routing along the belly of the aircraft, and snagging or damage to the cable will not lead to accidentally dropping the cargo.

The new AS350 sling hydraulic hook system is designed to mount to the single hard point on the belly of the aircraft. It includes both the fixed and removable provisions, as well as an innovative bumper ring that helps to protect the control cables. Because the sling system has a lower profile than the swing system, many operators have both configurations and switch between the two systems, depending on the external load mission they are working.

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