Onboard Systems Awarded Contract for AW139 HEC Secondary Hook Kits by Leonardo Helicopters

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

press release

Onboard Systems today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide a backup HEC (Human External Cargo) hook system for the Leonardo Helicopters AW139. The backup hook system can be added onto the primary cargo hook system for new and existing AW139 aircraft to enable HEC operations in utility, search and rescue, personnel insertion and extraction, and other missions.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to develop another backup HEC hook system with Leonardo Helicopters,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Onboard Systems. “We are hard at work with Leonardo on systems for the AW169 and AW101 aircraft, and look forward to providing HEC-certified Onboard cargo hook equipment to AW139 operations for their HEC missions.”

The AW139 backup cargo hook system will feature Onboard’s TALON LC Hydraulic Cargo Hook, which will allow for flexible rigging of the hook control cables around the primary hook system while effectively reducing inadvertent cargo releases.

About Leonardo

Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. As a single entity from January 2016, organised into seven business divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2016 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of 12 billion Euros and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland.

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