Onboard Systems Suspension System Approved by Eurocopter for Factory Installation on EC145 Aircraft Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

press release

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its TALON LC cargo hook suspension system has been approved under Eurocopter's type certificate for the EC145 aircraft. In addition to containing all the latest safety enhancements—including a TALON LC Keeperless cargo hook with a "load-on-hook" indicator, a protective bumper ring, and an optional Onboard Weighing System—Onboard's EC145 cargo hook suspension system is approved to lift external loads up to 1,500 KG.

"The system was recently selected for factory installation by Eurocopter for a variety of reasons, including its lower weight, the safety advantages of the TALON LC Keeperless cargo hook, and the high-quality support we offer to customers,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Onboard Systems. "We know that many customers have been asking for this system, and we are pleased to be working with Eurocopter to offer this product as a factory-install option."

This suspension system is also installed as part of the US Army's LUH Program. Onboard’s TALON LC cargo hook suspension system for the EC145 includes a bumper ring with built-in travel limits to protect the hook and control cables from damage. The optional integrated weighing system improves safety, increases productivity and decreases repairs due to overstress and overload. The TALON LC cargo hook suspension system for the EC145 will be available exclusively from Eurocopter.

Onboard Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment under its TALON® brand, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, onboard 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 privately held US corporation located in Vancouver, Washington, with an international sales office in the UK.

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