Onboard Systems Medium Bell Cargo Hook Kits with Surefire Option Certified by FAA
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its Surefire® Release Technology cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA and are now available for worldwide installation. The Surefire circuit requires a purposeful, half-second press against the hook release button, guarding against inadvertent load loss resulting from accidental contact with the release button during flight.
“By popular request, we are continuing to roll out our Surefire release technology across our entire line of cargo hook kits,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems. “The medium Bell aircraft are heavily utilized for external load missions by our customers, so we are pleased that we can finally offer the extra load security that our Surefire release technology provides to medium Bell operators.”
The newly certified Surefire cargo hook kits for medium Bell aircraft include the TALON MC Keeperless Hook Kit (P/N 200-088-11), the TALON MC Keeperless Hook Kit with Onboard Weighing System (28VDC backlighting, P/N 200-089-24), and the TALON MC Keeperless Hook Kit with Onboard Weighing System (5VDC backlighting, P/N 200-089-25). In addition to offering the Surefire release technology option on new equipment, Onboard Systems can upgrade existing equipment to include the Surefire release during regular overhauls at the factory. Upgrade kits are also available for operators with the capabilities needed to perform this work in-house or through a local service facility. Please contact us for more information.
For more information, please visit the product pages for these cargo hook kits.
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