Onboard Systems Receives Mexican Certification for Its Medium Bell Cargo Hook Kits and Onboard Weighing Systems
Monday, August 17, 2015
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft have been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for the products covered under FAA STC SR00713SE, which includes the cargo hook suspension systems and Onboard Weighing Systems manufactured by Onboard Systems for use on these medium Bell aircraft models.
“Onboard’s cargo hook and load weigh systems for the medium Bells offer many safety and design improvements over other equipment options, so we are pleased that our customers in Mexico will now be able to use this equipment for their external load work,” said Karsten Lemmon, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems. “In addition to their innovative safety features, the competitive purchase price and low ongoing maintenance cost of these cargo hook kits provide unprecedented value for operators around the world.”
With thousands of units in operation worldwide, Onboard’s cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems for the medium Bell aircraft models have a long and proven track record of safety and reliability. These kits provide operators with a low-weight, damage-resistant frame design, reliable load weighing capabilities, and Onboard’s signature TALON® MC Keeperless Cargo Hook. This technologically advanced cargo hook can handle a variety of load ring sizes and styles while eliminating the possibility of losing a load that inadvertently slides past the keeper.
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