Air Center Helicopters, Kruger National Park, Bell’s Nexus, Masco, R22 at 40, the industry’s people problem & more!
Aero Design has announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of its cargo basket, bicycle racks and its extensive list of fixed and quick release steps for the Airbus AS350.
The industry leading Aero Design Quick Release System allows the complete line of quick release fixtures including any one of four sizes of the cargo basket, bicycle rack, step or a mix thereof to be installed or removed in less time than it takes perform a weight and balance amendment.
Aero Design cargo baskets employ the lightest installation net weight, highest gross weight and volume combination available, with the short, long and XL ski models able to swap from side to side with mounts installed. The bicycle rack allows the transport of three bikes per side, will accept the shortest frame mountain bike with a 26-inch wheel to the current longest frame mountain bike with a 29-inch wheel all up to 4-inches wide and with no modification necessary to the rack.
Additionally, the bikes themselves are installed or removed in less than a minute each, on and off the rack.
“This certification has been a long time coming and we are excited to be able to support operators with our baskets on a larger scale throughout the world,” said Aero Design president and Canadian M1/M2 AME Jason Rekve. “We’ve had a running list of interested parties in Europe for bicycle racks for some time and we’re expecting this to bring as much opportunity to Europe as we are seeing elsewhere around the globe.”
“Aero Design products seamlessly integrate into the Blackcomb Helicopters utility operations and really are the ultimate in aftermarket products for the utility helicopter industry,” said Andy Meeker of Blackcomb Helicopters.