DART updates its landing gear approvals for compatibility with 412EPI gross weight increase

For over 40 years, DART Aerospace has stayed at the leading edge of the helicopter industry by certifying a large variety of products intended to improve the capability or reduce maintenance costs of helicopters.

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DART has supported the Bell 412 platform for over 25 years by bringing to market the widest offering of utility accessories, custom solutions and most certainly the toughest landing gear options.

As a world leader in the design and manufacture of fixed landing gear, with the widest range of product lines and an offering of more than 500 landing gear kits and related accessories, DART continuously updates and improves its product line to adapt to the ever changing market.

As a recent example, DART Aerospace has received approval of its 412 landing gear for the new increased gross weight (IGW) limits of the 412EPI, increasing the maximum certified takeoff and landing weight from 11,900 pounds (5398 kilograms) to 12,200 pounds (5534 kilograms).

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“After extensive testing and analysis, we are pleased to be able to extend compatibility of the DART landing gear with the recent gross weight Increase offered by Bell Helicopter on the 412EPI,” said David Shepherd, vice president of certification at DART Aerospace.  “Compatibility with this recent gross weight increase will be useful to both existing and future DART 412 landing gear customers.”

DART Aerospace is looking forward to announcing compatibility of its 412 tri-bag emergency float system with this recent gross weight increase in the next few months.

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