DART Aerospace announced it has received a new Transport Canada Civil Aviation supplemental type certificate for the external cargo Heli-Utility-Basket, specifically tailored for the Bell 505 aircraft. It is also currently pursuing Federal Aviation Administration validation.


The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket is the latest in DART’s line of baskets. It joins DART’s existing Heli-Utility-Baskets for helicopter models such as the Airbus H125, Bell 407, Robinson R66, and Leonardo AW119, as well as other models for helicopters manufactured by Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Robinson.

The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket features quick and easy installation, allowing operators to externally carry skis, cargo hooks, tools and equipment, and a variety of other items safely.

Developed for the utility and VIP market, The DART Heli-Utility-Basket is constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, coated with a high-gloss, scratch-resistant white finish.

Safety is enhanced with a simple self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. A gas spring is utilized to ease lid opening and closing.

During the testing phase, DART takes great pride in its collaboration with the local service center, G2 Aviation.

DART remains committed to providing support for additional agency validations as per its customers’ requirements. Obtaining this new certification is evidence of DART’s commitment to producing the most advanced certified mission equipment on the market.

The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket is available on DART’s website.

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