Dart Announces Certification of EC130 Cargo Swing Compatible Heli-Utility-Basket

Dart Announces Certification of EC130 Cargo Swing Compatible Heli-Utility-Basket

17-Jul-2010 Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and ANAC approval of their updated design Heli-Utility-Basket for the EC 130.

The Heli-Utility-Basket™ is constructed of stainless steel with a high-gloss, white scratch-resistant finish.  A self-locking handle keeps valuables secure during flight.  The baskets are practical and look great.

The updated design of the Heli-Utility-Basket features a new installation system that mounts to the airframe and allows the operator to use either the cargo swing or the single point cargo hook in conjunction with the basket.  In addition, the updated design results in a basket that is compatible for use with DART Spacepods or OEM baggage compartment extenders, with DART Sliding Door Hinge Modification kits and with OEM steps.

DART also offers an additional fixed provisions kit, to allow the basket to be easily moved to other aircraft.  For operators with an older basket model (mounts to cargo swing fittings, does not allow use of cargo swing with basket installed), DART has created a conversion kit that updates the basket to the current installation method and allows cargo swing/hook use.


  • New easy bolt-on installation
  • Approved to be flown LH, RH or both side simultaneously
  • Ideal for transportation of skis, golf clubs, fire-fighting equipment or tools
  • Compatible with:
    • Cargo hook use
    • DART Spacepods D130-780-041/-042 & OEM baggage compartment extenders
    • Sliding door and DART Sliding Door Hinge Kit D130-780-011
    • OEM steps

“DART Heli-Utility-Baskets have received universal acceptance by operators worldwide.  With the update to the design for the EC130, DART has addressed several compatibility issues to make this an ideal cargo expansion solution.”  Quote, Bill Beckett, General Manager, DART Aerospace Ltd.

DART Helicopter Services LLC., 4650 North Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92056 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel.  DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products.  With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 3,000 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide.  For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com

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