Dart distributing R44 luggage carriers

 - March 6, 2011, 3:15 AM

Dart Helicopter Services (Booth No. 4628) of Oceanside, Calif., has completed an exclusive agreement with Aviatech Technical Service for global distribution of Aviatech’s Ample Pod Luggage Carrier for the Robinson R44 Raven and Raven II.

Aviatech (Booth No. 4340), based in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (Canada), designed the luggage pod to carry up to 150 pounds in a 15-cu-ft volume, and the wide door provides easy access for large items like golf bags.

The pod weighs 35 pounds and is available in white or, for additional cost, in colors to match other R44 finishes. The pod is certified in Canada, with pending STCs for the U.S. and Europe. It can be configured for the right or left side, or two carriers can be installed, one adjacent to each skid. Initial installation, according to Dart, requires just two hours; thereafter pods can be removed and reattached in minutes.