Dart Aerospace is providing a new high capacity cargo net for Brazilian offshore operator Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo, which is a subsidiary of U.S.-based Era Group. The nets will be installed on 13 Leonardo AW139 helicopters in the Rio de Janeiro-based company’s fleet.
The one developed for the AW139 will increase the aircraft’s cargo carrying capacity by more than 30 percent. It adds an extra 160 pounds to the load-carrying limit of the helicopter, compared with the OEM net from Leonardo.
According to Dart (Booth C2010), the net can be quickly installed, which will support Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo’s need to unload and load the cargo compartment of the AW139 on oil platforms in just eight minutes.