Onboard Systems International, Inc.’s fixed beam suspension system for the Bell 407 has been STC certified by the FAA.
The new system eliminates the side-to-side banging of the original trolley system design and also offers other benefits, including weight reduction, a simplified design, built-in travel limits and improved ground clearance, according to officials at the Vancouver, Wash.-based company.
“The fixed beam design greatly reduces the total part count, which also reduces maintenance costs and requirements,” said Jason Lemmon, president and general manager. “Eliminating the trolley system makes it much quieter to operate, as there’s no more side-to-side banging. It also allowed us to reduce the total system weight by 35%.”
For more information: OnboardSystems.com