DART flotation system accepted by Japanese Coast Guard

DART flotation system accepted by Japanese Coast Guard

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has accepted four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters that have been fitted with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System.

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has accepted four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters that have been fitted with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System.

The installation of the flotation systems took place at the JCG’s 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarter, located in Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan, and was overseen by a DART project engineer and carried out by a team from Bell.

This project is the first entry into service for the 505 Emergency Flotation System. Created with support from Bell, the flotation system has certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), and most recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).