DART Aerospace receives amended FAA STC for the H145 Fire Attack ™ System now approved for the D-2 and D-3 Airbus models.

Montreal, Canada – June 27 th , 2023

DART Aerospace is proud to announce that it has received an FAA STC amendment, for the H145 Fire Attack™ System (FAS). This amendment now includes installation on D-2 and D-3 helicopter models as well as the previously approved C-2 model.

The DART Aerospace H145 Fire Attack™ System, specifications are:

- Capacity: 260 GAL (985 L)
- System weight: 566 LB (257 KG)
- Foam Capacity: 14 GAL (53 L)
- Hover Refill Rate: 450 GPM (1703 LPM)
- V NE (Hover Pump Installed): 125 KIAS
- V NE (Hover Pump Removed): 125 KIAS

The H145 FAS is an aerial firefighting system designed to mount to the underside of the Airbus C-2, D-2, and D-3 models. The system features a foam system which can convert a payload of water into fire retardant foam (surfactant, Class A) as needed during a mission, two hydraulically actuated drop doors, and a hover refill system which allows the crew to refill the water tank while hovering over an open water source. The FAS is certified for Day/Night VFR and can be installed and removed in less than 30 minutes. Ryan Williamson, DART VP Sales and Marketing, commented, “DART is excited to receive the amended FAA certification, this is a direct response to strong customer demand for the Airbus H145 D3 rotorcraft.”

According to his statement, obtaining this certification is evidence of DART's commitment to producing the most advanced certified mission equipment on the market to meet evolving aerial firefighting mission requirements.

DART Aerospace Fire Attack™ Systems are widely operated as essential equipment for aerial firefighting missions across the globe. These systems are relied upon by government firefighting agencies, private operators, and OEMs for their exceptional safety, efficiency, reliability, and durability.

For more information, contact:
Danya Leyva