DART Helicopter Services (DHS) has expanded its helicopter air conditioning product line under the terms of a new distribution agreement with Integrated Flight Systems (IFS) of Fort Worth, Texas.

"Bringing IFS products into the DART portfolio has dramatically expanded our selection of air conditioning system solutions to customers worldwide," said Jeff Shapiro, DHS president. "These are quality systems, available for a wide range of helicopters. Customers can order now and be cool next summer."

DHS will add the entire line of IFS air conditioning products, including systems for Agusta A109, Eurocopter AS350, AS355, AS365N, EC130, and MD 500 aircraft. Together with Apical's 407 (planned) and 412 (in development) systems, DHS now has one of the largest selection of air conditioning products in the industry, according to the company.

All IFS air conditioners use environmentally friendly R134a refrigerant, offer multiple-speed fans and controls, and are handcrafted in the U.S. with FAA/PMA approval. Each system is tested prior to delivery by an experienced team of inspectors to meet the highest performance and reliability standards. Most systems are available in multiple configurations to meet specific customer needs.

"Our systems are the lightest weight, most reliable in the industry," said Tonka Hufford, vice president of IFS.

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