Approved PCDS for HEC Operations

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – February 12, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems –, a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified Human External Cargo (HEC) systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, announces it offers approved PCDS (Personnel Carrying Device Systems) that are fully compliant with Federal Aviation Administration – FAR 27.865/ 29.865

Jeff Yarnold, Vice-President of Operations for Boost Systems clarifies that his company’s approved PCDS equipment includes every component below the hooks used in either HEC or hoisting operations. They include longlines, lanyards, work harnesses, evacuation harnesses, evacuation bags and various other items; and all meet the requirements of Title 14 Subsection 27.865/ 29.865.

Yarnold explains that all Boost Systems’ approved PCDS come with Instructions for Continued Airworthiness and component history record sheets to facilitate seamless integration with an operator’s maintenance program. Additionally, Boost Systems offers operators training that is tailored to their equipment and mission profile to help ensure they are current with the latest procedures, and have detailed familiarization with the PCDS products they employ.

Boost Systems’ mission is to advance the safety, capacity, technology and availability of certified and compliant human external cargo equipment used by rescue and utility operators around the globe — fully supported with operationally tailored training programs.

Boost Systems offers an approved PCDS for use with both HEC and hoisting operations as well as HEC systems for the AS350, AS355, H125, H135, Bell 206L, Bell 407, Bell 212/412, and MD500 helicopters.

Additional HEC systems under development by Boost include the, Bell 205, Bell 214, Bell UH-1H, Bell 505, H-145/BK-117/BO-105 helicopters.

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc. is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company was founded to provide rescue, public safety & industry teams with the most advanced, fully certified, Human External Cargo Systems & training available.

Boost Systems works with top industry engineers, pilots, &technicians to develop systems & training that exceed industry standards and enables HEC users to reduce risk exposure & perform their missions safely and efficiently.

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Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014