Boost Receives FAA Approval for Bell 206L HEC & PCDS Products

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – March 3, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo 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 has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification for its Bell Helicopter 206L HEC system – including its Personnel Carrying Device System, or ‘PCDS’.

 “Obtaining the FAA approval for our Bell 206L system has been a priority for Boost Systems for some time. We have consistently received inquiries as to the timeline for several Bell Helicopter model approvals including 206L, 212 and 412” says Jeff Yarnold, Vice President of Operations for Boost Systems. “With the introduction of an FAA-approved HEC system and PCDS for the 206L, we continue to fulfil our commitment to US-based operators to bring products that are fully-compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards; products that enhance safety and versatility to help ensure they are able to perform their operations to the highest possible standards of safety and efficiency.

Yarnold further expands on this commitment to Bell Helicopter operators, indicating that due to high levels of demand from US operators; which was particularly strong during the recent Heli-Expo exhibition and tradeshow – FAA approvals for both the Bell 212 and 412 are in process and anticipated to be available to operators in Q2/Q3 of 2020.

“Boost System’s primary 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; augmented by industry-leading training programs. Boost Systems remains committed to working with leading industry experts and operators to address the global industry demand for its industry leading human external cargo products and services.

Boost Systems offers HEC systems for the AS350, AS355, H125, Bell 206L, Bell 407 and MD500 helicopters. All systems are fully certified and compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards (including optional approved PCDS) and provide the highest level of safety and versatility available to the industry. Additional helicopter HEC systems under development by Boost that will available in 2020 include:  Bell 212 and Bell 412, and the EC-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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