Petzl LEZARD

Boost Receives HEC Approvals for Petzl® LEZARD Lanyard

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – April 28, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, products and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, an FAA (STC: SR03681NY) and Transport Canada (STC: SH15-39) Supplemental Type Certified Petzl® Lezard Helivac Lanyard.

As with all Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) items offered by Boost Systems, the Lezard Helivac lanyard is compliant and approved to Title 14 – Subsection 27.865/29.865

Jeff Yarnold, Vice President-Operations for Boost Systems explains that The Lezard Helivac lanyard is designed for helicopter operations at altitude. “Essentially, this product facilitates the insertion and extraction phases of personnel during potentially dangerous transitions to and from a helicopter to a structure like a powerline tower – for maintenance purposes; or another vertical surface, such as mountain face during a rescue operation. This product offers an enhanced level of functionality and safety by means of an adjustable arm that can be ejected or ‘break-away’ in a controlled manner; ensuring either crew or rescue subject are safely supported should the helicopter be required to transition from its hover position during the insertion or extraction.”

Yarnold states that adding the Lezard Helivac lanyard to Boost Systems’ growing list of FAA-approved Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) items means the company can now offer a product that can be released as an FAA Airworthy component when supplied through Boost Systems. To ensure the company would be able to provide full service support in regard to supplying the FAA and Transport Canada-approved Lezard Helivac lanyard to utility and rescue operators, Boost Systems underwent extensive training with the OEM, Petzl USA, to become recognized trainers on the Lezard system.

All Boost Systems’ PCDS products are intended for use for CFR Part 133 external load missions (hoist and fixed line applications) including SAR, Law Enforcement and Rescue HEC operations as well as cargo transport, utility line work including powerline maintenance and forestry operations. They include longlines, lanyards, work harnesses, evacuation harnesses, evacuation bags and various other items; and all comply with Title 14 Subsection 27.865/29.865.

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 and provide the highest level of safety and versatility available to the industry. HEC systems under development by Boost that will available in 2020 include:  Bell 212 and Bell 412, and the Airbus H135/145 helicopter/ BK-117.

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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Boost Introduces MD500 HEC System

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – April 28, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, a dual hook HEC system for the MD500 series helicopter. The MD500 HEC system is fully compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards.

Jeff Yarnold, Vice President-Operations for Boost Systems states that the MD500 series HEC system approval comes at a time when the helicopter industry is challenged with the COVID-19 pandemic; and that his MD500 HEC system offers operators a superior HEC system that when compared to the alternative, and being offered at extremely competitive pricing.

“We have remained in contact with MD500 operators over the past several months, and we are very aware of the financial challenges they are facing. In addressing this, our goal is to work with operators to ensure they have access to our best-in-class HEC systems. We’ve also made the decision to package our MD500 HEC systems with our FAA-approved Personnel Carrying Device Systems (optional) to provide operators with even greater financial and operational value.”

The Boost Systems MD500 HEC system is recommended for use for CFR Part 133 external load missions including SAR, Law Enforcement and Rescue HEC operations as well as cargo transport, utility line work including powerline maintenance and forestry operations.

Features include:

  • Highest Removable HEC Hook available  – 900 lb HEC Working Load Limit.
  • Removable HEC Hook enables operational flexibility by reducing overall fleet purchase costs (one hook may be shared between helicopters).
  • Removable HEC Hook reduces the risk of connecting to the wrong hook during non-HEC operations.
  • Compact Hydraulic Collective-mounted Primary Quick Release System with Dual Activation Device.
  • Electric Back-up Quick Release System with Dual Activation Device (multiple mounting options).
  • Hook Spacing avoids hook contact and risk of inadvertent release in flight.
  • HEC Hook “Stopper Plug” for installation when not performing HEC operations.
  • Integrated aluminum stopper to prevent fuel tank penetration during a vertical impact.
  • Optional FAA-approved PCDS System.

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 Airbus H135/145 helicopter/ BK-117.

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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Boost HEC Systems Receive CAAC Approval

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – March 10, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (www.boostsystems.ca), 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 CAAC approval (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including Personnel Carrying Device System, or ‘PCDS’) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Jeff Yarnold, Vice President of Operations for Boost Systems explains the vital importance of the CAAC approvals of the company’s HEC systems and PCDS for the Chinese marketplace. “Over the past 18 months, Boost Systems has been working closely with several key players in the Chinese energy sector; providing our expertise in helping them better understand the unique equipment and HEC requirements associated with safe and successful operations with which they are involved. With the approval and introduction of our certified and STC’d HEC systems for the Airbus AS350, AS355 and Bell 407 helicopters, we can now fully address the equipment provisioning and training requirements for operators in the Energy, Search and Rescue, Defense and Security, and various utility sectors by ensuring they have access to the most technically advanced, versatile and safe HEC systems available on the market.” 

Even in advance of the CAAC approval, Boost Systems had received requests for HEC general training for flight and operational crews, as well as training specific to the Boost Systems equipment in anticipation of a successful STC application, expresses Yarnold. He continues, stating that his company is now fully prepared to engage with customers throughout the Chinese market in responding to the expanding requirement for HEC systems and training throughout the country via Boost Systems’ in-country sales and distribution representatives.

“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; augmented by industry-leading training programs,” says Derek Thomas, President of Boost Systems. “We remain committed to working with the leading industry experts and helicopter operators to develop and deliver best-in-class HEC products to the global marketplace.”

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 Systems and to be available in 2020 include: Bell 212 and Bell 412, and the EC-145/BK-117 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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Bell 206L HEC System

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

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – March 3, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (www.boostsystems.ca), 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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Approved PCDS for HEC Operations

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada – February 12, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), 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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Boost Human External Cargo Systems at Heli-Expo 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia – January 22, 2020: Boost Human External Cargo Systems(Boost – www.boostsystems.ca), 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 defence sectors, is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th – 30th, 2020.

“Over the past five years, Boost Systems has experienced significant growth via interest and adoption of our products and services in the global Human External Cargo (HEC) marketplace; including both operators and OEMs” states Derek Thomas, President of Boost Systems. This has required us to remain proactive in developing and expanding upon our industry-leading FAA, EASA, CAAC and Transport Canada certified HEC systems and training, as well as in addressing requests for consulting on various programs being conducted by our domestic and international clients.

This increasing level of customer-focused activity has made it necessary for us to expand our business development coverage, as well as to develop a new comprehensive and interactive website. The completely redesigned website (www.boostsystems.ca) includes new HEC content and features, designed to provide customers and operators with easy to navigate information and resources targeted at increasing awareness and access to our industry-leading HEC products and services that enhance our customer’s mission readiness and effectiveness.

The Boost Team is excited to meet with operators and OEMs at HeliExpo 2020. “Our focus at HeliExpo is to meet with existing and potential new customers to discuss their HEC operations and challenges so that we can work collaboratively with them and provide the opportunity to experience the benefits of our fully approved HEC Dual Hook systems” explains Thomas.

Boost’s HEC systems for the AS350, AS355, H125, Bell 206L, Bell 407 and MD500 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 reliability available to the industry.

Additional helicopter HEC Systems under development by Boost include:
Bell 212 and Bell 412; the MD 369/500 series 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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Adds Director – Business Development & Sales

For Immediate Release – January 10, 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems(Boost – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services to the rescue, utility public safety and defence sectors, announces the addition of Dave McGrath as the company’s Senior Director-Business Development and Sales, effective January 6th, 2020.

McGrath’s responsibilities include global business development and sales for helicopter human external cargo systems, training and consulting services to operators specializing in helicopter rescue, industry (ie: forestry and power line maintenance), helicopter firefighting and defence sector requirements, as well as OEM/operator inquiries into new system development. He will also play a role in directing Boost’s media and industry relations activities and brand/marketing initiatives.

Jeff Yarnold, Boost’s Vice President-Operations explains that engaging McGrath as part of the Boost Team is the result of his company’s ongoing success and 2020-forward strategic growth plan. “Dave McGrath is a well-respected and networked business development professional with more than 30 years of industry experience; ranging from aircraft maintenance duties up to and including leading the business development and strategy initiatives for several of our industry’s leading MRO providers, says Yarnold. ‘Dave’s contributions to the Boost team will enhance our brand; and increase industry awareness of our product and service offering to operators in a manner that benefits them through the provision of best-in-class HEC products, services and support.’

Boost provides HEC systems, training and consulting services for the AS350, AS355, H125, Bell 206L and Bell 407 and MD500. The company’s HEC products are fully-certified and compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards (including optional approved PCDS), and provides the highest level of safety and reliability available in the industry.

In 2020, Boost has earmarked additional HEC systems that will be introduced to the market including the Bell 212 and Bell 412; the MD 369/500 series 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.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca

Boost Systems Announces Transport Canada Certification of Bell 206L HEC Dual Hook

North Vancouver, BC – Oct 7, 2019 – Transport Canada has approved the Boost Human External Cargo System for installation on the Bell 206L series, adding to the currently approved types on Boost Human External Cargo Systems’ Canadian STC SH15-39.

The Bell 206L series (L, L-1, L-3, and L-4) join the Bell 407 and Airbus AS350/55 series as approved helicopter types for the Boost HEC Dual Hook System.  FAA acceptance of the new type addition is in process.

“We’re excited to announce a fully certified HEC Dual Hook system for our existing and future customers operating the Bell 206L series,” said Derek Thomas, President of Boost Systems. “Boost is working hard to offer our industry leading HEC Dual Hook system for additional helicopter types and geographical regions.”

The Boost Human External Cargo system is the most extensively used approved HEC Dual Hook system in operation. Fully certified to the latest FAR 27.865 HEC standards (including optional approved PCDS), the system provides the highest level of safety in the industry.

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc. is a Canadian company based in North Vancouver, BC, founded to provide rescue, public safety and industry teams with the most advanced, fully certified, safe and reliable Human External Cargo Systems and training. Boost Systems works with top industry engineers, pilots, and technicians to develop systems and training that exceed industry standard and help our users reduce risk exposure and perform their missions safely and efficiently.

For more information:

Boost Systems Toll Free: +1 888 851 4014

Email: info@boostsystems.ca