FAA certifies Sikorsky Black Hawk replacement cargo hook kit

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a helicopter cargo hook equipment manufacturer, has announced the FAA has STC-certified replacement cargo hook kits for the Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk, the company said.

The new kits feature a dual solenoid design to eliminate the need for high-cost Cartridge Activated Devices (CADs) for back-up release functionality.

Onboard´s TALON MC Keeperless Cargo Hook Replacement Kits for the Black Hawk were designed to include all of the safety features operators have come to expect from Onboard products, including lower hook weight, a keeperless design to eliminate dynamic rollout potential, 2.5 times the rated load release capacity, and a dual-actuation release lever to help eliminate accidental releases caused by contact with foreign objects.

Onboard Systems International, LLC designs and manufactures helicopter lift equipment for the worldwide aerospace industry, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, Onboard Weighing Systems, and remote hook equipment.