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Rotorcraft Report: Tyler Gains STC for Fast-Rope System

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2005

CIVIL

Tylers Gains STC for Fast-Rope System

Tyler Technologies has been awarded a FAA supplemental type certificate for its fast-rope system for the Eurocopter AS350/355. The external attach frame assembly, also known as a fast-rope unit, works in conjunction with the Tyler Special Operations Platform.

After the initial installation of the fast-rope system is complete, the framework quickly connects together with "pip" & safety pins. The system has been designed with a clever safety hook that can be released from inside the helicopter by a manual two-function T-handle cable release mechanism.

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