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Breeze-Eastern Completes Milestone Delivery of Rescue Hoist Systems

By Staff Writer | March 31, 2015
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Breeze-Eastern Corporation, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has delivered more than 1,000 BL-29900 rescue hoist systems.

The system's unique Reactive Overload Clutch (ROC) feature is a next-generation improvement over standard slip-clutch technology used by other manufacturers. The ROC offers protection under a hoist cable’s high steady-state loads as well as high shock loads. The company’s family of 29900 rescue hoists provides the highest speed, fastest acceleration and unlimited duty cycle for all-weather operations. These hoists are available for new production helicopters and for retrofit on existing rotorcraft.

The 1,000 hoists included recent deliveries of BL-29900 rescue hoists in support of a $13.5 million order received last year from the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to equip BLACK HAWK helicopters used by active Army, Reserve and National Guard Units.


A range of rescue hoist products, including the BL-29900 and the company’s new MissionView Situational Awareness System, will be on display in exhibit 476 during the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, March 29-31 in Nashville, Tenn.

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