Video: Helicopter bike rack approved for commercial use

Airborne System's AS350 / AS355 bike rack takes flight

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Now how about some heli-biking for your next adventure?

The New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority got approval for Airborne System’s Bike Rack. This will make it available for distribution throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and most of Asia. A Transport Canada validation will be processed in August 2014 for North American customers.

360 degree test hover and demo of the 20 second unload of the Airborne Systems Eurocopter AS350/AS355 Bike Rack System.

The Airborne Bike Rack System is designed to hold up to six bikes with three on each side. Made of aluminum alloy, bikes are locked into adjustable mounts via an innovative locking system and a secondary safety strap. The mount system can be easily adjusted by the pilot to accommodate any size of mountain bike or road bike. The system weighs only 55 kilograms and can be pilot installed within 60 seconds. Loading can be accomplished in approximately 20 seconds with trained ground crew.

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