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VANCOUVER, Wash., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has developed a keeperless version of its 6,000 lb./2,722 kg capacity TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hook, as well as a retrofit kit that will allow operators to convert existing keepered 6K Remote Cargo Hooks to a keeperless configuration as needed. Both the TALON 6K Keeperless Remote Cargo Hook and the retrofit kit are now available for purchase.

According to Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems, "We launched our keeperless 3.3K Remote Cargo Hook last August to assist our U.S. operators working under contract with the United States Forest Service (USFS) or the Department of the Interior (DOI). The load rings and swivel assemblies received for these missions are often larger than specified in our remote hook owner's manual, but because keeperless hooks are able to work with a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles, they enable our customers to safely use the agency-issued equipment. Many customers also wanted a keeperless option for their 6K Remote Cargo Hooks, and so these new products will provide even greater flexibility."

The TALON Keeperless Retrofit Kit for the 6K Half Cage Remote Hook (P/N 212-058-00) allows operators to convert their existing TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hooks into keeperless hooks as needed in the field. Operators can switch back to the original keepered version at any time by following the instructions in the documentation. In addition, operators who purchase the new TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hook (P/N 528-019-07) can convert it to the keepered version by contacting their sales rep to order the necessary parts. Finally, these hooks can be reconfigured into either the keepered or keeperless version by the factory during the standard overhaul or repair process. Please contact us for more information.

About Onboard Systems
Onboard Systems International, LLC designs and manufactures innovative helicopter lift equipment for the worldwide aerospace industry, including belly hooks, cargo hook suspension systems, Onboard Weighing Systems, and remote hook equipment. Its low-weight, high quality products provide operators with increased safety and cost efficiencies through customer-driven designs, responsive service and support, and low on-going maintenance costs. Onboard Systems maintains a rigorous quality management system (QMS) designed to meet or exceed the strict requirements of AS9100 Revision D, ISO 9001:2015, helicopter airframe manufacturers, and aviation regulatory agencies. Founded in 1975, Onboard Systems was acquired in 2019 by Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry. Onboard Systems is based in Vancouver, Washington; visit our website,, for more information.

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