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Helibasket Delivers HB2000 Heli-Baskets to PZL Mielec for S-70M Black Hawk Helicopters

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Helibasket Delivers HB2000 Heli-Baskets to PZL Mielec for S-70M Black Hawk Helicopters

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Helibasket Delivers HB2000 Heli-Baskets to PZL Mielec for S-70M Black Hawk Helicopters
Helibasket Delivers HB2000 Heli-Baskets to PZL Mielec for S-70M Black Hawk Helicopters

Helibasket LLC, based out of West Union, South Carolina, delivered the first seven of its HB2000 Heli-Baskets to PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, to support its 2023 shipment of new-generation Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the European market. Purchased by PZL as part of the European Union’s VISION 2020 project, the Heli-Baskets are an addition to the new Black Hawk utility helicopters, helping support the Black Hawk’s broad multi-role mission set with enhanced external cargo capability.

The HB2000 Heli-Basket is now an available option for the S-70M, enhancing mission flexibility for current and future Black Hawk users. The Heli-Baskets are part of a program with PZL supporting a requirement for up to 12 baskets delivered to Poland over the course of the next year. With its 4,500-pound (2,000-kilogram) capacity and ability to stay stable in any flight condition, the Heli-Basket is being positioned as a “necessary addition” to any logistics or cargo transport mission. Helibasket equipment supports all branches of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Reserves, and other agencies.

HB2000 Heli-Basket
HB2000 Heli-Basket. (Photo by Helibasket LLC)

“Helibasket LLC was privileged and thrilled to work with Sikorsky and PZL to be a part of this contract. The versatility of Sikorsky’s new S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopter is only bolstered by the flexibility and efficiency that the Heli-Basket brings, and we are proud to be included among the Black Hawk mission equipment options,” said John Tollenaere, operations manager at Helibasket LLC.

About Helibasket LLC: LLC designs and manufactures helicopter external-load and ground support equipment products that emphasize quality, safety, and logistical advantage. Helibasket delivers high-quality Tow Bridles, Electric Long Lines and Remote Tactical Hook Systems for extreme conditions; as well as its flagship utility and rescue device: the Heli-Basket®. Headquartered in West Union, SC, Helibasket LLC has been developing and manufacturing products for use in the helicopter industry since 1990. These products include ground-support and external-load equipment such as the Helibasket, tow bridles, electric long lines and remote cargo hooks.

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