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EAD03 | External load system

Fast roping | Abseiling | External loads | HEC

The EAD03 is an external load system for helicopters. It is attached above the rear cabin doors (on one or both sides) and offers two attachment points / couplings for rope systems per device. The device is used worldwide by rescue workers, military special forces or special police forces. The EAD03 device comes with a helicopter-specific set of adapters with which the EAD03 is attached to the winch fittings.


  • 2x 130kg load plus 25kg rope weight
  • 180kg fast roping
  • HEC / NHEC approved for up to 270kg per device
  • Mechanical (manual) or electrical load release
  • Self-locking couplings
  • Quick installation on the helicopter using ball lock pins
  • Low system weight (<15kg)
  • Fixed or retractable adapters available
  • NVG friendly
  • Up to two devices per helicopter possible (attachment left and right)

Aviation approvals

Type Authority
BK 117, EC145, H145 EASA, FAA, ANAC, TCCA, DAC (Ecuador)

Compatible equipment


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