Cargo Pods (“Squirrel Cheeks”)

Product Description

The Cargo Pods increase the volume of both the left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) cargo compartments. They must be installed in pairs. The composite pod has a hinged door which opens widely for easy access and is held open by a gas strut. The door fastens securely for flight with three positive latches. The pod also includes a door open warning annunciator. The upper portion of the cargo pod surface includes a maintenance platform. The fuel filler and EPU access is unaffected. The cargo pods are ideal for utility missions, tourism and corporate passenger transport.

Cargo Pods H130

Cargo Pods H130


  • Increases the cargo volume by 35% over the standard cargo compartment
  • Eases access to the engine deck and provides a good maintenance platform
  • Aerodynamic design

Technical Information

Mass (kg)

30.46 (set)

Moment Arm (m)


ApprovalsCanada, USA, EASA, Mexico
MaterialPrepreg fiberglass construction
Part Number

130-201024 (B4)

130-201214 (T2)

Retrofit Information

TCCA# SH03-33 (B4), SH14-31 (T2)

FAA# SR 2016NY (B4), SR03494NY (T2)

EASA.IM.R.S.01410 (B4)

Mexico# 1A-2013S09-07 (B4), 1A-292/2014 (T2)

Supplied by Airbus Helicopters Canada
Retrofit can be performed at customer facility


  • Finished in primer: must be painted after installation
  • Must be installed in pairs
  • Cargo area increased by 0.15 square meters and cargo volume by 0.1 cubic meters on each side

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