Aeronautical Accessories Expands EASA Approved Products as Worldwide Distribution Grows

November 03, 2010

Piney Flatts, TN – November 3, 2010 – Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate company of Bell Helicopter, has expanded its list of new 2010 products that have achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The EASA certification of these products is an important element of the rotorcraft parts manufacturer / distributor's strategic priorities.

"Tying new product certification initiatives with global distribution expansion allows us to more strategically meet the needs of our customers," said Greg Williams, president and general manager, Edwards & Associates, Aeronautical Accessories parent company. "In designing our products we listen to customers' requirements and develop products that enhance the value of their mission."

"We've had an extremely successful year in terms of developing new products and there are more yet to come," said Williams. "We are committed to achieving appropriate certifications for each region and continue to focus on global distribution aimed at providing our customers local service in an international market."

In the past months, Aeronautical Accessories has received EASA-type certifications for products such as:

  • High Visibility Crew Doors and Kits, Bulged Skylight, Tail Boom Antenna Mount Kit, Mounting Provisions for Tail Boom Radar Altimeter (for Bell 407)
  • Replacement Low Skid Crosstubes (for Bell AB 412 and AB 412EP)
  • Passenger Shoulder Harness Restraint System (for Bell 206A,B)


"Our success in obtaining these EASA certifications, combined with our strong allegiances in the region, is proof of our commitment to further strengthening our position servicing the European market," said Williams. "These EASA certified product options are a welcome addition to our growing list of 407, 412, 412EP and 206A and B customers in Europe."

Aeronautical Accessories distributes products in Europe through a partnership with the Bell Helicopter Supply Center in The Netherlands. The company also has distribution affiliates in over 110 countries.

For more information on EASA approved products or distribution information, contact the Aeronautical Accessories sales team at 1-800-251-7094,, or visit

About Aeronautical Accessories, Inc.
Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate of Bell Helicopter, designs, manufactures, warehouses, and distributes the most advanced helicopter parts and accessories through a worldwide network of over 110 countries. A division of Edwards & Associates, the ISO:9001/AS9100 certified organization has been distributing innovative, quality rotorcraft products since 1979.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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