Aeronautical Accessories Now Offering Vertical Fin Antenna Mounts For Bell 407, 206B, and 206L Series

August 25, 2010

Piney Flats, TN, August 25, 2010 – Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate company of Bell Helicopter, is pleased to announce STC certification of the company's new Vertical Fin Antenna Mount for Bell 407, 206B, and 206L Series. The product is available for immediate shipment.

The new Vertical Fin Antenna Mount boasts several safety benefits including:

  • Reduces weight by up to 1 pound less than existing collision lights
  • Provides ample area for installation of various antennas including GPS and satellite
  • Improves signal reception
  • Replaces existing vertical fin fairing assembly and includes new LED anti-collision light to replace existing light
  • Contains provisions for optional anti-collision light to be installed on belly of aircraft
  • Easy installation using existing ship wiring, retaining the same mounting location for an anti-collision light


"By repositioning the antenna out from under the main rotor blades and adding optional anti-collision lights to the aircraft this product provides Bell 407 and 206 operators with a tool that enhances preventative safety measures, reduces the weight of the existing system and helps them more effectively complete their mission," said Mike Bednar, vice president Aeronautical Accessories.

For more information on the new Vertical Fin Antenna Mounts, contact the Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. sales team at 1-800-251-7094,, or visit

About Aeronautical Accessories
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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