Aeronautical Accessories Promotes Safety with Wire Strike Protection System® Sale

August 17, 2010

Piney Flats, TN, August 17, 2010 – Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate of Bell Helicopter, is offering special incentive pricing on its line of Wire Strike Protection Systems® (WSPS®). The accessory manufacturer has cable cutting kits available for many helicopter models and is currently offering the MD 500E, 520N, 530FF WSPS kits for a reduced price of $15,995.

"At Aeronautical Accessories, we aim to provide our customers with the accessories and parts they need to complete their missions that are not only cost-effective, but increase the safety of their operation," said Mike Bednar, vice president Aeronautical Accessories. "By reducing the price of our WSPS, we are able to equip our customers with an affordable solution that helps increase safety and lower operating costs."

Aeronautical Accessories' WSPS are available for immediate delivery and offer several safety benefits. These advantages include:

  • Protects against inadvertent contact with horizontal mechanical, electrical transmission, and communication wires and cables
  • Reduces the possibility of wires entering the cockpit or damaging landing gear
  • Provides high tensile strength upper and lower cutting blades and windshield deflector
  • Accommodates high or low skid gear and fixed or pop-out floats


Contact Aeronautical Accessories' sales representatives at 1-800-251-7094 for additional information and special pricing on selected kits.

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 tilt rotor 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.

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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