Aeronautical Accessories Receives FAA Approval for 429 Accessory Package

October 26, 2010

Piney Flatts, TN – October 26, 2010 – Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate company of Bell Helicopter, is pleased to announce that it has received supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Bell 429 accessory package. Approvals are in process for other countries, including Japan. Designed and produced by the rotorcraft parts manufacturer and distributor with protection, convenience, and easy cleaning in mind, the Aeronautical Accessories Bell 429 Accessory Package includes:

  • A Crew Floor Protector Kit
  • Passenger Floor Protector Assembly
  • Automatic Door Openers, and
  • Fuel Filler Area Protector Kit.


The components of the 429 Accessory Package are also available individually. The 429 was certified in mid-2009 as a single-pilot instrument flight rules (SPIFR), Category A helicopter under the latest requirements of Part 27 airworthiness rules by Canadian, U.S. and European authorities. It is designed and built to more stringent airworthiness standards than any other light, twin-engine helicopter.

For more information on pricing of the new Bell 429 Accessory Package 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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