Aeronautical Accessories Named Exclusive Distributor for Bell 429 Barrier Filter Spares

May 02, 2011

Piney Flats, TN - May 2, 2011 – Aeronautical Accessories is pleased to announce that it has exclusive distributor rights on the Bell 429 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) spares and replacement parts. Manufactured by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. the barrier filters are installed on the aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel, Quebec commercial assembly facility.

The 429 IBF, part number 116020-103/104, has a maximum life of 6,000 hours (15 cycles every 4,000 hours). Benefits of the filter include:

  • Reduced engine maintenance
  • Longer engine life due to the elimination of erosion
  • Meeting established engine time between overhaul requirements

 

“We are pleased that the 429 barrier filtration system Donaldson developed for Bell Helicopter is available on the production line. We are even more pleased that spares will now be available as OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts direct from Aeronautical Accessories,” said Michael Scimone, President of Donaldson’s St. Louis operation. “Purchasing the IBF from Bell Helicopter for the 429 and spare components from Aeronautical ensures the most effective way to shield the engine against dust and dirt, maximize performance, and extend the aircraft’s engine life.”

“Aeronautical Accessories is proud of our long-standing relationship with Donaldson and are thrilled to be teaming with them on the 429 Inlet Barrier Filter,” said Jennifer Lunceford, Aeronautical Accessories Manager. “By supplying our customers with quality barrier filter parts that match original specifications, Aeronautical Accessories now provides Bell 429 owners the ability to protect their investment and reduce their direct operating costs.”

For more information on pricing of the Bell 429 Inlet Barrier Filtration components, contact the Aeronautical Accessories sales team at 1-800-251-7094, sales@aero-access.com, or visit www.aero-access.com.

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.

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 is 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 www.textron.com.

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