Bell 429 Skid Shoes Now Available Through Aeronautical Accessories

April 12, 2013

PINEY FLATS, TENN. (April 12, 2013) – Bell Helicopter has announced it is producing and distributing carbide skid shoes for the Bell 429 model, through its Aeronautical Accessories brand.

The product utilizes a patented process under the repair station that provides the highest degree of skid gear protection.  The Bell 429 skid shoes are long-lasting, extremely durable and reduce wear and operating costs.  The shoes are available on an exchange basis to reduce down time.

“Our carbide skid shoes are an extremely successful and proven product line for Aeronautical Accessories,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales for Aeronautical Accessories. “The introduction of the Bell 429 skid shoes adds to our growing list of new products for this model, and we know our customers will appreciate the protection and savings that this technology continues to provide.”

For more information on the 429 carbide skid shoes, please contact the Aeronautical Accessories sales team at 1.800.251.7094 or email your questions to

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