Bell Helicopter Expands Carbide Skid Shoe Offerings

November 05, 2013

Forth Worth, TX - November 05, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced that its Aeronautical Accessories brand is now providing FAA approved Carbide Skid Shoes for the Robinson R66.

Carbide skid shoes are produced using a patented process to rework standard skid shoes into long lasting, durable shoes made with carbide steel. Through a unique process involving carbide technology, the skid shoes offer a much higher degree of protection as well as reduced operating cost through less wear.

"The expansion of our carbide skid shoe line to support the Robinson R66 is just another example of our wide range of product offerings, serving all rotorcraft customers," said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales. "Customers from across the industry can rely on the Aeronautical Accessories brand as a trusted alternative to meet their aftermarket spare parts requirements."

Aeronautical Accessories has offered carbide technology skid shoes for the most popular aircraft makes and models for more than a decade. The new Robinson R66 product is available on an exchange basis to reduce downtime

For more information on the Carbide Skid Shoes for the Robinson R66, please contact Aeronautical Accessories at or call 800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.

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


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