Bell Helicopter receives 407 HF Antenna STC approval, available through Aeronautical Accessories

January 07, 2013

Piney Flats, TENN. - January 7, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, under its Aeronautical Accessories brand, announced it received FAA/STC approval for an HF Antenna for the Bell 407 helicopter model.

The HF antenna is designed to interface with many types of HF radios, thereby increasing reception in remote areas, improving safety and communications. A "towel bar style," the HF antenna runs the full length of the underside of the tailboom.

"We are seeing a tremendous amount of interest in the new Bell 407 HF Antenna Kit," Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales for Aeronautical Accessories said. "As helicopters perform missions in areas beyond the range of traditional radio equipment, the HF antenna is required. We are pleased that Bell Helicopter has received the STC approval and look forward to responding to industry demand with this new product."

Additional information on the 407 HF Antenna Kit is available on Aeronautical Accessories website,, or contact the Aeronautical Accessories sales team at 1.800.251.7094 or

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