Bell Helicopter Adds Donaldson Inducer Vent Filter to Aeronautical Accessories Product Offerings

August 22, 2014

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 22, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand is now a distributor of a Donaldson Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) for the Bell 407/407GX product lines.

The IVF filter helps prevent erosion of the engine impeller. The IVF draws in contaminated air above 96 percent N1 (high and hot performance conditions) and provides 99 percent separation efficiency, thereby eliminating any erosion of the compressor blades at the inducer slot. Reducing wear and tear on the compressor also helps to lower engine inspection and maintenance costs and extends time between overhauls.

When installed with the Donaldson inlet barrier filter (IBF), the IVF provides complete engine inlet protection. IVF installation has been endorsed by Rolls-Royce, the engine manufacturer of the M250 engine powering the Bell 407 and Bell 407GX. The filter easily fits any combination of airframe inlet and engine cowl assemblies (aluminum and composite).

“The addition of the Donaldson Filtration Solutions Inducer Vent Filter is a welcome addition to our growing filter and filtration kits offerings,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales for Aeronautical Accessories. “Collaborating with an innovator such as Donaldson provides our customers yet another option to help protect their engine and reduce direct maintenance costs.”

For more information on the Donaldson Filtration Solutions Inducer Vent Filter, please contact Aeronautical Accessories at www.aero-access.com or call 800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.

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About the Aeronautical Accessories brand

Aeronautical Accessories is a Bell Helicopter brand dedicated to offering advanced helicopter parts and accessories for all rotorcraft makes and models through Bell Helicopter’s worldwide network. The brand currently offers more that 4,000 unique part numbers and 375 supplemental type certificates (STCs).

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.

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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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

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