Bell Helicopter Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certificate Approval for Bell 407GX Products

August 01, 2014

FORT WORTH, TX (August 1, 2014)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) approval for its Bell 407GX expanded instrument panel  and L-3 Wescam MX-10 quick mount installation kit. The newly certified products are available through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand.

The expanded instrument panel replaces the standard option and has additional panel area for a wider range of equipment locations. Through the unique design and layout of the larger panel, a third monitor and other mission-related equipment can be installed in front of the copilot.

The new L-3 Wescam Mx-10 quick mount installation kit enables quick and easy installation of an L-3 Wescam MX-10 camera (not included). The camera can be belly-mounted aft of the lower wire strike cutter, using a dovetail quick mount. Controlled by a cockpit mounted hand control, the kit also includes a laser interlock. Installation or removal of the camera turret may be accomplished in minutes once the kit has been installed. The kit includes the necessary installation components, flight manual supplement and complete installation and maintenance instructions.

“The Bell Helicopter team worked closely with customers to solicit their input in the design of these products,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager of Sales, Aeronautical Accessories. “The result is two innovative products that help customers meet specific mission requirements.”

For more information on the expanded instrument panel or L-3 Wescam MX-10 installation kit, please visit or call 800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.  


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