Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories Brand Expands Product Offerings

April 30, 2014

FORT WORTH, TX (April 30, 2014)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added Heliwagon remote control landing platforms to its rotorcraft parts and accessories portfolio.

In an agreement reached this month, Aeronautical Accessories will offer three sizes of Heliwagon bases. In addition, options will be available for receded lights, customer logos, side steps and an additional remote.

The Heliwagon remote control landing platform offers a stable and safe landing surface option for light and mid-sized helicopters. The platform replaces the standard tug dolly and GPU to move the aircraft in and out of confined spaces or hangars. Heliwagon platforms are capable of making 360-degree turns, allowing the operator to maneuver the platform into the most advantageous takeoff or landing position in minutes.   

“Heliwagon’s remote control landing dolly is a welcome addition to our list of ground support products,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales for Aeronautical Accessories. “We are excited to add these time-saving and easy-to-use products to our catalog. By offering three Heliwagon base sizes and additional accessories, we will provide our customers the opportunity to customize the landing platforms to best meet their individual needs.”

For more information on the Heliwagon remote control landing platforms, please contact Aeronautical Accessories at www.aero-access.com or call 1-800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.  

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

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