Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories Brand Adds New Product Offerings to Lineup

July 15, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 15, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its Aeronautical Accessories brand is now a distributor of several new offerings, including the new Bell 407GX Electronic Standby Attitude Indicator Installation kit, a Rappel Mount and Cargo Deployment and kit and a newly developed Bell 429 Baggage Door Hold Open kit.

Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a parts manufacturer approval (PMA) for the manufacturing of the Bell 429 Crew Bubble Window. The crew bubble window provides enhanced viewing capability and vertical reference. The windows are fabricated from state-of-the-art manufacturing processes from high-quality acrylic.

“We continue to expand the Aeronautical Accessories product lineup and certifications to serve our customers around the world,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager of Sales for Aeronautical Accessories. “The new accessories offer operators convenient and safe mission solutions to enhance their performance capabilities.”

The FAA-approved Bell 407GX Electronic Standby Attitude Indicator Installation kit provides attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip indication and rechargeable Li-ion battery backup (min. one hour).

The new Rappel Mount and Cargo Deployment kit is available on the Bell 205, 212 and 412 platforms and the system is manufactured by Aero Design. It offers a low-cost solution for any firefighting operator wishing to pursue Rapattack firefighting contracts. The Aero Design system employs a lightweight low-profile rappel bar with an easy stow cargo deployment arm that locks into place when in use or in the stowed position. The system has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from both the FAA and Transport Canada (TC).

Adding to the rotorcraft aftermarket parts and accessories offerings, the FAA-approved Bell 429 Baggage Door Hold Open kit improves loading and unloading in the baggage area by replacing the existing baggage door upper hinge with a locking mechanism.

For more information on these offerings, please contact Aeronautical Accessories at 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 direct and through Bell Helicopter’s worldwide network. The brand currently offers more that 4,000 unique part numbers and 1200 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.

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

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