New product approvals further increases operator capability throughout the region

Bell Helicopter, has announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.

The products include:

· Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna Kit

· Bell 212, 412, 412EP, Quick Mount Kit, Spectrolab Nightsun SX-16 Searchlight

· Bell 429, Tail Rotor Pedal Removal Kit and Bell 429 Retractable Hardpoint System/ Fast Rope Kit)

· Bell 412EP, Left Hand Aft Equipment Shelf

“As we look to grow our global presence, Europe remains a key region for us, so we are proud to begin offering these products to our customer base,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager of Sales for Aeronautical Accessories.

The HF Antenna Kit increases reception in remote areas and is designed to interface with many types of HF radios. The Towel Bar-style HF antenna runs the full length of the underside of the tailboom.

The Quick Mount Kits provide for installation of the Spectrolab, Inc. Nightsun SX-16 searchlight, and the kit includes a redundant auto-stow centering feature with panel mounted position indicators.

The Bell 429 Tail Rotor Pedal Removal Kit modifies the tail rotor pedals to allow for a quick disconnect from the flight control system. This kit allows operators to quickly remove pedals from the co-pilot area and prevent passenger interference with the flight controls. When flight operation is required from the co-pilot area, the pedals can be quickly and securely re-installed.

The 412EP L/H Aft Equipment Shelf mounts in the upper left avionics bay and provides added provisions for up to 130 pounds of additional avionics equipment.

For more information on the new products approved for use throughout Europe, please visit Aeronautical Accessories at www.aero-access.com.