The Aero Design Cyclic Friction for the Bell 206/407 is now available through the Bell Helicopter Aeronautical Accessories brand.

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – 10 September 2014 - Aero Design Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Aero Design Cyclic Friction for the Bell 206B, 206L and Bell 407 is now available through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand. The assembly is available for the Bell 206B serial number 1657 and subsequent as well as the Bell 206L and Bell 407 series. The assembly was certified under Canadian STC SH12-59 on 30 November 2012 followed by US FAA STC SR03283NY on 5 June 2013. Bell 206B serial numbers Pre-1657 and EASA certification are currently pending.

The Aero Design Cyclic Friction for the Bell 206B, 206L and Bell 407 is simple to install and rig for maintenance staff and provides pilots the greatest range from minimum to full friction available. The replacement of the part removes traditional wear components to help ensure ease of use and long term value.

The industry has been very receptive to the installation. Aero Design President Jason Rekve stated “The added value that Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand provides in terms of marketing and distribution continues to provide Aero Design an outstanding outlet to the global market.”

About Aero Design

Aero Design Ltd. is the STC holder and Transport Canada approved manufacturer of high quality, light weight helicopter cargo baskets, steps and accessories, the Aero Design replacement Cyclic Friction for the Bell 206/407 and Rappel Mount and Cargo Deployment System for the Bell 205/212/412.

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 than 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.


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 Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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Aero Design Ltd.                                                              

9888 A Malaspina Rd.                                                                    

Powell River, BC                                                              


V8A 0G3                                                                              

Phone 604-483-AERO (2376)                                                      

Fax 604-483-2372                                                                            

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Aero Design Ltd.

9888 A Malaspina Road, Powell River, BC, Canada, V8A 0G3       tel: (604) 483-AERO (2376) fax: (604) 483-2372

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