COMPANY PROFILE: Aeronautical Accessories

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007

Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., founded in 1979 as a subsidiary of Edwards and Associates, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures, certifies, markets, warehouses, and distributes state-of-the-art, FAA/supplemental type certificate (STC)-approved products and accessories to enhance the operation, safety and versatility of helicopters.

A majority of Aeronautical’s innovative products and accessories are available off the shelf to helicopter manufacturers and operators worldwide for installation on new and existing aircraft. These products and accessories expand the helicopter’s capabilities of accomplishing missions never before considered possible.

Currently, Aeronautical holds more than 350 STCs and manufactures or distributes more than 2,000 individual products and accessories. The products and accessories include, but are not limited to, landing gear, specialty and replacement windows, helicopter vibration-monitoring systems, cockpit voice and flight data recorders, high-visibility door kits, composite panels, carbide technology skid shoes, wire-strike protection systems, ground-handling wheels, inlet barrier filters, and many other replacement parts and specialty accessories.


Aeronautical’s most recent STC’d product is the high-visibility modification on the Bell 407 passenger doors. After very favorable response to the 407 High-Visibility Crew Door Kit, owners and operators of the popular 407 can now add the same enhanced visibility option to their passenger and litter doors. The kit is ideal for tourism, law enforcement, corporate and anywhere enhanced visibility is desirable.

The product line is distributed worldwide through Bell Helicopter’s network and several independent distributors.

Aeronautical’s products are manufactured and warehoused at its two facilities, totaling approximately 170,000 sq ft, in Piney Flats, Tenn.

Aeronautical publishes a product catalog on an annual basis and distributes it to existing and potential customers free of charge via the postal service, trade shows, seminars and meetings. An online version of the catalog is available for browsing on Aeronautical’s Web site along with featured items, new products, product-installation instructions where applicable, technical reports and product demonstrations. Online product demonstrations highlight the Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System, Float Gear and the Wire Strike Protection System.


Aeronautical Accessories, Inc.

P.O. Box 3689

Bristol, Tenn 37625



Fax: 423-538-8469

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