By Staff Writer | October 23, 2014
Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand now distributes Helitowcart BearPaw products. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus EC130. Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) have been received from Canada and the United States for each of these products.
Photo courtesy Helitowcart
Helitowcart BearPaws are ideal for assisting helicopter landings on snow, ice and loose terrain. They are constructed of UHMW-Polymer and 14ga stainless steel attachment clips and are engineered for long-term durability of the landing contact point. The BearPaw kit includes ice blades to act as a friction device for safety on clear ice and as a pad protector for helicopters used in training exercises. For additional tail rotor safety, the BearPaws are streamlined to ensure pebbles and debris do not collect on the pads.