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Aerotex issued part design approval for Bell medium soft interiors replacement

Aerotex Press Release | December 2, 2019

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Aerotex Interiors, an approved aviation upholstery, soft interiors and exterior covers fabrication facility in Canada, has announced that it has been approved and issued PDA19-41 (part design approval) — which is certification that allows for the manufacturing of the Bell mediums (204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412, 412 CF, 412 EP) soft interior replacements in accordance with Transport Canada.

Aerotex has received PDA19-41 (part design approval) from Transport Canada, enabling the company to manufacture soft interior replacements for Bell medium helicopters. Aerotex Photo

PDA19-41 is certification approved by Transport Canada in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) section 521.357 that allows the holder to manufacture replacements for Bell medium helicopters.  The soft interior replacements include:

  • Boot covers
  • All crew and passenger seat cushions
  • All seat covers
  • Bumper pads (stanchion posts)
  • Wall blanket kits
  • Crew pilot/co-pilot seat mesh covers and pads

All are direct OEM replacement parts and are recognized worldwide and installed by any aviation-regulated country (i.e. FAA, EASA, ICAO).

With supplemental type certificates (STCs) for various other parts and manufacturers, PDA19-41 allows Aerotex to produce soft interiors and upholstery for Bell medium helicopters as an approved manufacturer. Aerotex has gone through rigorous review and engineering to attain this approval, which trickles directly to the customer. This makes for an even better experience with Aerotex, eliciting trust and confidence in the product through this certification; there is no question that Aerotex products adhere to regulation with superb quality, the company said.

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