Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit as part of its product line-up for Bell 412 and the Bell 412EP aircraft. The new kit recently received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA.

The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit is a safety feature for law enforcement and search and rescue operators, designed to provide fall protection for highly mobile aircrew when working near open rotorcraft doors, such as in support of hoist operations. The kit incorporates an 80-inch webbing assembly on a retractable, locking inertial reel. It additionally provides a range of operation across the full width of the rotorcraft sliding door, as well as access to the center of the cabin, without the tripping and entanglement hazard of a conventional harness strap.

"We continually look for innovative products to add to our product line that will not only add value, but will improve our customers' operational safety," said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales, Aeronautical Accessories. "The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit provides customers with convenient and safe mission solutions to enhance their performance capabilities around the globe."

Bell Helicopter's Aeronautical Accessories rotorcraft parts and accessories are distributed worldwide. Serving the rotorcraft industry for more than 35 years, the company's parts and accessories are designed with specific customer input to ensure the most desired and consistently reliable outcomes are achieved.

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