In accordance with an agreement announced at Heli-Expo earlier this month, Bell Helicopter-owned subsidiary Aeronautical Accessories is now distributing the VHA 206 composite tail rotor blade for Bell 206B3 and 206L series helicopters.
“We recognize our customers’ need for improved, cost-competitive replacement parts and are committed to finding ways of increasing productivity and reducing direct maintenance costs of our aircraft,” said R. Danny Maldonado, Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer, Bell Helicopter. “Bell Helicopter has and will continue to develop strategic relationships, such as the one with Van Horn Aviation, to help us accomplish this goal.”
The VHA 206 tail rotor blade will carry a part number 2062200-301 in the Aeronautical Accessories catalog and will bear a third stripe. Aeronautical Accessories will be the exclusive distributor of the three-stripe VHA 206 blade. The original two-stripe blade is still available through VHA distributors. Besides the paint stripe, there are no differences in design or manufacture between the two-stripe and three-stripe blades.