Helicopters Magazine

Able introduces more affordable components for Bell 206

July 7, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

July 7, 2011, Valencia, Ca. - Able Aerospace Services has introduced two new Federal Aviation Administration-approved components for Bell 206 helicopters.

The Oil Cooler Blower and Pillow Block Assemblies and related Wear Disks are in stock and available now at a fraction of what the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) charges and provide equal or better form, fit, function and reliability. Able’s Oil Cooler Blower, for example, costs $1,636 less than the OEM version. “Savings of this magnitude add up quickly and are important to help hard-working operators stay profitable and competitive in a difficult market,” said Able Aerospace Services President and CEO Lee Benson.

Oil Cooler Blowers and related parts are critical to safe helicopter operations because they help protect engines and main transmissions from overheating. The Pillow Block Assemblies —key main rotor hub components — were developed by Able in response to operator requests. Able’s Pillow Block Assemblies are priced 30 percent less than what the OEM charges.

Able Aerospace Services offers a wide variety of approved replacement parts for the Bell 206 family of helicopters. The parts are certified by both the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Bell 206 operators may also realize overhaul and repair savings ranging from 35 to 70 percent using the Able Preferred™ program.



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