Bell Sells 26 Twin-Engine Helicopters to Pakistan in Support of War on Terrorism

July 22, 2004

Fort Worth, TX - July 22, 2004 - In a deal valued at over US $230 million, Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, is delivering 26 Bell 412EP medium twin engine helicopters and associated equipment to Pakistan. Bell, which delivered 9 of the aircraft to Pakistan last month, will deliver the rest over the next ten months.

Twin-Engine HelicopterThe Bell 412EP has been a top performer around the world in a wide variety of military and civil missions. An excellent utility aircraft, the Bell 412EP helicopters will be used in primarily for personnel transport, emergency medical service and disaster relief.

The Bell 412 is in service with a number of nations including the United Kingdom which employs a dozen aircraft in its Defence Helicopter Flying School. Bell delivered 100 412 helicopters to Canadian Forces which use the aircraft for search-and-rescue and emergency medical transport among other missions.

Bell Helicopter Textron, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is a $1.6 billion, leading producer of commercial and military helicopters, and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce of over 7,500 employees serves customers flying Bell aircraft in over 120 countries.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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