HR Textron Provides Key Aircraft Components for V-22 Osprey

July 17, 2006

Farnborough, England – July 17, 2006 – HR Textron (Santa Clarita, California), an operating unit of Textron Systems, provides actuation and fuel components for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. Textron Systems is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

Joe Klocko, vice president, business development, HR Textron, said, "HR Textron is pleased to be a part of such an exceptional aircraft. All components are critical to flight success when you are dealing with an innovative and technologically advanced system such as the V-22. With our longstanding history in designing and manufacturing aircraft components, we know our customers look to us to deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability."

HR Textron produces twenty-six components on the V-22 aircraft supplying both Bell and Boeing directly as well as through Triumph Gear Systems. Key components include the primary and back-up Hydraulic Power Drive Units (HPDUs) that provide the power to rotate the engine nacelles between helicopter and airplane flight modes as well as the Rotor Positioning Unit (RPU) that positions the rotor blades to their properly indexed position for fold and storage onboard an aircraft carrier.

HR Textron also provides seventeen fuel valves for the V-22. Some monitor the amount of fuel in the multiple fuel tanks while others transfer fuel among the various tanks. HR Textron fuel valves also manage the refuel and defuel process for the aircraft. A recent addition to the V-22 aircraft is HR Textron's Fuel Probe Control Valve used to control the telescoping / retractable fuel probe. This control valve allows the aircraft to be easily stowed without first having to remove the V-22's nine-foot long fixed probe.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems provides innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of the global aerospace and defense industries. The company supports military precision engagement and dominant maneuver with strike weapons, and mobility and surveillance systems. The Textron name is well known in the areas of advanced weapons, surveillance systems, aircraft control components, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles. Textron Systems Corporation ("Textron Systems") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avco Corporation. Avco Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. HR Textron Inc. ("HR Textron") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. HR Textron is a separate legal entity and is a member of the Textron family of companies. More information is available at

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company with approximately 37,000 employees in continuing operations in 33 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, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at

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