Textron's Bell Helicopter Signs New Russian Sales Representative

June 22, 2007
Wins $10 Million Multi-Ship Order

Paris, France- June 22, 2007 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced this week at the Paris Air Show that Jet Transfer is the company's new sales representative in Russia. Immediately after the announcement, Jet Transfer committed to sales valued at over $10 million. Jet Transfer also represents Textron's Cessna Aircraft Company's single engine aircraft business in Russia.

Mr. Alexander Yevdokimov, General Director of Jet Transfer stated, "the demand for Bell helicopters in Russia is expected to be high and Jet Transfer is very excited to be associated with Bell and its parent company, Textron."

Mr. Danny Maldonado, vice president commercial business development at Bell said, "Mr. Yevdokimov and his company, Jet Transfer, has continually demonstrated the ethical business qualities that we at Bell look for when signing up our global partners and this first sale is a good indication of the great things we anticipate will result from this association."

Yevdokimov also indicated that Jet Transfer, a company of Jet Group, is a leader for business jet charter operations and sales in Russia. The partnership with Bell Helicopter will complement an already solid reputation in the aviation industry.

Bell Helicopter is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tilt rotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. 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 Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

 

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