A Bell Helicopter 407 to Provide Air Medical Transport to Amarillo Area

March 17, 2008
Fort Worth, TX - March 17, 2008 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that beginning April 1, 2008 its 407 model will be used by Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS) based in Amarillo, Texas to provide air medical transport service for the region. The service will be operated in a partnership with Med-Trans Corporation, a leading provider of air ambulance programs. Bell's senior vice president for Marketing and Sales, Bob Fitzpatrick stated, "With its dependability and flight characteristics the Bell 407 is an outstanding platform for medical transport and we are pleased, through Med-Trans, to provide this helicopter to the residents within the NWTHS service area."

The current NWTHS air transport service, LIFESTAR, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this August and serves approximately 150-mile radius including Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas and is the only Level III Trauma Center in Amarillo and the region's referral center for trauma services in the Panhandle.

About Bell Helicopter
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.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 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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