Bell Delivers 100th Commercial Helicopter to India

October 15, 2008
Fort Worth, TX - October 15, 2008 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the 100th commercial helicopter in India. ABIR Infrastructure Private Ltd., received the keys to a Bell 412 during the India Aviation air show.

Abir managing director, Mr. K. Gnyandeep said, “ABIR is experiencing rapid growth with an established name in multiple businesses lines in India. This Bell 412EP will increase our capability to continue to grow and reach better business economies.”

Jon Rudy, Bell’s director of Business Development for Asia said, “The combined team of Bell Helicopter, Edwards and Associates, Bell Helicopter Finance Group, and our independent representative, Jubilant Empro, are proud to deliver our 100th commercial helicopter into the Indian market. We have a winning team and are looking forward to achieving the next 100 deliveries in India.”

Since selling its first helicopter into India back in 1956, Bell has delivered a variety of models to India and has grown its market share to be the leader with our 50% of the commercial market. A ceremony commemorating this delivery will be held in Hyderabad during the India Aviation air show.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., 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, defense and intelligence, 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

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