Bell Helicopter Opens Expanded Logistics Center

July 05, 2008
Calgary, Alberta - July 5, 2008 - Bell Helicopter Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today opened its new 38,000 square foot Canadian Supply Center located in the Calgary International Airport's YYC Global Logistics Parks.

Bell Helicopter's new Calgary home will continue to be the primary Canadian distribution facility for the company as well as an important addition to the Airport's growing trade community.

Mike Blake, Bell's executive vice-president for Customer Solutions stated, "Bell is known through-out the rotorcraft industry for its customer support and in fact have been rated #1 for 14 consecutive years. As we continue to expand internationally facilities like this will help us provide the level of service our customers have come to expect from Bell."

"This new location will allow us the opportunity to grow and expand our business, providing us the increased ability to service market demands," Colin Bartole, Manager -- Bell Helicopter Canadian Supply Center, said. "As a leader in the rotary wing industry, our alignment with the front runners in the Canadian airport business development market certainly lends itself to a strong OEM (original equipment manufacturer) representation in Calgary for years to come."

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

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