Bell To Offer SkyBOOKS Electronic Logbook Subscription With New Helicopter Purchase

October 07, 2008
Fort Worth, TX - October 7, 2008 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce another major step in the advancement of our fleet management capability. Beginning with August 2008 Certifications at Bell's Mirabel location, Bell has introduced an electronic logbook offering with each new ship delivery. This quality product offering is powered by our leading-edge affiliate company, SkyBOOKS; an Aviation Management Solutions company.

SkyBOOKS specializes in flight operations automation, maintenance management compliance, and aircraft value protection. This product provides a service and technology platform that ensures your crew and aircraft remain mission ready and compliant. The electronic logbook is a web-based product supported by industry experts and dedicated analysts; folks that have cut their teeth in aviation support and technology development.

The SkyBOOKS Full Service logbook subscription is pre-funded by Bell Helicopter for the first two years; complementary as a result of your new ship purchase. Beginning with the serial numbers highlighted below, each ship will be delivered from Bell, or a designated Completion Center, with all current historical records and configuration data fully loaded into the web-based electronic logbook. The customer's SkyBOOKS account will be fully loaded with the "as built" and "as modified" serialized components, current maintenance manual inspection, life limits, lubrication schedules, AD/SB/ASB, instructions for continued airworthiness and wiring diagrams items all preloaded and ready-to-go as soon as the customer receives the aircraft.

Models and beginning serial numbers are:

  • 407 53861 & sub
  • 206B 4661 & sub
  • 412 36491 & sub
  • 206L 52383 & sub
  • 427 56069, 56071 & sub

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, 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 www.textron.com.

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