Hawker Pacific Places Large Order of Bell Helicopters

July 14, 2008
Fort Worth, TX - July 14, 2008 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd, its sales representative in Australia, has ordered 12 Bell 407 and two Bell 206B3 helicopters.

"Hawker Pacific has represented Bell Helicopter extremely well since 2004," said Glenn Murray, Bell's regional sales manager. "Their territory now includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. By placing these orders, Hawker Pacific will be much better positioned to optimize delivery schedule to customers and will enable Bell Helicopter to continue growing its presence in this region."

"Strong growth in the Oceania market ranges from aviation logistics support in Papua New Guinea, aerial support of mining operations in New Caledonia and corporate / private operators in Australia / New Zealand" said Alan Smith Hawker Pacific's CEO. "Feedback from customers indicates that the Bell 407 is a strong performer at altitude, with excellent reliability and ease of maintenance. Hawker Pacific estimates that helicopter growth in this region will continue due to increasing demands for energy resources, emergency medical services and logistics support services."

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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