Bell Delivers Additional Aircraft to Rotorcraft Leasing Company

February 22, 2009
Fort Worth, TX - February 22, 2009 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of two 407 helicopters to Rotorcraft Leasing company, one of the Gulf of Mexico's largest helicopter operators.

Rodger Bagwell, representing Rotorcraft Leasing stated, "The Bell helicopters we have in our fleet have proven to be exceptionally reliable and safe aircraft to fly. Rotorcraft Leasing's operating tenets are built around safety first and customer service, so flying Bell products seems like a natural fit."

Bob Fitzpatrick, sr. vice president of Business Development and Commercial Programs stated, "It is gratifying and humbling to have a customer like Rotorcraft Leasing that continues to buy our products. Their fleet is comprised of 150 helicopters and all but 3 of those are Bell aircraft. It is a testament to our business principle of focusing on our customers and illustrates our commitment to providing outstanding products and backing them up with world class support."

Rotorcraft Leasing has over 190 FAA licensed pilots and flew 76,000 flight hours last year carrying 510,000 passengers and is also a Bell certified Customer Service Facility. The addition of these two 407's brings Rotorcraft Leasing's 407 fleet up to an even dozen and their total Bell fleet to 149 helicopters.

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 $14.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 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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