Bell Helicopter Activities at Farnborough International Airshow

June 30, 2010

Fort Worth, TX, June 30, 2010 – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will display its latest commercial helicopter, the 429, at the Farnborough International Airshow from July 19-23, 2010, at Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom.

Media activities during the show regarding Bell Helicopter products will include:

H-1 HelicopterPress Conference
Monday, July 19
10.00hrs local time
Cody Room, Farnborough Media Centre

V-22 Tilt Rotor Press Conference
Monday, July 19
14.00hrs local time
Boeing Media Chalet Theatre

Company Executive Interviews
The following Bell Helicopter executives will be available for interviews during the Airshow:

  • John L. Garrison, Jr., President & CEO
  • Bob Kenney, Executive Vice President, Government Programs
  • Jeff Lowinger, Executive Vice President, Engineering
  • Larry Roberts, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business
  • Danny Maldonado, Senior Vice President, Customer Support & Chief Service Officer
  • Barry Kohler, President, Bell Helicopter Canada
  • Mary Simmerman, Vice President, Supply Chain Management
  • Neil Marshall, 429 Program Director


Please approach the Media Contacts below to schedule interviews.

Bell Helicopter Chalet
The Bell Helicopter chalet is located at L3 – 7, near to Car Park 1.

Aircraft Static Display
Bell Helicopter’s static display will feature the Bell 429 light twin IFR commercial helicopter – further details available here.
The U.S. Marine Corps will display its new UH-1Y utility helicopter in the DoD Corral – further details available here.

Airshow Dates and Opening Times
Mon 19 - Fri 23 July – open to trade aerospace professionals only
Sat 24 & Sun 25 July – open to public visitors
Show opens Monday at 10.00hrs and closes at 16.00hrs
Show opens Tuesday through Friday at 09.30hrs and closes at 17.30hrs

Media Contacts
For interview requests or additional information, please contact:

Bob Hastings
Senior Vice President, Communications, Bell Helicopter
Phone: +1 (817) 280.2650

Kathy Searle
Director, Communications, Bell Helicopter
Phone: +1 (817) 280.8245

Thomas Dolney
Manager, Military Communications, Bell Helicopter
Phone: +1 (817) 280.7651

Bridget Hall
Communications Specialist, Bell Helicopter
Phone: +1 (817) 280.7963

Marc Cornelius
80:20 Communications
Phone: +44 (0)20 7664 6310

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 tiltrotor 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. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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