Bell Helicopter Donates $200,000 to MedEvac Foundation International

October 12, 2010

To Support Advancing the Air Medical Transport Industry

Air Medical Transport Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 12, 2010 – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) its continued support for MedEvac Foundation International. This donation reinforces the two entities’ dual commitment to supporting the advancement of air medical transport.

Bell Helicopter’s $200,000 donation will help support MedEvac Foundation’s research, education, outreach and other charitable services, which enhance patient transport and critical-care services.

“We want to thank Bell Helicopter for becoming our first Patron Circle donor,” said MedEvac Foundation International Chair Kevin Hutton, MD, FACEP. “Bell’s continued investment in MedEvac Foundation demonstrates their ongoing commitment to supporting the research, safety and educational mission of the Foundation and its partner, the Association of Air Medical Services.”

Bell Helicopter is an industry leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft. Recognized for its best-in-class customer support, innovation and superior quality, Bell designs, builds and supports some of the world’s most innovative rotorcraft platforms, including the industry’s newest light twin-engine helicopter, the Bell 429.

“MedEvac Foundation plays a critical role in providing the entire air medical and critical care-transport community with the resources, support and guidance that result in more efficient, high-quality patient care,” said Bell Helicopter Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Larry D. Roberts. “We are honored to be a part of this community and look forward to working with MedEvac Foundation to promote safety in HEMS.”

“At Bell Helicopter, we recognize the important service being provided by the air-medical transport community. On behalf of the more than 10,000 men and women of Bell, I would like to thank the MedEvac Foundation for its service, and pledge our continued support for your mission,” said Roberts.

For details about MedEvac Foundation International, or to apply for a grant or donate to the Foundation, contact Amber Bullington at 703-836-8732 or, or visit For additional information regarding AMTC, see

About MedEvac Foundation International
MedEvac Foundation International is the first organization of its kind to engage, mobilize and empower people and organizations to make a difference in medical transport worldwide. Through research, education, outreach, and charitable services, it seeks to improve the safety, quality and delivery of medical transportation for patients everywhere.

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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