McTurbine Named Authorized Maintenance Center for Rolls-Royce Model 250 Turbine Engines

June 22, 2010

Corpus Christi, TX - June 22, 2010 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and their affiliate company McTurbine, Inc. are pleased to announce that McTurbine has received authorization from Rolls-Royce to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Rolls-Royce Model 250 Series II and Series IV turbine engines. McTurbine received Federal Aviation Administration approval earlier this year.

“We are pleased to be teaming with Rolls-Royce and are honored to join the Model 250 FIRST networkTM,” said Mitch Smith, McTurbine’s interim general manager.

As a Rolls-Royce 250 Authorized Maintenance Center, McTurbine can now provide customers with engine and module maintenance, repair and overhaul services as well as component and accessory exchange services, field support, and warranty administration.

“McTurbine is known for its quality products, value to the customer, and integrity in all we do. We are committed to providing helicopter owners and operators with aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce 250 engine that same level of support and service,” said Smith.

This expansion into the light helicopter turbine market is one part of a focused effort by Bell Helicopter and McTurbine to provide Bell Helicopter operators with a seamless support and service option.

Danny Maldonado, senior vice president customer support and chief services officer said, “With this added capability, we are one step closer toward our combined goal of supporting all Bell Helicopter platforms with industry-leading turbine engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services.”

McTurbine has over 20 years experience in the overhaul and repair of turbine engines with a long and successful history of providing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) authorized support for Honeywell T53 and T55 engines and accessories, and providing engine upgrades for the Bell Helicopter Huey II program. McTurbine has serviced more than 1,400 engines across an existing customer base of more than 300 operators worldwide.

About McTurbine, Inc.
McTurbine, Inc., based in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a Federal Aviation Administration repair station. It provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services to helicopter operators around the world. McTurbine is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is also an OEM authorized Honeywell and Goodrich Pumps and Engine Control Systems service center. More information is available at or contact 361-851-1290.

About Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in four global markets – civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy More information is available at

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.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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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