SkyBOOKS Offers Free Trial Subscriptions to Bell Helicopter and Mixed Fleet Owners

March 16, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Mar. 16, 2010) - SkyBOOKS, Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and an affiliate of Bell Helicopter, is offering free fleet trial subscriptions to their SkyBOOKS Electronic Record Keeping Program. Bell Helicopter owners and mixed fleet owner/operators that qualify for this limited-time offer will receive:

SkyBOOKS electronic record keeping program helps eliminate the human error associated with spread sheets and grease boards. John Willis, SkyBOOKS chief operating officer said, "More and more agencies are required to manage the maintenance of their aging aircraft fleet with fewer resources. With this program, the SkyBOOKS program and analysts become the fleet operator’s administrative resources at far less cost than a dedicated employee."

The SkyBOOKS limited time free trial service is offered to fleet operators, allowing them to experience the intuitiveness and program benefits first hand. The web-based, user-managed trial offer includes:

  • Pilot Currency Monitoring
  • Fleet Readiness & Dispatch
  • Maintenance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Parts Inventory Management & Tool Calibration.

Full analyst services may be added during the trial period at a limited cost. For more information, contact

About SkyBOOKS Inc S

kyBOOKS Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a Textron Aviation Management Solution Software-as-a-Service provider. It provides analyst-supported, Web-based aviation solutions to corporate and government flight operations to users around the world via its own highly-secure Tier 4 data center. SkyBOOKS manages the information processing requirements for any size rotary- and fixed-wing business aviation operation over the internet on a subscription basis. More information is available at or email us 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 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 multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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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