Bell Helicopter Announces 13 Orders First Day of Heli-Expo 2011

March 07, 2011

Heli-Expo 2011, Orlando, FL – March 7, 2011 – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it received 13 orders on the first day of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

The 13 orders were received from the following customers. Deliveries are expected in 2011 and 2012.

  • Urban Development Group, located in Panama, a 407GX
  • Alvac, located in Idaho, a 407GX
  • Helicopter Flight Services, located in New York City, a 407GX
  • PT SMAC, located in Indonesia, will primarily use their new three 429s and six 412s to support its mining operations throughout Indonesia.
  • Global Vectra, located in India, is the largest private helicopter company in India. It will use its newly ordered Bell 412 for VIP/corporate transportation.


“These orders signify the continuing improvement of the helicopter industry and the relevance of the HAI as a venue to conduct commercial helicopter business. We are very pleased to see the level of traffic and interest in the Heli-Expo this year,” said Larry D. Roberts, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business, Bell Helicopter.

At this year’s Heli-Expo, Bell Helicopter announced the 407GX a new version of the Bell 407 equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000HTM Integrated Flight Deck and the 407AH, the first Bell-qualified armed commercial aircraft across the market.

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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