Bell Helicopter Delivers 412s to Sri Lanka Air Force

December 01, 2011

Fort Worth, TX – December 1, 2011 – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it delivered two Bell 412s to the Sri Lanka Air Force during a ceremony at its facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee.

"We've had a strong partnership with the Sri Lanka Air Force for more than 40 years," said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for Bell Helicopter's Commercial Business. "This is a great day for Bell Helicopter as we continue to celebrate this relationship," he said.

Attending the ceremony and accepting the keys to the new Bell 412s was Air Marshall Abeywickrema representing the Sri Lanka Air Force.

"The Bell 412 is highly reliable and a capable product for our mission needs," said Sri Lanka Air Force’s Commander Air Marshall HD Abeywickrema. "Dependable Bell products and the customer support and service we've received over the years are what we value. We look forward to continuing that relationship in the months and years to come," he said.

The Sri Lanka military operates a large fleet of helicopters in Sri Lanka with the majority of them being Bell Helicopter products.

Click on the links below to access high-resolution images from the ceremony at Bell Helicopter's facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee:

(L to R) Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president for Bell Helicopter's Commercial Business, Sri Lanka Air Force's Commander Air Marshall HD Abeywickrema, and Sri Lanka Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya in front of one of two Bell 412s delivered to the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Bell Helicopter facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee.
http://www.bellnetx.com/download/AC-Com/PR111201/IMG_6665.zip

One of two Bell 412s delivered to the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Bell Helicopter facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee.
http://www.bellnetx.com/download/AC-Com/PR111201/IMG_6309.zip

One of two Bell 412s delivered to the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Bell Helicopter facility in Piney Flats, Tennessee.
http://www.bellnetx.com/download/AC-Com/PR111201/IMG_6297.zip

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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.

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