Bell Helicopter Receives Contract to Refurbish Royal Thai Army 212 Series Helicopters

February 15, 2012

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Feb. 15, 2012 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received a contract to modify and refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters. Bell Helicopter Asia will work with Bell Helicopter's independent representative Royal Airport Services on this in-country program.

"Modifying and refurbishing these Bell 212s will provide the Royal Thai Army improved mission capabilities," said Danny Maldonado, senior vice president and Chief Services Officer for Bell Helicopter. "We have had a long, strong partnership with the Royal Thai Army and are looking forward to continuing this relationship."

The Royal Thai Army operates a large fleet of helicopters in Thailand with the majority of them being Bell Helicopter products.

The Bell 212 is a two-bladed, twin-engined, medium helicopter. It is a derivative of the "Huey" family of helicopters that have proven their reliability, ruggedness, and multi-mission capabilities for many years.

Bell Helicopter is home to an industry-leading customer support network made up of more than 100 customer service facilities in 34 countries, six strategically located supply centers and nearly 100 customer service engineers and dedicated product support engineers all focused on executing on customer requirements, increasing global responsiveness and lowering direct operating costs.

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. 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, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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