Bell Helicopter to Feature Bell 429 at Jet Expo

September 26, 2012

Fort Worth, TX - September 26, 2012 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the seventh annual Jet Expo in Moscow, held September 27-29 at Vnukovo-3 Business Aviation Terminal. Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence as an exhibitor, with a Bell 429 in corporate configuration on static display.

Bell Helicopter will highlight the power and versatility of its newest light twin, the Bell 429, at Jet Expo. The Bell 429 has received worldwide accolades for its luxury seating, glass cockpit and superior speed, making it the first choice for corporate and VIP missions around the globe. The Bell 429 on static display at Jet Expo showcases a first-class interior with wooden trim, video monitors and other VIP features.

"Jet Expo is an excellent platform for forming new relationships with VIP and corporate customers as well as for connecting with our existing operators in Russia," stated Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter's executive vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "The Bell 429 is the quintessential VIP aircraft with its spacious cabin and exceptional flight performance, backed by our world-class customer support and services," added Maldonado

The only business aviation exhibition in Russia, Jet Expo is an important event in the European luxury sector. This year Jet Expo will host 125 companies from 30 countries and present more than 40 aircraft on static display including jets, propeller planes and helicopters, as well as megayachts. 6,000 visitors attended the exclusive annual event in 2011 and numbers are expected to grow this year.

Bell Helicopter's European presence continues to gain momentum with increased sales and customer support activities, including Bell 407GX and Bell 429 flight demonstration tours and a new customer support facility in Prague. Bell Helicopter is growing its product line and global customer base for an energized resurgence in the commercial aviation industry. Its dedication to customer support and services in addition to its world class aircraft sets the standard for vertical lift in 2012.

The Bell Helicopter 429 is one of the most advanced light twin IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) helicopters ever developed. The 429 has set the standard for light twins, delivering exceptional speed, range, hover performance and enhanced safety margins. The 429 boasts a spacious cabin with 204ft3 (5.78m3) of usable volume, optional rear clam-shell doors and seating for seven passengers and one crew.

Bell Helicopter has been ranked #1 in Customer Support and Services for 18 consecutive years and offers an unparalleled customer experience with complete and seamless support. Bell Helicopter provides customers with local support in every corner of the world with services ranging from state of the art customization, aircraft refurbishment and accessory options to first class maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions, combined with personalized service offerings.

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


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