Bell Helicopter Delivers First Bell 407GX in Russia

September 12, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - September 12, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Russia to Helidrive in Saint-Petersburg. The Bell 407GX will be utilized for private and charter flights.

"The Russian market is an essential component of Bell Helicopter's international growth strategy and we are focused on providing differentiated products that meet their mission needs. The Bell 407GX continues to prove its value to VIP, corporate and utility operators in Russia and beyond," said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter's managing director in Europe.

Helidrive, Bell Helicopter's Independent Representative in northwest Russia, received the Bell 407GX late last week. To date, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 1,100 Bell 407s across the globe, including nearly 100 Bell 407GXs.

The 407GX delivers power and speed with a smooth, quiet ride and a spacious, multi-mission ready cabin that accommodates six passengers. Built on the proven performance and reliability of the Bell 407 platform, the 407GX features the Garmin G1000H™ flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and increased safety. The flight deck's high resolution LCD screens host primary flight and multi-function display information, including Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS), Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™ (HSVT), Traffic Information Systems (TIS) and more.

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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