Bell Helicopter Delivers First Bell 407GX in Switzerland

September 25, 2013

London, England - September 25, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce the delivery of the first Bell 407GX helicopter in Switzerland to Alpinlift Helikopter AG for utility operations.

"After an extensive evaluation, we selected the Bell 407GX for the advanced safety features provided by its integrated flight deck and the unmatched customer service and support Bell Helicopter provides. The Bell 407GX's G1000H™ avionics system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™ will allow our pilots to fly more confidently with critical flight information at their fingertips," said Sascha Kempf, Alpinlift's managing director.

Based in Buochs, Alpinlift performs a variety of operations from logging to material transport and sightseeing tours throughout Central Switzerland.

"The delivery of the first Bell 407GX in Switzerland is a breakthrough for Bell Helicopter in the European single engine utility segment. In a highly competitive helicopter market like Switzerland's, Alpinlift's selection of the Bell 407GX is yet another endorsement of this aircraft as a reliable and cost-effective solution," said Patrick Moulay, managing director for Bell Helicopter in Europe.

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, Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™, Traffic Information Systems 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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