Bell Helicopter Unveils Product Line Up for IDEX

February 18, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - February 18, 2013 -Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), revealed its exhibitor booth on opening day at the IDEX Air Show in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bell Helicopter prominently displayed 1/10th scale models of a V-22 Osprey, AH-1Z, 407AH and UH-1Y in its booth, in addition to a UH-1Y Yankee utility helicopter on static display. A new 3-D interactive program was unveiled, demonstrating the capabilities of the H-1 helicopters, as well as an updated 3-D V-22 interactive program. The highlight of the exhibit was a full scale mock-up of the H-1 cockpit for show participants to examine.

"We are extremely pleased to be participating at IDEX with a large presence and to have a UH-1Y utility helicopter on the grounds for all the attendees to see," said Mitch Snyder, executive vice president for military programs at Bell Helicopter. "We are proud of this H-1 aircraft and our partnership with the U.S. Marines that allows us to showcase this exceptionally capable helicopter." 

Bell Helicopter has an active presence in the UAE and is a major supplier of both commercial and military helicopters throughout the region.  As a global company, Bell Helicopter will continue to increase its supplier base in the Middle East. Bell Helicopter's customer support and service organization, ranked number one in the industry for eighteen consecutive years, has service centers conveniently located around the world for its commercial customers.

Snyder leads a large executive team that will be in attendance through the duration of the exhibition, February 17 to February 21.

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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