Bell Helicopter and HALO-Flight Sign Deal for Bell 429 at AMTC 2013

October 21, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - October 21, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that HALO-Flight, Inc., a non-profit air and ground ambulance service, will be adding a Bell 429 to their fleet for air ambulance operations.

"Serving an area of 28,000 square miles and a population of more than one million people requires both talented people and safe, reliable transportation. We selected the Bell 429 for its modern design, cost effectiveness and single pilot IFR capability, which gives us peace of mind when our patients are counting on us," said Tom Klassen, executive director at HALO-Flight.

HALO-Flight's Bell 429 is scheduled for delivery in June 2014 and will primarily be used for pediatric medical transport.

"We are honored that the dedicated men and women at HALO-Flight continue to place their trust in Bell helicopters. The Bell 429 will enhance their mission capability with more cabin space for up to two litters, class-leading speed for quick reponse times and a state-of-the-art flight deck for maximized situational awareness, enabling them to do what they do best - save lives," said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing.

HALO-Flight's mission is to provide medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within its South Texas service area. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, HALO-Flight began operations in September 1987 and in the years since, has transported thousands of patients.

The Bell 429 is the only light twin-engine helicopter on the market with true two-litter capability with enough cabin space for two medical attendants and two crew members. The Bell 429 is also the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process to streamline maintenance, increase safety and availability of the aircraft.

Hosted by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), AMTC takes place this year in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 21 to 23. The Air Medical Transport Conference is designed to provide leadership, to educate, to inform, to cultivate friendships and to supply up to the minute information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to emergency medical transport practice from experts in the field. More than 2,500 emergency medical transport professionals from around the world are expected to attend.

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.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risk that the U.S. Army will not choose the Bell V-280 for its Future Vertical Lift program; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses or delays in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to military operations in foreign countries; changes in worldwide economic or political conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates or foreign exchange rates; our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; the U.S. Government's ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with us for the U.S. Government's convenience or for our failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, or, under certain circumstances, to withhold payment or suspend or debar us as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; changes in foreign military funding priorities or budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; and performance issues with key suppliers, subcontractors or business partners.

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