Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories Brand Increases Product Offerings in 2014

November 25, 2013

Ft. Worth, TX - November 25, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced that its Aeronautical Accessories brand is now a distributor of the RoLin product line including protective portable hangars, windscreens and component part covers.

The RoLin Windshield Buddy™ product line will be included in Aeronautical Accessories' 2014 helicopter parts and accessories catalog. This line provides protection for rotorcraft against environmental elements as well as airborne debris created by nearby aircraft during take-off or landing.

"We are pleased to partner with Bell Helicopter's Aeronautical Accessories brand to distribute our products, "said Linda Ross, president, RoLin Industries, Inc. "The Windshield Buddy™ has been used by U.S. Military and civilian aircraft for more than 20 years with great success. By creating an alliance with such a leader in rotorcraft accessories distribution as Aeronautical Accessories, we hope to share the benefits of our unique product with even more helicopter owners."

As with many products distributed through Aeronautical Accessories, the RoLin Windshield Buddy™ may be used on multiple makes and models of aircraft, including models in the Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland product lines.

"The RoLin Windshield Buddy™ product line is a welcome addition to our 2014 offerings," said Jennifer Lunceford, manager, Sales for Aeronautical Accessories. "We believe the protective benefits of these portable hangars, windscreens and component part covers will be a great asset to our customers."

For more information on RoLin Windshield Buddy™, please contact Aeronautical Accessories at or call 800-251-7094 to speak with an Aeronautical Accessories representative.

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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