SkyBOOKS to be offered on all MD Helicopters 2013 Deliveries

March 07, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - March 7, 2013 - SkyBOOKS Inc., a subsidiary of Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce all new 2013 MD Helicopter deliveries will receive a complimentary 12 month subscription to the SkyBOOKS Flight Operations and Maintenance Tracking Program.

"The agreement between MD Helicopters, SkyBOOKS and our customers allows us to offer enhanced services to those using the program," said William Cusik, MD Helicopters' vice president of Customer Support and Aftermarket. "SkyBOOKS is a fully integrated program that will provide us better forecasting, reliability, and configuration data. Additionally it will allow us visibility to consolidated field inventories to better support our global customer demands."

SkyBOOKS functionality provides users access to real-time aircraft and crew status, operating limitations and critical historical flight and maintenance information. The MD offering will also include the newly released i-Pad App, which will allow flight line or cockpit use even when internet access is not possible.

"We are pleased to be selected by MD Helicopters to deploy our leading rotary wing technological solutions," said John Willis, SkyBOOKS' chief operating officer said. "This collaboration provides MD Helicopter customers with on-line tools to ensure regulatory compliance, eliminate inadvertent over flights, and improve operating efficiency."

To request or reserve a dedicated introductory demonstration contact Sales@skybooks.com.

About MD Helicopters
MD Helicopters, Inc. is located in Mesa, Arizona and manufactures single- and twin-engine small to mid-sized helicopters, including the innovative no tail rotor design that provides safer, quieter, and confined-area access capability. MD Helicopters, Inc. is owned by Patriarch Partners, LLC, a private equity and investment firm headquartered in New York City. For additional information visit http://mdhelicopters.com

About SkyBOOKS
SkyBOOKS Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., a Textron Company, is an Aviation Management Solution Software-as-a-Service provider. It provides analyst-supported, web-based aviation solutions to corporate and government flight operations to users around the world via its own highly-secure Tier 4 data center. SkyBOOKS manages the information-processing requirements for any size rotary- and fixed-wing business aviation operation over the Internet on a subscription basis. More information is available at www.SkyBOOKS.com by e-mail at sales@skybooks.com.

About Textron
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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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