Bell Helicopter Hosts Grand Opening of Mexico City Office

October 23, 2015

New office demonstrates commitment to growing footprint throughout the region

Mexico City, Mexico(October 23, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the grand opening of its new sales office based in Mexico City, where the companywill support local and regional customers.

Many state and federal officials, as well as long-standing customers, joined Bell Helicopter’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Business, Matt Hasik, for a reception at the site of the new office in the Torre Mayor Complex.

“Bell Helicopter has been and remains a major player in both the aviation and industrial sectors within Mexico,” said Hasik. “The opening of this office supports our existing customer base and is a key part of our ongoing expansion efforts throughout the country. Our increased presence in Mexico is yet another example of how we continue to put in motion our strategy of being closer to our customers, no matter where they are in the world, and providing the superior customer service we are known for.”

Bell Helicopter has a rich history in Mexico, which started more than 50 years ago with the delivery of the first aircraft to the region.Bell Helicopter’s footprint spans two Customer Service facilities, in addition to the manufacturing facility based in Chihuahua and the new addition of the sales office in Mexico City. Under Bell Helicopter’s parent company, Textron, also maintains six additional service and manufacturing facilities throughout the country.

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation and Kautex – all part of Textron – have an annual production value of more than $300 million and invest nearly $9.54 million annually in their businesses in Mexico. Textron employs more than 2,700 and creates an additional 5,700 jobs through its Mexico-based supply chain.

There are more than 500 commercial and military Bell aircraft operating throughout Mexico in a range of missions including corporate and VIP transport, oil and gas, and general/utility operations. All of the aircraft are backed by Bell Helicopter’s superior customer support and service, as rated by our global customer base in multiple industry surveys.

“We want to thank our customers for their continued loyalty, and we look forward to bringing a new level of local service to meet the growing demand in Mexico,” added Hasik.

Pictured: Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Patrick Moulay,

Executive Vice President of Commercial Business Matt Hasik and Vice President of Latin American Sales Jay Ortiz

 

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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.

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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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

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