Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Announce Joint Appearance at Aero Friedrichshafen

April 14, 2015

Friedrichshafen, Germany (April 14, 2015)Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc., businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announce their joint participation this week at the global general aviation tradeshow, AERO Friedrichshafen, from April 15-18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth A3-127 to discuss a broad range of commercial and general aviation capabilities.

Bell Helicopter
Inside the Expo Hall, Bell Helicopter is showcasing the Bell 505 for the first time in Germany. The aircraft is configured for VIP/corporate transport and feature a Garmin G1000H™ state-of-the-art glass cockpit.

“As our customer base expands in Europe, we continue to invest and introduce our modernized product line to the region,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopter’s vice president and managing director of sales in Europe. “Attending Aero Friedrichshafen gives us the opportunity to engage with our customers.”

Bell Helicopter along with Independent Representative, Atlas Air is also displaying the Bell 429 in VIP/corporate configuration on static display.

Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation will display the Cessna Skyhawk JT-A and Cessna TTx inside the Expo Hall as well as a broad range of its aircraft on static display including the Beechcraft Baron and King Air 350i and the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Citation M2 and Citation CJ4.

“The Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft on display at Aero Friedrichshafen represent the various product lines available in Europe that meet a broad range of general aviation requirements,” said Tom Perry, Textron Aviation’s vice president, European Sales.

AERO Friedrichshafen will host more than 630 exhibitors from nearly 35 countries, presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers.

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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 Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit

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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit
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