Canada Approves Bell 429 MAGnificentTM VVIP Interior

September 25, 2015

This is the fourth aviation authority to approve the luxury interior

Fort Worth, TEXAS (September 25, 2015)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has approved Mecaer Aviation Group’s (MAG) luxury interior for the Bell 429.

“We have a strong demand for the Bell 429 throughout North America, specifically in its corporate and VIP configuration, so we are pleased to see the VVIP interior approved for use throughout Canada,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president of North American sales. “MAG takes our interior to the next level – bringing enhanced features, comfort and technology to our customers.”

MAG provides VVIP customers with multiple options and configurations for the MAGnificentTM interior. Customers can choose from a variety of seating configurations including four, five or six-seat layouts with options for up to two center consoles, and an In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge (I-FEEL), which provides a fully customized interactive touch screen based entertainment, communication and flight information management system.

“The Bell 429 is truly a multi-mission capable aircraft that provides a smooth, quiet ride, and we look forward to delivering this top-of-the-line aircraft and VVIP interior to our customers,” added Moreland.

The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, offering a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operation.

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About Mecaer Aviation Group

With facilities across Italy, Canada and the United States, MAG offers integrated systems including flight controls, landing gear and actuation systems, as well as cabin comfort systems for helicopters, business aircraft, general aviation and basic trainers. Capabilities include design, development, manufacture, certification, and noise and vibration abatement, together with completion, modification, and MRO services. More information is available at www.mecaer.com

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, 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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