Able Aerospace Adds Agusta Bell 412 R&O To Capabilities

October 10, 2016

MESA, Arizona (October 10, 2016) – Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of Agusta Bell 412 component repairs and overhauls to its broad menu of rotor wing MRO capabilities. The announcement expands Able’s trademark cost savings and repair benefits to the Agusta- branded 412 platform, which is located largely in Europe and South America.

“Able has one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms of Bell 412 component repairs, and we offer that expertise to operators across the globe,” said Able Aerospace Services Business Development Manager Geno Forman. “The addition of Agusta Bell 412 capabilities means we can now extend that support to an entirely new – and largely underserved – market. We are excited to provide these operators with a way to save more money, avoid supply chain delays and generally reduce their aircraft downtime.”

With customers in more than 60 countries, Able has a strong track record of delivering worldwide rotor wing MRO support to multiple aircraft platforms. For the 412, Able offers a full range of FAA-approved repairs and overhauls including, but not limited to, transmissions, main rotor hubs, elastomerics, hydraulics, and Level I and Level II bearings inspections and repairs. Additionally, Bell Helicopters supports nearly 200 AB412s worldwide through rotor blade repairs, composite panels and through various Aeronautical Accessories kits.

Able’s capabilities are part of the company’s more than 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and overhauls, completed almost entirely in house by a collaborative staff of mechanics, engineers, DER experts and customer service specialists. For international jobs, this team ensures seamless airworthiness certification that includes EASA, ANAC, CAAC and more.

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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the 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 most capable global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.

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, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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