Bell Helicopter to Debut Bell 525 Relentless at Monaco Yacht Show

September 12, 2016

INDUSTRY-LEADING HELICOPTER DESIGNER AND MANUFACTURER TO DISPLAY
NEW AIRCRAFT ALONGSIDE LUXURY FLEET

Fort Worth, Texas (September 12, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26thannual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), September 28 through October 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of the company’s VIP modern luxury product line.

Find select photos of the luxury product line here.

Show attendees will experience the full-scale mockup of the Bell 525 with VIP cabin interior prominently positioned at the Parvis Piscine entrance. The most spacious commercial helicopter developed by Bell Helicopter, the Bell 525 brings forth an entirely new level of innovation and state-of-the-art design. Sleek modern exteriors meet meticulously crafted, bespoke interiors, resulting in an unforgettable in-flight experience. Fly-by-wire technology is engineered to provide highly advanced safety and operating capabilities, while targeted unparalleled range and unprecedented speed will offer Bell 525 operators the new standard in efficiency and functionality.

“For the past 80 years, we have been proud to be recognized by our peers for continuously setting the pace for the industry, and working relentlessly to develop and expand the scope of vertical lift aviation. The Bell 525 showcases our deep passion and drive to deliver something the world did not think possible until now,” said Patrick Moulay, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Bell Helicopter. “The MYS is the perfect venue to highlight our VIP line and showcase the unique functionality our aircraft plays in the yachting business.”

Displayed on the Yacht Helideck, the Bell 429 is at the apex for light twin helicopters and private transport around the world. Accommodating up to seven passengers, the Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed, range, hover performance and enhanced safety margins. The advanced avionics and systems monitoring suite ensures outstanding maintainability and aircraft readiness.

The Bell 407GX will be positioned prominently at the Quai Rainier III, where attendees will have an opportunity to experience Bell Helicopter’s most versatile helicopter. The Bell 407GX integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin that can adjust to an array of missions and payloads.

Over 580 exhibiting companies and partners participate in the Monaco Yacht Show, among them: the most prestigious superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and the most important brokerage houses. It is regarded as the one and only occasion in the year - and in the world - to discover the greatest of superyachting in the glamorous setting of Monaco. The show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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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 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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