Textron Businesses to Showcase Military, Commercial Products and Services at Singapore Airshow 2016

February 16, 2016

Singapore (February 16, 2016)Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the Singapore Airshow, which will be held February 16-21 at the Changi Exhibition Center. The show is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition.

Subject matter experts from each business will be available at chalet CD-15 to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities.

“The Singapore Airshow is an important event for a number of our businesses,” said Scott Donnelly, Textron’s Chairman and CEO. “Textron is bringing a broad range of products and technology to this event – including several of our newest products. We are excited to offer customers and attendees the chance to experience a broad range of our precision weapons, unmanned aircraft, tactical turboprop and jet aircraft, flight simulators and advanced rotorcraft.”

Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence at the Singapore Airshow, with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mockup on static display, as well as the Bell 429 and Bell 407GXP. Bell Helicopter will also offer the opportunity for attendees to engage in the Bell 525 Relentless simulation cabin at Booth Q01, which provides the experience of using fly-by-wire technology firsthand. Bell Helicopter’s commercial, military and customer service and support business leaders will be available to discuss the company’s integrated global support and service offerings and new product developments.

Bell Helicopter has had a growing presence in Singapore for more than 30 years, and this was further enhanced by the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility to support the expanding operations of Bell Helicopter Asia in 2012. The 160,500 sq. ft. facility houses Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation hangars to support manufacturing, repair and overhaul for both Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation aircraft, a paint booth, warehouse, overhaul and maintenance shops, training, office areas and a 77,000 sq. ft. ramp. The company continues to expand its in-region sales support and comprehensive aftermarket services throughout the region to support their global customer base.

Textron AirLand

Designed and built with commercial practices, Textron AirLand’s Scorpion jet is truly unique in the ISR and Strike market. It is a highly affordable military jet with a target production cost of approximately $20M and an hourly operating cost that has proven lower than $3K. Using commercially designed twin engines, the Scorpion combines high dash speeds, extended endurance and loiter time at cruise speeds – making it very versatile in terms of mission flexibility. The company will be exhibiting a model of the Scorpion at its Singapore Airshow Chalet.

Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation will highlight its commercial, defense and special mission capabilities at the Singapore Airshow.

Making its Singapore Airshow debut is the Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop with the recently certified Pro Line Fusion avionics. Pro Line Fusion for the King Air brings one of the most trusted avionics architectures to the first full touchscreen flight display system.

Alongside the King Air 350i, Textron Aviation will display the Cessna Citation CJ4, Beechcraft King Air C90GTx, Cessna Grand Caravan EX and the Cessna TTx.

Textron Aviation also offers the broadest lineup of special mission platforms in the industry designed to fit mission profiles such as maritime patrol, air ambulance, float operations, training, utility transport and more. Beechcraft Defense offers a versatile lineup of military platforms including the Beechcraft T-6 Texan, the world-leading military flight trainer, and the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack aircraft, all backed by the industry’s most capable global service network.

Textron Systems

Textron Systems will exhibit its proven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), electronic systems, smart weapons and protection systems designed to serve the needs of militaries, security forces and other customers around the globe.

In the area of UAS, it will feature its Shadow® V2, an all-digital, modern system, optimized for new multi-mission, single-sortie profiles and manned-unmanned teaming. Building upon a family of UAS with nearly one million flight hours, the Shadow V2 delivers proven performance with enhanced mission sets.

Textron Systems will also feature the expeditionary Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS), which offers proven multi-mission performance in both military and commercial land-and-sea based applications. The Aerosonde is also equipped for real-time, full-motion video and communications relay within a single flight, and offers dedicated space and power to integrate additional capabilities based on customer requirements.

For electronic systems, Textron Systems will display the Man-Portable Aircraft Survivability Trainer (MAST™), which accurately replicates the visual effects of an infrared (IR) threat-based weapon to stimulate UV-based aircraft survivability equipment systems for more realistic aircrew training events.

In the area of smart weapons, Textron Systems will exhibit its advanced G-CLAW™ and Fury® precision weapon systems. The lightweight G-CLAW precision guided weapon system offers a global positioning system (GPS), as well as flexible delivery options from a variety of aircraft systems and multi-mission employment options for land and sea targets. The Fury precision guided weapon system delivers a precision strike capability against both soft targets and static or moving vehicles. The small, lightweight glide weapon is designed for carriage on multiple platforms. Fury utilizes Semi-Active Laser (SAL) and GPS guidance, and is proven in testing to be accurate within one meter of a designated target.

Also on display will be the Spider™ man-in-the-loop system consisting of sensors, communications and munitions, and the flexible, easy to use MicroObserver™ Unattended Ground Sensor system. In addition, the Sensor-Fuzed Weapon (SFW™), Textron Systems’ smart and highly-reliable area weapon system will also be on display. The SFW is an air-to-ground area weapon designed to defeat multiple moving and fixed vehicular targets on land and at sea – including heavy armored battle tanks, missile launchers, armored personnel carriers and maritime threats.

TRU Simulation + Training

In 2014, Boeing selected TRU Simulation + Training to produce the very first 737 MAX Flight Training Suite. During the Singapore Air Show, TRU will team with Boeing to offer tours of the Boeing Singapore Training and Flight Services facility and provide demonstrations of the TRU-built Boeing 737NG full motion flight simulator—predecessor to the Boeing 737 MAX flight training device now in development. Attendance is by reservation only; the event will occur on Thursday, February 18, from 16:00 to 20:00.

With more than 2,900 orders recorded for the 737 MAX as of October 2015, this planned event is to give attendees a real sense of the future—both for commercial flight and pilot training. TRU Simulation + Training will also have senior executives available to answer questions about TRU’s full suite of flight and aviation maintenance training products and services.

Press Contacts

Bell Helicopter


+1 817-760-1565


TRU Simulation + Training

+1 706.300.2276


Event Reservations:


Textron Aviation/Textron Airland


+44 (0) 795 864 6606


Textron Systems

+1 978-657-2020


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 AirLand

Textron AirLand has developed a highly affordable and exportable twin-engine ISR/Strike/Trainer jet for the tactical military aviation market. A versatile jet platform based on commercial best practices and proven high technologies, Scorpion is designed as a multi-mission aircraft for diverse battlefield, security and training missions. More information about our initial aircraft is available at www.ScorpionJet.com.

About Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the leading 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: textronaviation.com.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine and Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon and Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, end-to-end flight training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its Air Transport Simulation, Business and Military Simulation, Mission and Maintenance Training, and Training Centers and Services. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.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, Textron Systems and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; risks related to our international business, including relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries.

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