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THE SUBARU BELL 412EPX INTRODUCED AS PART OF JAPAN UH-X PROGRAM

Farnborough, United Kingdom (16 July 2018) – At a ceremony held at Farnborough Air Show today, BELL HELICOPTER, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and SUBARU Corporation announced their collaboration on a commercial enhancement of the BELL 412 EPI, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX,in support of the Japan UH-X program.

In 2015, Bell’s long-term partner, SUBARU (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), was awarded the contract for the Japan UH-X program to replace Japan Ground Self Defence Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft with a militarized derivative of the SUBARU BELL 412EPX, which will enable the JGSDF to protect and save lives across its challenging topography, while addressing Japan’s unique requirements.

With improved performance and safety features, the SUBARU BELL 412 EPX will also provide more capability while maintaining its long-established reputation for utility and reliability for commercial customers. “Our relationship with SUBARU extends over six decades,” said Bell President and CEO Mitch Snyder. “Together, we were the first to deliver military helicopters to Japan’s defense force. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration on the UH-X and the 412 EPX Programs.”

“Under cooperation with BELL, the SUBARU BELL 412EPX will providea great opportunity to expand the commercialbusiness,” said Shoichiro Tozuka, Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Aerospace Company, SUBARU. “Further, the UH-X, which will replace the current UH-1J aircraft, will start delivery to JGSDF in 2022 and will be deployed for island defense and disaster relief efforts.”

The SUBARU BELL 412EPX will benefit from a more robust main rotor gearbox dry run capability, increased internal Maximum Gross Weight to 12,200 lbs. and mast torque output of +11% at speeds below 60 knots. This will provide operators the ability to transport more supplies and achieve better operational efficiency.

The SUBARU BELL 412EPX commercial variant is planned to become available to customers globally through SUBARU and BELL in the future. A commercial prototype has undergone testing at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada, and FAA certification was achieved on July 5, 2018.

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ABOUT BELL

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it ca take us. We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

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ABOUT SUBARU
SUBARU Corporation is a leading manufacturer in Japan with the automotive and aerospace businesses as the pillars of its operations.

Recognized internationally for its distinctive technologies such as the symmetrical AWD (all-wheel drive) system with horizontally-opposed engines and EyeSight driver assist system, the company sells more than one million Subaru vehicles worldwide.

Aerospace Company, by leveraging tradition and innovative technologies, develops and produces a wide variety of aircraft and components for major customers, such as JGSDF (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) and Boeing.

Optimizing its unique and advanced technologies, we will grow toward an aircraft manufacturer with a global presence and will actively take on challenges in new fields.

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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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. 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, including, but not limited to, changes in delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals or orders;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 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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Footprint Continues to Grow with New International Orders

Farnborough, United Kingdom (16 July 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell 429 footprint continues to grow, with recent new orders and deliveries:

  • The Swedish Police Authority has purchased two additional Bell 429 helicopters, growing their fleet to nine Bell 429s used for law enforcement across the country.
  • The Indonesian Police has chosen to add an additional Bell 429 to their fleet, increasing their operation to three Bell 429s.
  • An undisclosed Asia- Pacific government agency has selected two additional Bell 429s for their operation.
  • Bell has received two new orders from corporate customers in Germany and Bangladesh. In addition, a Bell 429 helicopter has been delivered to a customer in Poland.

“We are pleased to see that the unique capabilities of the Bell 429 are satisfying our international customer base,” said Bell International Commercial Business Senior Vice President Patrick Moulay. “We continue to see a steady flow of orders particularly in law enforcement for fleet growth. We also have a steadily growing corporate customer base that appreciates the refinement and sophistication of the aircraft.”

The Bell 429 is designed with the future in mind, enhancing occupant safety, with the adaptability to remain at the forefront as mission requirements evolve. The Bell 429 is chosen by police forces, air medical teams and militaries around the world for time-sensitive missions. The aircraft has been chosen by customers in 42 countries, including Australia, France, Indonesia, Kuwait, Oman, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Thailand, the United States and the United ; 

ABOUT BELL

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront. 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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit .

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. 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, including, but not limited to, changes in delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals or orders; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of 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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  • Contract provides a total of 58 tiltrotors to United States Navy, Marines, and Air Force, and the government of Japan
  • New CMV-22B variant begins modernization ofNavy carrier onboard delivery fleet

FORT WORTH, July 2, 2018 — Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear ; This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan.

“Bell Boeing is pleased to extend production of the V-22, supporting our warfighters with one of the most versatile and in-demand platforms in thearsenal,” said Chris Gehler, Bell Vice President for the V-22 Program. “This multiyear production contract provides program production stability through at least 2024.”

TheNavy will use its new CMV-22B for transporting personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, eventually replacing the C-2 Greyhound, which has been in service since the mid-1960s.

“By combining aircraft for three services and a keyAlly into one multiyear order, theNavy gets more capability for its procurement dollar,” said Kristin Houston, Vice President, Boeing Tiltrotor Programs and Director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. “It also enables theNavy to begin advancing its carrier onboard delivery fleet with modern tiltrotor aircraft. It’s a true win-win.”

ABOUT BELL

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us. We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours. Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: .

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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, including, but not limited to, the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses or delays 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; and our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers.

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Mirabel, Canada (7 June 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive authorized reseller in China for the 505. This first delivery follows the recent certification of the Bell 505 by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

“Our team in Mirabel is extremely proud to have built and to deliver the first aircraft to Reignwood,” said Cynthia Garneau, president of Bell Canada.” This is a very important milestone for Bell in Asia-Pacific and we are thrilled to contribute to the development of the commercial rotorcraft industry in China.”

“The arrival of the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X builds on the success of the renowned Jet Ranger legacy in China,” said Jacinto Monge, Bell managing director for North Asia. “We are excited that customers will now be able to experience the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and we are looking forward to seeing many more taking the skies as we continue to grow our footprint in China.” 

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is a five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter, the customer-driven design of the aircraft places safety, performance and affordability at the forefront. Bell 505 is the first helicopter in its class equipped with the Garmin G1000H Integrated Avionics Suite; it provides pilots critical flight information at a glance to maximize situational awareness. Pilot workload is further reduced by the Safran Helicopter Engines Arrius 2R with dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).

It is designed to meet a wide variety of missions with its flat floor, increased cabin volume and clam shell doors that will provide customers the configuration flexibility needed in today’s market. The Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by the FAA to carry up to 2,000 lbs., including water for firefighting operations. The first three Bell 505s in China will be used for air tourism, air medical and agriculture missions respectively.

For more information about Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, visit 

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About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

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 Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: 

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. 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, including, but not limited to, changes in delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals or orders; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of 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.

The location offers demonstrations and expertise on how new aviationtechnology can deliver solutions for customers’ most pressing missiondemands

CRYSTAL CITY, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, opened its newAdvanced Vertical Lift Center (AVLC) today in the Washington, metroarea. This office provides a unique setting for Bell’s militarycustomers, partners and policy makers to interact with technology thatis defining the future of vertical lift (FVL). Bell is increasing itspresence in the region to offer opportunities for leaders to understandhow advanced aviation technology such as the V-280 Valor can meet theurgent needs of the warfighter.

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“We have a long-standing history of forward thinking, and we arecommitted to delivering overmatch capabilities to our military,” saidMitch Snyder, CEO at Bell. “The AVLC was designed so we can demonstrateinnovative and breakthrough technologies to those involved with nationalsecurity interests.”

The new AVLC provides a customer-focused experience that explores Bell’slatest manned and unmanned solutions that build on the company’s longhistory of partnership with the government. The interactivedemonstration and event space incorporates several options to discoverthe benefits of Bell’s advancements in aviation, including:

“We are committed to helping our customers regain dominance in verticallift, and the AVLC is an opportunity for our team to show real solutionsfor pressing challenges using the power of flight,” said JeffSchloesser, executive vice president for Strategic Pursuits at Bell. “Wehave to create and sustainably deliver new capabilities, such as theV-280, for warfighters to have operational overmatch. We intend for thisoffice to support our nation’s military modernization.”

The Bell AVLC serves as a hub for aviation and policy decision makers toexperience how Bell’s innovative solutions can solve critical real-worldchallenges. To learn more about the Bell AVLC please contact:

ABOUT BELL
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For morethan 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – andwhere it can take us. We are pioneers. We were the first to break thesound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboardNASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems tomarket. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary ofTextron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And withnearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our militaryachieve their missions is a passion of ours. Above all, our breakthroughinnovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers.Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

ABOUT TEXTRON INC.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry companythat leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial andfinance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions andservices. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands suchas Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO,Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRUSimulation + Training. For more information, visit:
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Certain statements in this press release are forward-lookingstatements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals,outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only asof the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation toupdate or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements aresubject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factorsthat may cause our actual results to differ materially from thoseexpressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, butnot limited to, the risk that the Army will not choose the BellV-280 for its Future Vertical Lift program; the efficacy of research anddevelopment investments to develop new products or unanticipatedexpenses or delays in connection with the launching of significant newproducts or programs; changing priorities or reductions in the Government defense budget, including those related to militaryoperations in foreign countries; changes in worldwide economic orpolitical conditions that impact demand for our products, interest ratesor foreign exchange rates; our ability to perform as anticipated and tocontrol costs under contracts with the Government; theGovernment’s ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contractswith us for theGovernment’s convenience or for our failure toperform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, or,under certain circumstances, to withhold payment or suspend or debar usas a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; changes inforeign military funding priorities or budget constraints anddeterminations, or changes in government regulations or policies on theexport and import of military and commercial products; and performanceissues with key suppliers, subcontractors or business partners.

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Zermatt, Switzerland (18 May 2018) – Notable transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell.

“There is no better way for us to celebrate such a significant milestone than with an exciting addition to our fleet,” said Gerold Biner, CEO, Air Zermatt. “This Bell 429 is truly customer designed and has incredible performance, especially in the tough terrain of the Swiss Alps. Bell continuously surpasses our expectations in terms of products and customer care, and we are thrilled to receive another beautiful aircraft.”

“We are delighted that after five years of Bell 429 operations, where the aircraft proved its incredible performance in one of the most demanding missions in the world, Air Zermatt chose the aircraft again for its long term twin-engine needs,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, Commercial Business – International, Bell. “This speaks to the incredible trust our customers have in Bell aircraft performance and customer support.”

Air Zermatt utilizes the Customer Advantage Plan  (CAP) Premier program for simple and straightforward maintenance cost plans. The plans provide customers with budget certainty, access to Bell’s rotable pool of parts and competitive rates when using a Bell authorized service center, which are available ;To uphold their high safety standards, Air Zermatt’s flight crew train on the Bell Valencia 429 Full Flight Simulator to continuously enhance their knowledge and capabilities of the Bell 429.

With the optimal design for passenger mobility and healthcare emergency services, the Bell 429 has the most cabin space in the light twin helicopter market, with flat flooring and seven passenger seating. This cabin can also comfortably fit two litter carriers, another feature significant to the Bell 429. Its 60-inch wide side doors and optional rear clam-shell doors allow for quick and easy passenger and patient ingress and egress. The state-of-the-art technology in the Bell 429 includes a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system, best-in-class WAAS/ SBAS navigation and IFR capability.

To see Air Zermatt’s Bell 429 in action, watch Red Bull TV’s series, The Horn .

ABOUT BELL

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

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 Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: