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New Advanced Vertical Lift Center Showcases Bell’s Innovative Flight Solutions

Published on: 2018-05-23 13:00:00

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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The Bell V-280 Valor, shown here in its maiden cruise mode flight, will be among the solutions highl ...

The Bell V-280 Valor, shown here in its maiden cruise mode flight, will be among the solutions highlighted at the new Advanced Vertical Lift Center. (Photo: Business Wire)

“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:

  • Flight Simulator where users take control of the V-280 Valorand experience the agility and speed of the world’s latest tiltrotortechnologies;
  • Mission Table that delivers an interactive and visualrepresentation of how complex operational requirements can be met withthe revolutionary speed, range and lethality the V-280 delivers as asolution for the government’s FVL program;
  • Augmented Reality demonstration that shows how the use ofBell’s digital thread technology impacts design, build, andsustainment by bringing hands-on training and maintenance support tothe most remote locations; and
  • Virtual Reality experience focused on giving operators anddecision makers an immersive look at how the V-280 is designed todeliver tactical overmatch.

“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: .

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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