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HELITECH 2013, LONDON, UK – Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Bell Helicopter to supply crash protected data acquisition recorders for use on the Bell 412EPI helicopter. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division will provide Bell Helicopter with its compact Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) product which will be offered to customers as an option on the 412EPI to provide the rotorcraft with Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), Flight Data Recorder (FDR), and additional key data acquisition capabilities.

“We are very proud that Bell Helicopter has chosen our crash protected data recorders for use on the latest variant of their popular Bell 412 rotorcraft,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “We were able to enhance our DAFR to meet Bell Helicopter’s specific requirements and support their timescales for this program. Bell Helicopter is a key strategic customer to Curtiss-Wright and we are pleased to build on our long-standing relationship.”

The Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division is manufacturing the products covered by this agreement in its Christchurch, UK facility. The products are being shipped to Bell Helicopter in Piney Flats, TN.

About the Bell Helicopter 412EPI
The new Bell 412EPI takes the reliability and versatility of the Bell 412 to the next level. Its Bell BasiX Pro™ Integrated Avionic System provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situation awareness and safety and is optimized for IFR, Category A, and JAROPS-3 compliant operations. The Pratt & Whitney PT6T-9 Twin Pac® engines provide enhanced hot and high performance and improved HOGE, CAT-A and PC-2e performance. The 412EPI is certified for single pilot IFR with 3-axis or optional 4-axis stability and control augmentation and a coupled flight director.

About Curtiss-Wright’s DAFR
The Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) fulfills the function of three Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in a single, compact and versatile unit, making it ideal for a rotary wing or small/medium aircraft market. The DAFR uses state-of-the-art memory systems and dual redundant power input in accordance with latest TSOs. Features include 4 channel cockpit voice recording for 120 minutes per channel (one wide band, 3 narrow band audio channels), a dual band rotor tachometer interface, 25 hours of flight data recording from three ARINC 429 high or low speed data bus inputs, 4 analog potentiometer, 6 discrete and a single accelerometer input.

For more information about (CWC-AE) please visit www.cwc-ae.com.

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 Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Controls segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and controls, and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is an innovative engineering company that provides highly engineered, critical function products, systems and services in the areas of flow control, motion control and surface treatment technologies to the defense, energy and commercial/industrial markets. The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and manufacturing innovation and prides itself on long-standing customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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