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Bell Helicopter Displays Newest Luxury Interior for Bell 429 at EBACE

GENEVA, SWITZERLANDBell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell 429 will display its newest state-of-the art luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Macaer Aviation Group at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, held May 20 to 22.

“The Bell 429 is the most advanced light twin engine helicopter in its class. Our elegant VVIP interior has been engineered to the finest detail and is highly customizable. With the Bell 429’s distinctively smooth and quiet ride, each passenger can now enjoy the best possible ride in the exact style of their choice” said Patrick Moulay, managing director in Europe. “We are excited to showcase this highly sophisticated interior for the first time in Europe.”

Customers can customize the cabin interior to a variety of seating configurations, and choose from a wide range of fabrics, colors and amenities. Macaer’s specialty custom interior incorporates a noise abatement called SILENS™, and an In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge (I-FEEL), that provides a fully customized interactive touch screen based entertainment management system.

Macaer Aviation Group has six completion centers spreading across Europe to better serve the needs of Bell 429 VVIP customers. 

The Bell 429 VVIP cabin interior mock-up will be on display at the Bell Helicopter booth #5613 in EBACE, along with the latest commercial product offering the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, and the Bell 429 itself.

The Bell 429 also offers exceptional flight performance with a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operators. The buyer will take advantage of the Bell 429’spacious cabin and extra-large 60 inch side doors, as well as Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability certified for single or dual pilot operations to better fulfill their mission.

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, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

 

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