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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Grants Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Certification

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the
certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA).

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Bell Helicopter announced the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Sa ...

Bell Helicopter announced the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). (Photo: Business Wire)

"This is a significant milestone for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and I
know our customers in Europe are thrilled to hear the news as well,"
said Patrick
Moulay
executive vice president, Commercial Sales and Marketing.
"Our mission with the Bell 505 was to reclaim the short single light
market while honoring the Jet Ranger legacy and the phenomenal customer
response is evidence we are on track."

The Bell 505 has received certification from the civil certification
authorities in the United States, Australia, Chile, Guatemala,
Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Argentina and most
recently, Japan.

"This is an important milestone for the Bell 505 and the timing of the
news is very exciting," said Glenn
Isbell
, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services "We
are hosting our first Bell 505 European operators this month at our Bell
Training Academy in Fort Worth and the first aircraft in the region is
scheduled to be delivered at the beginning of 2018."

The reliability, speed, performance, and maneuverability of the Bell 505
is integrated with a flat floor, open cabin that is configurable for a
wide variety of missions and payloads. The spacious cabin can be
configured to carry up to four passengers or configured for internal
cargo missions by removing quick disconnect rear cabin seats and/or
copilot seat. The Bell 505's flat floor cabin design and large
rectangular baggage compartment lets the Bell 505 adapt to your changing
mission needs. These features combined with a proven and reliable
drivetrain and rotor system make the Bell 505 a true multi-mission
aircraft in the short light single-engine market.

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

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 aircraft delivery schedules or cancellations
or deferrals of orders; changes in government regulations or policies on
the export and import of our 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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