Textron Inc was founded in 1923 and reincorporated in Delaware on July 31, 1967. The Company is a multi-industry company that that is engaged in aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide its customers products and services. Its business segments include Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial and Finance. Cessna is a general aviation company based on two lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops and single-engine utility and piston aircraft. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. Bell supplies military helicopters and support to the U.S. Government and to military customers outside the United States. Bell supplies helicopters to the U.S. Government and, in association with The Boeing Company (Boeing), supplies military tiltrotor aircraft. Tiltrotor aircraft are designed to provide the benefits of both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The U.S. Marine Corps H-1 helicopter program includes a utility model and an attack model, the UH-1Y and the AH-1Z. Bell also continues to support the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopter for the U.S. Army. Textron Systems' product lines consist of unmanned aircraft systems, marine and land systems, weapons and sensors and defense and aviation mission support products and services. Textron Systems is a supplier to the defense, aerospace, homeland security and general aviation markets. The Company's Industrial segment designs and manufactures products on the basis of Fuel Systems and Functional Components, Golf, Turf Care and Light Transportation Vehicles and Powered Tools, Testing and Measurement Equipment. The Finance segment provides financing to purchasers of new Cessna aircraft and Bell helicopters as well as pre-owned Cessna aircraft and Bell helicopters on a limited basis. The Company owns, or is licensed under, patents relating to products, services and methods of manufacturing. Its operations are subject to numerous laws and regulations designed to protect the environment.
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