Bell Announces Upgrades for Existing Product Line

Released on Sunday, February 24, 2008
Bell 206
Bell 407
HAI, Houston, Texas, (2008) -- Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, made public its enhancement plans for its product line with the announcement that the 206L, 407 and 412 EP will each receive upgrades to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace.

Barry Kohler, Bell's vice president for Commercial Programs said, "Bell Helicopter recognizes that the marketplace is a dynamic environment and we are committed to keeping our products current. We have listened to our customers and have created enhancement programs that respond to their needs."

Bell's model 206L will benefit from the introduction of structural and performance upgrades for the fielded aircraft, the model 407 will offer a glass cockpit upgrade option and the model 412 will be the first fielded helicopter to be JAROPS certified.

Danny Maldonado, Bell's vice president Commercial Business Development stated, "These actions should continue to position these products very well and we anticipate continued strong demand."

Bell is committed to introducing these improvements as part of its continuous improvement plan.

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