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Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation exhibit modern capabilities at India Aviation
HYDERABAD, INDIA (March, 2016) —Bell HelicopterandTextron AviationInc., Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today their joint presence during India Aviation Exhibition and Conference, March 16-20,at Begumpet Airport, in Hyderabad, India.
“In India, our focus is to build regional connectivity with the Bell Helicopter product line and helicopter operations together with the Caravan and King Air platforms of Textron Aviation,” said Inderjit Sial, President and Managing Director, Textron India.“Bell Helicopter’s relationship with Dynamatic Ltd, for manufacturing parts of the Bell 407 cabin, is actively working toward strengthening the aerospace industry in the region and aligns our vision with the â€˜Make in India’ program. In addition, as India’s aviation industry has witnessed growth by 20 percent in 2015, it is expected to get a further boost with the new civil aviation policy. This should help promote the central idea of ease of doing business with a review on operative clearances required for medi-evacuation and helicopter and aircraft certification process by the DGCA.”
Subject matter experts will be available to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities available at the Textron static exhibit (Chalet #3).
Bell Helicopter has maintained a solid presence in the Asia Pacific region for more than 30 years, with an installed fleet of more than 1,000 helicopters serving multiple mission segments. At the show, Bell Helicopter invites attendees to discuss its modern commercial product line and see how the diverse product portfolio is serving the region.
“India remains an important region for Bell Helicopter to develop and grow our balanced business,” saidSameer Rehman, Managing Director of Asia Pacific. “We continue to see a lot of diversity throughout the region, and we are committed to making investments in our aftermarket support offerings and our products to meet the growing needs of our customers.”
Textron Aviation will highlight its special missions and commercial capabilities at the India Aviation event in Hyderabad this week. The company will display a special missions-configured Cessna Grand Caravan EX and a Beechcraft King Air 350i.