Textron Businesses Will Exhibit a Large Array of Products at the Farnborough International Airshow

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, Textron Airborne Solutions and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a vast product portfolio at the Farnborough International Airshow—one of the leading aerospace events in the world. The show takes place July 16-22, and Textron will display at the Textron Chalet L2.

“Our businesses will show a great range of products at Farnborough, reflecting our strong commitment to product development over the past several years,” said Scott Donnelly, Textron’s Chairman and CEO. “We’re excited to show our latest offerings of commercial and military aircraft, unmanned aircraft and simulation and training solutions. This show is always a special opportunity to meet with established and potentially new customers from around the world.”

Bell Helicopter
For decades, Bell has been known for building aircraft that enable life-saving missions and support militaries around the world. Our aircraft are able to rapidly deliver and retrieve warfighters in extreme, challenging environments and for fast transport. When it comes to developing tiltrotor technology, or producing life-saving aircraft, Bell has the innovative minds and the relentless drive to revolutionize vertical takeoff and lift.

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Discover these next-generation aircraft on static display at Farnborough Air Show:

  • The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single engine helicopter is the ideal military trainer and offers incredible value unlike any other helicopter in its class. With more than 100 delivered around the world, it is designed to be easier and safer to fly thanks to its superior standard equipment and state-of-the-art Garmin 1000H TM glass cockpit.
  • The Bell 429 is designed with the future in mind, enhancing occupant safety, with the adaptability to remain at the forefront as mission requirements evolve. The Bell 429 is chosen by police forces, air medical teams and militaries around the world for time-sensitive missions.
  • The Bell V-280 Valor and Bell V-247 Vigilant will be featured in the new Live Product Demo Area. The Bell V-280’s new tiltrotor technology is Bell’s answer to the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program; it has been designed to revolutionize military capabilities with unmatched speed, range, payload, agility, survivability and endurance. The Bell V-247 tiltrotor is designed to address the evolving military and transportation demands for a shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems platform.

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Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation and Textron Aviation Defense will be highlighting their defense and special mission capabilities at the Farnborough International Air Show, including a static display of the world’s premier military flight trainer—the Beechcraft® T-6 Texan II—and special mission-equipped Cessna Citation CJ4, Beechcraft King Air 350i and Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft.

Since the Beechcraft® T-6 Texan II turboprop’s entry-into-service in 1994, nearly 1,000 aircraft have amassed more than 3.2 million hours across worldwide military flight training operations by 10 nations spanning the Americas, the U.K., Asia and the Middle East.

Throughout the week, Textron Aviation Defense will also display the Cessna Citation CJ4, King Air 350i and Cessna Grand Caravan EX, each featuring flexible interiors designed for a broad spectrum of special mission applications.

The Citation® CJ4® jet redefines versatility for a light jet. The CJ4 has added speed, range and cabin size over its predecessor without incurring midsize jet operating costs. The Collins Pro Line 21™ avionics suite streamlines the ease of operation of the CJ4. Features such as single point refueling, an externally serviceable lavatory and excellent range deliver what crew and cabin passengers appreciate.

True to its legacy of innovation, the Beechcraft® King Air® 350i surpasses its predecessor’s high-caliber performance with more payload capability and range, a quieter interior with standard Wi-Fi, and Pro Line Fusion™ avionics with full touch-screen simplicity. The King Air is the world’s best-selling business turboprop family.

The Cessna® Grand Caravan® EX is known for its dependable and efficient performance by regional airlines, charter operators and cargo carriers worldwide. The Grand Caravan EX was engineered for challenging missions, high payloads and short, rough runways while delivering single-engine economy and simplicity.

Textron Systems
Textron Systems will showcase the NIGHTWARDEN™ Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS), Aerosonde® HQ, as well as the Fury® and G-CLAW™ precision weapon systems at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.

The NIGHTWARDEN TUAS, which made its debut at the 2017 Paris Airshow, will make its Farnborough Airshow debut. Its multiple payload locations, open architecture and software automation, coupled with its satellite communications capability, give NIGHTWARDEN advanced flexibility and power for tackling various simultaneous mission requirements. The platform also offers up to 18 hours of endurance and a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. Textron Systems’ family of TUAS offers proven and reliable experience with more than one million flight hours from operations around the world.

The Aerosonde HQ combines the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a multi-rotor platform with the proven efficiency, range and speed of the Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) fixed-wing aircraft. This HQ capability can be integrated into an existing or new Aerosonde system in less than five minutes, yielding an extremely diverse mission set with an extremely small, and highly mobile, operational footprint.

Textron Systems will also display the G-CLAW and Fury precision guided weapon systems. Fury will be showcased on the NIGHTWARDEN TUAS and Textron Aviation’s AT-6, while G-CLAW will be showcased on Textron Aviation’s Cessna Caravan. The systems utilize global positioning system (GPS) /inertial navigation system (INS) and a Semi-Active Laser Seeker, to provide high levels of accuracy for weapon guidance and target engagement. Their advanced warhead designs and tri-mode fuzes maximize lethality against a wide range of targets.

TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. TRU continues to build its presence as a leading provider to aircraft OEMs, including as an approved supplier to Boeing for the 737 MAX and 777X training programs. TRU successfully qualified and delivered the world’s first-ever 737 MAX Full Flight Simulators (FFS) to Boeing’s Training Campuses in Miami, Singapore, Gatwick and Shanghai as Boeing continues to expand its 737 MAX FFS order. TRU continues to expand its footprint in Asia through several new Airbus full flight simulators for the A320 and A350 aircraft platforms—provided to Airbus’ growing base of global training centers in Beijing, Singapore and beyond.

TRU will have senior executives available to answer questions about TRU’s total training solutions.

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)
ATAC, a part of Textron Airborne Solutions, is an industry-leading provider of tactical flight training and adversary services which was acquired by Textron in 2016. ATAC provides allied partners and the U.S. Departments of the Navy and Air Force with realistic fighter adversary flight operations involving numerous tactical aircraft, highly skilled former military fighter pilots, and an impressive maintenance and logistics program. In addition to preserving flight hours on front-line active military aircraft, ATAC also enables the Department of Defense to focus on "blue air" combat flight training, ensuring U.S. military pilots have every possible tactical advantage, while saving the U.S. DOD significant costs.

Source: Textron
Date: Jul 11, 2018