Singapore, Feb 12, 2014 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce the first delivery of a Bell 407GX in India to SpanAir, the country's leading air charter company. Specializing in customized travel options, SpanAir offers a fleet of aircraft fully equipped with the latest in aviation and safety technology, including all weather and IFR facilities. With the addition of the 407GX, featuring the first integrated Garmin G1000H(TM) flight deck, SpanAir now has one of the most modern and advanced fleets operating in India.
"The Bell 407GX is the most revolutionary single-engine aircraft in the country with ample information and technological assistance to avoid CFIT (controlled flight into terrain) accidents," said Captain S.K. Mallik of SpanAir.
Bell and SpanAir have enjoyed a long relationship starting with the delivery of their first aircraft, a Bell 407, in 1996; one year after SpanAir was established. Since then, the company has also added a Bell 429.
"The Bell 407GX is gaining momentum all over the world as the most advanced light single engine helicopter on the market," said C.M. Hwang, Bell Helicopter's regional sales director in Asia Pacific. "Customers are discovering that it is an ideal aircraft across mission needs providing superior performance with trusted reliability. We are pleased that SpanAir continues to place their trust in Bell Helicopter. It is yet another endorsement of the value of the 407GX."
The 407GX delivers power and speed with a smooth, quiet ride and a spacious cabin that accommodates six passengers. Built on the proven performance and reliability of the Bell 407 platform, the 407GX features the Garmin G1000H(TM) flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and increased safety. The flight deck's high resolution LCD screens host primary flight and multi-function display information, including Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System, Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology(TM), Traffic Information Systems and more. The 407GX also features a tail rotor camera, allowing the pilot a clear view of the tail during take-offs and landings.
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. More information is available at www.bellhelicopter.com.
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 Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
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