Bell Helicopter and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505



Turbomeca’s Service By the Hour program available to Bell 505 customers at point of sale as part of Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical Support offerings

FORT WORTH, TX (March 5, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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BAE Systems has increased its commitment to the armed forces community today by signing a revised Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at an event hosted on board HMS Iron Duke in Portsmouth. The new agreement will see the Company offer additional support to the families of Reservists throughout and beyond their operational duties. It also includes hosting Reserve recruiting teams across BAE Systems’ UK sites and implementing a regular review of Covenant progress.

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HMCS Fredericton Deploys to the Black Sea in Support of NATO-led Maritime Assurance Activities


March 5, 2015

OTTAWA — Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton has arrived in the Black Sea to participate in joint NATO training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations with warships from several allied and partner nations.

During the month of March, HMCS Fredericton and the five other allied warships currently assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) are in the Black Sea to enhance maritime security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. Their presence demonstrates Canada’s and NATO’s steadfast commitment to allies and security partners in the region, especially in the context of Russia’s continued aggression towards Ukraine.

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First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer at Heli-Expo


From L to R: Roberto Farnese, regional sales manager of southern Europe, Cristian Forghieri, co-owner and flight operations manager of Elicompany, Patrick Moulay, vice president of global sales and marketing, Scott Donnelly, chairman and CEO of Textron

Sale is a key milestone for Bell Helicopter’s new office in Italy

Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 407GX to Italy-based, Elicompany. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport and charter, will be the first Bell 407GX to operate in Italy, and was the first sale conducted by Bell Helicopter’s new office in Milan, Italy.

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Heliconia Industrie Appointed as an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Morocco

AW1244 Heliconia service centre

Supporting AW139s performing offshore transport

Strengthening the partnership with official distributor and AW139 operator Heliconia
Two AW139s already in service in Morocco

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today it has appointed Heliconia Industrie Sarl as an Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Morocco. Heliconia, an official distributor of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in Morocco since early 2014 with two offshore-configured AW139s already in service and a contract for two additional helicopters, will provide a range of support and maintenance services from its base headquartered in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation orders a Grandnew EMS Helicopter for new Toyama Prefecture Doctor Heli Base.

AW1243 Shizuoka Air Commuter GrandNew EMS Japan

Continued success of GrandNew in Japan for emergency medical services

Aircraft to enter service in summer this year
Contract in the framework of the Doctor Heli system programme
Approximately 80 AgustaWestland light twin class helicopters sold to Japanese customer so far for various roles

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan announced today that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in summer 2015.

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Tuncang Investment Appointed an Official Distributor for the SW-4 in China

AW1248 Tuncang SW-4 distributor in China

Commitment for ten SW-4 helicopters

Expands the presence of AgustaWestland in China
AgustaWestland is committed to the continued expansion of support solutions in China.

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Tuncang Investment Co.,Ltd. has been appointed an official, non-exclusive distributor for the SW-4 light single engine helicopter in China. The distributorship agreement includes a commitment for ten SW-4s which will be manufactured by PZL-Swidnik in Poland. In the future Tuncang could also be appointed an Authorized Service Centre for the SW-4 in China.

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AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189 Helicopters for Falkland Islands Search & Rescue Requirement

AW1241 AAR AW189 SAR Falkland Islands

AAR will use the next generation helicopter to fulfill the UK Ministry of Defence SAR requirement

AgustaWestland will also provide ten years support and training services;
Delivery by year end
Important commercial SAR programme for the UK MOD

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two new generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands.

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