6-Nov-2015 Source: Textron
Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, Textron Aviation Inc. and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the fourteenth Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 8 -12.
Subject matter experts from each business will be available at chalet #A43-45 to discuss a broad range of aerospace and defense capabilities.
“As one of the largest airshows in the world, the Dubai Airshow is a great venue for aviation and defense solutions and we are excited to be a part of it,” said Scott Donnelly, Textron’s Chairman and CEO. “Textron is bringing a broad range of products and technology to this event – including some of our most successful and well-known systems. Whether they are interested in precision weapons, unmanned aircraft, tactical turboprop and jet aircraft, or advanced rotorcraft – our chalet will be sure to offer customers and attendees an experience unlike any other.”
For nearly 50 years, Bell Helicopter has been delivering innovative, state-of-art helicopters to customers in the Middle East. This year, Bell Helicopter will showcase on static display the Bell 429 with VVIP Mecaer Interior, showcasing the epitome of luxury, and the Bell 407 GXP, a highly versatile, state-of-the-art helicopter over 1200 of which have been delivered world-wide. Inside the pavilion, visitors will have the opportunity to engage in the Bell 525 simulation cabin. The Bell 525 is the world’s first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter that delivers a generational shift in pilot situational awareness, safety and reliability. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xmockup will be displayed alongside the 525 simulation cabin.
The Bell Boeing V-22 model will also be exhibited at the Bell Helicopter exhibit inside the Exhibition Hall. Bell Helicopter leadership will be on hand to discuss its military offerings, including the AH-1Z attack and UH-1Y utility helicopters in addition to the V-22 tiltrotor. The V-22 is the most in-demand aircraft in the United States Marine Corps with nearly 300,000 flight hours in humanitarian aid campaigns, emergency evacuations and long-range logistical support. The multi-role capabilities of the company’s marinized AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters are ideally suited to militaries aiming to bolster combat power across the broadest set of missions, with an affordable cost of ownership. The UH-1Y and AH-1Z offer the most effective and efficient means of accomplishing an array of missions, anywhere in the world. The AH-1Z is the world’s most advanced attack helicopter, compatible with the widest array of ordnance of any helicopter in the world.