Security Officers’ Union Approves New Labor Agreement At Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth Plant

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FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16, 2012 – Members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) union, including about 70 security officers at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facility in Fort Worth, have approved a new three-year labor agreement with the company.

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Specialist Aviation Services Orders AW169 Helicopters for Parapublic Missions

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AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Specialist Aviation Services has signed a contract today for six AW169 helicopters including firm orders and options. The contract was signed by Henk Schaeken, Group Managing Director of Specialist Aviation Services at the Farnborough International Airshow. The helicopters will amongst others be used for emergency services missions with deliveries commencing in 2015. Contracts for more than 60 AW169s have now been signed by customers worldwide since its commercial launch in February 2011.

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General Dynamics and EADS North America Team-up to Provide Border Protection and Security Systems for Customers Worldwide

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and HERNDON, Va., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics C4 Systems and EADS North America have joined forces to deliver cost-effective border protection and security systems that leverage the command, control and communications expertise of General Dynamics and the proven border security solutions and industry leading radar and sensor capabilities of EADS. The combined expertise from both companies represents a perfect match for border protection and security systems including the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) program currently under evaluation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Bell Helicopter Delivers Bell 429 to Fairfax County Police Department

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 10, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 helicopter to the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). FCPD’s second multi-role Bell 429 is configured for both law enforcement and emergency medical service operations.

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Japan Orders Two More AW139s for Fire Fighting Missions

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that two additional AW139 intermediate twin helicopters have been ordered in Japan to perform fire fighting missions. Contracts have been signed by the Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Yokohama City respectively.

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New Jersey State Police Completes Fleet Renewal Program with Latest AW139 Acceptance

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Police has today taken delivery of their fifth and final AW139 helicopter under their fleet replacement program. The aircraft were produced at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania production facility.

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AgustaWestland Exhibits AW189 SAR at FIA 2012

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is exhibiting the new generation AW189 8-tonne class helicopter in a search and rescue configuration for the first time ever at the Farnborough International Airshow. Launched in June 2011, the AW189 is designed to meet future demanding requirements for long range, long endurance SAR operations in all weather conditions and operating environments. Meeting the latest safety and certification requirements and equipped with advanced avionics and mission systems, the AW189 offers unmatched capabilities in its class and is being offered for the UK’s SAR-H requirement. Certification of the AW189 is on schedule for 2013.

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Air Medical Critical Care Interior Approved for Bell 429 in Canada

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 9, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Transport Canada has approved the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 United Rotorcraft air medical critical care interior. Bell Helicopter is featuring a Bell 429 in this interior configuration at the Farnborough International Airshow this week.

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