Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc., will showcase a vast product portfolio at the Dubai Airshow—one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events. The show takes place November 12-16 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site. Textron will be displaying at the Textron Chalet A43 to A45 located outside the exhibition hall.
“The Dubai Airshow is an ideal venue to display our unique range of tactical turboprop and jet aircraft, unmanned aircraft, precision weapons and aviation training solutions in the Middle East—one of the world’s fastest growing aerospace regions,” says Scott Donnelly, Textron’s Chairman and CEO. “We are excited to bring so many of our latest products and technologies together in one exhibition.”
Bell Helicopter invites attendees to the Textron chalet. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with subject matter experts and learn about Bell Helicopter’s full line of aircraft. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s integrated global support and service offerings, including Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans which provide customers with total aircraft coverage through the entire lifecycle of the aircraft.
Attendees will get to view several aircraft mockups on static display including:
In addition, the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey will also be exhibited at the show. The Osprey routinely performs a variety of global missions as the most in-demand aircraft with the United States Marine Corps. The flexibility of tiltrotor is repeatedly demonstrated in crisis response and humanitarian relief campaigns, and the V-22 continues to transform rotorcraft operations everywhere.
Textron Aviation and Textron Aviation Defense, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., will be highlighting their defense and special mission capabilities at the Dubai Air Show this year, including a static display of the innovative Scorpion and special mission-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i and Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
The Scorpion is a bold, new, adaptable multi-role tactical jet with unparalleled acquisition and operating costs. Designed and built with leading-edge technologies, the Scorpion’s modular and scalable architecture allows for the ease of future upgrade requirements, ensuring the platform can evolve with changing defense needs. The Scorpion excels at intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), armed reconnaissance, close air support (CAS), and light attack missions with its twin-engine jet speeds and ability to precisely and quietly locate and engage enemy targets. A next-generation combat aircraft, the Scorpion has the ability to carry multiple sensors to deliver precision weapons via three payload bays and six hard points, delivering a tactical advantage to even the most demanding situations.
Throughout the week, Textron Aviation Defense will also display the King Air 350i and Cessna Grand Caravan EX, featuring flexible interiors designed for numerous special mission applications. Aboard the aircraft will be a surveillance console, medical stretcher and a variety of seating configurations. Also on display will be a mockup of the hard point provisions for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX platform.
Textron Systems will exhibit the NIGHTWARDEN Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS), Aerosonde HQ, G-CLAW precision weapon system and FURY precision guided weapon at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.
Textron Systems’ family of TUAS offers unparalleled experience with more than one million flight hours from operations around the world. At the Dubai Airshow, Textron Systems will display its latest TUAS platform—the NIGHTWARDEN system. This next-generation platform offers greater endurance and payload capacity than the company’s other TUAS. With a dual-payload configuration, extended endurance and a satellite communications capability, the NIGHTWARDEN TUAS offers great flexibility and power to meet various mission requirements.
The Aerosonde HQ, which combines maturity and reliability with mission flexibility and a very small operational footprint, will also be showcased. The Aerosonde HQ incorporates 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 capability may be integrated onto existing or new Aerosonde systems, within 30 minutes, yielding an extremely diverse mission set.
Textron Systems will also highlight two products from its Weapon & Sensor Systems business, the G-CLAW and FURYprecision guided weapon systems. The FURY and G-CLAW precision guided weapons utilize global positioning system/inertial navigation system and a Semi-Active Laser Seeker, to provide high levels of accuracy for weapon guidance and target engagement. Both systems utilize advanced warhead designs and a tri-mode fuze for maximizing lethality against a wide range of targets.
For more information on Textron Systems’ current product line, visit the official Textron Systems website, or contact Textron Systems Public Relations.
TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training delivers innovative aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. TRU continues to serve as a total training solutions provider in the Middle East with current airline customers, such as Oman Air and Air Arabia, bringing a turn-key solution through the Train @ Home model which provides not only state-of-the-art Airbus and Boeing Full Flight Simulators (FFS), but also 24/7 support and maintenance services. TRU will announce shortly new leading-edge training technology to be utilized in the UAE beginning December 2018, further closing the gap between simulation and reality for today’s pilots in training.
TRU will have senior executives available to answer questions about TRU’s total training solutions.
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