Saint-Gobain Signs Long-Term Contract for Bell Helicopter

  Saint-Gobain Signs Long-Term Contract for Bell Helicopter

Business Wire

RAVENNA, Ohio -- June 17, 2013

Saint-Gobain Aerospace today announced it has signed a long-term contract with
Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply nose radomes for the new Bell
525 Relentless^TM helicopter program.

The radomes will be manufactured with advanced Norton Armor™ materials from
Saint-Gobain that provide superior radar transparency and in-flight
durability. “Saint-Gobain’s high-transparency radomes provide the clearest
window for the weather radar for the Relentless, which provides the maximum
range and the best weather image for the pilot during flights that are facing
inclement weather,” said Dan Orwig, Sales Manager, Advanced Radome Solutions
for Saint-Gobain Aerospace. “We are excited to provide our radome expertise to
the advanced technology on the Bell Helicopter Relentless.”

Saint-Gobain Aerospace specializes in the design, manufacture, repair and
certification of high-performance aerospace composites and  radomes. The
Norton Armor™ paint system reduces maintenance costs and extends service life
and is available for new products and for repairs.

Saint-Gobain Aerospace is part of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, which
employs more than 5,000 employees in 16 countries and supplies
high-performance plastics including films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings,
seals and fluid systems. Paris-based Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100
industrial companies in the world and had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012.

For more information, visit or call (330) 296-9948.

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.


Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Dan Orwig, 330-297-3058
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