Frequently Asked Questions
Textron Inc. conducts our business through five operating segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems and Industrial, which represent our manufacturing businesses, and Finance, which represents our finance business. Textron's Corporate Office provides oversight, direction and assistance to its businesses, consistent with sound corporate governance practices. For more information on Textron’s businesses and operating divisions, see Textron Businesses. To learn more about Textron's legal entity structure, see the Terms and Conditions section.
Textron leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. To learn more about our major industries and markets, explore Textron Businesses.
Textron's World Headquarters is located in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (See Contact Us) Textron manufacturing operations, which are conducted through its subsidiaries and operating divisions, can be found in 16 countries. Textron has facilities and presence in 25 countries.
Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. Together, these businesses represent a global network of powerful brands that provides innovative solutions and services to customers around the world. Customers recognize these Textron companies as premier brands - products and services that set the pace in their respective markets and delight customers at every turn.
For questions about a specific Textron product, you will need to contact the Textron business that manufactures that product. For specific business locations, addresses and telephone numbers, please go to Contact Us.
In 2016, Textron revenues were approximately $13.8 billion. Non-U.S. revenues account for more than 35 percent of that total. Read more about our financial results in the Investor Relations section of this website.
Textron is currently ranked 209th on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. companies.
Textron started as a small textile company in 1923, when 27-year-old Royal Little founded the Special Yarns Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. Revenues that first year were just $75,000. Today that company has grown into a highly successful multi-industry enterprise recognized for our network of powerful brands, world-class processes and talented people.