Avco Corporation (“Avco”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (“Bell Helicopter”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. Bell Helicopter consists of several subsidiaries and operating divisions. The Textron Systems group of businesses includes Overwatch Systems, Ltd.; Textron Systems Corporation (d/b/a Textron Defense Systems); and AAI Corporation, all of which are subsidiaries of Avco, as well as Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco; Marine & Land Systems, an unincorporated division of Textron Inc.; and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., which is wholly owned by Textron Inc. Beech Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, including Beechcraft Corporation, and Cessna Aircraft Company are subsidiaries of Textron Aviation Inc., which is wholly owned by Textron Inc. Kautex conducts its business through a number of separately incorporated companies and other operations. The Greenlee business unit consists of various legal entities, including but not limited to Greenlee Textron Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., and E-Z-GO and Jacobsen are both unincorporated divisions of Textron Inc. Textron Financial Corporation (“Textron Financial”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. Textron Financial consists of several subsidiaries and operating divisions.
We own, or are licensed under, numerous patents throughout the world relating to products, services and methods of manufacturing. Patents developed while under contract with the U.S. Government may be subject to use by the U.S. Government. We also own or license active trademark registrations and pending trademark applications in the U.S. and in various foreign countries or regions, as well as trade names and service marks. While our intellectual property rights in the aggregate are important to the operation of our business, we do not believe that any existing patent, license, trademark or other intellectual property right is of such importance that its loss or termination would have a material adverse effect on our business taken as a whole. Some of these trademarks, trade names and service marks are used in this Fact Book and other reports, including: Aeronautical Accessories; AAI; acAlert; Aerosonde; AH-1Z; Ambush; Arc Horizon; Ascent; AVCOAT; Bad Boy Off Road; Baron; BattleHawk; Beechcraft; Beechcraft T-6: Bell; Bell Helicopter; Bonanza; Bravo; Cadillac Gage; Caravan; Caravan Amphibian; Caravan 675; Cessna; Cessna 350; Cessna 400; Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A; Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A; Citation; CITATION ALPINE EDITION; Citation Encore+; Citation Latitude; Citation Longitude; Citation M2; Citation Sovereign; Citation X; Citation X+; Citation XLS+; CJ1+; CJ2+; CJ3; CJ3+. CJ4; Clairity; CLAW; CLEARTEST; Commando; Cushman; DataScout; Dixie Chopper; Dixie Chopper Stryker; Eclipse; ENFORCER; Excel; E-Z-GO; E-Z-GO EXPRESS; FAST-N-LATCH; Fury; G3 Tugger; GatorEye; Gator Grips; GLOBAL MISSION SUPPORT; Grand Caravan; Greenlee; H-1; HAULER; HDE; Hawker; Hemisphere; Huey; Huey II; iCommand; IE2; Instinct; Integrated Command Suite; INTELLIBRAKE; Jacobsen; Jacobsen HoverKing; Jet Ranger X; Kautex; King Air; King Air C90GTx; King Air 250; King Air 350; Kiowa Warrior; Klauke; LF; Lycoming; M1117 ASV; MADE FOR THE TRADE; McCauley; Mechtronix; Millenworks; Mission Critical Support (MCS): MissionLink (IVHM); Mustang; Next Generation Carbon Canister; Next Generation Fuel System; NGCC; NGFS; Odyssey; ONSLAUGHT; OPINICUS; Overwatch; PDCue; Power Advantage; Pro-Fit; ProParts; Ransomes; REALCue; REALFeel; Recoil; Relentless; ROCONNECT; RT2; RXV; SABER; Scorpion; Sensor Fuzed Weapon; ServiceDirect; Shadow; Shadow Knight; Shadow Master; Sherman + Reilly; Skyhawk; Skyhawk SP; Skylane; SkyPLUS; Sovereign; Speed Punch; Spider; Stationair; ST 4X4; SuperCobra; Super Cargomaster; Super Medium; SYMTX; TDCue; Textron; Textron Aviation; Textron Defense Systems; Textron Financial Corporation; Textron Marine & Land Systems; Textron Systems; TI-Metal; TRUESET; TRU Simulation + Training; TRUCKSTER; TTX TUG; Turbo Skylane; Turbo Stationair; UH-1Y; V-Watch Connect; VALOR; V-22 Osprey; V-280; Wolverine; 2FIVE; 206; 407; 407GT; 407GX; 412, 429, 505; 525 and 525 Relentless. These marks and their related trademark designs and logotypes (and variations of the foregoing) are trademarks, trade names or service marks of Textron Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates or joint ventures.
Certain statements in this Fact Book and other oral and written statements made by us from time to time are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which may describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or project revenues, income, returns or other financial measures, often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “guidance,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “likely” or “may” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. In addition to those factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under “Risk Factors,” among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following: Interruptions in the U.S. Government’s ability to fund its activities and/or pay its obligations; changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to military operations in foreign countries; our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; the U.S. Government’s ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with us for the U.S. Government’s convenience or for our failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, or, under certain circumstances, to withhold payment or suspend or debar us as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; changes in foreign military funding priorities or budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; risks related to our international business, including establishing and maintaining facilities in locations around the world and relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries; our Finance segment’s ability to maintain portfolio credit quality or to realize full value of receivables; performance issues with key suppliers or subcontractors; legislative or regulatory actions, both domestic and foreign, impacting our operations or demand for our products; our ability to control costs and successfully implement various cost-reduction activities; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; pension plan assumptions and future contributions; demand softness or volatility in the markets in which we do business; and cybersecurity threats, including the potential misappropriation of assets or sensitive information, corruption of data or operational disruption.