Textron Aviation’s Zurich and Düsseldorf Service Centers Mark 10 Years of Exceptional Customer Support

Friedrichshafen, Ger. (April 19, 2023) –  Textron Aviation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Zurich and Düsseldorf Service Centers joining its global customer support network. Employees marked the milestone anniversary with celebrations at each location earlier this month.  Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers receive  factory-direct support , maintenance and modifications by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, through a global network of service and part centers, mobile service units and 24/7 1CALL AOG support.  Located at Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Switzerland and Düsseldorf International Airport (DUH) in Germany, the service centers are part of the company’s extensive global service network designed to support customers wherever they are in the world.   “Owners and operators who visit our facility can expect to receive expert and convenient maintenance and modification services for their aircraft,” said Luca

Epic Flight Academy Expands its Training Fleet with the World’s Leading Flight Training Aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk

WICHITA, Kan. (March 29, 2023) –  Textron Aviation  announced an agreement with long-term customer Epic Flight Academy at the 2023 Sun n’ Fun Aerospace Expo today for the order of 15 new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft. As a Cessna Pilot Center, Epic Flight Academy has been training pilots since 1999 and thousands of students from over 80 countries have graduated from the flight school. The Cessna Skyhawk is Epic’s exclusive single-engine aircraft, with a total fleet of 43 ordered since 2016. The new aircraft will supplement and expand Epic Flight Academy’s current fleet based at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in Florida. The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by  Textron Aviation Inc. , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. “The Cessna Skyhawk has been one of the world’s top training aircraft for over six decades,” said Chris Crow, vice president, Textron Aviation Piston Sales. “We are thrilled to see these aircraft continue to inspire the next generation of

Textron Aviation Special Missions Beechcraft King Air 260 chosen as new U.S. Navy Multi-Engine Training System (METS)

Textron Aviation today announced it has been awarded the Multi-Engine Training System (METS) contract by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) through a full and open competition. Beechcraft King Air 260 Multi-Engine Training System (METS) T-54A for the U.S. Navy (Photo: Business Wire) The contract award is for up to 64 King Air 260 aircraft, which will be known as the T-54A. The initial Lot I award will procure 10 new Beechcraft King Air 260 commercial aircraft and associated support. Lot II and Lot III, if the options are exercised, would each procure up to 27 aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are planned from 2024 to 2026. The Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft acquired under the METS contract will replace the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) fleet of T-44C Pegasus aircraft. The T-44C Pegasus aircraft is a variant of the twin-engine and pressurized Beechcraft King Air 90. The T-44 has been in service since 1977. “We are honored the U.S. Navy has again selected the Beechcraft King Air to

Textron Aviation Adds to Growing List of Options for Cessna SkyCourier With Introduction of New Gravel Kit

Textron Aviation today announced it is now offering a gravel kit for its new twin-engine, large-utility Cessna SkyCourier turboprop that gives customers the flexibility to operate their aircraft in and out of unimproved runways around the world. First deliveries of the SkyCourier with the installed option will commence later this month. (Photo: Business Wire) The Cessna SkyCourier is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. The clean-sheet design aircraft achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in March 2022 with first deliveries following just two months later. “Cessna aircraft have been moving people and critically-needed goods in and out of remote areas for decades, and this new capability allows SkyCourier customers to operate in some of the world’s most demanding environments,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president of Sales and Flight Operations. “The addition of this new gravel kit greatly enhances

Global Medical Response Signs Purchase Agreement for Three Additional Bell 407GXi Helicopter Air Ambulance Aircraft

Fort Worth, TX (6 Feb. 2023) – Bell Textron Inc. , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for three additional Bell 407GXi aircraft to Global Medical Response (GMR) with delivery expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The three Bell 407GXis will join GMR’s exclusive 220 Bell helicopter fleet used for emergency medical operations throughout North America.

“As one of the largest air medical service operators in the world, we are honored that GMR has chosen to add the Bell 407GXi to its emergency services fleet,” said Lane Evans, director, North American Sales. “Bell is fully committed to GMR’s mission, and we are proud to continue supporting them with these versatile aircraft.” 

GMR is the largest medical transport company in the world with 39,000 employees servicing more than 4,000 communities. As a partner with large-scale emergency medical organizations such as American Medical Response, Rural Metro Fire,

Textron Aviation Delivers 3,000th Cessna Caravan Family Aircraft; Grand Caravan EX Joins Azul Conecta Airline Fleet in Brazil

Textron Aviation today announced it has delivered a Cessna Grand Caravan EX to Brazilian aviation company Azul Conecta, a subsidiary of Azul Airlines based at the airport of Jundiai in São Paulo. This aircraft represents the 3,000 th Cessna Caravan family turboprop delivered worldwide, reinforcing the Caravan as the most popular utility turboprop in the world. Azul Conecta transports travelers from smaller cities and remote locations throughout Brazil. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230112005832/en/ Textron Aviation employees celebrate the delivery of the 3,000th Cessna Caravan family aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire) The Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX are designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. Textron Aviation employees and representatives from Azul Conecta celebrated this significant milestone with a special delivery ceremony at Textron Aviation’s

Bell Delivers SUBARU BELL 412EPX to Guatemala Air Force

Completes Delivery in the Same Year as Signed Letter of Offer and Acceptance GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Dec. 19, 2022) – In a joint ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Force, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivered two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft during an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora International Airport. The aircraft are part of an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract signed between Bell and the U.S. Army Multinational Aviation Special Programs Office (MASPO) earlier this year.   “We are honored to bring the most modern version of the Bell 412 to Guatemala,” said Carl Coffman, Bell vice president, Advanced Vertical Lift Systems sales and strategy. “Turnaround from signature to delivery is a statement to the men and women supporting this aircraft at every level of the business, and a testament to the efficiency of the IDIQ contract between Bell and MASPO.” Multi-mission capabilities make the

Beechcraft King Air 360 Turboprops get Even “Cooler” with New Standard Electric Air Conditioning Feature

WICHITA, Kan. (December 19, 2022) –  Textron Aviation  today announced that an electrically driven air conditioning system will soon be a standard feature on all new production Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft. This new feature provides cooled air throughout the cabin while the aircraft is on the ground and in flight, enhancing passenger and crew comfort. Deliveries with the new air conditioning system are expected to begin in the coming months. The Beechcraft King Air 360 is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. “The new system for the King Air 360 represents our continued investment in an already iconic product,” said Lannie O’Bannion, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president for Sales & Flight Operations. “Last year we brought all new interiors and enhancements to the cockpit, and now we are bringing more amenities and comfort to the passengers and crew ahead of each flight.” The new electric air conditioning system is

Textron Aviation announces order from Fly Alliance for up to 20 Cessna Citation business jets

Textron Aviation today announced during the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Fly Alliance for up to 20 Cessna Citation business jets, four firm with options for 16 additional aircraft. Fly Alliance will use the aircraft for its luxury private jet charter operations and expects to take delivery of the first aircraft, an XLS Gen2, in 2023. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221018006122/en/ The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 . (Photo: Business Wire) Cessna Citation business jets are designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. “This order is an important step in Textron Aviation’s continued relationship with Alliance Aviation Group, now Fly Alliance,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations, Textron Aviation. “Fly Alliance

flyExclusive Expands Citation Fleet with Order for Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 and Citation Longitude Business Jets

Textron Aviation today announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with Exclusive Jets, LLC, operating as flyExclusive , for up to 14 additional Cessna Citation business jets. flyExclusive has agreed to purchase eight Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 aircraft to be delivered in 2024, and up to six Citation Longitudes , with initial deliveries of the first two Longitude aircraft expected in 2025. These aircraft will provide customers of flyExclusive’s fractional program additional options in the midsize and super-midsize segments. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221017006078/en/ The Citation XLS Gen2 equips operators with speeds of up to 441 knots (817 kilometers/ hour) with a maximum range of 2,100 nautical miles (3,889 kilometers), a takeoff field length of 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) and climbs to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) in 30 minutes. (Photo: Business Wire) In addition, the company has exercised its