Textron Aviation Special Mission Beechcraft King Air 260 Aircraft Join the U.S Forest Service’s Aviation Fleet Supporting Wildland Fire Management

WICHITA, Kan. (August 18, 2022) – Textron Aviation  today announced it has delivered two Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft to the U.S. Forest Service. The aircraft will perform wildfire mapping missions.  The Beechcraft King Air 260 is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc . (NYSE:TXT) company.   “We are honored the U.S. Forest Service has added the King Air 260 to its fleet,”  said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “Whether for the wildfire detection and mapping, resource management, aerial supervision module/lead plane or air attack, the King Air continues to demonstrate its leadership in this mission. Customer faith in our legendary products and trust in our company and our team are at the core of our enduring relationship with U.S Forest Service.” The King Air 260 aircraft have been modified for the installation of the latest infrared (IR) sensing technology, the Overwatch Imaging

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 40-years of offering world-class aircraft and support in Brazil during LABACE 2022; King Air 360 makes show debut

SAO PAULO (Aug. 9, 2022) – Textron Aviation and its longtime regional channel partner TAM Aviação Executiva are marking 40 years of partnership at this week’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil. The two companies have been working together since 1982 to deliver world-class aircraft and support to customers throughout the region.

Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. 

Textron Aviation’s presence at LABACE includes the show debut for the Beechcraft King Air 360, which began deliveries in 2020. The rest of the aircraft on display include models that have proven to meet the unique requirements of operators across Latin America, making Textron Aviation the general aviation leader in region.

Aircraft on display from Aug. 9 to 11 at Congonhas Airport: Cessna Citation Latitude , Cessna Citation M2 , Cessna Citation CJ3+ , Beechcraft King Air 360 and Cessna Grand Caravan EX

McCauley’s Newest Propeller for UAVs from GA-ASI Receives FAA Certification

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 26, 2022) –  McCauley Propeller Systems announced today that its newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) propeller for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc . (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has successfully achieved certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). McCauley Propeller Systems is a division of Textron Aviation Inc. , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. “This exciting milestone and the success of our UAV propeller program are the result of a decades-long relationship and collaboration between the McCauley and GA-ASI teams,” said John Dandurand, vice president and general manager, McCauley Propeller Systems. “Together, we worked on the design and development to ensure the highest quality propeller.” Specially-designed propeller supports multi-mission possibilities
GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian ® and SeaGuardian ® , equipped with McCauley’s 4-blade propeller, are designed to deliver

TRU Simulation + Training’s Cessna Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator for CAFUC receives CAAC qualification

TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – TRU Simulation + Training announced today that its Cessna Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) has successfully achieved Level D qualification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This is the first Level D Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator in operation outside of the United States.   TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc. , is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs and delivers high-fidelity training devices and support for civil and
defense customers. “The success of the Cessna Citation M2 simulator program in China is the result of a long-standing relationship between the TRU and CAFUC teams,” said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager of TRU Simulation + Training. “TRU’s innovative and customized design, production and support, in addition to the collaboration with CAFUC on the installation and

Textron Aviation Defense Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine achieves Military Type Certification from the United States Air Force

Textron Aviation Defense today announced the Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification (MTC) from the United States Air Force, paving the way for continued global sales of the light attack aircraft. The AT-6E is a multi-mission aircraft system designed to meet a wide variety of warfighter and peacekeeper needs. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220715005324/en/ U.S. Air Force Photo by Andrea Jenkins The Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Defense LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc. , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. The MTC enables global sales of the aircraft through the U.S. government-sponsored foreign military sales program or the direct commercial sales process. As a good steward of U.S. taxpayer resources, Textron Aviation Defense has manufactured an aircraft purpose-built for light attack, counter-insurgency and

Textron Aviation Special Missions Introduces Cessna Citation Longitude Maritime Patrol Aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (July 20, 2022) – Textron Aviation today announced a Maritime Patrol Aircraft variant of its Cessna Citation Longitude Aircraft. The Cessna Citation Longitude is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc . (NYSE:TXT) company.   “The Cessna Citation Longitude jet provides an excellent value for Special Mission operations due to its acquisition cost and operation cost combined with excellent speed, range and payload capacity,”  said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “Textron Aviation has developed and had certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions, maximizing value for operations worldwide.” With an eight hour maximum endurance and 3,500 nautical mile maximum range, the Cessna Citation Longitude MPA is outfitted with a transmissive belly radome for maritime radars, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) fairing,

Bell Expands Regional Aftermarket Footprint in Australia

Bell announced today the acquisition of Eagle Copters Maintenance Pty. Ltd. (ECM), a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business and current Bell customer service facility (CSF) based in Australia. This acquisition enables Bell to expand its regional footprint by providing coveted solutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific.

“This acquisition enables us to provide local support and solutions to our customers in Australia and in Asia-Pacific,” said Chris Schaefer, director, Support and Services, Bell. “We are confident ECM has the right portfolio of service offerings for competitive aftermarket support in the region. We are excited to have them join the Bell family.”

ECM has facilities in Coffs Harbour and Redcliffe, Australia. In 2013, a Calgary, Canada-based company, Eagle Copters Ltd. and Australian company, Aero Assist, partnered to form Eagle Copters Australasia Pty. Ltd. These companies bring in decades of experience in helicopter support and local

Textron Aviation Delivers Special Mission-Configured Cessna Citation Longitude in Support of Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Flight Inspection Mission

WICHITA, Kan. (June, 30, 2022) – Textron Aviation today announced it has delivered a special mission Cessna Citation Longitude jet fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to be operated by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).  The aircraft will conduct flight validation and flight inspection operations to ensure the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Japan. The Cessna Citation Longitude is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc.  (NYSE:TXT) company.  
“Textron Aviation is honored to, once again, be selected as the aircraft provider of choice for the JCAB,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “The Longitude continues the legacy of Cessna Citation flight inspection jet aircraft in service by the JCAB.  The performance, large cabin and capabilities of the Longitude provide the JCAB a new level of efficiency and productivity in maintaining

Second Beechcraft Denali Successfully Completes First Flight, Expanding Flight Test Program to Two Aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (June 16, 2022) –  Textron Aviation  today announced the successful first flight of its second  Beechcraft Denali  flight test article as momentum builds for the clean-sheet aircraft’s certification program. The milestone flight follows the Denali prototype, which completed its first flight in November 2021. The Beechcraft Denali is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. The second test aircraft joins the first Denali prototype in the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali. The aircraft’s flight lasted two hours and one minute, reaching a max altitude of 15,500 feet with a max speed of 240 ktas. To date, the program has accumulated more than 250 flight hours.   “This flight is another vitally important step for the Beechcraft Denali program as the aircraft will be used primarily for testing aircraft systems like avionics, cabin

Textron Aviation Brings New Upgrades to Iconic Piston Product Lineup

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 4, 2022) - Textron Aviation this week is announcing a range of enhancements to its top-selling, legendary piston aircraft lineup. From utility to luxury, these upgrades to the Beechcraft Baron, Beechcraft Bonanza and all Cessna piston aircraft will provide operators with more functionality and comfort. Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft are manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc.,  a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Beechcraft pistons introduce multiple enhancements
The new production Beechcraft Bonanza G36 will now offer a 155-pound increase to the maximum takeoff weight, giving the aircraft a maximum useful load of 1,213 pounds in its standard configuration with six seats.   In addition to the increased gross weight, new production Bonanzas, along with Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft, will offer three new interior schemes and a new cockpit layout with a standalone autopilot controller. New Bonanzas and Bonanzas will also include a Garmin GI 275