First Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 enters into service following FAA certification

WICHITA, Kan. (April 4, 2022) – Textron Aviation is celebrating the first delivery of the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 light jet , following the completion of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. Elite Team Offices, headquartered in Clovis, California, recently took delivery of the first production Citation M2 Gen2. The milestone comes less than six months after Textron Aviation announced the latest model during the 2021 National Business Aviation Association - Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The M2 Gen2 is designed and produced by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. “We redefined the entry-level light jet segment when we brought the Citation M2 to market in 2013, and with this integration of next generation interior technology and design, we know the M2 Gen2 will continue to be among the most popular light jet models,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience. “We’re thrilled

Textron Aviation begins deliveries of Cessna Skyhawk aircraft fleet to Kansas State University’s growing flight training school

WICHITA, Kan. (March 31, 2022) - Textron Aviation today celebrated the delivery of five new Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft to the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus , expanding the school’s fleet and supporting the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. The five aircraft are part of a 10-aircraft order, which was announced in October 2021, and the order expands the school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 22. The Skyhawks were delivered today from the company’s manufacturing campus in Independence, Kansas, where all Cessna piston products are assembled and completed. “Textron Aviation is committed to providing support to the training and development of the next generation of pilots, and the Cessna Skyhawk is an excellent choice to fulfill that mission,” said Chris Crow, vice president, Piston Sales, Textron Aviation. “This

Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. named “Dove 1” for Textron Aviation’s Special Olympics Airlift

WICHITA, Kan. (March 21, 2022) – Textron Aviation today announced that longtime customer and Special Olympics supporter Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. , the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, will be the first aircraft to land at the Orlando Executive Airport on Saturday, June 4, as part of the eighth Special Olympics Airlift . As the first aircraft to land, Coca-Cola Consolidated will receive the special “Dove 1” call sign . The Airlift is a signature community event organized and coordinated by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, with assistance from owners and operators, industry partners and employee volunteers.  Textron Aviation works closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create a roster of precise aircraft departure times from airports around the country and to identify specific, prioritized airways for Airlift participants. Each aircraft receives a special Dove call sign that will afford priority treatment in the air

The Next Big Thing in Flight Has Arrived – Cessna SkyCourier Twin Utility Turboprop Earns FAA Type Certification

Textron Aviation today announced the Federal Aviation Administration has granted type certification for the new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop Cessna SkyCourier . Using a clean-sheet design and advanced manufacturing processes, the high-wing aircraft’s production line is underway, and the first unit will soon enter the market with launch customer FedEx Express. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Textron Aviation's new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop Cessna SkyCourier has received type certification from the FAA. (Photo: Business Wire) The Cessna SkyCourier is designed and produced by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. “Achieving FAA certification for the Cessna SkyCourier demonstrates the expertise and hard work of our employees, as well as Textron Aviation’s continued investment in providing solutions for our customers,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO,