FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (April 5, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company is showcasing seven of its class-leading aircraft at the 2017 Aero Friedrichshafen exhibition this week at the Friedrichshafen Airport from April 5-8. The company is highlighting its leading light jet platforms and its best-selling Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprops, as well as debuting the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi-equipped piston aircraft at this year’s show.
“Aero Friedrichshafen allows us to connect with our customers in region and garner their feedback as we continue to bring innovative solutions to market that meet their needs,” said Tom Perry, vice president of Sales, Europe. “Textron Aviation continues to lead the German market with more than 200 business jets and nearly 100 turboprops in region and we look forward to growing our dedicated customer base.”
Textron Aviation is displaying the Cessna Citation CJ4, Cessna Citation M2, Beechcraft King Air 350i, Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Cessna TTx, as well as the Cessna Skylane182 and Turbo Skyhawk 172 JT-A equipped with the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi avionics platform.
Leading the German market
Representing the company’s leading light jet platforms are the Cessna Citation CJ4 and Cessna Citation M2, offering a broad range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in their class. Since entering the market just over three years ago, the Citation M2 has quickly become the best-selling business jet in its class, with more than 130 aircraft delivered around the world.
The world’s most popular turboprop platforms, the Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan aircraft will also be on display this year. These aircraft offer an unmatched combination of performance and flexibility to meet a variety of business and special mission aviation needs. The total ownership experience goes beyond the class-leading range, superior payload capacity and numerous cabin configurations by providing dependability and low operating costs, ensuring customers receive the most value for their aircraft.
Enhanced piston product line
The recently introduced Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck is the company’s latest example of innovation within the piston product line. The G1000 NXi platform offers customers significant flight display modernization with faster processing times, improved graphics rendering and enhanced readability with LED back-lighting.
The Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A on display this week is another example of continued investment in the piston product line. This factory option introduces advanced Jet-A powerplant technology to the world’s leading training platform. The Turbo Skyhawk JT-A incorporates a Continental CD-155 engine to deliver better range and fuel efficiency while accommodating environmental regulations and the global availability of aviation fuels.
Industry leading customer support
Textron Aviation is dedicated to supporting its European customers with six company-owned service centers, seven line maintenance stations, more than 50 authorized service facilities, including nine in Germany, and a team of more than 400 employees, comprised of engineers, service technicians, field service representatives and sales representatives. The company’s 11 experienced field service representatives serving Europe offer maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, refurbishments and other specialized services for the entire range of Textron Aviation products. In the last year, the company’s focused investments in Europe have resulted in three dedicated support aircraft serving the region and a European parts distribution center located in Düsseldorf, Germany, which houses more than 225,000 parts.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. For more than 90 years, the Textron Aviation brands have represented unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, offering an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit www.txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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