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Designing The Ultimate Cabin Experience

From luggage space to legroom, the Longitude offers passengers more room than ever before. We sit down with interior designer Lydia Pierce to discuss how she helps customers design a unique cabin experience.

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New Leader Rises

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The Cessna Denali Engine: GE Catalyst

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A more capable Caravan series equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi

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Silence is Golden

Learn how Textron Aviation engineers ensured the Citation Longitude jet would be in a class of its own when it came to delivering an ultra-quiet cabin environment.

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Load. Fly. Unload. Repeat.

Reliably lifting off day after day with heavy payloads requires real performance and capability. Cessna designed the all new Cessna SkyCourier™ turboprop for fully loaded high frequency operations and maximum efficiency. Load, fly, unload and repeat, then watch your business grow.

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In construction, business aircraft are also heavy lifters

For 70 years, Berry Companies has operated aircraft to help their large construction and industrial equipment distribution business expand beyond their Kansas home base. Learn why it continues to be a valuable business tool for the company, and how it enables them to do more.

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THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE

Whether they're getting to the next NASCAR race or meeting with sponsors and vendors, Kyle and Samantha Busch are constantly on the move. Find out how the Citation Latitude® keeps their businesses - and family - on schedule.

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Making a fleet change

After years of owning a Beechcraft® King Air® turboprop, New York’s DiMarco Group began considering adding a Citation jet to their fleet. Learn what factors contributed to the decision, and why they made the eventual move to a Citation Latitude® jet.

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The benefits of a versatile jet type rating

When the pilots of Whelen Engineering’s flight department stepped into the Citation Latitude® for the first time, the versatile Model 680 type rating made the transition easier and quicker.

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Making the move to the Latitude

Business aviation has been a formidable business tool for Rogers Group for more than 60 years. When the time came to step up to an aircraft with more performance, the company chose the midsize Citation Latitude®. Rogers Group chief pilot Bill Torphy explains why the midsize jet proved to be the best aircraft for the mission.

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Customer Portal Tips and Tricks

Textron Aviation's new Customer Portal is a gateway to simplified maintenance management and service tracking. Learn more about the portal’s most powerful features and how they give you more access – and control – than ever before

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Textron Aviation Service: Keeping you flying

From service on your terms to unique modification and upgrades, our customer service network is equipped to handle all your service needs.

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Operating aircraft instead of regional offices

With business aviation providing the DiMarco Group easier access to its many properties and customers throughout the Northeastern U.S., the company is able to expand its regional footprint while keeping operations centralized.

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Top 7 factors affecting the value of a pre-owned aircraft

What affects a used aircraft’s resale value?

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Vision Meets Reality

With our family of large cabin aircraft, we're creating stepping stones toward your greater success.

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For Drury Southwest, light jets prove an ideal business partner

When a last-minute opportunity came through for the hotel development company, they counted on business aviation to move quickly and help them soar above the competition.

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Switching from charter to whole ownership

For busy executives like Mike McVean of Dallas, Texas, chartering an aircraft offered a good value and a variety of benefits when he first started using business aviation.

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Prebuy inspections vital to preowned aircraft purchases

Pre-purchase inspections on used aircraft allow buyers to identify and assess damage and wear that isn’t immediately evident and to anticipate maintenance needs in the future.

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An aviation treasure chest

No matter where they come from or how they get there, they leave the Beechcraft Heritage Museum adjacent to the Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA) in Tennessee with a unique history lesson on Beechcraft and early general aviation.

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Comparing your aircraft service quotes

How an informed analysis can save time, money and frustration.

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Innovation Performance Leadership

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Private jet critical to saving more lives

In August 2015, a donor in New Mexico matched up with a patient in Indiana who needed a pancreas to save his life.

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Fly more with full ownership

Bundled pricing and across-the-board coverage fractional ownership offers is a convenient option for business travelers easing into business aviation.

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Expert answers: aftermarket modifications

Jason Burdette has worked on several Textron Aviation product lines, including the Citation® CJ4® and Citation M2®, throughout his 12-year tenure.

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Turboprops keep Arctic communities on the move

In northwestern Alaska, clusters of small, sparsely populated villages dot the Arctic landscape.

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Expert answers: parts service

Brandi Nicholson is a customer service specialist on Textron Aviation’s parts sales team.

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How to research aircraft

When Peter Tinsman was ready to step up to a larger aircraft, he wanted the best combination of size, performance and safety.

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Expert answers: concierge service

Mary Serocki is a concierge service representative at the Textron Aviation service facility in Milwaukee.

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EASA's new Part-NCC regulations explained

A long-planned regulatory change that will alter the operations of many business aircraft in Europe will go into effect August 25, 2016.

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Flight inspection in Australia and Asia

Across the globe, pilots flying in and out of international and regional airports rely on a collection of communications, navigation and surveillance systems to operate safely.

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Expert answers: AOG service and unscheduled maintenance

Alicia Donaldson is Textron Aviation’s support lead for 1CALL, a team tasked with finding quick solutions that get customers with AOG and unscheduled maintenance needs flying again.

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Air ambulances serve San Juan and surrounding communities

Today, a new hospital on San Juan Island, just off Washington state’s mainland, means babies are more likely to be born in a doctor’s care than at home, in the back of an airplane or on the tarmac.

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Civil Air Patrol assists during crisis

A day of playing in the snow in the Nevada mountains turned frightening for a young family of six after the Jeep in which they were traveling swerved off the road and flipped upside down.

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How full aircraft ownership can improve business

When travelling professionals make the move from the main terminal to the FBO, they usually first do so through charter services or fractional aircraft ownership experiences.

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High-performance turboprops vs. light jets

With the lower-than-expected acquisition and operating costs, very light business jets are competing head-to-head with high-performance, single-engine turboprops.

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Charter customers fly in turboprop comfort

For many European charter companies, executive turboprops are the aircraft of choice, providing the ideal balance of short-field accessibility, roomy cabins, mission flexibility and low acquisition and operating costs.

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Finding time to fly

When Mike McVean touches down, he knows all eyes are on his Citation® Mustang®.

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Finding the right time to upgrade

For The Wonderful Company, upgrading its 7,000-hour Beechcraft® King Air® C90GTx with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite had long been a wish-list item.

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Benefits of earning a multi-engine rating in a turboprop

Even as a child, Peter Tinsman had loved airplanes and wanted to learn to fly, but it wasn’t until he spooled down his responsibilities at work in Dubuque, Iowa, that Tinsman finally had time to devote to his lifelong dream.

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Heavy construction profits from business aviation

As CEO of Jomax Construction Co., Inc., a contractor specializing in cross-country pipeline construction, Max Nichols knows how to quickly identify his most formidable competitors in the heavy construction industry.

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Tips for flying your pet on private aircraft

Sophie, Brandy and Remy are lap dogs. When flying commercially, they are fortunate their weights allow them in the airliners’ main cabins rather than the cargo hold.

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Make travel easier in the northeast U.S.

Throughout the northeastern corridor, private aircraft allow you to access big cities, smaller towns and vacation destinations without the time and traffic you’ll experience when using commercial air travel, driving a car or riding a train.

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Transitioning from piston to jet in one step

Once single-engine piston pilots get comfortable in the cockpit, some long to go higher and faster with more room and more comfort.

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Aircraft help entrepreneurs expand nationwide

An unexpected passion for flying has helped Mike McVean dramatically expand his business.

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Aircraft for flight inspection in Europe

Around the world, pilots rely on a myriad of communications, navigation and surveillance systems to fly safely.

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Bonanza key to a family's adventures

From a low approach down Cape Canaveral’s runway to flying through the Smoky Mountains, the Beechcraft® Bonanza® takes Clifford Staley on a world of adventures.

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Earning a jet type rating with a busy schedule

Once a pilot decides to earn a jet type rating, the next challenge is often to fit training time into busy work and family schedules.

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Air option allows Hawaii's locals and visitors to island hop quickly

When nursing students who attend a university on Molokai have to travel to Maui for training or athletes need to island hop during a statewide surfing competition or companies need to send personnel to facilities across the channel, they rely on Mokulele Airlines.

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Business aircraft or commercial airlines?

When the distance is too far to drive to attend a conference or to meet your customer, it’s time to decide whether to travel by airline or business aircraft. Companies that consider both options look at the question from all sides and then choose based on the answer that saves time, money or both.

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Fractional vs full aircraft ownership

Learn more about the differences between full aircraft ownership and fractional ownership, and the costs associated with several types of fractional options.

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Taking service to the next level

You want your aircraft maintained to the highest quality standards. At Textron Aviation, we meet that expectation every day by delivering unmatched solutions tailored to your ownership needs.

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Model Support Teams: Experts behind the scenes

Just as the business aviation industry has progressed with innovations that deliver service solutions directly to a customer’s aircraft so too has the level of technical expertise.

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Business aviation helps beer wholesaler close deals

When it comes to finding quality craft beer in the south, North Carolina is king.

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Pilots log hours while saving animals' lives

Pilots who fly recreationally often share a common issue: finding new places to go.

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Businessman trades airline status for schedule flexibility

Whether he’s on the racetrack, in the air or in a courtroom, details matter to Micky Gilbert.

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Banking on the King Air

Corporacion Banco Industrial, the largest independent financial group in Central America (excluding Panamá), controls nearly $11.1 billion (U.S.) in assets and operates subsidiaries in six countries—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panamá, the Bahamas and the United States. Based in Guatemala City, the group specializes in business, consumer and international banking.

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