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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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  • Cessna Strong

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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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  • Dierks Bentley on the road with the M2

    Going on tour may mean hitting the road and playing to large crowds nightly, but for country singer Dierks Bentley it’s also an opportunity to reach and grow his fan base. Find out why the avid pilot flies a Citation® M2® jet to help make the job easier on him, his bandmates and his most important fans: his family.

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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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  • 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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  • Fractional vs full aircraft ownership

    Introduced in 1986 as an alternative to buying an airplane or using charter, fractional ownership allows you to share the cost of owning and operating an aircraft with others.

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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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  • A global reach from a hometown headquarters

    The benefits of business aviation for an aircraft’s users and company are clear, but the advantages of having access to an aircraft can also help support entire communities.

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  • Command the Next Generation with Garmin G1000 NXi

    With an improved graphical interface, more powerful hardware, higher resolution displays, added functionality to improve situational awareness, and optional wireless technology, managing the flight deck has never been easier.

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  • Moving to multi-engine aircraft

    There are several reasons single-engine pilots add multi-engine certifications to their licenses, and each reason generally lands in the “more” category: more speed, more room, more payload, more performance or more complexity.

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  • The Power of 1CALL

    When the crew of a Citation Excel found itself with a hydraulic brake leak in Iceland and in need of immediate aircraft support, they turned to the 1CALL team.

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