May 20, 2014

Textron Aviation companies receive CAMO approval at European service centers

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that its company-owned service centers in Paris, France; Doncaster, U.K.; and Düsseldorf, Germany, are authorized as Continuing Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMO) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

CAMO approval enables these service centers to issue and extend Airworthiness Review Certificates to EASA aircraft. Aircraft over 12,500 pounds (5,700 kilograms) are mandated to contract with an approved CAMO for their Airworthiness Review Certificate, which replaces the older annual requirement, the Certificate of Airworthiness.

“Having CAMO status at our Paris, Doncaster and Düsseldorf service centers simplifies the maintenance and airworthiness certification process for owners of EASA aircraft,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “This authorization means we can help our customers minimize aircraft downtime and increase availability.”

The company-owned service centers also offer a comprehensive aircraft maintenance program, which includes forecasting, planning and scheduling maintenance; management of technical records and logbooks; life-limited service component tracking and control; and import and export of the aircraft.

The Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker service network includes 23 company-owned service facilities around the globe and access to more than 40 mobile service units stationed throughout North America and Europe that deliver award winning service directly to operators.

 

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About Textron Aviation
The Textron Aviation segment is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. Textron Aviation includes the businesses of Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive 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. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit textronaviation.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, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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