October 20, 2014

Textron Aviation adds Beechcraft King Airs to European ProCAMO support programArticle

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 20, 2014 Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today it is adding Europe-based Beechcraft King Airs to the aircraft covered by the company’s ProCAMO maintenance and support program.

Beginning Oct. 28, 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will expand the scope of Europe-based aircraft that must use a continuing airworthiness management organization (CAMO) to receive an annual Airworthiness Review Certificate. Under the revised EASA regulations, King Airs are now included in CAMO requirements.

ProCAMO, available for Europe-based Cessna Citations, Hawkers, and now all Beechcraft King Airs, is part of Textron Aviation’s ProAdvantage family of support programs. It provides European operators comprehensive continuing airworthiness support including maintenance forecasting, planning and scheduling to minimize aircraft downtime, and management of technical records and logbooks. All six Textron Aviation Service Centers in Europe – Doncaster, Düsseldorf, Paris, Prague, Valencia and Zürich – are certified by EASA to offer CAMO services.

“Through ProCAMO, we can now offer our King Air owners and operators the peace of mind of meeting EASA airworthiness requirements directly from a company-owned service center,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “The Textron Aviation ProAdvantage support programs, which include ProCAMO, set the standards in our industry for increasing efficiency, reducing costs and optimizing resale value of customers’ aircraft.”

ProAdvantage provides life-cycle maintenance and spare part support for aircraft airframes and avionics, engines and, when applicable, auxiliary power units. Owners benefit from more accurate budget management and long-term price protection for most every system on the aircraft and enjoy programs such as ProParts, ProTech, PowerAdvantage and ProCAMO.

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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. 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. The Textron Aviation companies include 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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