August 11, 2015

Textron Aviation bolsters support in Latin America through expanded relationship with TAM Aviação Executive

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 11, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Latin America Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) that it has expanded its relationship with longtime channel partner TAM Aviação Executive (TAM) with the approval of its Jundiai, Brazil, facility as an authorized service facility for Beechcraft King Air turboprops. The company expects to authorize additional TAM facilities for King Air support in the coming months.

“Through a relationship spanning more than 30 years, TAM is a long trusted partner with a proven track record of providing quality maintenance and excellent service to our customers,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Sales, Latin America and Caribbean. “With King Airs being the largest population of business turbine aircraft in the region and TAM’s extensive footprint in Brazil, this latest authorization provides this large customer base an even greater level of convenience and support.”

TAM has been an authorized partner for Cessna business jet, turboprop and piston aircraft sales and service throughout Brazil since 1982 and offers integrated services such as aircraft maintenance, fixed based operations, aircraft management and aircraft charter. With Textron Aviation’s focused sales and support efforts in the region, the company expects to further extend its sales and service relationship with TAM in the coming months.

Textron Aviation continues to invest in and grow its service network within Latin America. Supporting Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers, the company now has 29 authorized service facilities and 6 field service engineers located throughout the Latin America region.

About Textron Aviation Service

Textron Aviation, through its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, is renowned for its unrivaled global service network dedicated to complete life-cycle support. Textron Aviation’s business jet and turboprop aircraft product support organization includes a worldwide network of authorized service centers and 21 company-owned facilities with thousands of expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers a mobile service program featuring more than 60 mobile service units, two dedicated AOG support aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.

Image: Beechcraft King Air 350i

Image: TAM Facility

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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 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 Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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