September 16, 2015

Textron Aviation answers need for speed at 2015 Reno Air Races

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Cessna TTx – the fastest fixed-gear piston aircraft – will be headlining its diverse product lineup at this year’s Reno Air Races. The TTx’s efficient laminar-flow wing design, race-bred engine and low-drag profile can be seen this week at Stead Field in Reno, Nevada.

“There is no better venue to showcase the Cessna TTx than the Reno Air Races, where speed really does matter,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “The TTx stands out from the competition, making it a clear choice for someone who wants speed and luxury without sacrificing versatility.”

Cessna TTx delivers strength, speed and style

The TTx, with its Continental TSIO-550-C engine that propels the TTx to 235 knots, is the fastest fixed-gear piston airplane on the market. It has a light-weight and strong all-composite body and wing that provide a precise stable ride, and remains the only aircraft in its class to hold a Utility Category certification. Inside the cabin, the TTx features a luxury interior with a first-in-class Intrinzic Flight deck system powered by Garmin G2000 avionics.

Alongside the TTx, the company will also be displaying its 400-knot Cessna Citation M2 light jet, Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop, the 600-horsepower twin-engine Beechcraft Baron and the heavy lifting Cessna Turbo Stationair single-engine piston aircraft.

Image: Cessna TTx

Web page: Find more Cessna TTx information on our website at http://cessna.txtav.com/en/single-engine/cessna-ttx

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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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