September 14, 2015

Textron Aviation turbine owners and operators to benefit from Citation Jet Pilots membership and FuelAdvantage program

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 14, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) association has agreed to extend a free trial membership, including participation in CJP’s FuelAdvantage program to all Textron Aviation turbine owners based in the U.S. The CJP FuelAdvantage program provides competitive Jet-A fuel pricing at exclusive partner fixed-base operations (FBO) at hundreds of airports around the world.

“Textron Aviation and CJP understand that fuel is one of the largest variable costs of owning an aircraft,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “With the FuelAdvantage program, owners and operators benefit from selecting their fuel stops at one of the more than 100 FBOs participating in this program. FuelAdvantage FBOs strive to offer the most affordable fuel price – providing both savings in time and operating costs. We are pleased to offer this exclusive access to Textron Aviation customers.”

As a part of the agreement, a free six-month affiliate membership in CJP is available for all customers flying turbine-powered Textron Aviation products, including Citations, Hawkers, King Airs, Caravans and Cessna turbine twins. After the six-month trial membership, customers can choose to join CJP.

Image: Citation Mustang

About Citation Jet Pilots Association
CJP is a member organization run by aircraft owners for their mutual benefit and the benefit of other owners. Its more than 300 members also include corporate Citation pilots, those considering the purchase of a Citation, and partner companies.

The annual $300 membership offers access to numerous cost-saving opportunities through partnerships with leading suppliers and eight major aviation insurance underwriters. Members also find value in the free exchange of information, opinion and experiences that occurs between other owners and operators within private online forums and member-only, face-to-face events. For more information, visit citationjetpilots.com/join.

About the Citation Family
More than 6,750 Citations have been delivered to customers around the world since the first Cessna Citation business jet was put into service in 1972. Citations are the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.

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

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