February 29, 2016

Textron Aviation launches PowerAdvantage engine maintenance program for Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprops

Textron Aviation launches PowerAdvantage engine maintenance program for Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprops

WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has expanded its PowerAdvantage engine support program to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprop platforms. Part of the company’s ProAdvantage suite of support programs, PowerAdvantage offers owners and operators comprehensive PT6A engine coverage with predictable costs for both routine and most unscheduled engine maintenance events.

“ProAdvantage programs are the leading support programs in the industry and have been designed to provide customers lower, predictable ownership costs, while enhancing aircraft values through comprehensive factory-direct maintenance. Through PowerAdvantage, customers receive a cost-competitive support solution and are easily able to forecast costs related to engine maintenance,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service.

“The combination of PowerAdvantage, ProParts and ProTech creates a powerful support solution for our King Air and Caravan customers, further enhancing their ownership and operating experience.”

Customers enrolled in PowerAdvantage pay a competitive hourly rate per engine operating hour and receive coverage for line maintenance parts, scheduled and most unscheduled engine events, all parts and shop labor for Hot Section Inspection (HSI) and overhaul, and can include coverage for life limited components and repairs by Textron Aviation’s industry leading mobile response teams. The program also provides rental engines for overhauls and most unscheduled events.

ProAdvantage is Textron Aviation’s support solution designed to enhance the aircraft ownership experience and provide peace of mind through life-cycle maintenance and spare part support for aircraft airframes, avionics, engines, labor and, when applicable, auxiliary power units. It is designed to increase efficiency, reduce costs and optimize the value of aircraft within the Textron Aviation family of products.

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 support organization includes 21 company-owned service centers located around the world with expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. In addition to its company-owned footprint, Textron Aviation’s jet and turboprop customers have access to a global network of nearly 200 authorized service facilities. Textron Aviation also offers a mobile support program featuring more than 60 mobile service units, three dedicated support aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.

Web page: Find additional information about Textron Aviation’s ProAdvantage programs, visit http://txtav.com/en/service/proadvantage-programs

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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the 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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