March 30, 2016

Cessna delivers Citation CJ3+ to fractional operator AirSprint Inc. in Canada

WICHITA, Kan. (March 30, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, this week delivered a Canadian registered Cessna Citation CJ3+ aircraft to fractional operator AirSprint Inc..

“With more than 150 Cessna Citation light jets in the region, the CJ-series has proven to be the light jet of choice for Canadian operators, and we are confident the CJ3+ will be an ideal addition to the AirSprint fleet,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing. “The combination of short field capability, excellent range, and low operating costs coupled with the next generation Garmin 3000 flight deck, are key features that make the CJ3+ perfectly suited for our customers like AirSprint.”

AirSprint operates the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, offering the Cessna Citation XL/XLS, Citation CJ2+ and Citation CJ3+. The company serves owners coast-to-coast including in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes.

“The Citation CJ3+ is a natural extension for our fleet of Citation CJ2+ aircraft,” said James Elian, president and COO of AirSprint. “Our fractional owners enjoy the efficiency and comfort of the CJ2+, and with the extra range of the CJ3+, the new addition will be the ideal aircraft to efficiently experience AirSprint’s personalized service while travelling non-stop to more North American destinations. We are really excited to add such a capable aircraft to our fleet.”

About the Citation CJ3+
The single-pilot Citation CJ3+ delivers exceptional performance, G3000 avionics and high-speed internet capabilities.  Best-in-class acquisition and operating costs, seating for nine passengers, and up to 1,000 lbs of baggage capacity make the CJ3+ your team’s ultimate utility player.

Leading the light jet segment
Cessna created and continues to lead the light jet segment, with more than 4,900 lights jets around the world, giving customers the widest product range on the market. From the popular entry level Citation Mustang and Citation M2 jets, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the top performing CJ4, Cessna’s light business jets have evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.

Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,900 jets that have been designed, manufactured and delivered to customers around the world. Citations are the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.

Images:

Citation CJ3+ delivery to AirSprint Inc. from left to right: James Elian, President & Chief Operating Officer, AirSprint, Inc., Mark Gardner, Regional Sales Director, Textron Aviation, and Scott Wenz, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, AirSprint Inc.

Citation CJ3+ aerial

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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 most capable 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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