March 29, 2016

Textron Aviation expands sales relationship with Chilean representative Aviasur

Citation M2 in flight

SANTIAGO, Chile (March 29, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has expanded its sales relationship with Aviasur NZ Limited Partnership (Aviasur) to include Cessna products. With this appointment, Santiago based Aviasur now offers the complete Beechcraft and Cessna product lines to the Chilean market.

“Aviasur has proven to be a strong partner for Textron Aviation,” said Bob Gibbs, regional vice president of Sales, Latin America and Caribbean. “Their reputation for providing excellent customer support will bring added value to our customers in the region as Aviasur’s offerings now represent both the Beechcraft and Cessna product lines.”

Aviasur has supported Beechcraft products as an authorized sales representative for over five years and an authorized service facility since 2012, providing quality customer support and service to the growing number of Textron Aviation customers in Chile.

Textron Aviation continues to lead in the Latin America jet market with over 800 Citation products in the region. As Aviasur continues to grow and strengthen the Textron Aviation fleet they can now offer the Cessna Citation Latitude, which offers customers a spacious and refined cabin environment, as well as the Cessna Citation M2, the perfect fit for owner pilots. Both aircraft are on display at the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair this week.

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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 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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