April 26, 2016

Textron Aviation expands line maintenance offering with new Bremen site, further strengthens European service capabilities

WICHITA, Kansas (April 26, 2016) –Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced the opening of its newest European line maintenance station in Bremen, Germany, further enhancing its service offerings for Citation, King Air and Hawker operators in Germany and throughout Europe. The company is leveraging facility space from Lufthansa Flight Training’s Bremen facility to bring line maintenance to customers in the northern region of Germany.

As two of the industry’s leading aerospace companies, Lufthansa Flight Training and Textron Aviation have enjoyed a long and successful relationship since 2008, when Lufthansa took delivery of its first Citation to provide jet training for its flight training program. 

“With more than 250 jet and turboprop customers throughout Germany, we remain committed to making quality, factory-direct support convenient and accessible,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service, Textron Aviation.  “Offering line maintenance at Bremen is further evidence of the significant investment we’ve made in our service network in Germany and throughout Europe.  From the addition of a dedicated support aircraft to the expansion of our service center authorizations, the level of factory-direct support solutions we offer is unmatched in the industry.”

Line maintenance stations provide on the ground support and can perform a variety of services, including troubleshooting, minor repairs, component replacement and some service bulletins. With the addition of the Bremen site, Textron Aviation operates six line maintenance facilities across Europe, including year-round service in Luton, United Kingdom; Stuttgart, Germany; and Cannes, France, as well as seasonal service from June to August in Geneva, Switzerland and Nice, France.

The company provides a suite of complete maintenance and support solutions to a European fleet of more than 1,600 Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft. In addition to six line maintenance stations throughout Europe, Textron Aviation serves its customers in the region with six company-owned service centers located in Doncaster, United Kingdom; Düsseldorf, Germany; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Valencia, Spain; and Zürich, Switzerland. In the last year, the company’s focused investments in Europe have resulted in a dedicated support aircraft serving the region and a European parts distribution center located in Düsseldorf, Germany, which houses more than 225,000 parts to serve the European fleet. With a team of more than 400 Textron Aviation staff comprised of engineers, service technicians, field service representatives and sales representatives based in Europe, customers in the region have local access to factory-direct expertise.

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. Find additional information about Textron Aviation’s service programs at http://txtav.com/en/service.

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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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