August 2, 2016

New Caravan and King Air customers to receive up to two years full maintenance coverage free of charge

WICHITA, Kan. (Aug. 2, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today launched its Peace of Mind program, which is designed to create a simpler transition to new  Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air turboprops. Peace of Mind provides up to two years or 400 hours of Textron Aviation’s industry leading ProParts and ProTech programs, as well as Pratt & Whitney’s ESPecially engine maintenance program, all free of charge for new King Air and Caravan turboprop purchases from July 25, 2016, through September 30, 2016, with delivery by the end of the year.

“We are always looking at how we can make stepping into turbine ownership easier, and the Peace of Mind incentive eliminates any uncertainty around maintenance costs by providing comprehensive maintenance protection through industry leading programs,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “And, customers who choose to combine Peace of Mind with our ProOwnership program can also receive assistance with other ownership intricacies, including mentoring services, pilot services, insurance, taxes and more. No other manufacturer can offer such a comprehensive solutions package for customers looking to make the transition to a new aircraft.”

Textron Aviation’s ProParts and ProTech programs are part of the company’s ProAdvantage umbrella of programs, which 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 maintenance. ProParts and ProTech create a powerful support solution for our King Air and Caravan customers, further enhancing their ownership and operating experience. The ESPecially program is Pratt & Whitney’s world-class maintenance program and provides engine coverage for up to two years or the first 400 hours free of charge and at a reduced rate until first overhaul.

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

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