October 28, 2016

Textron Aviation to place new product investment at forefront with its largest aircraft display at NBAA 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company is bringing 13 of its business jet and turboprop aircraft to NBAA’s 2016 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Headlining the impressive display, the company will showcase its latest clean-sheet business jets under development: the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude and the large cabin Cessna Citation Hemisphere.

“No other general aviation manufacturer can boast a lineup showcasing the magnitude of product investment across as many segments as Textron Aviation, and we are thrilled to have this year’s NBAA attendees experience these products firsthand,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “From the tremendous success of the Latitude entering the market, to flying and displaying one of our Longitude flight test articles, to bringing a full scale Hemisphere mockup to the event, we are confident that our ongoing investments will help invigorate the market.”

Following an impressive unveiling at last year’s NBAA and successful first flight earlier this month, the Citation Longitude will make its flying debut to this year’s NBAA, while a full-scale cabin mockup of the large cabin Citation Hemisphere business jet will be on display at the company’s static display at the Orlando Executive Airport. The company will also showcase two Citation Latitude midsize business jets, including one operated by NetJets, highlighting the aircraft’s exceptional success in the market with 40 delivered since entering service just over a year ago. 

Rounding out the company’s display of Citation jets next week are the Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+, Citation XLS+, Citation CJ4, Citation CJ3+ and the Citation M2. The company’s lineup of turboprops at NBAA includes two Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft including a Wheels Up-operated aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 250 and the Cessna Grand Caravan EX.

Textron Aviation’s products are supported throughout the entire lifecycle through the most capable and accessible global service network. Next week at NBAA, the company’s customer service network will be represented through one of its mobile service units (MSU), trucks equipped to perform a variety of maintenance or repair functions when customers prefer service at their own facility. Textron Aviation’s robust international support footprint includes a global network of company-owned service centers, nearly 200 authorized turbine service facilities, more than 60 MSUs and three dedicated aircraft for complete, immediate 24/7 response.

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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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