November 2, 2016

Textron Aviation receives ADS-B certification for Mustang, completing ADS-B certification efforts for Citation, King Air, Hawker platforms

Operators invited to engage resources that only the OEM can deliver

ORLANDO (Nov. 2, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has recently completed certification for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) on the Citation Mustang, making a full range of cost-competitive ADS-B options available for all Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft. Retrofit modifications are now available at company-owned service centers.

Owners and operators can learn more about next generation air traffic management program initiatives and modernization solutions at the company’s dedicated resource page to ensure they are equipped to operate successfully in a NextGen environment.

“Taking care of our customers is our top priority, and we are committed to ensuring owners and operators across all our platforms are well-equipped to comply with the upcoming mandate requirements,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “We invite all Citation, King Air and Hawker customers to take advantage of the in-house expertise on ADS-B solutions from the company that knows your aircraft best.”

Citation, King Air and Hawker customers can be assured that through a Textron Aviation service bulletin, their aircraft will be in compliance in any region throughout the world. This is unique in that supplemental type certifications offered by third-party providers often only cover the aircraft in the country it is registered. This year alone, Textron Aviation has issued 10 service bulletins for ADS-B equipment on various models and has completed more than 1,000 installations. Owners and operators are invited to contact their local Textron Aviation service center for more information on specific airframe and avionics.

Operation in some regions, including Australia and other areas in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, already require ADS-B Out capability. Europe began requiring ADS-B Out for new aircraft operating there earlier this year, with a retrofit deadline in mid-2020. Operations in the United States will require ADS-B Out capability at the beginning of 2020.

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 a global footprint of company-owned service centers staffed 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.

Web page: For additional information about Textron Aviation Service, visit 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 largest 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, Bad Boy Off Road, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

 

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