March 2, 2017

Textron Aviation announces keynote speaker for 2017 US customer conference

WICHITA, Kan. (March 2, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced Doreen Welsh, one of the crew members aboard U.S. Airways Flight 1549, as its 2017 U.S. customer conference keynote speaker, where she will recount the awe-inspiring story of her first-hand account of “The Miracle on the Hudson.” Textron Aviation will welcome Citation, King Air and Hawker customers to its annual conference, which will be held April 24-26, in Wichita, Kansas.

“We are honored to host Doreen as she shares her riveting account of that unforgettable day with our Customer Conference attendees,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Customer Service. “Each year we are privileged to bring our customers together to share and collaborate on topics relevant to the ownership and maintenance of their aircraft, as well as showcase the latest available technologies and provide company updates.”

Throughout the three-day event, customers will have access to Textron Aviation leaders and can attend a variety of seminars from subject matter experts and supplier representatives on nearly every aspect of aircraft maintenance and operation. Conference seminars will be grouped either by aircraft model or by general aviation topic, such as new products, fleet operations, airspace management, international operations and other general interest topics.

In addition to suppliers exhibiting their technologies and services, attendees will be offered tours of the various Textron Aviation facilities in Wichita, as well as have access to a static display showcasing the company’s jet and turboprop product line – including the new Citation Hemisphere cabin display.


Doreen Welsh headshot

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, six dedicated support aircraft and on-site service technicians and support.


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. For more than 90 years, the Textron Aviation brands have represented unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, offering an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and 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. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation 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


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 Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:

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