November 16, 2015

Citation Longitude headlines Textron Aviation lineup at NBAA 2015

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 16, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is displaying 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft at NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.­­­­­

“As evidenced by our extensive lineup at the show, no other aircraft manufacturer offers the broad range of products that we do. We are excited to expand our product offering even further with the new Citation Longitude, which will be a revolution in the super-midsize segment,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “The Citation Longitude is a perfect example of our commitment to meet our customers’ mission needs through continued product investment.” 

Textron Aviation investments on display

In addition to the Citation Longitude, Textron Aviation is showcasing its Cessna Citation Latitude, the company’s newest certified Citation business jet. The Latitude, which received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in June, is on track to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification by the end of the year. Throughout the year, three Latitude demonstrator aircraft have been on a worldwide demo tour, traveling to more than 20 countries and stopping at major industry tradeshows.

Rounding out the company’s display of jets are the Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+, Citation XLS+, Citation CJ4, Citation CJ3+ and the Citation M2. 

Making its NBAA debut are the Pro Line Fusion-equipped King Air 350i/ER and King Air 250 turboprops, both featuring the recently certified avionics system and new cabin enhancements. In addition, the company will display its King Air C90GTx.

Support driving value

Textron Aviation’s products are supported throughout the entire lifecycle through the most capable and accessible global service network. This week at NBAA, the company’s customer service network is 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 21 company-owned service centers, nearly 200 authorized turbine service facilities, more than 60 MSUs and three dedicated aircraft for complete, immediate 24/7 response.


About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the leading 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

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:

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