GENEVA (May 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrates Hahn Air’s addition of a Citation Sovereign at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Through an exclusively Citation operated fleet, Hahn Air provides domestic and international scheduled and charter flights from Germany.
“We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Hahn Air and are thrilled to continue it as they expand their fleet with a second Citation Sovereign,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. “Hahn Air’s success exclusively operating Citations underscores the platform’s versatility and that it is ideally suited to the European region."
Hahn Air will take delivery of the Sovereign in June after the completion of select upgrades at Textron Aviation’s Wichita Service Center. The aircraft received avionics upgrades, an interior refurbishment and customized paint scheme to match Hahn Air’s existing fleet of two Citation CJ4s and a Citation Sovereign.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Textron Aviation,” Daniel Rudas, general manager and COO of Hahn Air Lines. “The order for yet another Cessna Citation Sovereign is a strategic move that will enable us to produce strong returns with the aircraft’s outstanding medium to long range performance, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. With this new addition to our thriving fleet, we will reinforce our commitment to delivering exceptional convenience, performance and reliability to all our passengers.”
Image: Hahn Air accepts a Citation Sovereign to their all-Citation fleet
From left: Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service, Textron Aviation; Simon Riha, chief development officer, Flight Operations, Hahn Air; Scott Ernest, President and CEO, Textron Aviation; Daniel Rudas, General Manager and COO, Hahn Air; and Tom Perry, vice president Sales, Europe, Textron Aviation.
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, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
About Hahn Air
Hahn Air is a German scheduled airline founded in 1994 and has specialised in distribution services for other airlines since 1999. As the world's largest company of its kind, Hahn Air covers 190 markets and cooperates with more than 300 air, rail and shuttle partners and over 95,000 travel agencies. Its network of HR Ticketing Centres includes 5,000 agencies worldwide that receive additional benefits. Hahn Air’s services are exclusive to transportation partners and travel agents and are not offered directly to travellers.
Every year millions of passengers travel between 4,000 airports using Hahn Air tickets. Hahn Air is the first and only airline worldwide that offers free and comprehensive insolvency insurance coverage for all of its partners’ transport services.
Although not well known among the general public, Hahn Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and a globally connected stakeholder playing a leading role in the airline industry.
Hahn Air is 100% owned by the Hahn Air Group, an international corporation based in Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany, while the Hahn Air Lines’ fleet operates out of Dusseldorf Airport. The Group, which has offices around the world, including Minneapolis, Montevideo, Paris, Casablanca, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Manila, achieves an annual global turnover of approximately 1 billion USD.
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