GENEVA (May 25, 2016) –Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced Germany’s Lufthansa Flight Training as the winner of its 2016 High Utilization Award for Europe, reinforcing the longstanding relationship between the two companies.
“We are delighted once again to recognize the high utilization achievements of Lufthansa Flight Training, which underlines how well suited Citations are to pilot training,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service, Textron Aviation. “We are very happy that our relationship with Lufthansa is now also yielding benefits for our other customers, with the recent opening of a Textron Aviation line maintenance facility in Bremen, Germany – space we share with Lufthansa. We look forward to continuing the strong relationship between our companies many years into the future.”
With more than 34,300 hours of flight time to date across its fleet of five Cessna Citation CJ1+ business jets, Lufthansa Flight Training boasts the highest total-hour aircraft in the global CJ1+ fleet. Having won Textron Aviation’s Aircraft Utilization Award every year since 2012, this award underscores the airline’s commitment to the best in pilot training and highlights the reliability and suitability of the CJ1+ to flight training missions.
As two of the industry’s leading aerospace companies, Lufthansa Flight Training and Textron Aviation have enjoyed a long and successful relationship since 2008, when Lufthansa took delivery of its first Citation for its flight training program.
Europe is home to more than 1,600 Textron Aviation aircraft, the largest installed base of any manufacturer. The company is dedicated to supporting European customers by focusing on enhancing capabilities throughout its maintenance network. With six Textron Aviation service centers and five line maintenance sites in the region, European customers have direct access to services and the experts who designed, engineered and built their aircraft.
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 21 company-owned service centers located around the world 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. Find additional information about Textron Aviation’s service programs at http://txtav.com/en/service.
Image: Textron Aviation honoring Lufthansa Flight Training with a high utilization award for Europe
From left: Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service, Textron Aviation; Lutz Druemmer, director of Maintenance Aircraft, Simulator & Facilities Postholder Maintenance; and Scott Ernest, President & CEO, 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.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.