WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Tampa Service Center has successfully completed the facility’s first Garmin G5000 installation for Martin Truex Jr., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota and the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Champion. In addition to the Beechjet 400A’s G5000 avionics upgrade, Truex Jr. previously installed Genuine Hawker winglets and completed a full interior and exterior refurbishment as part of his 400XPR upgrade package.
“We are delighted to have Martin Truex Jr. as a champion for our Hawker 400XPR program. As an avid user of business aviation, he extensively utilizes his aircraft to travel to over 36 NASCAR events annually,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Textron Aviation Customer Service. “In selecting the 400XPR modifications, Martin not only benefits from upgrading his aircraft in stages and on his schedule, but he also receives factory-direct service and support from the experts at Textron Aviation who designed and manufactured his aircraft.”
The installation was recently completed at the company’s Tampa Service Center, which boasts a team with extensive expertise in avionics installations. The Hawker 400XPR program is fully customizable, can be performed in stages or in unison. The full Hawker 400XPR package includes Genuine Hawker Winglets and new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines, a combination that offers a 33 percent increase in range along with improvements in runway and hot/high performance. The Hawker 400XPR has a range of 1,970 nautical miles with four passengers departing a 5,000-foot elevation airport at 30°C. The Williams International FJ44-4A32 engines enable the Hawker 400XPR to climb directly to FL450 in only 19 minutes at max takeoff weight.
In addition to winglets and new engines, the 400XPR upgrade offers customers the option of retaining their aircraft’s existing Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics or upgrading with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 or Garmin G5000 avionics. Customers can also choose between multiple exterior repaint and interior refurbishment options, as well as a customized, factory certified re-conditioning that includes Textron Aviation’s industry-leading ProParts coverage and a five-year Williams International engine warranty.
Garmin’s G5000 integrated flight deck significantly modernizes the cockpit with zero-time avionics and provides a path to fulfill global airspace modernization initiatives, including Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The G5000 system also supports a wide range of capabilities including coupled wide area augmentation system (WAAS/SBAS) and PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approaches.
About Textron Aviation Service
Textron Aviation offers customers factory-direct service and support throughout their entire ownership experience. Through a global network staffed with more than 3,000 employees, customers have direct access to a team of expert service representatives offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. Textron Aviation manages a growing fleet of MSUs and rapid response aircraft that can be mobilized to respond to maintenance events by contacting 1CALL, a team of AOG specialists providing prioritized service and support during unscheduled maintenance events. Textron Aviation’s robust international support footprint includes a global network of 18 company-owned service centers, nearly 200 authorized turbine service facilities, more than 60 MSUs and three dedicated aircraft for complete, immediate 24/7 response.
Martin Truex Jr.’s Beechjet 400A
Martin Truex Jr. with upgraded G5000 avionics
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 www.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 Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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