WICHITA, Kan. (April 15, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will be showcasing its range of business and general aviation aircraft solutions with a static exhibit at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) April 16-18 at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. With nearly 1,500 jet and turboprop aircraft positioned throughout the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the company has delivered more aircraft to this part of the world than any other general aviation manufacturer.
Aircraft on display during the three-day event include the Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet, Cessna Citation XLS+ light midsize business jet and Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop aircraft.
“Between our Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan products, Textron Aviation represents roughly 80 percent of the turboprop fleet in China and the APAC region, so attendees will appreciate seeing our flagship turboprop aircraft – the King Air 350i – on display while also hearing the latest on our turboprop innovations coming to market,” said Kevin Wu, international vice president, Sales, Greater China and Mongolia region.
“Textron Aviation Citation jets represent more than 30 percent of the APAC fleet, and we’re excited to see that number grow as the Latitude continues to garner great interest throughout the region due to its unprecedented cabin comfort and low operating costs. Looking forward, the Citation Longitude will offer customers a remarkable cabin experience and a nearly 6,500 km range, connecting city pairs such as Beijing to Mumbai or Harbin to Singapore.”
At ABACE, the company is also highlighting its continued aftermarket support through its global service network. Textron Aviation operates a company-owned service facility and dedicated parts depot in Singapore. A team of expert service technicians is positioned throughout the Asia-Pacific region offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, refurbishments and other specialized services. The company also has more than 30 authorized service facilities supporting the fleet of aircraft throughout the region.
Asia-Pacific customers needing airborne solutions for critical missions can also turn to Textron Aviation, which offers the broadest lineup of special mission configurations in the industry. Textron Aviation’s family of aircraft, including single and multi-engine pistons, turboprops and Citation jets, provide the high performance and flight characteristics required to fit mission profiles such as air ambulance, float operations, flight inspection, training and utility transport.
Beechcraft King Air 350i
Cessna Citation Latitude
Cessna Citation XLS+
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 brands represent unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer 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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com
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