WICHITA, Kan. (April 15, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it will welcome aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker as the keynote speaker to headline its 2019 Customer Conference, scheduled April 29 – May 1 in Wichita. The customer-focused event combines important technical updates, industry news and exclusive networking opportunities for owners and operators of Textron Aviation’s extensive product lineup, including Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft.
“The Textron Aviation Customer Conference is an exciting opportunity for owners to ask questions, learn more about their aircraft, and hear from industry legends like Sean Tucker,” said Kriya Shortt, Textron Aviation senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “It’s a pleasure to host our customers for a mix of education and fun, and it’s also a chance for us to learn more about their needs and wants so that we can better serve them in the future.”
Tucker has been delighting airshow audiences since he first took to the skies as an aerobatic pilot in 1976. Since then, he has flown more than 1,600 performances at more than 575 airshows, in front of more than 155 million fans. He has been called the “Ambassador of Aerobatics” by the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and he was selected as one of 25 Living Legends of Flight by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2003.
The 2019 Customer Conference agenda will feature a mix of technical and industry topics, alongside social and entertainment activities. In addition to a keynote by Tucker, attendees will have the chance to hear about trends and challenges for flight department operations, review 2018 air safety investigations, learn how to analyze the data recorded on AReS II devices, and receive program and supplier updates. The 2019 agenda will also feature a uniquely Kansas outdoor sportsman day, a hangar social for mingling alongside Textron Aviation products and enthusiasts, and tours of Textron Aviation facilities.
Owners of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft can register for the 2019 Customer Conference online at www.customerconf.com. The conference is free to owners and primary operators of Textron Aviation products, but a limited number of spots are available. Attendees must register in advance to save their place.
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 more than 60 mobile service units (MSU) 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.
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