Aircraft planning to fly-in and fly-out on sustainable alternative jet fuel mixture
WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 18, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will showcase eight of its renowned Cessna and Beechcraft jet and turboprop aircraft at the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The aircraft are scheduled to travel to and from the show utilizing a sustainable alternative jet fuel mixture. In addition to its leading product lineup, which includes the newly-certified super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude jet, the company’s display will also feature mockups of its two newest turboprops: the Cessna Denali and the Cessna SkyCourier.
“It’s an exciting time at Textron Aviation, and as we prepare for NBAA 2019, we’re eager to preview what’s on the horizon for our aircraft and service lineup, as well as share our recent accomplishments with customers and the business aviation industry,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Delivering programs and innovative solutions tailored to customers and operators remains a top priority for Textron Aviation, and we’re thrilled for NBAA attendees to experience our continued investments firsthand.”
Citation Longitude marks evolution of Citation lineup
The company’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport includes the Citation Longitude, which has officially entered the market following FAA certification in September. The Citation Longitude’s cabin experience elevates the standards of design, in-flight technology and comfort in the super-midsize category, offering passengers the world’s quietest super-midsize cabin and the most legroom in its class. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the flagship of the Citation fleet features a stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin and amenities designed to maximize in-flight productivity such as standard Wi-Fi and mobile cabin control.
“Early in the development of the Longitude, the team leveraged valuable feedback from customer advisory boards and pilots to ensure we would invigorate the market for super-midsize jet operators,” Scholl said. “With the Longitude, operators have a business aircraft that maximizes value for each mission and delivers a passenger and pilot experience second to none.”
Textron Aviation’s display will also include two additional midsize Citation aircraft: the Cessna Citation XLS+ and the Cessna Citation Latitude, the most delivered model in the midsize category three years in a row. Three Citation business jets at the forefront of the light jet market will also be on display: the Cessna Citation M2, a Cessna Citation CJ3+ and a Cessna Citation CJ4, the industry's top-performing aircraft in the light jet segment.
Since the inaugural flight of the first Citation jet in 1969, the renowned family of business jets has continuously evolved to lead the market in design, performance and service. Today, more than 7,500 Citation jets have been delivered to customers around the world – nearly double its nearest competitor.
Turboprop leadership and innovation on display
The company’s lineup of industry-leading turboprops at NBAA includes a Cessna Grand Caravan EX and a Beechcraft King Air 350i , as well as two mockups of models currently progressing through major development program milestones. Attendees can preview the passenger features and options of the all-new Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine, large utility turboprop via a full-scale cabin mockup. A full-size cockpit and cabin mockup of the Cessna Denali clean-sheet, high-performance single-engine turboprop features Garmin G3000 avionics.
Throughout NBAA, the company will highlight its continued investments in aftermarket support through its global service network. The network’s specialized go-teams and mobile service units (MSUs) are dispatched through Textron Aviation’s 18 global service centers to provide prioritized service 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 170 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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