Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it recently expanded global part distribution capabilities across warehouses at three facility locations in the U.S., highlighting the company’s continued investment in aftermarket and MRO support for all its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products.
The company grew its existing square footage by nearly 50 percent across its Orlando, Phoenix-Mesa and Teterboro locations, making the total footprint for the three facilities over 8,000 square feet. All three expansions in the U.S. are complete and operational.
“When our customers need a part, we need to deliver and get them back in the air as fast as possible,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president of Parts, Programs and Flight Operations at Textron Aviation. “Expanding our distribution network footprint around the world allows us to store more parts in high-volume traffic hubs, meaning we’re always nearby and ready to support.”
The growth in the U.S. follows the company’s decision to place more parts in Europe and Asia-Pacific earlier this year. The expansion of the European Distribution Center in Duesseldorf, increasing available part numbers to nearly 35,000 items across Europe, is expected to launch operations by November. The company also recently opened a new facility in Australia, which will hold thousands of items from across the Textron Aviation product lines.