Textron Aviation to place new product investment at forefront with its largest aircraft display at NBAA 2016
Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company is bringing 13 of its business jet and turboprop aircraft to NBAA’s 2016 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Headlining the impressive display, the company will showcase its latest clean-sheet business jets under development: the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude and the large cabin Cessna Citation Hemisphere.
“No other general aviation manufacturer can boast a lineup showcasing the magnitude of product investment across as many segments as Textron Aviation, and we are thrilled to have this year’s NBAA attendees experience these products firsthand,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “From the tremendous success of the Latitude entering the market, to flying and displaying one of our Longitude flight test articles, to bringing a full scale Hemisphere mockup to the event, we are confident that our ongoing investments will help invigorate the market.”
Following an impressive unveiling at last year’s NBAA and successful first flight earlier this month, the Citation Longitude will make its flying debut to this year’s NBAA, while a full-scale cabin mockup of the large cabin Citation Hemisphere business jet will be on display at the company’s static display at the Orlando Executive Airport. The company will also showcase two Citation Latitude midsize business jets, including one operated by NetJets, highlighting the aircraft’s exceptional success in the market with 40 delivered since entering service just over a year ago.
Rounding out the company’s display of Citation jets next week are the Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+, Citation XLS+, Citation CJ4, Citation CJ3+ and the Citation M2. The company’s lineup of turboprops at NBAA includes two Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft including a Wheels Up-operated aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 250 and the Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
Textron Aviation’s products are supported throughout the entire lifecycle through the most capable and accessible global service network. Next week at NBAA, the company’s customer service network will be represented through one of its mobile service units (MSU), trucks equipped to perform a variety of maintenance or repair functions when customers prefer service at their own facility. Textron Aviation’s robust international support footprint includes a global network of company-owned service centers, nearly 200 authorized turbine service facilities, more than 60 MSUs and three dedicated aircraft for complete, immediate 24/7 response.