About Textron Aviation

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The Aviation Leader Inspiring the Journey of Flight

Home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands – our success is rooted in the unmatched expertise and dedication of our world-class team.

For more than 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc. has empowered our collective talent to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. Our legendary performance, reliability and versatility has provided customers with more than 250,000 aircraft in over 170 countries — totaling more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide.

Our employees are driven by smart solutions that equip our customers with safe, affordable and flexible flight. Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world: from business jets, general aviation and special mission aircraft; to high-performance pistons, military trainer and defense aircraft. All of which are supported by a trusted global customer service network.

Our shared beliefs allow us to accomplish the unthinkable – for our colleagues, customers and communities.


BE HUMAN

We put people at the heart of everything we do. We embrace the diverse perspectives our employees, customers and communities.

BE TRUSTWORTHY

We go beyond words to always deliver with actions. We understand trust is earned with years of reliability and commitment. Our customers can count on us to deliver.

BE COLLABORATIVE

We make ideas take off. We consider how our actions will help our customers and the business move forward as one team. We are driven by purpose, knowledge and enthusiasm, aiming always to exceed expectations.

BE LEGENDARY

We find a way, or we create one. We will turn our history and heritage into a better tomorrow. Our passion led us here, but our genius propels us forward.

Latest Textron Aviation Stories

Your First Type Rating, Part 3: Week Two (Graduating to the Simulators)

This is the final installment of a three-part series of articles by Textron Aviation’s Mindy Lindheim, following her through a recent Cessna Citation 525S type rating school experience.

Textron Inc. recognized by Forbes as a top-five employer in the state of Kansas

Textron Inc., has been recognized by Forbes as a 2021 top-five employer in Kansas. Textron’s subsidiary, Textron Aviation Inc., designs and manufacturers aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.

Your First Type Rating, Part 2: Week One (Ground School)

This is the second in a three-part series of articles by Textron Aviation’s Mindy Lindheim, following her through a recent Cessna Citation 525S type rating school experience.