Textron Aviation expands global King Air service  


WICHITA, Kan., February 23, 2015 – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today its company-owned service centers in Sacramento, California, Mesa, Arizona and Paris, France, have gained certification for Beechcraft King Air 90-,  200- and 300-series aircraft service and repair, expanding factory service accessibility to its global customer base.

“The combination of Beechcraft, Cessna, and Hawker under the Textron Aviation umbrella continues to pay dividends to our customers, this time with the expansion of company-owned King Air services for our operators in both the Western U.S. and Europe,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “Throughout 2015, we’ll continue our Beechcraft and Hawker service expansion across our global, company-owned service network.”

The Sacramento and Mesa facilities are the first Citation service centers in North America to gain U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization for Beechcraft King Air service, opening up factory service options to King Air operators on the West Coast and in the Southwest. 

The added King Air service capability at the company’s Paris facility comes shortly after the opening of Textron Aviation’s larger, state-of-the-art service center at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. Textron Aviation also operates two additional European company-owned service centers in Dusseldorf and Zurich with full-service capability for most Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft.    

Textron Aviation, through its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, is renowned for its unrivaled global service network dedicated to complete life-cycle support. Textron Aviation’s world-wide network of service centers includes 21 company-owned facilities with thousands of expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments, and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers AOG on-site service support through more than 40 mobile support units, an Air Response Team and its Go Teams.

About Textron Aviation Inc.

Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive 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. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit 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 Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.