Textron Aviation teams with Guardian Jet to market Citation X Elite

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 5, 2014 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced plans to enter into an exclusive agreement with Connecticut-based Guardian Jet, LLC to market the Citation X Elite business jet.


“Guardian is a great addition to the Cessna sales effort for the Citation X Elite due to the company’s global experience with the midsize jet market,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “The Citation X Elite program is unique in the industry and having Guardian now as our sales partner extends our ability to communicate the many benefits the Citation X Elite offers.”  

The Citation X Elite program sends legacy Citation X aircraft through a complete refurbishment and systems update at the Textron Aviation Service Center in Wichita for customers seeking a low-cost option for owning one of the fastest civil aviation aircraft in the world.

Elite package upgrades to the Citation X include a new Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite capable of supporting future requirements such as ADS-B, RNP approaches and synthetic vision. Customers also get a graphical weather upgrade, FMS 6.1 upgrade with WAAS/LPV capability, and ADS-B Out.

The upgrade also includes an aileron regearing to enhance lateral control efficiency in gusty or crosswind conditions, a new exterior paint, refurbished interior including new crew and passenger seats, a new cabin management system and monitors and optional enhanced connectivity for Internet and global voice service.

The Elite package also offers guaranteed rates for ProParts and ProTech maintenance programs for five years or 1,500 flight hours, allowing operators to precisely project the cost of operation (excluding fuel). Operators also have access to regular Citation ProAdvantage programs including Rolls-Royce Corporate Care for engines and Cessna AuxAdvantage for the auxiliary power unit.

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 textronaviation.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.