WICHITA, Kan. (May 16, 2019) –Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, heads to next week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) with eight of its industry-leading aircraft. Textron Aviation continued its 2018 market-leading position in the first quarter, delivering 88 jet and turboprop aircraft.
“Textron Aviation will arrive at this year’s EBACE as the leading general aviation manufacturing company with more deliveries in 2018 and the beginning of 2019 than any other manufacturer,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Textron Aviation led the European market in overall deliveries last year and continues to have the largest installed fleet in the region with more than 1,800 business jet and turboprop aircraft. During the show, we are excited to showcase our wide range of business, special mission and general aviation solutions, along with the continued investments we’re making to offer technologically-advanced products and dedicated sales and support solutions to our customers in the region.”
The company’s class-leading aircraft on display will include its new flagship, the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet; a medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet; and a Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop aircraft, 2018’s most popular turbine model, featuring the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite.
Other aircraft at the Palexpo static display area will include: a standard configuration Cessna Citation Latitude, the most delivered midsize business jet in Europe since 2016; a Cessna Citation XLS+ light midsize business jet, the most delivered Citation into Europe in the last five years; a Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jet; a Cessna Citation M2 entry level jet; and a Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop aircraft. Also on display from Bell, a Textron company, will be a Bell 429 and Bell 505.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation brands represent unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and 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. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit www.txtav.com
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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com. Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of our products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; performance issues with key suppliers or subcontractors; difficult conditions in the financial markets which may adversely impact our customers’ ability to fund or finance purchases of our products; and demand softness or volatility in the markets in which we do business.