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Tunisian Air Force Modernizes Training Capabilities, Takes Delivery of First of Eight Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training Systems
Tunisian Air Force Modernizes Training Capabilities, Takes Delivery of First of Eight Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training Systems

Textron Aviation Defense announces the delivery of the first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Integrated Training System to the Tunisian Air Force in support of operations at No. 13 Squadron at Sfax Air Base in Tunisia. The foreign military sales (FMS) contract comprises eight T-6C Texan II advanced military training aircraft, in-country field service and logistics support representatives, program management support, interim contractor support for the first year, training for pilots and maintenance professionals, spare engines, spare parts and aircraft support equipment.

Textron Aviation Expands Parts Distribution Operations at Headquarters Location to Better Serve Global Customer Base
Textron Aviation Expands Parts Distribution Operations at Headquarters Location to Better Serve Global Customer Base

Textron Aviation announces a significant move to add 180,000 square feet of space to its parts distribution operations to better support customers who own and operate Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker products. Located at the company’s headquarters in Wichita, KS, the expansion supports parts availability for the thousands of aircraft operating around the world which were designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation.

Textron Aviation Adds Dallas Satellite Service Center to Bolster Service Access, Convenience for Customers
Textron Aviation Adds Dallas Satellite Service Center to Bolster Service Access, Convenience for Customers

Textron Aviation plans to open a new satellite service center by the end of 2022 in response to customer demand in the high-traffic Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The Dallas Love Field location will offer additional flexibility to local and transit customers who operate Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker jets and turboprops, as well as complement the company’s unscheduled aircraft-on-ground (AOG) response.

TRU Simulation + Training Signs Agreement with Royal Flying Doctor Service for Beechcraft King Air Full-Flight Simulator in Australia
TRU Simulation + Training Signs Agreement with Royal Flying Doctor Service for Beechcraft King Air Full-Flight Simulator in Australia

TRU Simulation + Training Inc. announces the sale of a full-flight simulator (FFS) to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS). The FFS will be Level D-qualified and designed to be reconfigurable to support training for the entire RFDS King Air fleet of aircraft, including the Beechcraft King Air 260, King Air 350 and King Air 360.

Textron Aviation Celebrates Delivery of First Cessna SkyCourier to Launch Customer FedEx Express
Textron Aviation Celebrates Delivery of First Cessna SkyCourier to Launch Customer FedEx Express

Textron Aviation announces the first delivery of the Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop to FedEx Express. This is the first of 50 freighter aircraft that global logistics firm FedEx Express ordered as the Cessna SkyCourier launch customer. The clean-sheet aircraft achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in March 2022.

Textron Aviation’s North American Service Centers, ProOwnership Achieve FAA’s Diamond Award
Textron Aviation’s North American Service Centers, ProOwnership Achieve FAA’s Diamond Award

Twelve teams at Textron Aviation receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s top-level Diamond Award of Excellence in recognition for their commitment to training and development. The teams include all 11 North American service centers located in Greensboro, Houston, Indianapolis, Mesa, Milwaukee, Newburgh, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa and Wichita, as well as Textron Aviation’s ProOwnership maintenance team.

Cessna SkyCourier Twin Utility Turboprop Earns FAA type Certification
Cessna SkyCourier Twin Utility Turboprop Earns FAA type Certification

Textron Aviation announces the Federal Aviation Administration has granted type certification for the new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop Cessna SkyCourier. Using a clean-sheet design and advanced manufacturing processes, the high-wing aircraft’s production line is underway, and the first unit will soon enter the market with launch customer, FedEx Express.

Textron Aviation announces it has delivered a Cessna Citation Longitude to Scotts Miracle-Gro. The jet represents the 8,000th Cessna Citation jet delivered worldwide, reinforcing the Citation family as the most popular line of business jets in the world. Scotts Miracle-Gro is one of the world’s largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care and a long-time Citation owner. This is the fifth Cessna Citation in the company’s fleet.

Textron Aviation Special Missions Delivers Beechcraft King Air 350CER to Aid in Aerial Survey and Emergency Response Missions
Textron Aviation Special Missions Delivers Beechcraft King Air 350CER to Aid in Aerial Survey and Emergency Response Missions

Textron Aviation Inc. announces it has delivered a missionized Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft to the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO). The aircraft joins another King Air 350CER aircraft delivered to NOAA in May 2009.

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