Textron Aviation announces that Hahn Air has entered into a purchase agreement to be the European launch customer for the just-announced Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2. The deal, inked during the National Business Aviation Association–Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, also includes a new Cessna Citation Latitude. Both aircraft are expected to deliver in 2026.
Textron Aviation announces the delivery of the 100th Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop to Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC), a longtime Textron Aviation customer. This delivery further solidifies the Beechcraft King Air's place as the world's most popular family of business turboprop aircraft.
Cessna Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 Avionics Upgrade to Garmin G5000 Integrated Flight Deck Soon Available at Textron Aviation Service Centers
Textron Aviation announces that the Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck will soon be available for the Cessna Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 and available for installation at Textron Aviation Service Centers following supplemental type certification approval by the FAA, anticipated in the first half of 2024. The G5000 avionics upgrade modernizes the cockpit and addresses the evolution of FAA airspace, while also offering a lower cost of operation.
Textron Aviation and NetJets Sign Record-breaking Fleet Agreement for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation Jets
Textron Aviation and NetJets® announce a record-breaking fleet agreement with the option for NetJets to purchase up to 1,500 additional Cessna Citation business jets over the next 15 years. This agreement extends NetJets’ existing fleet agreement and includes options for an increasing number of aircraft each year, enabling NetJets to expand its fleet with Cessna Citation Ascend, Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude aircraft. In addition to the agreement, NetJets has been named the fleet launch customer for Textron Aviation’s newest jet, the Citation Ascend.
Textron Aviation Expands Interior Manufacturing Facility to Support Demand for Custom Cessna and Beechcraft Aircraft Interiors
Textron Aviation announces the company is adding 16,000 square feet to its Interior Manufacturing Facility (IMF) to support growing demand for unique and custom Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft interiors. The expansion enables Textron Aviation to streamline production processes by centralizing machinery within the space to support efficient interior manufacturing for its entire lineup of Cessna Citation jets, as well as Beechcraft King Air and Cessna SkyCourier turboprop aircraft.
Textron Aviation announces an upgrade for its Beechcraft King Air 260 and 360 turboprops with the introduction of new CoolView® Windows, designed to minimize heat transfer into the cabin on the ramp and offer an unprecedented level of passenger comfort and cabin cooling. Beginning in early 2024, all new King Air aircraft will be first in the category to be equipped with CoolView Windows, manufactured by Lee Aerospace.
McCauley’s New High-performance Propeller for Beechcraft King Air B300 Series Achieves FAA Certification
Textron Aviation Receives Order for Five Beechcraft King Air Turboprops in Support of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Weather Modification Mission
Textron Aviation announces it has been awarded a contract by AvMet International, LLC (AvMet), based in Fargo, ND, for one Beechcraft King Air 360CHW (cargo door, heavy weight) and four Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft. The Beechcraft King Air fleet will support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Meteorology program for cloud seeding.
Textron Aviation announces the 100th production unit of the company’s flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet rolled out of the factory and is expected to deliver later this year. Textron Aviation employees celebrated the significant milestone with a special celebration at Textron Aviation’s headquarters in Wichita.