WICHITA, Kan.(Sept. 8, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today its company-owned service facilities in Greensboro, N.C., Wilmington, Del., Newburgh, N.Y. and Atlanta, Ga., have received new certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), expanding their capabilities to provide service and support to Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Citation and Hawker customers. Under the expanded certifications, both Newburgh and Greensboro facilities are authorized to service Beechcraft King Air 90-, 200- and 300-series aircraft and Hawker 125-series jets, while the Wilmington and Atlanta facilities are now authorized to service Cessna Citation X-, Sovereign-, and Excel-series aircraft as well as the Citation Mustang.
“These new certifications represent progress in a global strategy to service all of our brands at each of our company-owned service facilities,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “We are delivering on our service commitments and these expanded capabilities will provide easier access to factory-direct support and expertise for our customers in the East.”
The Greensboro and Newburgh facilities previously serviced Citation and Caravan products exclusively, while the Wilmington and Atlanta locations were previously certified to service Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft. Of the 21 Textron Aviation-owned service centers, 11 have received expanded certifications over the last year to service additional Textron Aviation products. The company expects all of these facilities will have expanded capabilities by year end.
About Textron Aviation Service
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 support organization includes a worldwide network of over 400 authorized service centers and 21 company-owned facilities with expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers an Aircraft on Ground (AOG) service program featuring more than 60 mobile service units, two dedicated support aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.