[dropcap]T[/dropcap]extron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will display for the first time in Europe its Cessna Citation Latitude, headlining a showcase of nine Beechcraft and Cessna business and general aviation aircraft at the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) May 19-21 at Geneva’s Palexpo.
Featuring the most expansive interior of any Citation jet, the Latitude provides customers with an advanced flight experience from cockpit to cabin while offering optimized acquisition and operating efficiencies. The aircraft features a flat cabin floor and six feet (1.83 meters) of cabin height, Garmin G5000 avionics, and two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines with auto-throttle capabilities. Cessna’s Clairity® cabin-technology system ties into the Citation Latitude’s advanced avionics center to provide connectivity and productivity to each passenger through their personal electronic devices.
“We attribute the continued success in Europe to the investments Textron Aviation is making in bringing new, technologically-advanced products to customers and to the versatility customers gain by having the broadest product range in general aviation,”
said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing.
Textron Aviation’s combined jet and turboprop fleet in the EMEA region has surpassed 2,800 aircraft and is enhanced by an extensive global service network.
In addition to the Citation Latitude debut, the Cessna Citation CJ3+ business jet will be displaying in Europe for the first time and features a new Garmin G3000 flight deck, enhanced interiors and advanced ClairityTM cabin connectivity. A Cessna Grand Caravan EX will also be on display featuring all-new standard interiors that improve cabin comfort and functionality. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently approved the Grand Caravan EX’s 14-place configuration, allowing the newest model of the Caravan family – celebrating 30 years of production this year – to offer higher density seating and greater operational capability for operators in European countries.
Other Textron Aviation aircraft planned for display at EBACE include Cessna’s Citation M2, Citation CJ4 and Citation XLS+ alongside Beechcraft’s King Air C90GTx, King Air 250 and Special Mission King Air 350ER.
[toggle title=”About Textron Aviation Inc. ” state=”close”]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. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”About Textron Inc.” state=”close”]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.[/toggle]