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A Message From NBAA Call to Action: You Can Help Grow Congressional GA Caucuses As 2013 gets underway, and a newly elected Congress confronts an unpredictable legislative landscape, it’s important that the voice of all general aviation, including business aviation, is heard on Capitol Hill. With this message, I’m asking you to take a step that can help ensure that an important group of Congressional lawmakers can continue its mission of promoting general aviation’s value. All that’s required is a few minutes of your time to utilize a valuable online…
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Baldwin City, Kansas, January 14, 2013 – McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for the Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for most Cessna aircraft models. The new Fuel Strainer Top Assembly, p/n MC0756005-2, includes multiple improvements to address corrosion related service problems with the original Cessna housing. An anodized coating over our corrosion resistant aluminum alloy prevents galvanic corrosion between the aluminum top assembly the brass filter. The fuel inlet tube attachment has also been improved with redundant methods of attachment to ensure a reliable, secure fit. “Service history of the Cessna…
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CHARLOTTE, NC, January, 23, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a strategic partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) for multiple races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the IZOD IndyCar Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. This partnership extends Cessna’s presence across all three series in which CGRT competes. “Clyde Cessna founded this company on our customers’ need for speed. Today, performing with precision to drive success is the purpose of business aviation,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna’s President and CEO.…
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WICHITA, Kan., Jan 10, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the Citation M2 has commenced its initial production run in the company's Independence, Kansas facility. The front and aft cabin assemblies for the light business jet are built at Cessna's Wichita, Kansas facility and are then transported to Independence for final assembly and delivery. Unit 800 is slated for demonstrator purposes, and is expected to roll off the assembly line this April. Lily English, General Manager of Cessna's Independence Plant, says the…
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WICHITA, Kan., Jan 10, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification and has outperformed initial targets. Powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine, today's Grand Caravan EX boasts a 38 percent improvement in the rate of climb of the Grand Caravan, a figure which exceeds the original 20 percent improvement projection. "When we started with this design, we knew we could push the performance envelope on the Grand Caravan EX and get…
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WICHITA, Kan., December, 21, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signing of its intent to acquire Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, and Düsseldorf, Germany, further expanding Cessna’s global service center footprint. Both facilities will begin operating as Cessna Citation Service Centers on January 1, 2013. Jet Aviation will continue operating its FBO facilities at both locations. “Germany and Switzerland are strategically located where a majority of Citations in the region are based and we are enthusiastic…
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SHIJIAZHUANG, China, November 27, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA North China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation of a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Caravan utility turboprop aircraft in China for the Chinese market. The joint venture contract also contemplates the possibility of designing and assembling new…
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ZHUHAI, China, November 14, 2012— Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA South China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation of a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Citation XLS+ aircraft in China for the Chinese market. As the largest general aviation company in the world, Cessna's relationship with CAIGA taps into…
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ORLANDO, Fla., October 29, 2012 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today made several key announcements at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual conference relating to innovation in aircraft design, commitment to customer service and addressing customer needs. “This year, we are thrilled with the steps we have taken to deliver what our customers want and need,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna President and CEO. “These innovations further underscore our commitment to bring cutting edge aircraft and service to market for today and tomorrow and to exceed…
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Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today launched their signature community endeavor — the Citation Special Olympics Airlift (CSOA) — and began its call for Citation owners and operators to help transport more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the nation to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in the Greater Princeton/Mercer County area. Cessna launched the CSOA campaign at a press conference at the National Business Aviation Association 65th Annual Meeting and Convention. “We, along with…
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WICHITA, Kansas, October 22, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has today signed agreements renewing the appointment of Jet Aviation’s operations in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, as Citation Authorized Service Facilities. The extension of Cessna’s relationship with Jet Aviation is the latest development in Cessna’s drive to expand its customer support network in Europe. The company recently launched new Cessna-operated Citation Service Centers in Doncaster, United Kingdom, and Valencia, Spain, which complement existing Citation-operated Service Centers in Paris, France, and Prague, Czech Republic. Joe…
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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 28, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in conjunction with Innotech-Execaire, Cessna’s authorized sales representative in Canada, today announced an agreement with AirSprint Private Aviation, based in Calgary, Alberta, for a minimum of nine Citation CJ2+ aircraft. At a current retail price of $6.695 million per unit, this agreement represents a total retail value of approximately $60.255 million. The addition of the CJ2+ is positioned to support AirSprint’s focus on boutique customer service and regional private air travel. “The CJ2+ is a…
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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 25, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the UK, located at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The newly-acquired 50,000-square-foot facility, rebranded as the Doncaster Citation Service Center, offers a wide range of services from maintenance to modernization and paint. Previously known as Kinch Aviation Services, the business has operated for 15 years and been a Cessna authorized service facility for the past four years. The UK operation becomes the fourth Cessna-operated Citation Service…
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VALENCIA, Spain, Sept. 17, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron company (NYSE: TXT), is today celebrating the grand opening of its new regional Citation Service Center in Valencia, Spain. The 100,400-square foot (9,328-square meter), state-of-the-art facility is located at Valencia Airport (ICAO: LEVC) in eastern Spain, convenient for Citation customers across Western Europe and North Africa. The Center offers a one-stop shop for comprehensive repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization services. Cessna now operates three factory-owned Citation Service Centers in Europe, with Valencia complementing facilities in Paris, France, and…
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WICHITA, Kan., Sep 14, 2012 — Cessna’s Citation Performance Calculator (CPCalc), part of the CESNAV flight planning and performance suite, is now available from the Apple App Store. The app is available for all current production Citation business jets as well as many out of production Citations. Cessna Aircraft Company is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. "The new Cessna CPCalc app unquestionably gives us, as pilots, the ability to maximize the performance of our aircraft in conjunction with a tool like the iPad,” said Steve Workman, Cessna Flight Operations…
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SONOMA,Calif., August 24, 2012 — Cessna’s Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced this speed record today with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif. “As our founder Clyde Cessna said, ‘speed is the only reason for flying,’ so at Cessna we design, engineer, manufacture and fly the fastest civil…
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Providing Instant Online Access to Newly Purchased Technical & Regulatory Manuals Brisbane, Calif., August 23, 2012 -- ATP, a market-leading, global knowledge services company, introduces the new ATP® Online Store – the world’s first and only single-source, online solution for purchasing and immediately accessing aviation technical and regulatory publication library subscriptions. The new ATP® Online Store integrates seamlessly with the revolutionary, cloud-based ATP® Aviation Hub online service to provide subscribers with immediate online access to ATP’s extensive selection of technical and regulatory publications. Additionally, customers choosing ATP’s industry leading Navigator…
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Delivers ALL ADS-B traffic plus weather to ANY display without installation. ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, AUGUST 21, 2012 - SkyVision Xtreme, LLC announced today the release of its SkyVision Portable, a fully transportable ADS-B transceiver system, with integrated Appliance, for use with iOS, Android, and Windows devices with Wi-Fi capability. The SkyVision Portable includes Xtreme Vision display software to provide the same Synthetic Traffic™ display (patent-pending) that pilots have learned to trust for intuitive situational awareness from SkyVision Xtreme. SkyVision Portable is squarely aimed at flight schools, renters, and those wishing…
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