Bell Helicopter Announces Program Relocations to Optimize Manufacturing Capabilities

Effective immediately, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in Lafayette, LA, will relocate to the company’s Mirabel Assembly and Delivery Center in Canada. In addition, the Lafayette facility will receive the Bell 525 Relentless cabin subassembly, relocating from the Amarillo, TX, facility, and the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) modification work relocating from the Bell Helicopter facility in Ozark, AL. Neither move is expected to impact the certification of the Bell 525 or Bell 505.

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Cessna Citation Longitude achieves wing and fuselage mate milestone, program on schedule for first flight this summer

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that it has successfully completed the wing and fuselage mate of the first Cessna Citation Longitudejust six months after revealing the new aircraft. This is a significant milestone in the production of this class-leading aircraft, which is on track for first flight this summer and entry into service in 2017.

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McCauley now offers a four blade prop for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX

McCauley recently received FAA certification for a new four blade propeller for the Caravan EX. The new propeller will have significant performance improvements over the standard 3 blade propeller and longer times between overhaul which will reduce operating cost.

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Continental Motors Group has increased the time between replacement (TBR) of its diesel CD-100 series engines to 2,100 hours. This lifetime increase affects all CD-135 and CD-155 engines manufactured from Dec. 1, 2015, incorporating revision status 2 design changes. Through key improvements, continuous testing and field experience, both the CD-135 and CD-155 are now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours. The TBR of the CD-155 increases from 1,200 hours to 2,100 hours, the CD-135 increased from 1,500 to 2,100 hours.

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Cessna model 525 celebrates 25 years of innovation and leadership in the light jet market

WICHITA, Kan. (May 3, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Model 525 CitationJet prototype, the aircraft that would become the foundation of the light jet segment.

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Textron Aviation enhances sales network in Africa

WICHITA, Kan. (April 14, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has enhanced its sales relationships with existing channel partners Africair Inc. and Absolute Aviation Group so that both now offer the complete Beechcraft and Cessna product lines throughout their territories in Africa.

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Cessna Citation Latitude achieves EASA certification and La Mole operational capability

WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 16, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced its Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet has

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Bell Helicopter Announces Plans to Showcase  Next Generation Technology at HELI-EXPO 2016

Fort Worth, Texas (February 22, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2016.

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