SAO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 11, 2015) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that the Cessna Citation M2 business jet has received certification to operate at airports with an elevation up to 14,000 feet.

“Further proving the Citation M2 is unmatched in its class, it now holds high-elevation airport certification,” said Chris Hearne, vice president, Jets. “This allows customers operating out of high-elevation airports, like many found throughout Latin America, to do more with their aircraft.

Within Latin America, for example, the Citation M2 can now operate with non-stop reach from places such as La Paz, Bolivia, to Quito, Ecuador; La Paz to Sao Paulo, Brazil; or La Paz to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About the Cessna Citation M2

Stepping up to a jet has never been easier. Whether for corporate, charter or private use, the single pilot Citation M2 is the entry-level jet both companies and owner pilots have been asking for. With Garmin G3000 avionics, a redesigned interior with seating for seven and powerful performance, the M2 is created with simplicity and productivity in mind.

Leading the light jet segment

Cessna created and continues to lead the light jet segment, giving customers the widest product range on the market. Unmatched in its category, the M2 has proven to be the most sold business jet in its class with more than 70 aircraft delivered since entering the market in December 2013. The M2 is on track to reach its 100th delivery in the fourth quarter of this year.  From the popular entry-level Citation Mustang and M2 jets, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the top performing CJ4, Cessna’s light business jets have evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.

Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,750 jets delivered to customers around the world. Citations are the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.


About Textron Aviation Inc.

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. For more information, visit txtav.com.

About Africair, Inc.

Africair is the largest Cessna Aircraft Company distributor in the world. As Cessna’s exclusive Authorized Sales Representative for 48 countries in and around Africa, we distribute the entire Cessna product line, from the Cessna single engine piston Skyhawk to the fastest general aviation aircraft in the world, the Citation X.Cessna has manufactured more general aviation aircraft than any other company, and is recognized as the industry leader in safety, reliability, performance and innovation. In addition to selling new and used Cessna aircraft, we provide spare parts, product support, warranty administration, maintenance and technical support, and training coordination for Cessna aircraft owners and operators.

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