LE BOURGET, France (April 9, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrated the opening of its larger, state-of-the-art Paris Service Center at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, boasting complete maintenance and repair capability for Citation business jets and Beechcraft King Air turboprops.
“Our customers are excited about our new Paris facility, and with good reason. The new facility is three times larger than the original and offers faster service, easier facility access, and first-class customer areas,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “With the combination of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker under Textron Aviation, and with the increased business aviation activity in Paris, we wanted a larger and more robust center there to match the other facilities across Europe. The feedback from customers has been very positive.”
More than 200 customers and guests attended the grand opening event and toured the new 156,000-square-foot facility, including the 42,000-square-foot service bay, double the size of the service bay in the former Paris service center.
Cessna opened its first service center outside the U.S. at Le Bourget in 1997, and it quickly became one of the top facilities in the network. The new center is one of six company-owned Textron Aviation service centers in Europe. The Paris facility also offers a mobile service solution allowing customers to receive service at their aircraft’s location. All six Textron Aviation European service centers hold European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO).
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 business jet and turboprop aircraft product support organization includes a world-wide network of authorized service centers and 21 company-owned facilities with thousands of expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments, and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers Airespond, a mobile service program featuring more than 40 mobile service units, multiple aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.
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 textronaviation.com.