Textron Aviation, a Textron company, is displaying a variety of its product offerings at this year’sAvalon with channel partner Hawker Pacific, including a Cessna CITATION LATITUDE, Beechcraft KING AIR C90GTx, Cessna Grand CARAVAN EX, Cessna TTx, Beechcraft BONANZA G36, Cessna SKYLANE 182, and the Textron AirLand SCORPION jet model.
“Our active fleet of jet and turboprop aircraft continue to lead their segments in the region, and with special mission capabilities available on our entire product line, we can continue to support customers’ evolving missions,” Chris Bogaars, Regional Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific, said. “Asia-Pacific is an ideal fit for the extensive mission and performance capabilities our product portfolio offers.”
With the largest active fleet of more than 1,200 jet and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation continues to be one of the leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Cessna CITATIONs are among the most popular business jets, including the M2, CJ3+ and CJ4 light jet models in addition to the XLS+ and Sovereign+ series. The company’s latest CITATION LATITUDE midsize jet has a maximum range of 2,850nm and a best-in-class four-passenger range of 2,700nm at high-speed cruise, making it an ideal platform for the region, according to the company
The Cessna CARAVAN and Beechcraft KING AIR platforms offer a great combination of performance and flexibility to meet a variety of business and special mission aviation needs. The total ownership experience goes beyond the ample range, solid load capacity and numerous cabin configurations by providing dependability and low operating costs, ensuring customers receive the most value for their aircraft.
The company continues to invest in the turboprop segment to ensure customers have access to the latest technology and innovative solutions. The new clean-sheet, high performance Cessna DENALI single engine turboprop is the latest example of that investment. With an expected first flight in 2018, the DENALI is designed to outperform its competition in capability, pilot interface and ownership costs. Engineered to achieve cruise speeds of 285kts and full fuel payload of 1,100lbs, the DENALI will have a range of 1,600nm at high speed cruise. Powered by GE’s new advanced turboprop engine and featuring the Garmin G3000 intuitive touchscreen avionics suite, the DENALI will be optimal for customers in the region due to its combination of range, payload, cabin amenities and performance capabilities.
Textron Aviation offers a broad lineup of special mission platforms with its entire product range available in special mission configurations using innovative technologies and advanced engineering techniques. The versatile Cessna and Beechcraft platforms continue to be used throughout the Asia-Pacific region in multiple roles, such as air calibration, flight inspection, surveillance, maritime patrol, and air ambulance.
Beechcraft Defense Company is also building strong positions in the Asia-Pacific defence market, with 11 T-6C aircraft operating in New Zealand. To date, Beechcraft has delivered more than 900 T-6 trainers, which have amassed nearly three million flight hours
Designed and built with leading-edge technologies, Textron AirLand’s SCORPION jet is a bold new direction for tactical aircraft. The SCORPION jet provides unparalleled acquisition and operating costs and is built to excel in numerous roles, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, close air support, armed reconnaissance, maritime and border patrol, and jet training missions. The company will be exhibiting a model of the SCORPION jet at its Avalon chalet.
Textron Aviation recently introduced the next generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck to its piston product line, bringing customers the latest in performance enhancements. The platform incorporates leading cockpit technologies including significant flight display modernisation with faster processing times, improved graphics rendering and enhanced readability with LED back-lighting. These capability improvements, as well as additional optional enhancements, combined with the company’s piston products offer pilots a greater overall flight experience.