Textron Aviation places order with Thrive Aviation for three additional Cessna Citation Longitude aircraft

LAS VEGAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – During the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA-BACE) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, Textron Aviation announced that the private aviation charter operator based in Las Vegas Thrive Aviation had placed an order for three additional Cessna Citation Longitude business jets, which are expected to be delivered from December 2021. This order will bring Thrive’s Textron Aviation fleet of 15 Cessna Citation Longitude, Cessna aircraft to 15. Citation Sovereign +, Cessna Citation XLS +, Cessna Citation CJ3 + and Cessna Citation M2.

The Citation Longitude super-midsize is the flagship of the Cessna Citation family of business jets and is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

“It is gratifying to see Thrive Aviation expanding its capabilities within the Citation family; this is precisely what we strive to deliver by creating the broadest product line in the industry, ”said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, global sales and airline operations, Textron Aviation. “Our relationship with Thrive continues to grow. As they expand their operations, the Longitude will provide them with the lowest direct cost of operation of any super-intermediate jets. ”

“Our customers love the Longitude – it’s a great mix of luxury and performance that has sparked all of the following,” said Scott Musselwhite, senior vice president of Commercial, Thrive Aviation. “With the addition of three additional longitudes to our fleet, we are better equipped to meet our growing demand nationally; a growing footprint that reflects our momentum and our future.

“The private aviation landscape has changed over the past 18 months – we believe the expanded Citation Longitudes fleet is exactly what our customers want and expect,” said Curtis Edenfield, CEO of Thrive Aviation. “The future is bright for Thrive Aviation and we are very grateful for the relationship we have with the Textron Aviation team. They have been an integral part of our continued success to date.

About the Cessna Citation Longitude

With a range of 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) and a full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds (726 kilograms), the Citation Longitude is designed to raise the expectations of super-midsize passengers by offering the cabin the quietest, a low cabin altitude (5,950 feet / 1,814 meters), more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior. Seating up to 12 passengers, including an optional booster seat for the crew, the Longitude features a 6-foot-high flat-floor cabin. A standard double-club configuration provides the most legroom in the super-intermediate category. Full-sleeper seats are designed and manufactured in-house, and a spacious luggage compartment is accessible throughout the flight. State-of-the-art cabin technology allows passengers to manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device.

Longitude’s clean design incorporates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, providing customers with the lowest direct operating costs in its class. Powered by Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan turbofan engines fitted with FADEC and fully integrated autothrottles with shroud protection, the Longitude offers best-in-class maintenance intervals of 800 hours / 18 months. It is supported by Textron Aviation’s maintenance and advanced real-time diagnostic systems (AReS) with LinxUs software.

The spacious cockpit incorporates easier access and an ergonomic design that focuses entirely on crew comfort and efficiency. No other super-midsize business jet offers greater range, greater payload, or higher cruising speed at a lower direct cost of operation with the world’s largest network of service centers.

About Thrive Aviation

Thrive Aviation is a private aviation company dedicated to providing proactive service and elevated flight experiences to its guests across North America. With a newly opened headquarters at Henderson Executive Airport, Thrive Aviation’s primary operational footprint in Las Vegas includes a large-scale expansion of over 30,000 square feet that includes a private hangar as well as a separate dedicated maintenance facility. ; all at Harry Reid International Airport. The company has more than doubled its fleet in the past 18 months.

About Textron Aviation

We inspire the journey of flight. For over 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a company of Textron Inc., has enabled our collective talents through the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience to our customers. With a line that includes everything from business jets, turboprop engines and high performance pistons to special mission, military training and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and versatile aviation product portfolio. complete in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft in the world. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, as well as our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flights.

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About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-sector company that leverages its global network of aerospace, defense, industrial and financial companies to provide its customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, EZ-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project income or describe strategies, objectives, prospects or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to , changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellations. or postponements of orders.

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