Textron Aviation adds to factory-direct Citation, King Air and Hawker support


Textron Aviation has added new factory-direct coverage programs – pre-buy assurance, extended care and King Air direct – furthering its commitment in supporting the world’s largest installed fleet. Through these new programs, Citation, King Air and Hawker customers can increase efficiency, reduce costs and optimise the value of their aircraft, according to the company.

Brad Thress, senior vice-president for customer service, said: “As the manufacturer, nobody can better support Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft than Textron Aviation. Maintaining the pedigree and value of their aircraft is a top priority for our customers, and these programs have been tailored to provide operators with comprehensive, cost-competitive solutions with the expertise only the manufacturer can provide.”

“With these newest support options, we continue to widen our coverage and make factory-direct service more accessible and attainable for our customers,” added Thress.

Textron Aviation’s pre-buy assurance plan provides peace of mind to customers when considering buying or selling Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft.

Kriya Shortt, senior vice-president for sales and marketing at Textron Aviation, said: “The added security of the pre-buy assurance program presents an exclusive incentive for both buyers and sellers of Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft. Not only do buyers and sellers find confidence in the aircraft meeting the high standards of the [original equipment manufacturer] OEM, but they receive the peace of mind that comes with a factory-backed protection.”

Extended care extends the coverage and protection to which customers under warranty have grown accustomed.

King Air direct is a factory-direct coverage plan for King Air operators looking to reduce their direct operating costs.