Valencia Citation Service Center on Track to Open in Late 2012

October 09, 2011

Las Vegas, NV – October 9, 2011 – Valencia Citation Service Center on Track to Open in Late 2012 LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2011 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, said today at the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention that it is on track to open its second European Citation Service Center by the fourth quarter of 2012.

Construction of the Valencia, Spain, location is scheduled to be completed next summer. Seventeen new employees who will work in maintenance at the facility have received six months of training on all Citation models with FlightSafety International and are in the midst of a year of on-the-job training at Cessna-owned service centers in the United States.

“With a high concentration of Citation business jets flying in Europe and additional deliveries occurring all the time, Valencia will complement our Paris service center,” said Dave Brant, senior vice president of Customer Service. “The Valencia Airport is convenient to many destinations popular with European Citation operators.”

The Valencia Citation Service Center will have approximately 62,400 square feet (5,800 square meters) of hangar space and 38,000 square feet (3,500 square meters) of office and administration spaces. Also, an additional second floor of office space is planned. The service center will provide around-the-clock services as well as scheduled maintenance, and feature hydraulic and battery shops, parts support and avionics modifications.

The newest location is the result of extensive studies, research and negotiations with Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), Spain’s aviation administrative office. Cessna and AENA signed a land grant contract for a location at the Valencia Airport (LEVC), located within the city of Quart de Poblet, just west of the city of Valencia.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world’s leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 192,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,100 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2010, Cessna delivered 535 aircraft, including 179 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.6 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

Connect with Textron IR

Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

Email Alert

Enter your Email *
Mailing Lists *

Enter the code shown above.