Textron Aviation Companies Receive CAMO Approval at European Service Centers

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that its company-owned service centers in Paris, France; Doncaster, U.K.; and Düsseldorf, Germany, are authorized as Continuing Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMO) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

CAMO approval enables these service centers to issue and extend Airworthiness Review Certificates to EASA aircraft. Aircraft over 12,500 pounds (5,700 kilograms) are mandated to contract with an approved CAMO for their Airworthiness Review Certificate, which replaces the older annual requirement, the Certificate of Airworthiness.

“Having CAMO status at our Paris, Doncaster and Düsseldorf service centers simplifies the maintenance and airworthiness certification process for owners of EASA aircraft,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “This authorization means we can help our customers minimize aircraft downtime and increase availability.”

The company-owned service centers also offer a comprehensive aircraft maintenance program, which includes forecasting, planning and scheduling maintenance; management of technical records and logbooks; life-limited service component tracking and control; and import and export of the aircraft.

The Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker service network includes 23 company-owned service facilities around the globe and access to more than 40 mobile service units stationed throughout North America and Europe that deliver award winning service directly to operators.