Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced its first order from a European customer for the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude, the company said.
Czech Republic-based airline, Travel Service, will add the Longitude to its fleet of four Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft used for business jet charter services.
The company expects to deliver the first European-based Longitude to Travel Service in 2018.
Textron Aviation is a general aviation company and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna, and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The company´s general aviation product portfolio consists of five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization.
Textron is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide solutions and services.
Travel Service is a Czech airline company that operates regular flights under the SmartWings brand as well as charter and private flights in the business jet category. The airline operates flights around the world in 390 airports throughout four continents. In the summer season 2017, Travel Service will operate 48 aircraft in its fleet. Currently, Travel Service has ordered 30 B737 MAX jets and holds a 34% stake in Czech Airlines (CSA).