Wheels Up to outfit Cessna jets to fleet

Kenny Dichter, CEO of Wheels Up, has announced a new initiative with Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to add a comprehensive jet lift solution, through the addition of Cessna Citation Excel and Sovereign jets to the growing fleet of offerings for Wheels Up members.

The Cessna Citations will be outfitted with the Wheels Up distinctive sleek blue and white livery, “UP” on the aircraft tail, along with newly refurbished customized interiors to include Wi-Fi connectivity. The Cessna Citations will provide Wheels Up with light and midsize jets.

With this agreement, Wheels Up is creating a closed-fleet option of light and midsize private jets that complement the existing Wheels Up closed-fleet. Cessna will provide comprehensive maintenance on the newly added Cessna Citation aircraft through its ProAdvantage program and extensive service centre network.

Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that lowers the upfront investment needed to enjoy flying privately. Wheels Up has developed proprietary cutting-edge booking and rideshare applications. For additional information, visit www.WheelsUp.com.

Cessna, founded in 1927, has designed, produced and delivered nearly 200,000 airplanes around the globe. More information about Cessna Aircraft company is available at cessna.com.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. Textron Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Providence, the Rhode Island. The company´s website is at http://www.textron.com.