SP Guide Publications puts forth a well compiled articulation of issues, pursuits and accomplishments of the Indian Army, over the years

— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

I am confident that SP Guide Publications would continue to inform, inspire and influence.

— Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Indian Navy Chief

My compliments to SP Guide Publications for informative and credible reportage on contemporary aerospace issues over the past six decades.

— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

Textron Aviation Showcases Premier Products and Support

Issue: 06-2024By Ayushee ChaudharyPhoto(s): By EBACE

Textron Aviation made a strong presence at EBACE2024, highlighting its industry-leading aircraft and comprehensive aftermarket support. As a leader in the aviation industry, Textron boasts over 1,700 Cessna and Beechcraft turbine aircraft based in Europe and more than 2,50,000 aircraft delivered worldwide.

At the static display in Geneva, Textron featured five of its standout aircraft:

  • Cessna Citation Longitude: With a four-passenger range of 3,500 nautical miles and best-in-class maintenance intervals of 800 hours or 18 months, the Citation Longitude offers 60 per cent less scheduled maintenance compared to its competitors. Equipped with the high-processing power Garmin G5000, optional HUD, and EVS interfaces, it provides advanced cockpit technology. The aircraft features spacious cabin legroom and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, delivering low-cost maintenance and direct operating costs of $2,455 per hour.
  • Cessna Citation Latitude: Renowned as the best-selling midsize business jet for eight years, the Citation Latitude offers a 6-foot stand-up cabin and a range of 2,700 nautical miles. It features NextGen-capable Garmin G5000 avionics and provides maximum comfort and productivity.
  • Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 and M2 Gen2: The CJ4 Gen2 jet, designed for enhanced travel experiences, includes features like CoolView skylights, comfortable seating, and a wireless cabin management system. It retains the proven performance of its predecessor with a range of 2,165 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed of 451 KTAS. The M2 Gen2, ideal for corporate or private use, includes advanced cabin lighting, the latest Garmin G3000 flight deck, and a range of 1,550 nautical miles with a maximum cruise speed of 404 KTAS.
  • Beechcraft King Air 360: This iconic turboprop offers a maximum range of 1,806 nautical miles, a cruise speed of 312 KTAS, and a capacity for 11 occupants. The King Air 360 features a luxurious cabin with improved comfort, contemporary design elements, advanced avionics, and an Onboard Maintenance System for enhanced troubleshooting.

In addition to showcasing its aircraft, Textron Aviation emphasised its commitment to sustainability. The company renewed its pledge to sustainable practices by signing the EBACE Green Pledge, using local customer aircraft for exhibitions, flying all company-owned turbine aircraft on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for trade shows, and operating its demonstration fleet under the new ProAdvantage programme, SustainableAdvantage, to offset carbon dioxide emissions.

Textron’s Beechcraft and Cessna brands are celebrated for their global service network, and the company highlighted its extensive range of aftermarket products, services, and modifications at the event, reaffirming its position as a leader in aviation excellence and innovation.