Textron Opens NBAA Convention

Textron Opens NBAA Convention »

Textron Aviation launched NBAA's annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando on Monday morning, with a news conference marking their first appearance at the show since uniting the Cessna and Beechcraft lines under one corporate umbrella. The company brought 12 aircraft to the static display at Orlando Executive Airport, with turboprops and jets from both lines, including the newly certified Citation CJ3+ and the Citation X+, which regained for the company the claim to the world's fastest civil aircraft when it was certified in June. More

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It Wasn't Remarkable

It Wasn't Remarkable »

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Making IMC Transitions

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Short Final:

Short Final »

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