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CJ4 first to gain advantage of Textron LinxUs
The first Citation to benefit from a new advanced service offering from Textron is the CJ4, with future expansion of the programme to include additional AReS II-equipped Cessna aircraft.
The Cessna Citation CJ4.
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Textron Aviation is introducing new aircraft flight data monitoring service options for Cessna Citation business jets equipped with Aircraft Recording System II (AReS II). Through Textron's proprietary LinxUs data reporting ecosystem, Citation customers can now choose to transfer their flight data to one of two customer-selected flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) providers: Flight Data Services L3Harris Technologies' Flight Data Connect service or Safran Electronics & Defense's Cassiopée solution.

Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers receive factory-direct support from Textron through a global network of service and part centres, mobile service units and 24/7 1CALL AOG support.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance the aircraft ownership experience,” says Brian Rohloff, Textron's senior VP of customer support. “Our LinxUs FDM programme enables customers to improve their operational efficiency, training, and reliability by transferring their flight data to one of two customer-selected data management providers.”

Customers have the flexibility to select a service provider that best fits their needs, ensuring they receive the most comprehensive flight data monitoring capabilities for their aircraft. The wireless transfer of data to the provider of choice requires no additional equipment, making it a simple and seamless process.

The first Citation to benefit from this advanced service offering is the CJ4 with future expansion of the programme to include additional AReS II-equipped Cessna aircraft. Additional aftermarket flight data monitoring solutions are also in-work with solutions anticipated to roll out in 2021.

LinxUs FDM further expands the LinxUs and LinxUs Air brands providing customers with a suite of real-time solutions. LinxUs fault notification and diagnostics enable downtime reduction, returning the aircraft to service faster than ever. Textron Aviation's 1CALL centre, along with service designees receive automated notifications for potential AOG events. LinxUs identifies the indicated cause of the fault, enabling maintenance to be scheduled before the aircraft lands. This allows service professionals to pre-position the resources necessary to respond quickly.

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